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Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick Will Serve as Chair of the IAC, Advise FCC on Important Telecommunications Issues

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WILTON MANORS, Fla., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick has been selected to serve as Chair of the Federal Communication Commission's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) for 2014-2016.

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As chair of the IAC, Mayor Resnick selected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve as Vice Chair. Resnick and de Blasio will serve on the IAC alongside other county, state, municipal and tribal officials, including Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, to advise the FCC on important communications-related issues that affect their residents.

"I want to thank FCC Chairman Wheeler for this honor.  This is a very important committee.  We will deal with issues that have a direct impact on the lives and livelihoods of families and businesses here in Wilton Manors and across the nation," said Mayor Resnick. "The FCC's regulations impact Internet, cellular, cable, public safety and other telecommunications services that we all rely on every day."

As an attorney and partner with the law firm of GrayRobinson in Fort Lauderdale, Resnick specializes in representing local governments and private clients in communications and cable law as well as regulatory affairs, utilities, charter schools and use of rights of way, making him well-suited to serve in this capacity.

As Mayor Resnick assumes his chairmanship on the IAC, the FCC faces some important questions about the future of communications in this country.

Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV, net neutrality, cable rates, termination fees, location of cell towers and radiation standards, and the industry's fiber transition are just some of the issues the IAC will address that have an impact on the lives of local residents and all Americans.

The Intergovernmental Advisory Committee ("IAC"), formerly known as the Local and State Government Advisory Committee, was created in 1997 to provide guidance to the Commission on issues of importance to state, local and tribal governments, as well as to the Commission. The IAC is composed of 15 elected and appointed officials of municipal, county, state, and tribal governments. The IAC provides ongoing advice and information to the Commission on a broad range of telecommunications issues of interest to state, local and tribal governments, including cable and local franchising, public rights-of-way, facilities siting, universal service, broadband access, barriers to competitive entry, and public safety communications, for which the Commission explicitly or inherently shares responsibility or administration with local, county, state or tribal governments. For more information on the FCC IAC, please visit: http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/intergovernmental-advisory-committee

Wilton Manors was laid out in 1925 by Edward John "Ned" Willingham, a land developer from Georgia, as an upscale residential community.  It was recognized as a Village in 1947 and incorporated as a City in 1953. Today, the City of Wilton Manors offers all the benefits of a big city from shopping, to hip restaurants and bars, a burgeoning arts community and tons of community events, yet still maintains a cozy, community-feeling offering miles of natural waterways perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding and other outdoor activities. Recently named the "Second Gayest City" in the United States, the City of Wilton Manors celebrates a diverse population of approximately 12,000 residents.  To learn more about the live, work and play opportunities in Wilton Manors call (954) 390-2100 or visit www.wiltonmanors.com.

CONTACT: Laurie Menekou, (954) 271-4666 (or) lmenekou@conceptual-communications.com

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