Everett councilman on national board

EVERETT – City Councilman Mark Olson was recently appointed to a key committee of the National League of Cities.

Olson will be one of about 150 members of the community and economic development policy and advocacy committee, said Katherine Bates, manager of policy analysis and development for the league. The committee meets twice a year.

In addition, Councilman Ron Gipson has been reappointed to a seat on the human development committee and Bob Overstreet will serve another year on the energy, environment and natural resources committee.

Olson said he hopes to learn from other cities around the country about what they have done to spur economic development.

“With all the economic development opportunities on our horizon, it’s particularly important for Everett to be involved with this committee,” he said. “I hope that I can bring some ideas back to the city, and that those ideas can be effective.”

The league lobbies the federal government on behalf of about 18,000 cities.

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