DAYTON — Montgomery County Commissioner Debbie Lieberman is currently attending the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
This is Commissioner Lieberman’s first conference as a member of the NACo Board of Directors. Commissioner Lieberman was elected to the board by the County Commissioners Association of Ohio in December.
“It is an honor to share, on a national level, Montgomery County’s progress and success through our innovative programs that improve educational opportunities for our residents, strengthen our small businesses and improve efficiency and competitiveness,” Lieberman said. “As a representative from Montgomery County and Ohio, it is incredibly beneficial to connect with our congressional leaders and ensure that NACo has a comprehensive and effective legislative platform.”
The National Association of Counties unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.
“Counties in America are very important,” Lieberman added. “Nationally, counties make sure that your drinking water is safe for you and your family (investing over $22 billion on water and sewer infrastructure), inspect and maintain 40 percent of the county’s bridges, provide for almost all of the country’s social service safety net services (delivering $58 billion in Human Services), provide access to mental health and substance abuse treatment, provide for jail and court services as well as ex-offender reentry services and deliver significant support for arts and culture and parks and recreation throughout the country.”
NACo’s mission is to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational, cost-effective solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.