Vice Mayor and District 1 Councilmember Mark Freeman has been re-appointed to the National League of Cities' (NLC) Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Federal Advocacy Committee for 2020, his third term on the committee. The appointment was announced by NLC President Joe Buscaino, councilmember from Los Angeles.
The PSCP Committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, municipal fire policy, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security and court systems.
"I am happy to continue to represent Mesa on the PSCP committee," Vice Mayor Freeman said. "With my background as a Captain Paramedic Firefighter, public safety is obviously at the top of my priority list. This is a great way to make sure that policies and guidelines regarding public safety throughout the country will continue to keep our citizens safe."
The National League of Cities is the nation's largest and most prestigious organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, town and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.
NLC's Federal Advocacy Committee members include local elected officials and city staff from NLC member cities and towns across the country who are committed to discussing and influencing federal policy that has a direct and profound impact on local government operations. The City of Mesa joined NLC in 1966.