Taney County Presiding Commissioner Ron Houseman is elected for a second two-year term as regional representative to the Executive Committee at the National Association of Counties’ Annual Conference July 14th in New Orleans.
NACo’s Executive Committee is composed of four officers, four regional representatives, and the association’s Executive Director. As regional representative, Houseman will represent the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.
Shelley Harvey, President of the Missouri Association of Counties stated “Missouricounties are extremely fortunate to have Ron Houseman serve in this key position at the national level. I have had the opportunity to witness firsthand the respect Ron garners from county leaders from across the country. Ron’s knowledge of county government is invaluable, and he will serve us well.”
Paul Koepper, President of the County Commissioners Association of Missouri stated that Ron Houseman has shown excellent leadership and knowledge of county government, and will be an outstanding representative for Missouri Counties and the Central Region on a national level.
The regional representatives are responsible for providing input to the NACo president and other officers with respect to policy and business of their regions, maintaining close contact with counties in their regions, keeping member counties informed of association activities, and promoting the priorities of county governments nationally.
“Ron Houseman’s involvement with county government at both the national and state levels spans decades,” said Dick Burke, executive director of the Missouri Association of Counties (MAC).
Burke explained that Commissioner Houseman has spent years forming relationships with county government leaders from across the United States – having the opportunity to influence the national legislative and marketing agendas and to provide the forum we need to exchange information and collaborate on issues of mutual benefit to our states and America’s counties.
Burke added that “Ron was MAC’s president in 1985, and he has since relentlessly pursued his passionate interest in the betterment of county government. Ron’s institutional memory and his quest for innovation are unmatchable,” Burke concluded.
Houseman said “This position grants Taney County direct access to our nation’s leaders, and gives us the ability to offer input that will have a lasting impact on our region. I am honored to have been elected, and truly excited to be in a position to better serve our citizens and to promote Taney County.”
NACo is the only national organization that represents county governments in theUnited States. Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nations’ 3068 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.