By Wayne Allen
Chairman of the Scioto County Commissioners Mike Crabtree will attend the National Association of Counties (NACO) 80th Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, later this week. Crabtree said he’s hopeful to gain useful knowledge he can bring back to Scioto County.
“There is a lot of stuff that’s going to be associated with workforce development and other issues,” Crabtree said.
He said at the conference, presenters will go over legislative changes that have occurred.NACO will also lobby on behalf of its membership on important issues. Crabtree said NACO has lobbied the government to keep Community Development Block Grant Funding in place and a number of other issues.
“Revenue streams have been drying up and that’s nationwide. We do what we can to protect county interests at the national level,” Crabtree said.
According to www.naco.org, NACO’s 80th Annual Conference and Exposition provides an opportunity for all county leaders and staff to learn, network and guide the direction of the association. The annual conference provides county officials with an opportunity to vote on NACO’s policies related to federal legislation and regulation, elect officers and network with colleagues.
When asked what he’s hoping to get out of this year’s conference Crabtree said, “There is going to be a lot of changes in the workforce investment act. I’m looking at attending some of the workforce development stuff and seeing what’s happening with that.”
For more information about the conference visit www.naco.org.
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