2015-16 NACo Officers
l-r- 1st VP Brian Desloge, President Sallie Clark, 2nd VP Roy Charles Brooks, Immediate Past President Riki Hokama, NACo Exec. Dir. Matt Chase.
The 2015 NACo Annual Conference is in the rear view mirror, which is an appropriate metaphor for the location of the conference, the home of NASCAR, Charlotte, North Carolina. A spirited contest for NACo 2nd Vice President ended with the election of Tarrant County, TX Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks. Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack gave a strong seconding speech for Commissioner Brooks who defeated Coconino County, AZ Supervisor Liz Archuleta and Rich County, UT Commission Chair Bill Cox on the first ballot of voting. DeKalb County, GA Commissioner Larry Johnson dropped out of the race the morning of the election.
Speaking of elections, we are very sad to report that Tillamook County Commissioner Tim Josi lost his reelection bid for NACo West Region Representative. Tim reflected that while it wasn’t easy losing the election, he is okay with not being the West Region Representative any longer. He has a lot on his plate here at home and he says he’s already feeling less stressed. Thank you Tim for all you’ve done. You set a new standard for NACo regional representatives.
Two of President Obama’s cabinet officers, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Transportation spoke to the conference along with the Deputy Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental affairs. Former NBA star Brad Daugherty entertaine