FRANKLIN COUNTY, OH (July 31, 2017) – Last week, Gila County Supervisor Tommie Martin was appointed chair of the Public Lands Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties (NACo). NACo President, Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks, of Tarrant County, Texas, announced the appointment at the NACo Annual Conference last week in Franklin County, Ohio.
As chair, Supervisor Martin will be responsible for leading the 82 member Public Lands Steering Committee to formulate NACo policy proposals on matters relating to federally-owned public lands including land management programs, natural resource revenue sharing payments, and payments in lieu of taxes. She will also lead NACo’s advocacy effort on these proposals before federal agencies and the United States Congress.
After receiving the appointment Supervisor Martin stated, “I am honored to receive this appointment. NACo’s Public Lands steering committee is an important platform for public lands counties, like Gila County, to advance policies that help put our public lands back to work for our communities. A fundamental vulnerability of this nation is poorly managed land, but we have the power to change that into a fundamental wealth, by managing our land in a productive way. I am very grateful for the opportunity to lead this vital committee.”
County Supervisors Association (CSA) Executive Director, Craig Sullivan shared his enthusiasm for her appointment, stating, “Supervisor Martin continues to be a tireless advocate on behalf of our public lands and resources throughout Arizona. Her leadership at a national level will ensure the management of public lands throughout this country will become more innovative and effective.”
NACo is a national organization representing counties before the United States Congress and federal agencies. The Public Lands Steering Committee is focused on all matters relating to federally-owned public lands including federal land management programs, natural resource revenue sharing payments, payments in lieu of taxes, and property tax immunity concerns.
For further information, contact:
Kristin Cipolla, Senior Legislative Liaison, County Supervisors Association
(602) 452-4501 * firstname.lastname@example.org