AOC 2020 Presidential Initiative

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Each year the AOC president selects a focus area to implement through their service to the organization.

Morrow County Commissioner Jim Doherty, elected AOC president in November of 2019 announced his initiative at the Annual Conference: arts, culture, and community. “The impact of arts and culture on our lives can be significant. It preserves heritage, gives a platform for expression, and builds strong communities,” said Doherty of his initiative.

Doherty plans to bring arts and culture to AOC through experiences, bridging communities in AOC’s 36 member counties. He will invite members to engage in events across the state that showcase the best each county has to offer, allowing members to learn about one another’s communities.