National Association of Counties Accomplishments

At the recent National Association of Counties (NACo) Conference in Nashville, TN, Alachua County representatives were successful in submitting policy language that was adopted by the organization in the 2018-2019 American County Platform and Resolutions report.

Environment, Energy, and Land Use Steering Committee member, Alachua County Commissioner Ken Cornell, succeeded in adding the language “Prevent new adverse impacts on watershed, flood storage capacity and water quality impacts” to Item D. (page 46) of the Water Quality section of the report.

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee member, Alachua County Community Support Services Director Claudia Tuck, succeeded in adding the language, “NACo strongly supports retaining Housing First as a best practice approach to homeless assistance that prioritizes providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness,” to item 13. (page 24) of the Homeless Assistance section.

In addition to Commissioner Cornell’s and Mrs. Tuck’s language submissions, Mrs. Tuck received two Presidential Appointments.  She was appointed Vice Chair for Social Services of the Human Services and Education Committee and a member of the Veterans and Military Services Committee.

View the entire NACo Report.

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