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Commissioners, Administrator Named to National Leadership Roles

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Contact: Tyler Lowry, Franklin County Commissioners, 614/525-6630
Marty Homan, Franklin County Commissioners, 614/525-5273

All three members of the Franklin County Board of Commissioners and the County Administrator have recently been appointed to leadership roles within National Association of Counties (NACo) policy steering committees, ad hoc and standing committees, and various caucuses and task forces.
 
Board President John O’Grady has been appointed by NACo President Roy Charles Brooks, commissioner from Tarrant County (TX), to serve as Vice Chair of the Large Urban County Caucus, Workforce Subcommittee Vice Chair of the Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee, as well as member of the Arts and Culture Commission, and the International Economic Development Task Force.
 
“I’d like to thank NACo President Roy Charles Brooks for my appointments,” said Board of Commissioners President John O’Grady. “I look forward to continuing my involvement with NACo and helping steer to the county conversation in DC and learning from other counties.”
 
Commissioner Marilyn Brown has been appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the Arts and Culture Commission, Courts and Corrections Subcommittee Vice Chair of the Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, as well as member of the Large Urban County Caucus, and the Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board.
 
“I am so thrilled about my appointments to these NACo committees and am ready to dig in and get to work,” said Commissioner Marilyn Brown. “We at Franklin County have a wealth of strong policies to share, and we also have much to learn from our colleagues around the country.”
 
Commissioner Kevin L. Boyce has been appointed to the Immigration Reform Task Force, the Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee, and the Large Urban County Caucus.
 
“I am grateful for my appointment to the Immigration Reform Task Force as it will be helpful in my work with the New Americans Advisory Council,” said Commissioner Kevin L. Boyce. “I look forward to becoming more involved with NACo continuing to learn from peers around the country, and sharing my expertise.”
 
County Administrator Kenneth N. Wilson has been appointed to serve as Vice Chair of the Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board, as well as member of the Health Steering Committee, the Information Technology Standing Committee, the Large Urban County Caucus and the Resilient Counties Advisory Board.
 
“Involvement with NACo allows us to share best practices and our challenges and experiences with other subject matter experts from across America,” said County Administrator Kenneth N. Wilson. “It also provides us a chance to influence policy at the national level.”
 

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