David Painter, vice president of the Board of County Commissioners in Clermont County, has been appointed chair of the Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties (NACo).
“David was chosen because my goal is build a talented and committed leadership team for NACo,” said Denise Winfrey, NACo president. “Our strength at NACo is in our members and their involvement. It is time to elevate the county role in areas of need, and we are ready to rise.”
The committee is responsible for all matters pertaining to air, water, energy, and land use, including water resources/management, stormwater, pesticides, air quality standards, solid, hazardous, and nuclear waste handling, transport, and disposal, national energy policy, renewable/alternative energy, alternative fuel vehicles, energy facility siting, electricity utility restructuring, pipeline safety, oil spills, superfund/brownfields, eminent domain, land use, coastal management, oceans, parks and recreation.
“I am extremely honored for the opportunity to fulfill such an important role,” Painter said. “These are critical areas for the future of our country. They impact every one of us as we go about our daily lives. Rest assured that I will do my best as we move ahead with these vital matters.”
Painter serves on the NACo Board of Directors. He previously was vice chair of NACo’s Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee. He also is president of the OKI Regional Council of Governments.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) serves nearly 40,0000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees nationwide. Founded in 1935, NACo unities county officials to advance excellence in public service to enrich the lives of all citizens. NACo is one of the most effective and largest advocacy organizations in the world.