Community, Economic & Workforce Development Steering Committee

Responsible for all matters pertaining to housing, community and economic development, public works, and workforce development including the creation of affordable housing and housing options for different populations, residential, commercial, and industrial development, and building and housing codes.

Policy Briefs

Latest Resources

  • Reports & Toolkits | Jul. 19, 2018

    The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally-funded grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, that assists state and local governments in improving housing and living conditions and providing community services for vulnerable residents.

  • Reports & Toolkits | Mar. 23, 2018

    Nearly six months after the start of federal fiscal year (FY) 2018, Congressional leaders have reached agreement on a spending package that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2018.

  • Advocacy | Jul. 26, 2017

    With the Summer Congressional recess starting Friday, July 28th, county leaders have a great opportunity to advocate for county legislative and regulatory priorities right at home. NACo has put together the following information to help you be an effective advocate during the summer recess.

Join a steering committee and make a difference. Learn more about getting involved in NACo's Community, Economic & Workforce Development Steering Committee:

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee


Jim McDonough
Ramsey County, Minnesota


Vice Chair

J.D. Clark
County Judge
Wise County, Texas


Audrey Edmonson
Miami-Dade County, Florida


Renee Price
Orange County, North Carolina


Denise Winfrey
Board Member
Will County, Illinois


Subcommittee Chair

Pamela Lancaster (Work Force)
Hall County, Nebraska


Larry Nelson (Housing)
Waukesha County, Wisconsin


John O'Grady (Economic Development)
Franklin County, Ohio


Subcommittee Vice Chair

Tony Guillory (Housing)
Police Juror
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana


Brenda Howerton (Work Force)
Durham County, North Carolina


Drucilla Jackson (Housing)
Sumter County, Alabama


Stanley Primozich (Economic Development)
Yamhill County, Oregon


Martha Schrader (Economic Development)
Clackamas County, Oregon


Kathryn Starkey (Work Force)
Pasco County, Florida



  • Associate Legislative Director – Community, Economic & Workforce Development  
    (202) 942-4212