ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 3, 2016) – Orange County Commissioner Renee Price has been named as Chair of the Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee (CEWD) of the National Association of Counties (NACo).  Price’s appointment by NACo’s newly-elected President Bryan Desloge was announced on Monday, July 25, during NACo’s 81st Annual Conference and Exposition held in Long Beach, CA. 

The committee is responsible for NACo policy development on all matters pertaining to general community development and redevelopment; residential, commercial, and industrial development; housing programs; building and housing codes; subdivision regulation; and public works and economic development. 

“I am honored that President Desloge would appoint me to this leadership position,” said Price. Price has been active on the CEWD Steering Committee for several years, served as a subcommittee chair since 2014 and is also vice-chair of the Arts and Culture Commission and a member of the Rural Action Caucus.

“Being engaged in NACo is a remarkable experience,” Price said.  “I have gained so much by working alongside county commissioners and officials from across the US, as well as dedicated NACo staff members, on a year-round agenda to influence policy decisions at the national level. This is an opportunity to promote policies and programs that will benefit the people of Orange County, NC, as well as people living throughout the nation.”

In 2012, Price was elected to the Board of County Commissioners.   In addition to serving as a County Commissioner, she serves on numerous community boards. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Price earned her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Tufts University majoring in urban affairs, and Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University, with concentrations in city development planning, and environmental planning and design. She also studied at Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in the Master of Arts program.

NACo is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States.  Founded in 1935, the organization provides essential services to the nation’s 3,069 counties and parishes. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.  

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