RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 5, 2016) – Dawn S. Pardo, Chairwoman of the Rivera Beach City Council, has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2016 Public Safety & Crime Prevention Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC 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 Melodee Colbert-Kean, councilmember, Joplin, Mo.
“Palm Beach County is home to 1.4 million residents, Fortune 500 companies, an international Port, Coast Guard facility, Homeland Security, an international airport, and 43 miles of coastal access, said Dawn Pardo. “ I look forward to representing our community to insure local safety issues are heard and addressed on the national level.“
As a member of the committee, Chair Pardo 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 Administration and at home.
Dawn Pardo has been a member of the Riviera Beach City Council since 2008. Is is also serving as President of the Palm Beach County League of Cities and serves the Florida League of Cities as a member of the Board of Directors and Vice Chair of their Urban Administration legislative policy committee.
For more information on NLC’s other committees and councils, visit http://www.nlc.org/influence-federal-policy/policy-committees. The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.