Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine of Columbia, SC, Appointed to National League of Cities Human Development Steering Committee

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tameika Isaac Devine, Councilwoman for the City of Columbia, S.C., will be working with the National League of Cities (NLC) to help city leaders build better communities. Isaac Devine has been appointed to the NLC 2014 Human Development Steering Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity and immigration reform.

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The appointment was announced by NLC President Chris Coleman, mayor of St. Paul, Minn.

"I have always been very passionate about the issues that the Human Development Steering Committee addresses and I am honored to be able to work on these issues in a way that not only impacts the lives of the citizens of Columbia, that I represent, but to also influence these issues on a national level," stated Councilwoman Isaac Devine.

As a member of the committee, Councilwoman Isaac Devine 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.

The chair of this year's Human Development Steering Committee is Vicki Welch, councilmember, Louisville, Ky.  Serving as this year's vice chairs are Mia Gregerson, deputy mayor, SeaTac, Wash. and Angelia Williams, councilmember, Norfolk, Va.

For more information on NLC's other committees and councils, visit

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

Leshia Utsey
(Director of Public Relations, City of Columbia)
(803) 545-3017

Candace Sandy 
(Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine)
(646) 298-5506

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