Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Federal Advocacy Committee Meeting

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
March 11, 2018
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The Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Committee is responsible for developing policy positions and leading NLC’s advocacy on issues involving intergovernmental relations (including Federalism and unfunded mandates), Census, municipal pensions, municipal bonds and capital finance, tax reform, antitrust issues, civil rights, and labor relations. Most recently, the committee has focused on protecting the interests of cities in federal tax reform efforts, including the tax exemption of municipal bonds, and advocating for local taxing authority on online remote sales transactions.

The meeting is open to all who are interested, but only committee members may participate in the discussion.


  • Priya Ghosh Ahola Outreach Manager - Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB)
  • David A. Vaudt Chairman - Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
  • Anita Yadavalli Program Director of City Fiscal Policy - National League of Cities (NLC)
  • Michael Belarmino Senior Policy Advisor - Government Finance Officers Association
  • Burton Reist Chief of Decennial Communications and Stakeholder Relations - U.S. Census Bureau
  • Jordan C. “Kip” Betz Senior Manager of Communications - Financial Accounting Foundation/Governmental Accounting Standards Board

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