Supervisor Cline Selected for NACo Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee

WC Young Town hall-editGila County District Three Supervisor Woody Cline has been selected to serve on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee.

Supervisor Cline and other steering committee members will use their on-the-ground knowledge of the issues facing rural counties to help make sure rural interests are represented at the national level.

The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee is responsible for all matters pertaining to USDA agriculture, rural development programs, rural renewable energy development, research and extension, food safety, and conservation programs. Congress and federal agencies often look to NACo for feedback on legislative policy decisions being made in Washington, D.C. thanks to the expertise and engagement of NACO’s steering committee members like Supervisor Cline.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is concerned about the impact of national, state and local policies and decisions affecting rural counties and counties with significant rural communities threated by urban and suburban development. Approximately fifteen percent of the nation’s population lives in 2,050 counties deemed ‘non-metropolitan,’ or rural, accounting for over 72 percent of the nation’s total land area - according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

As part of his service on the committee, Supervisor Cline will attend both NACo’s Legislative Conference and Annual Conference as well as monthly conference calls.

Supervisor Cline is pictured above at a recent town hall in Young.