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Seminole Council Member Appointed to National Advocacy Committee

Thom Barnhorn | Politics | Seminole |

The committee is responsible for helping develop policy on such topics as economics and finances for the National League of Cities.

SEMINOLE – Thom Barnhorn has been appointed to the National League of Cities Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations federal advocacy committee for 2020.

This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, census, municipal bonds and capital finance, municipal management, antitrust issues, citizen participation and civil rights, labor relations, Native American sovereignty and municipal authority. The appointment was announced by NLC President Joe Buscaino, a Los Angeles (CA) council member.

“I am proud of this appointment, it gives the City of Seminole a voice on the national level and I am committed to serving Seminole proudly,” Barnhorn said.

As a committee member, Barnhorn will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the administration and at home.

“NLC’s federal advocacy committees ensure policymakers in Washington understand the most pressing issues facing local communities,” Buscaino said. “I am proud to have Thom Barnhorn join NLC’s Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations committee on behalf of his residents. Together, with a team of local officials from across the country, we will strengthen the federal-local partnership, and ultimately create stronger cities, towns and villages.”

The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Chris Brown, city controller from Houston; Vice Chair Victoria Farrar-Meyer, the deputy mayor of Arlington, TX;  and Vice Chair Mark Shepherd, the mayor, of Clearfield, UT.

Barnhorn has a bachelor’s in Finance and a bachelor’s in Information Systems Management from the University of South Florida. He is a financial advisor at Barnhorn Financial. He served on the Seminole City Council from March 2006 to March 2009. He returned to the council in May 2009 and has served on it ever since.

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