FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 22, 2016
City Councilwoman Alissia Canady has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Public Safety and Crime Prevention (PSCP) federal advocacy committee. This 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. The appointment was announced by NLC President Matt Zone, councilmember, Cleveland.
“Kansas City, Missouri, has been a leader on focused deterrence and cure violence approaches to violence prevention and reduction strategies,’’ Canady said. “I am honored to share our experiences and best practices with colleagues around the country to address issues that matter the most to Americans — our public safety.”
As a member of the committee, Canady 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.
Canady represents Kansas City’s 5th District and is Chairwoman of the Neighborhoods and Public Safety Committee and Vice Chair of the Ethics and Legal Review Committee. She also serves as a member of two additional committees: Housing; Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Jobs.
Learn about NLC’s other committees and councils.
Media inquiries should be directed to City Communications Director Chris Hernandez, 816-513-3474.