NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, has appointed State Rep. Mary Littleton, R-Dickson, to serve on the Human Services & Public Safety Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) of the Council of State Governments (CSG).
“Chairman Littleton’s passion and extensive experience on all public safety-related matters make her a tremendous addition to the Human Services & Public Safety Committee,” Sexton said. “I know she will be incredibly successful, and I appreciate her desire to serve as part of the upcoming SLC Annual Meeting.”
The SLC Human Services & Public Safety Committee has a broad agenda, including addressing the challenges states face in the areas of human services and corrections, as well as policies and programs that address them. The committee frequently undertakes assessments of pressing health issues including the national opioid crisis, organ donations and long-term care, as well as various corrections issues such as aging inmate populations, female offenders and mental health parity in prisons.
“I appreciate Speaker Sexton for appointing me to serve on this committee,” Littleton said. “This is a great opportunity to collaborate with our surrounding states on current issues that affect us all. I am excited to work on behalf of Tennesseans.”
The Southern Legislative Conference is the largest of four legislative groups operating under The Council of State Governments. The purpose of CSG and its groups is to champion excellence in state governments to advance the common good. The SLC comprises the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.