Ronnie K. Wall, Mayor of the City of Burlington, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Public Safety & Crime Prevention Steering Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and gun control. The appointment was announced by NLC President Chris Coleman, mayor, St. Paul, Minn.
Of his recent appointment, Mayor Wall says that “safe communities are healthy communities; economic development and civic engagement can rarely occur without a solid foundation of security. This is why I am proud to join this group of my esteemed colleagues in working toward creating safer communities on the Public Safety & Crime Prevention Steering Committee.”
As a member of the committee, Mayor Wall will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the Administration and at home.
The chair of this year’s Public Safety & Crime Prevention Steering Committee is Scott Somers, councilmember, Mesa, Ariz. Serving as this year’s vice chairs are Scott Maddox, Commissioner, Tallahassee, Fla. and Karen Freeman Wilson, Mayor, Gary, Ind.
For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.
The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.