Press release by:Councilmember Elle CochranMaui County Council
Councilmember Cochran confirmed to National Association of Counties steering committee
WAILUKU, Hawaii - Maui County Councilmember Elle Cochran joined the nation’s leadership ranks once more with her nomination to the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties confirmed by NACo President Linda Langston in a letter dated Sept. 5, Councilmember Cochran’s office announced today.
Councilmember Cochran served on the Environment, Energy and Land Use NACo Steering Committee for the 2011-2012 term.
NACo’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee members play a critical role in advancing legislative and policy priorities important to the nation’s counties, such as renewable energy, food safety and conservation. The committee members also help establish goals and priorities for the organization.
“I am honored to join fellow county elected officials from across the nation who share my passion for agriculture and land preservation,” said Councilmember Cochran, who will serve for the 2013-2014 term. “I am particularly looking forward to learning what other jurisdictions are doing on issues important to Maui County, such as food safety and support for our farmers.”
Councilmember Cochran chairs the Council’s Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee. She holds the residency seat for West Maui, where she is a lifelong resident.
“I have deep respect for our farmers and feel that I can give them a voice," she said.
Councilmember Cochran plans to continue her active participation in NACo’s committee work, which includes conference calls, legislative strategy development and advocacy. She is requested to attend NACo’s Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. next winter and Annual Conference in New Orleans next summer.
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Contact:Kit Zulueta, Communication DirectorOffice of Council Services808.270.7665Kit.Zulueta@mauicounty.usTwitter handle: @mauicountyFacebook.com/MauiCountyCouncil