TAVARES — Lake County Commissioner Welton Cadwell was recently appointed to the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Board of Directors during the association’s 76th Annual Conference and Exposition, July 15-19, in Portland, Oregon.
The 120-member Board of Directors manage the business and property of the association; determine NACo’s mission as identified by the members; monitor NACo’s success in fulfilling its mission, and ensure that NACo continues to fulfill its mission. The appointment was one of 10 “at-large” Board of Directors appointments at the discretion of NACo President Lenny Eliason.
“It is an honor to be appointed by President Eliason to serve on NACo’s Board of Directors,” said Cadwell. “How county governments deliver essential services and programs to communities is critical, and being appointed to this role allows me to have a seat at the table to discuss the issues with Congress and the administration.”
Cadwell has been appointed to serve on various NACo committees since 2004, and will continue to serve as Vice Chair of the NACo steering committee for community and economic development in addition to his new appointment.
NACo is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nation’s 3,068 counties. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.
For more information about NACo, visit www.naco.org.