Media Release

Commission Chair Cornell Appointed to NACo Committee

Thursday, April 13, 2017 1:30 PM

Ken CornellALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Commission Chair Ken Cornell has been appointed to the National Association of County’s (NACo) Environment, Energy, and Land Use Steering Committee (EELU). This appointment runs until July 31, 2017.

The EELU advises the NACo Board of Directors on matters pertaining to air, water, energy, and land use, including water resources/management, stormwater, pesticides, air quality standards, climate change, solid, hazardous and nuclear waste handling, transport and disposal, national energy policy, renewable/alternative energy, alternative fuel vehicles, energy facility siting, electricity utility restructuring, pipeline safety, oil spills, superfund/brownfields, eminent domain, land use, coastal management, oceans, parks and recreation. Members of the EELU can introduce policy resolutions and platform changes and vote on other proposed resolutions and platform changes. They participate in conference calls and receive regular updates from NACo staff.

In speaking of the appointment, Chair Cornell said, “It is an honor to serve on this committee.  I look forward to working on these critical issues and influencing NACo on behalf of the public that the County Commission serves.”

View the EELU’s current platform and resolutions.

Learn more about the EELU.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Commission Office at 352-264-6900.


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