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Marcoux appointed to committee post

From staff reports

Rochester City Council member Marcia Marcoux has a new position of political influence.

Marcoux was recently appointed vice chairwoman of the National League of Cities' Transportation Infrastructure and Services Policy Committee. The 200-member committee is one of seven standing committees that develop policy positions for the National League of Cities, the nation's oldest and largest municipal organization.

Marcoux has been a member of the committee for seven years and a member of the city council since 1996.

She spent two years on a special subcommittee working for Congressional reauthorization of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, or TEA-21, a national transportation funding act.

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Securing more public money for transportation projects will be one of Marcoux's top goals on the committee, she said.

Marcoux's appointment was announced in a press release by the League's president, Anthony Williams, who is mayor of Washington, D.C.

Marcoux has been nominated for League leadership positions before. She campaigned for the organization's board of directors in November but didn't win an appointment, at least in part because Minnesota is heavily represented and the organization aims to have a diverse board.

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