Commissioner Howerton Appointed New Leadership Responsibilities by NACo President
Durham, N.C. – The President of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Greg Cox recently announced that Durham Board of County Commissioner Brenda Howerton has been appointed as vice chair of both the Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board and Work Force Subcommittee for the Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee. Howerton also has been named a member of both the International Economic Development Task Force and the Large Urban County Caucus.
Howerton, who finished her term as president of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) in August 2018, is expected to participate in conference calls as well as attending NACo's Legislative Conference held in Washington, D.C. in March 2019 and NACo’s Annual Conference in Clark County/Las Vegas during July 2019.
“Committee participation at the national level is a serious commitment and responsibility,” Cox said. “We must continue working with government, nonprofit and industry partners to highlight the importance of local government. Durham County Commissioner Brenda Howerton will be part of a committed leadership team for NACo.”
Howerton will participate in the president’s initiative of “Connecting the Unconnected: Counties Linking Residents to Services.” The initiative will explore ways that county governments are connecting residents in the spirit of building healthy, safe and vibrant communities. This initiative builds on NACo’s previous effort, “Serving the Underserved,” by continuing to inform and illustrate how counties connect all residents, including the most vulnerable citizens, to services that help forge pathways to residents’ self-sufficiency.
As Commissioner Howerton supports President Cox and his initiative, she will have the opportunity to continue to work on her initiative 100 Counties: Helping Our Children Thrive as Past President of the NCACC.
“I look forward to continuing my presidential initiative by serving on these committees that explore strategies that support our children and our workforce,” Howerton said. “I will also continue to inform how counties connect all residents, including our most vulnerable citizens to service that help forge pathways to self-sufficiency. My priorities on these committees also include promoting internships to strengthen our workforce here in Durham County.”
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