County supervisors appointed to NACo steering committees

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The National Association of Counties (NACo) recently appointed members of the Coconino County Board of Supervisors to serve on several steering committees, ranging from environmental oversight to public lands and transportation issues.

Supervisor Liz Archuleta (District 2) was also appointed Vice Chair of the Gateway Communities Subcommittee, under the Public Lands Steering Committee. The Steering Committee focuses on matters related to federally owned public lands, including tax immunity problems; shared natural resource payments; payments in lieu of taxes; and federal land management programs. Archuleta has also served as Chair of the Public Lands Steering Committee.

Supervisor Matt Ryan (District 3) is a member of the Transportation Steering Committee, which deals with comprehensive transportation planning; rights of way; highway finance and safety; public transit development and finance; airport development; railroads; waterways; research and development of new modes of transportation.

Supervisor Mandy Metzger (District 4) was appointed to NACo's Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee. This committee provides oversight and direction on matters pertaining to air, water, and noise pollution control; solid and hazardous waste management and disposal; the preservation and proper utilization of water resources; energy; and the use of land resources, including comprehensive planning, coastal zone management, growth management, energy facilities siting, and recreation.

Supervisor Lena Fowler (District 5) serves on the Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee, which deals with all matters pertaining to the financial resources of counties; fiscal management; federal assistance; municipal borrowing; county revenues; federal budget; federal tax reform; and Native American issues.

NACo is the only national organization that represents county governments in the U.S., and provides essential services to the nation's 3,068 counties. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money. NACo's membership totals more than 2,000 counties, representing over 80 percent of the nation's population.

For more information, call the Coconino County Board of Supervisors office at (928) 679-7144; toll-free (877) 679-7120.

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