Two Blue Springs councilmen have been appointed to two National League of Cities steering committees. Mayor Carson Ross made the announcment at the end of Monday’s City Council meeting.

Councilman Chris Lievsay was appointed to the Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations Steering Committee. The committee is responsible for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues such as antitrust issues, capital finance, citizen participation, civil rights, labor relations, municipal authority and municipal management.

Councilman Jeff Quibell was re-appointed as Vice Chair of the Information Technology & Communications Committee. The committee handles policy positions on telecommunications and information issues involving broadcasting, cable television, communications tower siting, phone services, privacy concerns and universal service.

“Their experience and commitment bring great value to NLC, communities around the country, and the efforts of the committees on which they serve,” said NLC President Chris Coleman.

According to their website, National League of Cities serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 national cities, villages and towns it represents.