Poston Appointed to National Public Safety Committee

March 7, 2024
Jane Poston

Chandler, Ariz. – Chandler Councilmember Jane Poston has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) Public Safety and Crime Prevention Federal Advocacy Committee. Poston was elected to a one-year term to provide strategic direction and guidance for the committee’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities on public safety.

“Chandler is one of the safest cities in America thanks to tremendous community support and police and fire departments who are accredited and recognized as elite providers,” said Councilmember Poston. “This appointment serves as an opportunity to share Chandler’s success and advocate for sensible policy solutions among colleagues, members of Congress and the White House.”

Members of the NLC Committee play a key role in shaping policy positions and advocate on behalf of America’s cities, towns and villages before Congress and with the federal administration.

Poston will join city leaders from across the country during next week’s NLC conference to discuss federal support for mental health interventions, integrating mental health professionals into emergency responses and updating 9-1-1 protocols. The discussion also will address federal aid for local public safety efforts, including the use of advanced technologies and real-time crime centers. As part of the NLC’s initiatives for safety and justice, the committee will explore local strategies to innovate and retain a public safety workforce.

“NLC’s federal advocacy committees play an important role in helping policymakers in Washington understand the issues and challenges facing America’s cities, towns and villages at the local level,” said NLC President Mayor David Sander of Rancho Cordova, CA.

For more information visit NLC’s federal advocacy committees.

Councilmember Poston began serving on the Chandler City Council in January 2023. Her first term as a councilmember will continue through January 2027.