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CHAIRMAN VIEGBESIE APPOINTED TO NATIONAL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

GADSDEN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIR ANTHONY O. VIEGBESIE, PH.D. APPOINTED TO LEADERSHIP POSITIONS FOR THE
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES

 
GADSDEN COUNTY, FL.- -The National Association of Counties (NACo) newly elected President Gary Moore appointed Gadsden County Commissioner and current board chairman Anthony O. Viegbesie, Ph.D. to serve as the vice-chair of the Immigration Reform Task Force and to the Rural Action Caucus (RAC) during NACo’s first-ever virtual Annual Business Meeting. This was the first time in the association’s 85-year history that the meeting was held online, with more than 1,000 county officials and others participating, due to the coronavirus pandemic.  
 
“It is my honor and privilege to serve my County in these national positions for NACo,” Commissioner Viegbesie said. “We are at a critical time in our county and our country. It is imperative that Gadsden County has a voice at the table when decisions are made that may have a direct impact or may even benefit Gadsden County.”
 
Commissioner Viegbesie leadership assignments are responsible for:
 
  • The Rural Action Caucus is a key component of NACo.  The caucus serves as the voice for America's rural counties before Congress and the Administration.  Nearly two-thirds of the nation's 3,069 counties are designated as rural, with a combined population of 60 million.
 
  • The Immigration Reform Task Force provides a forum for county officials from across the nation to discuss the impact of federal immigration policy on local governments and communities, and to engage with federal decision-makers on matters related to immigration. The Task Force is also charged with advising NACo’s 10 policy steering committees on federal immigration issues.
 
“Commissioner Viegbesie, you were chosen because my goal is to build a talented and committed leadership team for NACo,” President Moore stated. “Our strength at NACo is in our members and their involvement. Now is a critical time for our nation’s counties, and your leadership in this committee is a serious commitment and responsibility.”
 
The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, serving nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to Advocate county priorities in federal policymaking, Promote exemplary county policies and practices, Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks, Optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.
 
 
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