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Friday, April 18, 2014
Last Updated Wednesday, December 31, 1969

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Miami's Mayor Diaz Named to Homeland Security Advisory Council

MAIMI - U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano has named City of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz as a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), which provides recommendations and advice directly to the Secretary on matters related to homeland security.

“It is an honor to serve the secretary, the Administration and the American people as part of the Homeland Security Advisory Council,” said Mayor Diaz. “I look forward to working with Secretary Napolitano and other members of the council to find solutions to keep our country safe while welcoming immigrants who will contribute to our nation’s interests.”

Mayor Manny Diaz

Secretary Janet Napolitano swore in 16 members of the HSAC during her first meeting with the council on Friday in Albuquerque, N.M.

“I congratulate the members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council on their appointments,” said Secretary Napolitano. “As we work to fulfill the Department’s core mission of securing the country against the many threats it faces, the unique insights and expertise of this diverse council will be a valuable resource.”

Comprised of experts from state, local and tribal governments, emergency and first responder communities, academia and the private sector, HSAC provides recommendations and advice directly to the Secretary of Homeland Security. Of the 16 members sworn in, 10 are new to HSAC and six were re-appointed. The Council is chaired by former CIA and FBI Director Judge William Webster.

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