McGee appointed to crime council

McGee appointed to crime council


Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2023 Public Safety and Crime Prevention federal advocacy committee. 

McGee was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on public safety issues, including law enforcement, municipal fire prevention, natural disaster preparedness, and homeland security. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor Victoria Woodards of Tacoma, Washington.

“I’m honored to be appointed to the NLC committee. Public safety and crime prevention are on top of the list of priorities for the City of Ridgeland. I look forward to becoming a strategic partner with city leaders across the nation to tackle hard issues that are of the greatest importance,” McGee said.

As a member of NLC’s PSCP committee, McGee will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities, towns and villages before Congress, with the administration, and at home.

“NLC’s federal advocacy committees are a key tool for gathering insights directly from the communities that our members serve,” said NLC President Mayor Victoria Woodards of Tacoma, Washington. “I am excited to have Mayor McGee serve on the NLC PSCP committee and look forward to working with him to ensure every city, town and village in this nation has the resources they need to thrive.”

The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark, NJ; Vice Chair Rhonda Jerome, Council Member, City of North Charleston, SC; and Vice Chair Brian Kazy, Council Member, City of Cleveland, OH.

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