DENVER (June 23, 2014)- Ken Fellman of Kissinger & Fellman P.C. was recently appointed by Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler to serve on the newly reinstated Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, joining such dignitaries as Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Brian Tagaban of the Navajo Nation, Arizona.
It was Fellman’s third appointment to the distinguished group. He served on the previous IAC, which reached the end of its tenure December 2, 2013. He was also chairman of the group when it was known as the Local and State Government Advisory Committee from 1997-2003.
Fellman represents local governments nationwide in telecommunications law, community broadband deployment, cable television and utilities law. He is past-president of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, a group representing the interests of the nation’s local governments in communications matters. He has been appointed by Colorado Governors Bill Ritter and John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Channel Authority; and he is a former mayor (1999-2007) and city council member (1993-1999) of Arvada, Colo. Fellman currently serves as city attorney for the City of Littleton; and he is an adjunct professor teaching Telecommunications Law and Policy at the University of Colorado Law School.
The Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (IAC) was created in 1997 to provide guidance to the Commission on telecommunications 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.