Media Release

Chairman Long Appointed to National Steering Committee

Tuesday, September 23, 2008 1:00 AM
3:20 p.m.
ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - National Association of Counties (NACo) President Don Stapley has appointed Alachua County Commission Chairman Rodney J. Long to serve on the association's Community and Economic Development Steering Committee for 2008-09.
The Community and Economic Development Committee is responsible for developing NACo policy regarding federal legislation and policy pertaining to general community development and redevelopment; residential, commercial, and industrial development; housing programs; building and housing codes; subdivision regulation; and public works and economic development.
Founded in 1935, NACo is the single national organization that represents the 3,066 county governments in the United States.  NACo's steering committees annually review and make recommendations to the NACo Board of Directors on public policy issues and federal legislation.  The policy development process initiated by the steering committees leads to the publication of the American County Platform, which NACo uses as a guide to deliver the county government message to the administration, Congress and the American public.
"On behalf of the nation's counties, I am pleased that Commissioner Long will serve on NACo's Community and Economic Development Committee to help shape national policies affecting local government," said Stapley, supervisor, Maricopa County, Ariz.
Chairman Long, a native of Gainesville, was first elected commissioner in 1988 and currently serves as president-elect of the Florida Association of Counties.
For more information, please call NACo at 202-393-6226.


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