The city of Laurel is celebrating the appointment of a city councilman to the National League of Cities 2018 Public Safety and Crime Prevention federal advocacy committee, city officials said Monday.
Councilman Kevin Sydnor will join a committee whose main responsibility is developing federal policy positions on issues such as crime prevention, disaster preparedness, juvenile justice, homeland security, domestic terrorism, corrections reform, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, court systems and gun control.
“Serving on an NLC committee is one of the most effective ways for a local official to advocate for their community in Washington,” said NLC President Stodola. “I am thrilled to have Keith join a team of local leaders from around the country working to craft our policy platform and to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities.”
The NLC is "dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities," the organization said in a statement. The group advocates for 19,000 cities, towns and villages that represent more than 218 million residents.