NACo has 10 policy steering committees and 21 other committees covering a wide range of county issues. Policy steering committee members are nominated by state associations and serve one-year terms. Any committee or subcommittee chairs and vice chairs are appointed by the NACo President.
 
Policy steering committees review and make recommendations on federal policy issues and legislation like transportation, infrastructure, healthcare, public safety and public lands management. They start the policy development process leading to the development of the American County Platform, which guides the county government message presented to the Administration, Congress, U.S. Courts and the American public.
 
To serve on a policy steering committee, you must submit a nomination form to FAC. It is then approved by the Executive Director at FAC and forwarded to NACo for consideration. Please mark on the nomination form your first and second choice for which policy steering committee you would like to serve. Only eight individuals from any state (including up to two from any one county) can serve on a particular committee. NACo will notify you of your appointment in September. To view the nomination form, click here
Responsible for all matters pertaining to USDA agriculture, rural development programs, rural renewable energy development, research and extension, food safety and conservation programs. Florida representatives include: 

 

Melissa McKinlay
Chair
Mayor
Palm Beach County
Terry Burroughs
Vice-Chair
Commissioner
Okeechobee County
Lawrence Harvey
Commissioner
Putnam County
John Meeks
Commissioner
Levy County
Anthony Viegbesie
Commissioner
Gadsden County
Peter O'Bryan
Commissioner
Indian River County

  

Michele Lieberman
Interim County Manager
Alachua County
Ramsay Bulkeley
Deputy Exec. Director
Palm Beach County
Responsible for all matters pertaining to housing, community and economic development, public works, and workforce development including the creation of affordable housing and housing options for different populations, residential, commercial, and industrial development, and building and housing codes. Florida representatives include: 

 

Audrey Edmonson
Subcmte. Vice Chair
Commissioner
Miami-Dade County
Kathryn Starkey
Subcmte. Vice Chair
Commissioner
Pasco County
Lesley Miller
Commissioner
Hillsborough County
Kristin Dozier
Commissioner
Leon County
Emily Bonilla
Commissioner
Orange County
Garrett Dennis
Councilman
Duval County

  

Michelle Coldiron
Commissioner
Monroe County
Jeannie Rickman
Asst. County Admin.
Marion County
Responsible for all matters pertaining to air, water, energy and land use; including water resources/management; stormwater; pesticides; air quality standards; solid; hazardous and nuclear waste handling; transport and disposal; national energy policy; renewable/alternative energy; alternative fuel vehicles; energy facility siting; electricity utility restructuring; pipeline safety; oil spills; superfund/ brownfields; eminent domain; land use; coastal management; oceans; parks and recreation. Florida representatives include:

 

Doug Smith
Chair
Commissioner
Martin County
Carl Zalak
Subcmte. Chair
Commissioner
Marion County
Mary Lou Berger
Subcmte. Vice Chair
Commissioner
Palm Beach County
Robert Cole
Subcmte. Vice Chair
Commissioner
Santa Rosa County
Ken Cornell
Subcmte. Vice Chair
Commissioner
Alachua County
Karson Turner
Commissioner
Hendry County

  

Devon West
Legislative Coordinator
Broward County
William McDaniel
Commissioner
Collier County
Sean Parks
Commissioner
Lake County
Billie Wheeler
Councilwoman
Volusia County
Responsible for all matters pertaining to the financial resources of counties, fiscal management, federal assistance, municipal borrowing, county revenues, pensions, the federal budget, federal tax reform, elections and Native American issues. Florida representatives include:

 

Jean Monestime
Commissioner
Miami-Dade County
Ed Kelley
Councilman
Volusia County
Mack Bernard
Commissioner
Palm Beach County
Todd Bonlarron
Asst. County Admin.
Palm Beach County
Responsible for all matters pertaining to public health and healthy communities, including disease and injury prevention, health disparities reduction, health financing, health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, long-term care, behavioral health services, substance abuse prevention and treatment. Florida representatives include: 

 

Barbara Sharief
Subcmte. Vice Chair
Commissioner
Broward County
Christopher Constance
Commissioner
Charlotte County
Sandra Murman
Commissioner
Hillsborough County
Bryan Desloge
Commissioner
Leon County
Rebecca DeLaRosa
Leg. Affairs Director
Palm Beach County
Responsible for all matters pertaining to children’s issues, foster care, public assistance and income support, services to senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, immigration policy, social services, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. Florida representatives include: 

 

Claudia Tuck
Subcmte. Vice Chair
Director
Alachua County
Brenda Holt
Commissioner
Gadsden County
Daniella Levine Cava
Commissioner
Miami-Dade County
Marihelen Wheeler
Commissioner
Alachua County
Victoria Siplin
Commissioner
Orange County
Responsible for all matters pertaining to criminal justice and public safety systems, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, homeland security, community crime prevention, juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, emergency management, fire prevention and control, and civil disturbances. Florida representatives include: 

 

William Truex
Vice Chair
Commissioner
Charlotte County
Sally Heyman
Vice Chair
Commissioner
Miami-Dade County
Heather Post
Subcmte. Vice Chair
Councilwoman
Volusia County
Mack Bernard
Commissioner
Palm Beach County
Janet Long
Commissioner
Pinellas County
Kelly Owens
Commissioner
Okeechobee County

   

Linda Bartz
Commissioner
St. Lucie County
Danny Glidewell
Commissioner
Walton County
Daphnee Sainvil
Legislative Coordinator
Broward County
Nicole Fogarty
Leg. Affairs Manager
St. Lucie County
Responsible for all matters pertaining to federally-owned public lands including federal land management programs, natural resource revenue sharing payments, payments in lieu of taxes, and property tax immunity concerns. Florida representatives include: 

 

Lisa Tennyson
Legislative Affairs Dir.
Monroe County
Responsible for all matters pertaining to telecommunications and technology policy, including the county role as a telecommunications regulator, service provider, and consumer. Florida representatives include: 

 

Joe Mullins
Vice Chair
Commissioner
Flagler County
Gregg Weiss
Commissioner
Palm Beach County
Brandon Wagner
Op. & Leg. Affairs Officer
Hillsborough County
Responsible for all matters pertaining to federal transportation legislation, funding and regulation and its impacts on county government. This includes highway and bridge development, finance and safety, public transit development and finance, transportation planning, airport development and service, passenger and freight railroads, ports and waterways, freight movement, and research and development of new modes of transportation. Florida representatives include:

 

Jack Mariano
Vice Chair
Commissioner
Pasco County
Nancy Detert
Submte. Vice Chair
Commissioner
Sarasota County
Robert Weinroth
Subcmte. Vice Chair
Commissioner
Palm Beach County
Ken Hagan
Commissioner
Hillsborough County
David Ricks
Public Works Director
Palm Beach County
Ramon Gavarrete
Public Works Director
Alachua County

  

Edward Labrador
Director
Broward County
Mounir Bouyounes
County Administrator
Marion County