National Association of Counties

Utility gives Williamson free rein on travel

Utility gives Williamson free rein on travel

With a new travel budget equal to the $50,000 a year authorized for the entire Santa Rosa County Commission, new Holley Navarre Water System CEO Rob Williamson doesn’t need pre-approval for out-of-town trips to lobby or for other purposes. Although volunteer utility board President Will Goulet told the Navarre Press that the $50,000 isn’t a […]

Williamson loss means state, national vacancies

Williamson loss means state, national vacancies

When current District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson finishes his term in mid-November, he will leave a few positions vacant. During his time as commissioner, Williamson became an active member of the Florida Association of Counties (FAC), a lobbying group composed of elected representatives from all the Florida counties. Williamson was voted into the position […]

Santa Rosa selected for national coastal resiliency program

Santa Rosa selected for national coastal resiliency program

Santa Rosa County has been selected by the National Association of Counties (NACo) as one of only four counties in the country to participate in the Coastal Counties Resilience Team Challenge. This three-year program is designed to provide training, offer assistance and promote collaboration to strengthen the ability of counties to handle extreme weather events […]

Williamson selected for Veterans and Military Services Committee

Williamson selected for Veterans and Military Services Committee

Santa Rosa County Commissioner Rob Williamson, District 4, has been selected to serve on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Veterans and Military Services Committee. “Our men and women in uniform are that special one percent of Americans – those heroes among us who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice every day to keep us […]

Commissioners on loose leash for travel spending

Commissioners on loose leash for travel spending

Rarely are questions raised about Santa Rosa County commissioners’ use of the panel’s $50,000 annual travel budget. Instead, there’s a large degree of trust accorded in the commissioners’ judgment about the necessity of their occasional trips to such destinations as government policy meetings in Washington, D.C., and other gatherings in cities such as Orlando and […]

Cole appointed to NACo leadership role

Cole appointed to NACo leadership role

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 […]