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Councilwoman Green Appointed to National League of Cities’ Public Safety Committee

Friday February 19, 2010

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-36222

Metro Councilwoman Judith Green (D-1) was appointed to the National League of Cities’ (NLC) 2010 Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) Steering Committee. Committee members set national municipal policy used in discussions with Congress and the Administration.

“It is an honor to be selected and serve on this committee,” said Green. “I look forward to working with other members as we deal with some very serious issues of public safety.”

The PSCP committee is responsible for establishing policy in the areas of crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and gun control.

It is one of NLC’s seven standing committees developing policy positions and advocating on behalf of municipal governments.

Each NLC steering committee has a membership of approximately 40 officials from cities and towns throughout the nation. The 2010 chair of the PSCP committee is Thousand Oaks, Calif., Mayor Pro Tempore Dennis Gillette. Working as this year’s vice chairs are Lumberton, NC, Mayor Pro-Tempore Erich Von Hackney and Mesa, Ariz., Vice Mayor Kyle Jones.

For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit

The National League of Cities is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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