National Association of Counties (NACo) President Sallie Clark appointed Santa Rosa County District 2 Commissioner Bob Cole to serve a one-year
term as the chairman of the Land Use and Solid Waste Subcommittee, one of the subcommittees within the NACo’s Energy, Environment and Land Use Steering Committee.
Clark, commissioner, El Paso County, Colo., made her policy committee leadership appointments shortly after being sworn in as NACo’s president during its annual conference last month in North Carolina.
“I am honored to lead NACo’s Land Use and Solid Waste Subcommittee because these issues have a major impact on counties and our residents,” Cole said. “Counties are working to manage our land and resources responsibly. Federal policies matter to counties. We must continue to work with our federal partners to make sure unfunded mandates do not hinder our safety and economic prosperity.”
The Land Use and Solid Waste Subcommittee focuses on many facets of land use. These include conservation easement, brownfields, cleanup of federal facilities, eminent domain, parks and recreation, environmental equity, noise pollution, waste reduction and recovery, recycling, transport of waste, hazardous waste management, nuclear waste and superfund sites.
Cole has served since 2012 as a member of the Energy, Environment and Land Use Steering Committee. He is also active in NACo’s Arts and Culture Commission.