By SCOTT MCKIE B.P.
ONE FEATHER STAFF
Iva Key, EBCI Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault program manager, has been named to Governor Pat McCrory’s Crime Commission for a three-year term.
“As the first enrolled member of the Eastern band of Cherokee Indians to be selected for the Crime Commission, I am truly honored to receive this appointment which is not only an opportunity to serve as a tribal government representative but as a voice for victims as well,” said Key. “Additionally, I am participating on the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault sub-committee of the Crime Victims Services Committee. The DV/SA subcommittee just completed the final review of the North Carolina VAWA Implementation Plan 2014-2016. I look forward to working with Governor’s Crime Commission for the next three years and bringing back valuable information to share with our tribal programs.”
Key was named to the 42-person Commission along with seven others including: Michael G. Yaniero, Jacksonville Police Chief; Tom Adkins, Hickory Chief of Police; Millard McCluney, youth outreach and scholarship coordinator for the Charlotte Housing Authority; R.F. Golding, Surry County Commissioner; Mayor Nat Robertson, mayor of Fayetteville; Mayor Miles Atkins, mayor of Mooresville; and Judge Wendy Enochs, Chief District Court Judge for Guilford County.
“We have chosen an elite group of individuals, knowledgeable of safety measures and the reality of crime,” said Gov. McCrory in a statement. “I’m confident these men and women will work tirelessly to make North Carolina a safer place to live.”