AARP recently welcomed Tedson J. Meyers to its National Policy Council. Meyers will serve a two-year term.
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“I am glad to be on AARP’s National Policy Council.” Meyers said. It’s a group committed to serving people of all backgrounds and to helping the 50+ population age with dignity.
In tackling the job, Meyers said, “Key to me is listening to my neighbors and making their concerns the focus of AARP policy.”
Meyers, of Fairhope, is an AARP Alabama volunteer leader, serving as a member of the Alabama Executive Council and Capitol Advocacy team. He spent 50 years practicing communications law. During the course of his career, Meyers was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate to serve on the District of Columbia City Council and served as the assistant to the chair of the Federal Communications Commission and to the director of the Peace Corps. He is a former company commander with the United States Marine Corp.
Meyers founded the National Center for Bicycling & Walking and chaired the organization for more than 30 years. He currently chairs the boards of Smart Coast, a South Alabama organization dedicated to achieving healthier communities via use of smart growth principles, green building and Complete Streets policies; and the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation, an organization devoted to advancing the legacy of Sir Arthur Clarke in space technology, science fiction and human imagination.
Meyers earned his law degree from the Harvard Law School where he was Founding President of the Harvard Legislative Research Bureau.
The AARP National Policy Council (NPC) is a 25-member all volunteer policy analysis and advisory body to AARP’s Board of Directors. As a member of the NPC, Meyers will help develop and make policy recommendations to AARP’s Board of Directors. He is charged with ensuring that public policies reflect members' concerns and interests, examining polling research and policy trends as well as representing the NPC in national issue forums.
AARP received a large number of applications from members all over the country to serve on the NPC. An independent review committee evaluated the submissions and sent its recommendations to the Board for approval.