National Association of Counties
Washington, D.C.

 Green Government Initiative gets new board appointees

NACo President Chris Rodgers has appointed seven new county members to serve on the advisory board of the association’s Green Government Initiative, a national effort to assist the nation’s counties in developing and implementing environmentally sound programs and practices.

The new appointees are:

  • Keith Carson, supervisor, Alameda County, Calif.
  • Audrey Edmonson, commissioner, vice chair, Miami-Dade County, Fla.
  • Burrell Ellis, chief executive officer, DeKalb County, Ga.
  • Doug Hill, executive director, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
  • Peter McLaughlin, commissioner, Hennepin County, Minn.
  • Victoria Reinhardt, commissioner, Ramsey County, Minn. and
  • Dennis Sandquist, director of planning and development, McHenry County, Ill.

NACo’s Green Government Initiative Advisory Board consists of 26 county members and 18 corporate sponsors, who work cooperatively to spearhead development of the national program to assist counties in “going green.”

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To learn more about how your county can go greener, visit NACo's Green Government Initiative portal.

The Green Government Initiative, launched in 2007, serves as a comprehensive resource for county governments on all things “green,” including energy, green building, climate protection, air quality, transportation, land use, water quality, purchasing and recycling. Through the Green Government Initiative, NACo provides education and outreach to counties on sustainability strategies, and directs them to corporate and organizational partners that can offer green services and products.