NACo First Vice President; Supervisor, San Diego County, Calif.
San Diego County, Calif. Supervisor Greg Cox was elected NACo first vice president on July 24, 2017. He has been active in NACo since 2002, serving on the association’s board of directors as well as on the Large Urban County Caucus and task forces on health care and immigration reform.
Cox oversees a regional government with a $5.4 billion budget and 17,396 employees. Since joining the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 1995, Greg Cox has worked to implement innovative, comprehensive ways to deliver valuable services to the more than 3 million people living in the region.
Cox began his public service career as a teacher in the Sweetwater Union High School District. He was elected to the Chula Vista City Council and later served two terms as mayor of Chula Vista.
Greg Cox is the only elected official in California to have been elected by his peers to serve as both the president of the California State Association of Counties and the president of the League of California Cities. He has been acknowledged as “Legislator of the Year” by numerous state and local organizations throughout his career. Supervisor Cox serves on the Board of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and was appointed by the California Assembly Speaker to the California Coastal Commission. His leadership is recognized on the federal level too as the White House appointed him to the National Ocean Council’s Governance Coordinating Committee, a group that advises the president on ocean policy issues.