NACo Resources Presidential Appointments

The NACo President appoints all leaders for the policy steering committee chairs and vice-chairs and subcommittee chairs and vice-chairs; LUCC and RAC chairs, vice-chairs and members; standing committee chairs, Vice-Chairs and members; ad hoc committees, task force and advisory board chairs, vice-chairs and members; and, at-large NACo Board of Directors.

Below is more information for each committee and its specific appointment terms. Committee leaders and members must cover their own travel and conference expenses.

Policy Steering Committee Leadership

The ten policy steering committees each have a leadership team consisting of a chair, an appropriate number of vice-chairs and subcommittee chairs and vice-chairs. Those applicants who have been active members of the steering committee will be given preference in consideration for these appointments. The applicant should be willing to help coordinate leadership conference calls, develop the meeting agendas and testify before Congress if necessary. These appointments are for one year.

RAC and LUCC Leadership and Members

The Rural Action Caucus and the Large Urban County Caucus will each have a chair and an appropriate number of vice-chairs and committee members. Applicants who have been active members of these caucuses will be given preference in consideration for these appointments.

NACo Board of Directors

Each president appoints ten at-large directors to the NACo Board of Directors for a one-year term. These appointments are to add balance to the board with respect to any inequities between urban and rural, gender, geography and minority representation. As with our communities, our strength is in our diversity. These appointments are for one year. Florida representatives include:

Harvey Ruvin
HARVEY RUVIN

Past President
Clerk of Court
Miami-Dade County

Melissa McKinlay
MELISSA MCKINLAY

Board Member
Commissioner
Palm Beach County

Doug Smith
DOUG SMITH

Board Member
Commissioner
Martin County

Next Generation NACo Network

The Next Generation Network will provide a grassroots forum for young county officials to network, become engaged in NACo and develop a new generation of association leaders. The network will identify and serve the unique educational and professional development needs of young officials, and draw on the talent, ideas and expertise of young officials to inform NACo’s strategic plan and programs and services for the future. To view a list of all Florida representatives, click here.

Standing Committees

The Standing Committees take direction from and report directly to the NACo Officers.

FINANCE

Advises the Officers on the annual budget of the association before it is presented to the Board of Directors and provides oversight on other financial issues as directed by the Officers. (Appoints three members for a three-year term with a background in finance and/or investment.) Florida representatives include:

GINGER DELEGAL

Executive Director
FAC

Information Technology

Advises the Officers on information technology issues and provides oversight on NACo information technology projects. (Appoints the chair, vice chairs and members for a one-year term.) Florida representatives include: 

TERRY BURROUGHS
Chair

Commissioner
Okeechobee County

Membership

Actively recruits and retains member counties, parishes and boroughs in order to increase NACo’s total membership. (Appoints the chair, vice-chairs  and members for one-year terms.)  

Programs & Services

Advises the Officers regarding the development and evaluation of programs and services for NACo members. (Appoints the chair, vice chairs and members for one-year terms.) Florida representatives include:

WILLIAM TRUEX

Vice-Chair
Commissioner
Charlotte County

Ad Hoc Committees, Advisory Boards and Task Forces

ARTS AND CULTURE COMMISSION

The NACo Arts and Culture Commission demonstrates how the arts can be used by county officials to promote economic development and provide solutions to many of the challenges that they face, through workshop sessions, field trips, special publications and its annual Arts & Culture awards, which recognize counties working to foster an environment where arts can thrive to create more livable communities. (Appoints the chair, vice-chair and 25 members for a one-year term.) 

COUNTY-TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (C-TAC

CHRIS CONSTANCE

Vice-Chair
Commissioner
Charlotte County

DEFINED CONTRIBUTION AND RETIREMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Defined Contribution and Retirement Advisory Committee provides oversight to the NACo Deferred Compensation Program, administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. (Appoints the chair and vice chair for a one-year term and four members (for a three-year term) from participating entities in the NACo Deferred Compensation Program and who are also Program participants.) In 2018–2019, the open slots are for two appointed county officials and five elected county officials. All committee members must also be participants in the NACo Deferred Compensation Program. Florida representatives include: 

TODD BONLARRON

Vice-Chair

Assistant County Administrator
Palm Beach County

Geospatial Information Systems Committee

Provides a framework for gathering, managing and analyzing data to inform county decisions. (Appoints the chair, vice-chair and members for a one-year term.) Florida representatives include:

DARLENE PARDINY

Vice-Chair
GIS Manager
Flagler County

Healthy Counties Advisory Board

Provides information, guidance and support to the NACo Healthy Counties Initiative. (Appoints the chair, vice-chair(s) and members.) Florida representatives include: 

Immigration Reform Task Force

Educates Congress, the administration and NACo members on the impact of immigration on counties and helps advocate for NACo’s priorities. (Appoints chair, vice chairs and members.) Florida representatives include:

WILLIAM TRUEX

Vice-Chair
Commissioner
Charlotte County

International Economic Development Task Force

Provides information, guidance and support for international economic development activities. (Appoints the chair and vice-chair(s) and members.) Florida representatives include:

KATHRYN STARKEY

Vice-Chair
Commissioner
Pasco County

IT ADVISORY COUNCIL

NACO FINANCIAL SERVICES CENTER ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Financial Services Center advisory committee’s mission is to advise, review, monitor and provide feedback for the FSC staff regarding existing and potential programs. Existing programs include U.S. Communities, the Public Finance Authority, eConnectDirect, defined contribution and retiree healthcare. Potential programs are those that will deliver value-added services, enhanced benefits and reduced costs to counties. (Chair, Vice chair and seven members to one year, renewable terms.)

RESILIENT COUNTIES ADVISORY BOARD

Provides information, guidance and support to the NACo Resilient Counties Initiative. (Appoints the chair, vice-chair(s) and members.) 

Veterans and Military Services Committee

Engage NACo and its members to develop and highlight county best practices and policies to promote innovative programs, services and benefits for our nation’s military, veterans and their families. (Appoints the chair, vice chairs and members.) Florida representatives include:

CLAUDIA TUCK

Vice-Chair
Director
Alachua County