2013 Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference, held May 22-24 in Coconino
County/Flagstaff, Arizona, explored several issues important to western
counties, including public and forest lands, disaster preparedness and
recovery, and public-private partnerships.
Featured speakers included Ed Fox, the Arizona Public Service Company‘s
vice president of state and local affairs and James D. Ogsbury, executive
director of the Western Governors Association.
WIR President Jerome Selby, who is Mayor of
Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska, said that the WIR Conference is one of the most
important meetings of the year for county officials interested in economic and
rural development, land use, and other western issues.
“The conference brings NACo and WIR
leadership together with county officials from across the country in one
place,” said Selby said. “Together, we seek pragmatic solutions for the unique
challenges facing our western communities.”
For more on the conference, click here.
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