Supervisor Cox Elected to National Leadership Post
SAN DIEGO – County Supervisor Greg Cox today was elected as 2nd Vice President of the National Association of Counties (NACo), a post that will directly lead to him serving as President of the organization and shaping national policy discussion on critical issues.
Cox was elected Monday at the 81st Annual NACo Conference and Exposition, held in Long Beach.
“I’m deeply honored and appreciative of the opportunity to take on this new challenge,” said Cox. “No level of government impacts people more directly than county government and I strongly believe that it is critical for local government voices to be heard at the national level.”
Founded in 1935, NACo brings officials from America’s 3,069 county governments together to advocate on national policy, exchange ideas, pursue solutions and increase the public’s understanding of county government.
Cox has served in numerous leadership roles with both NACo and the California State Association of Counties, where he is a past President. He has served in local government for more than four decades. His broad experience led to his appointments to the San Diego Regional Airport Authority, the California Coastal Commission and the National Ocean Council’s Governance Coordinating Committee; a group that advises the President on ocean policy issues.
In his new role, Cox will take ideas that have worked well in San Diego to a national level, including 2-1-1 San Diego, the County’s Live Well San Diego initiative and successful efforts to help veterans.
“Counties work every day with governments, community groups and the private sector to make a difference in our communities, and I want to see that counties also make a very real difference in setting the national agenda,” he said.
Cox was reelected to a sixth and final term on the Board of Supervisors in last month’s primary election.