The City of Ridgeland is pleased to announce that Mayor Gene McGee has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2021 Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Federal Advocacy Committee. Mayor McGee was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities. The appointment was announced by NLC President Kathy Maness, council member, Lexington, South Carolina. Mayor McGee is honored to have been chosen to serve on this prestigious committee. “I am pleased the NLC had the foresight to recommend my appointment based on Ridgeland’s top-notch law enforcement and skilled leadership under the command of Chief John Neal.” McGee explained. “Our city is blessed to have them!”
As a committee member, McGee will play a key role among a diverse group of local leaders in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocating on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the administration and at home. “Our federal advocacy committees are the voices of what’s happening on the ground in our communities,” said Kathy Maness, council member of Lexington, South Carolina, and President of the National League of Cities (NLC). “I am proud to have Mayor McGee join NLC's PSCP committee on behalf of his residents. Together with a team of local leaders from around the country, we will work to solve the most pressing safety and crime prevention challenges facing our communities.” The leadership of this year’s committee will consist of Chair Alan Wapner, Council member, Ontario, CA; and Vice Chair Sheri Lauritano, Council member, Goodyear, AZ.
For more information on NLC’s federal advocacy committees, visit: www.nlc.org/advocacy/committees.