Supervisor Cox Assumes National Leadership Post
County Supervisor Greg Cox was sworn in today as President of the National Association of Counties (NACo), an organization that represents 3,069 counties across America.
Cox was sworn in this morning at the 2018 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee.
As President, Cox will lead the association in its efforts to shape national policy discussions on critical issues facing counties.
“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 it is critical for local government voices to be heard at the national level.”
Founded in 1935, NACo brings officials from America’s counties 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 also served as President. He has served in local government for more than four decades and his broad experience has led to his appointments to the San Diego Regional Airport Authority and the California Coastal Commission.
In his new role, Cox will take ideas that have worked well in San Diego to the national level, including 2-1-1 San Diego, the County’s Live Well San Diego vision and successful efforts to help veterans.
“My Presidential initiative will be Connecting the Unconnected,” said Cox. “We want to see every county in America connect residents to the critical services they need so that they can live well and thrive.”
For more information on the initiative, visit www.NACo.org/Connecting.