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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Everett Councilmember Paula Rhyne appointed to National League of Cities Human Development Committee

Councilmember Paula Rhyne

EVERETT, Wash. – Everett City Councilmember Paula Rhyne has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2022 Human Development (HD) Federal Advocacy Committee. Councilmember Rhyne was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor Vince Williams of Union City, Georgia. 

“It is an honor to step into this leadership role with other city leaders from across the nation,” said Rhyne. “I will be prioritizing the needs and voices of the people of Everett to help better inform policy decisions made at the national level.”   

“Councilmember Rhyne will bring our Everett voice to this important national committee and I know she will represent our city and residents well in this work,” said Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin. “I’m grateful for her willingness to serve.”  

As a member of NLC’s HD committee, Rhyne will play a key role among a diverse group of local and national leaders in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocating on behalf of America’s municipalities before Congress, with the Biden Administration and at home. Rhyne began her first term on the Everett City Council in January 2022.

“NLC’s federal advocacy committees are a key tool for gathering insights directly from the communities that our members serve,” said NLC President Mayor Vince Williams of Union City, Georgia. “I am excited to have Councilmember Rhyne serve on the Human Development Committee and look forward to working with her to fulfill the promise of America’s cities, towns and villages.” 

The full leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Kacy Kostiuk, Councilmember, Takoma Park, MD; Vice Chair Denise D. Adams, Mayor Pro Tempore, Winston-Salem, NC; and Vice Chair Adriana Rocha Garcia, Councilmember, San Antonio, TX. 

For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit


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