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Laurel councilman appointed to national advocacy committee

Laurel Leader

Keith Sydnor, who represents Ward 2 on the Laurel City Council, has been appointed to serve on the Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee of the National League of Cities, an organization that works as an advocate for cities across the country.

Sydnor, who also works as a pretrial services officer in Washington, will be responsible for helping shaping the organization’s policy positions on crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, domestic terrorism and other issues.

The National League of Cities works to help 19,000 cities, villages and towns across the country, according to the organization’s website.

“I am thrilled to have Keith [Sydnor] join a team of local leaders from around the country working to craft our policy platform and to solve the most pressing challenges facing our communities,” said committee president Mark Stodola, the mayor of Little Rock, Ark., in a prepared statement.

When a local official serves on one of the organization’s committee’s it is “one of the most effective ways” for them to advocate for their community on a national scale in Washington, D.C., Stodola said.

ll play a key role in shaping the league’s policy positions and advocate on behalf of American cities and towns before Congress. The organization, serves professinals who work in municipal government and the interests of 19,000 cities, villages and towns, according to the organization’s webiste.

“I’m looking forward to collaborating with other cities to find better ways to improve our community,” Sydnor said in a statement.

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