Board of County Commissioners Chairman Scott Carnahan has been appointed to the National Association of Counties (NACo) Rural Action Caucus (RAC) by NACo’s President Roy Charles Brooks.
RAC engages in a wide range of issues facing rural counties including economic development, healthcare and human services, technology and telecommunications, and energy and natural resources.
RAC members play a critical role in advancing legislative and policy priorities important to the nation’s counties. Specifically, RAC members help advance policy priorities of the association through strategic advocacy efforts in Congress and the Administration.
On his appointment to RAC, Commissioner Carnahan said, “I am tremendously honored by this appointment and look forward to contributing and learning as a member of the NACo’s Rural Action Caucus. Having a seat on the RAC will provide Citrus County a voice at the national level.”
Throughout the year, RAC members participate in regular conference calls and receive email updates from NACo staff to stay up to date on matters relevant to the group’s work. At the NACo legislative and annual conferences, RAC meets to hear federal legislative and policy updates, discuss best practices and develop strategic advocacy initiatives around key county priorities.
Caucus appointments run from August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.
The RAC chair for 2017-2018 is County Judge J.D. Clark of Wise County, Texas and Vice Chairs are Rebecca Benally, Commissioner, San Juan County, Utah; Kenneth Dahlstedt, Commissioner, Skagit County, Washington; James Ebert, Commissioner, Weber County, Utah; Timothy Roussel, Parish President, St. James Parish, Louisiana and Arlanda Williams, Councilwoman, Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, Louisiana.
For more information on NACo’s Rural Action Caucus visit: http://www.naco.org/advocacy/rural-action-caucus .