TAVARES — Lake County Commissioner Debbie Stivender was recently appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) steering committee for community and economic development.
The appointment by NACo President Eric Coleman, a county commissioner from Oakland County, Mich., marks the first time Stivender will serve on a NACo committee.
"I'm honored to serve on this important committee for economic development, which is an issue that is important to me personally, as well as many citizens of Lake County," Stivender said. "I look forward to learning more about this important topic through the overall
policy discussions that are conducted by this NACo committee."
NACo’s 11 steering committees form the policy-making arm of the association. The Community and Economic Development Steering Committee focuses on general community development and redevelopment, housing programs, subdivision regulations, building and housing codes, public works and economic development. The work of the steering committee, if approved, becomes part of NACo’s efforts in representing the best interests of counties nationwide in Washington D.C.
Elected as the District 3 representative to the Lake County Board of County Commissioners in 2000, Stivender is an active community supporter serving numerous organizations, including Republican Executive Committee, Safe Climate Coalition/Shared Services Network of Lake County, Boys and Girls Club of Lake and Sumter counties, Christian Social Services and Lake County Gator Club.