Pearland City Council Member Adrian Hernandez has been appointed to a National League of Cities committee focused on environmental policy, according to a press release sent out by the city of Pearland.

The Energy, Environment and Natural Resources federal advocacy committee is responsible for developing the league’s positions on a number of issues including air and water quality, energy policy, national wetlands policy, noise control and solid and hazardous waste management, according to the release.

“I look forward to working alongside our local and state officials to put our residents’ health and environmental sustainability at the forefront of policy discussions,” Hernandez said in a press release. “I am confident that we can bring forward the right people and ideas to both deliver positive economic growth while also preserving and protecting our precious natural areas and resources.”

The National League of Cities is an advocacy organization that represents the interests of cities across the United States. League president Joe Buscaino said in the same press release that the federal advocacy committees ensure that policy makers in Washington understand the pressing issues facing local communities.

“I am proud to have Adrian Hernandez join NLC's Energy, Environment and Natural Resources committee on behalf of his residents,” Buscaino said in the release. “Together, with a team of local officials from across the country, we will strengthen the federal-local partnership, and ultimately create stronger cities, towns and villages.”