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County Commissioners, Director Appointed to National Association of Counties Committees

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, North Carolina – New Hanover County Commissioners Rob Zapple and Jonathan Barfield Jr., along with County Executive Chris Coudriet, have been appointed to several committees within the National Association of Counties (NACo).

Through research and study with their associated subcommittees, NACo committees work year-round to serve as advocates for local county governments in matters at the federal level. Appointments to NACo’s 31 different committees, caucuses, task forces and advisory boards are made annually by the NACo President.

“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be selected to serve on an NACo committee as a representative of New Hanover County, as well as every county nationwide,” Zapple said. “This is an opportunity to speak on behalf of our citizens and help advise decision makers at the national level on how they can help our communities.

Barfield Jr. added, “Being able to collaborate with other local leaders from across this great nation to find common ground that helps us improve the quality of life for all of our residents is a humbling opportunity. I look forward to my time on these committees and the work we can do.

Zapple has been invited to serve on two NACo committees. He will serve as a member of the Resilient Counties Advisory Council and serve as Vice Chair of the Land Use Sub-Committee which is part of the Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee. Barfield Jr. was selected as a member of the transportation steering committee.

Coudriet will serve on the Healthy Counties Advisory Council, the Information Technology Standing Committee, the International Economic Development Task Force, and serve as Vice-Chair of the Public Health and Healthy Communities Sub-Committee which is part of of the Health Steering Committee.

Each of these committees will meet remotely monthly before meeting in Washington DC for the NACo Legislative Conference from February 11-15, 2023, and then again at the NACo Annual Conference from July 21-24, 2023 in Austin, TX.

To learn more about the work of NACo committees, click here.

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