Beaumont Mayor Pro Tem appointed to federal advocacy committee

Beaumont Mayor Pro Tem appointed to federal advocacy committee

Beaumont’s Mayor Pro Tem and Councilmember for Ward IV Robin Mouton has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) federal advocacy committee, the NLC revealed in a news release Dec. 29.

According to the release, the PSCP committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and gun control.

Mouton’s appointment was announced by NLC President Matt Zone, a city councilmember in Cleveland.

In response to her appointment, Mouton stated, “I look forward to working on the committee to help develop not only a national plan, but a plan that will work locally to better our community as well.  I’m honored for this opportunity and excited about the upcoming year.”

As a member of the committee, Mouton will “play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the new administration and at home,” according to the league.

The leadership of the committee consists of representatives from around the country including Chair Joel Price, mayor of Thousand Oaks, California, and Vice Chairs Cleophus King, council president in Bessemer, Alabama, and Krisin Szakos, a councilmember in Charlottesville, Virginia.

For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees.

The NLC asserts it is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. The league is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. Visit the league’s website at www.nlc.org for more information.

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