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Coconino Supervisors Lead NACO Committees

August 01
14:56 2014

NACO LogoThree Coconino County Supervisors will have input on key issues facing the nation’s counties after being appointed to leadership positions with the National Association of Counties Organization (NACO) during its conference held in New Orleans last month.

District 4 Supervisor Mandy Metzger was named vice chair to the organization’s Rural Action Caucus. Metzger, and District 5 Supervisor Lena Fowler, were named to the Veterans and Military Services Committee. Supervisor Fowler was also named vice chair of the County and Tribal Government Relations Subcommittee. District 2 Supervisor Liz Archuleta will again serve as chair of the Public Lands Federal Land Payments Subcommittee and serve on the Immigration Reform Task Force and Chair of the National Association of Hispanic County Officials.

I am eager to work with other with officials from across the country as I continue to serve as vice chair of NACO’s Rural Action Caucus.”  Supervisor Mandy Metzger

Metzger, who also serve as vice-chair of the County Board of Supervisors, adds that in this role she can continue to be a voice for all of our rural communities that continue to be impacted by transportation issues and a lack of federal investment throughout the Country.

The County and Tribal Government Relationships Subcommittee, which will be vice chaired by Supervisor Fowler, plays a key role for NACO, offering policy recommendations to address issues impacting the country’s Native American tribes. Fowler was also appointed to the Veterans and Military Services Committee where committee members develop best practices and policies to help the nation’s veterans and their families.

Nearly 40 percent of Coconino County is comprised of Native American land and it’s important that our nation’s tribes have their voices heard. I also look forward to again bringing issues forward that face all of our military veterans. – Supervisor Lena Fowler

Meanwhile, Supervisor Liz Archuleta will continue her leadership role by chairing NACO’s Public Lands Federal Land Payments Subcommittee.

As a representative from a county with almost 88 percent of public land, I know how important it is to continue to fight for vital federal programs.  I look forward to continuing my work as chair of the Federal Lands Payments Subcommittee and continuing this advocacy on the national level.” – Supervisor Liz Archuleta

Archuleta was also elected to serve as chair of the National Association of Hispanic County Officials. She intends on continuing her work on the Immigration Task Force, advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, as well as serving as the Chair of the National Association of Hispanic County Officials.

NACO is an organization comprised of county officials from around the U.S. Founded in 1935, the group provides services to the nation’s 3,068 counties, acts as a unified voice before the federal government and assists counties in finding innovative solutions to help save taxpayer money. Th

For more information on NACO, visit www.naco.org.

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