City Officials Encouraged to Apply for FCC Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently decided to double the size of its Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) from 15 to 30 members, which would include representatives from local government who have an expertise in “the challenges of rural broadband adoption.”

Both elected and appointed officials are eligible. Appointed officials must have a letter of support by their elected official. The deadline to apply is March 12.

Members appointed by the chairman of the FCC to fill the vacancies will serve through the end of the IAC's current term, which will run through March 24, 2019.

Mission and functions
The mission of the IAC is to provide advice to the FCC on the many telecommunications issues affecting local, state and tribal governments that are within the jurisdiction of the FCC.

During its two-year term, the IAC may be tasked by the FCC chairman to produce specific deliverables that will further the commission’s mission and objectives. The duties of the committee may include providing guidance to the commission, gathering data and information, aiding the agency on outreach when needed, and performing those analyses the Commission deems necessary to respond to the questions or matters before it.

Let the League know
If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, contact LMC staff member Heather Corcoran at hcorcoran@lmc.org or (651) 281-1256. She will share your information with the National League of Cities, whose staff is working to assemble a diverse set of applicants for the IAC and wishes to support candidates as appropriate.

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