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. To submit a form for a presidential appointment, please click here
 
Below is more information for each committee and its specific appointment terms. Committee leaders and members must cover their own travel and conference expenses.

 

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. To view a list of all Florida representatives appointed to a leadership role, please visit the Steering Committee page.
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. These appointments are for one year. To view a list of all Florida representatives, click here.
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:

 

Bryan Desloge
Past President
Commissioner
Leon County
Harvey Ruvin
Past President
Clerk of Court
Miami-Dade County
Melissa McKinlay
Board Member
Commissioner
Palm Beach County
Doug Smith
Board Member
Commissioner
Martin County
Sally Heyman
LUCC Chair
Commissioner
Miami-Dade County
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.
The Standing Committees take direction from and report directly to the NACo Officers.

 

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: 
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:

 

Christopher Constance
Chair
Commissioner
Charlotte County

 

Carl Zalak
Commissioner
Marion County
Alan Rosenzweig
Dep. County Admin.
Leon County
Christopher Constance
Commissioner
Charlotte County
Gregg Weiss
Commissioner
Palm Beach County
Terry Burroughs
Commissioner
Okeechobee County

  

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:

 

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.) Florida representatives include: 

 

William Truex
Commissioner
Charlotte County
Christopher Constance
Commissioner
Charlotte County

 

Christopher Constance
Vice Chair
Commissioner
Charlotte County

   

Eugene Hall
Commissioner
Jefferson County
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
Asst. County Admin.
Palm Beach County

 

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.) 

 

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.) Florida representatives include:

 

Robert Cole
Vice-Chair
Commissioner
Santa Rosa County
Mary Lou Berger
Commissioner
Palm Beach County
Nancy Detert
Commissioner
Sarasota County
Emily Bonilla
Commissioner
Orange County

 

Denise Marie Nieman
County Attorney
Palm Beach County

 

(Appoints the chair, vice-chair and members for a one-year term.) Florida representatives include:

 

Mary Fuentes
GIS Director
Miami-Dade County

 

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

 

Emily Bonilla
Commissioner
Orange County

 

Gregg Weiss
Commissioner
Palm Beach County
Megan Houston
Director
Palm Beach County
Provides information, guidance and support to the NACo Healthy Counties Initiative. (Appoints the chair, vice-chair(s) and members.) Florida representatives include: 

 

Christopher Constance
Commissioner
Charlotte County
Barbara Sharief
Commissioner
Broward County
Bryan Desloge
Commissioner
Leon County
Eugene Hall
Commissioner
Jefferson County
Denise Marie Nieman
County Attorney
Palm Beach County

 

Verdenia Baker
County Administrator 
Palm Beach County

 

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
Chair
Commissioner
Charlotte County

 

Christopher Constance
Commissioner
Charlotte County
Anthony Viegbesie
Commissioner
Gadsden County

 

Melissa McKinlay
Commissioner
Palm Beach County
Audrey Edmonson
Commissioner
Miami-Dade County

 

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

 

Kathryn Starkey
Chair
Commissioner
Pasco County

 

Mary Lou Berger
Vice Chair
Commissioner
Palm Beach County

 

William Truex
Commissioner
Charlotte County
Anthony Viegbesie
Commissioner
Gadsden County

 

Nancy Detert
Commissioner
Sarasota County
Audrey Edmonson
Commissioner
Miami-Dade County

 

Terry Burroughs
Commissioner
Okeechobee County
Denise Marie Nieman
County Attorney
Palm Beach County

 

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:

 

Heather Post
Vice-Chair
Councilwoman
Volusia County
 

 

William Truex
Commissioner
Charlotte County
John Meeks
Commissioner
Levy County
Betsy VanderLey
Commissioner
Orange County
Mike Wells
Commissioner
Pasco County
Matt Brooks
Commissioner
Levy County
Claudia Tuck
Director
Alachua County