OKC councilman to focus on transportation for National League of Cities


A city councilman in Oklahoma City has been named to the National League of Cities 2024 Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee and it means he’ll play a role in development of the organizations policies.

The appointment of Ward Councilmember Mark Stonecipher was announced this week. As a member of NLC’s Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee, Stonecipher will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities, towns and villages before Congress, with the federal administration and at home.

“Located at the center of the nation, Oklahoma City serves as a pivotal hub at the crossroads of I-35 and I-40,” Councilmember Stonecipher said.

“This makes transportation through Oklahoma City a vital element of our national infrastructure. First and foremost, it is critical that we always strive to improve the quality and safety of our streets and highways. By doing so, we not only improve local connectivity but also contribute to the broader goal of linking the east and west coasts through Oklahoma City.”

Stonecipher was appointed to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on transportation and infrastructure. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor David Sander of Rancho Cordova, California.

“NLC’s federal advocacy committees play an important role in helping policymakers in Washington understand the issues and challenges facing America’s cities, towns and villages at the local level,” NLC President Mayor Sander said. “I’m thrilled to have Councilman Stonecipher serve on NLC’s Transportation and Infrastructure Services Committee this year and look forward to working with him to strengthen the federal-local partnership and grow our common knowledge of the issues and opportunities facing our communities.”