Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson of Gary, Indiana, has been named vice chair of the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2014 Public Safety & Crime Prevention Steering Committee. The appointment of Freeman-Wilson came from NLC President Chris Coleman, mayor of St. Paul, Minnesota.
“I am very honored to serve in this very important role,” Freeman-Wilson said. “I will be working alongside knowledgeable colleagues where we will share ideas and experiences that will ultimately elevate public safety and crime prevention in our respective communities.”
The National League of Cities (NLC) is a national organization that represents the needs and concerns of over 19,000 cities, towns and villages, totaling in more than 218 million Americans. The committee has the task of developing NLC federal policy positions regarding issues of “crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and gun control.”
Source: National League of Cities (NLC)