Supervisor Martin named NACo Public Lands Committee Chair
LONG BEACH, CA - This week, Gila County Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin was appointed chair of the Public Lands Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties (NACo). NACo President Bryan Desloge announced the appointment at the NACo Annual Conference on July 25, in Long Beach, California.
As chair, Supervisor Martin will be responsible for leading the 82 member Public Lands Steering Committee to formulate NACo policy proposals on matters relating to federally-owned public lands including land management programs, natural resource revenue sharing payments, and payments in lieu of taxes. She will also lead NACo’s advocacy effort on these proposals before federal agencies and the United States Congress.
After receiving the appointment Supervisor Martin stated, “I am humbled to receive this appointment. NACo’s Public Lands steering committee is an outstanding platform for public lands counties, like mine, to advance policies that help put our public lands back to work for our communities. A fundamental vulnerability of this nation is poorly managed land, but a fundamental wealth is well managed land. I am very grateful for the opportunity to lead this important committee.”
CSA Executive Director, Craig Sullivan shared his enthusiasm for her appointment, stating, “Supervisor Martin has been a tireless advocate on behalf of our public lands and resources throughout Arizona. Her leadership at a national level will ensure the management of public lands throughout this country become more innovative and effective.”
NACo is a national organization representing counties before the United States Congress and federal agencies. The Public Lands Steering Committee is focused on all matters relating to federally-owned public lands including federal land management programs, natural resource revenue sharing payments, payments in lieu of taxes, and property tax immunity concerns.
Photo: L-R Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin; Santa Cruz County Supervisor and Arizona Association of Counties President, Manny Ruiz.