Now is the time to get active in the National Association of Counties (NACo) by joining a steering committee! If you have interest in a specific issue, expertise on a certain topic, or concerns about the effects of federal legislation on your county, then you should become a member of a NACo Steering Committee. Serving on one of these committees enables you to become actively involved in NACo's policy process. The steering committees start the policy process by reviewing legislation and making recommendations on issues that impact counties.

If you are already a member of a committee, you must reapply now, as appointees serve one year terms. However, you can be reappointed to the same committee for consecutive years. This current nomination process covers appointments from August 2015 to July 2016.

The process of joining a steering committee is simple, just complete the nomination form and submit it to Valerie Rogers no later than July 3, 2015. Make sure to mark on the nomination form your first and second choice of steering committees.

NACo makes every effort to accommodate nominees' first choice of steering committee assignments. Committee appointees serve for one year and cannot transfer membership to another committee, or serve on more than one steering committee, during that year.

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please call Valerie Rogers at (850) 922-7868.