Media Release

NACo Places Long on National Committees

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 12:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - National Association of Counties (NACo) President Glen Whitley recently appointed County Commissioner Rodney J. Long as chair of NACo’s Economic Development Subcommittee for 2010-11 and to a three-year term on NACo’s Finance Committee. He was also elected by the NACo Board of Directors to serve a three-year term on the Audit Committee. 

Tarrant County, Texas judge Whitley, and the Board of Directors made their committee decisions during the association’s Annual Conference and Exposition July 16-20 in Reno/Washoe County, Nev. 

“It’s an honor to be elected to serve on the NACo Audit Committee and be appointed by President Whitley to chair the association’s Economic Development Subcommittee and serve on the Finance Committee,” said Long, a member of NACo’s Board of Directors. “NACo is an extremely effective organization in advocating the interests of county governments in Washington, D.C. and to serve in these leadership positions is a big responsibility and tremendous honor.”

The subcommittee is part of NACo’s Community and Economic Development Steering Committee, which is responsible for setting NACo policy on all matters 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.  NACo’s steering committees annually review and make recommendations to the NACo Board of Directors on public policy issues and federal legislation. 

The Finance Committee monitors NACo investments and financial performance and assists NACo’s Executive Committee in approving the association’s annual budget. The Audit Committee  reviews the association’s financial statements, manages internal audit functions, and directs an annual independent audit of the associations finances.

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For more information, contact the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners office at 352-264-6900.



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