County Supervisors Association Elects Supervisors Tommie Cline Martin & Liz Archuleta for Western Interstate Region Leadership
Photo: (L-R) Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta, Maricopa County Supervisor and CSA PResident Clint Hickman, Gila County Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin
PHOENIX (March 20, 2015)- On March 19, the County Supervisors Association (CSA) Board of Directors elected Gila County Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin (District 1) and Coconino County Supervisor Liz Archuleta (District 2), as Arizona's representatives to the Western Interstate Region (WIR), an affiliate of the National Association of Counties organization (NACo). NACo is a national organization representing counties before the United States Congress and federal agencies. WIR is a coalition of 15 western states dedicated to the promotion of the region’s interests within NACo, including public land issues, community stability and economic development. The WIR appointment serves a vital role in advancing Arizona’s interests in NACo and before the U.S. Congress.
Supervisor Martin accepted the appointment as the designated voting member, stating, "I greatly value my colleagues’ confidence in my ability to serve our state on important natural resources issues. These issues are important to all counties, both rural and urban. WIR ensures that the needs of western counties are heard at the national level."
Supervisor Archuleta accepted the appointment, stating, “I look forward to continuing my work with elected officials from across the west in this new role on the WIR Board. My work as the Chairman of the Federal Land Payments Subcommittee will complement WIR’s advocacy efforts on Payment in Lieu of Taxes and Secure Rural Schools. Both of these federal programs are crucial to maintaining and strengthening the economies of Arizona counties.”
CSA President and Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman expressed his enthusiasm about the appointments, stating, “I am very pleased Supervisor Martin and Supervisor Archuleta will serve in these roles. They both bring years of valuable experience and strong personal awareness of the issues facing rural communities. Just as importantly, they have the determination to get things done.”
CSA is a non-partisan, non-profit research and advocacy organization representing the 61 county supervisors leading Arizona’s 15 counties. For more than 30 years, CSA has served as a forum for county leaders to address important issues facing local constituents and develop a proactive state and federal policy agenda.