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

  • Video | Apr. 9, 2019

    Gunnison County, Colo. Commissioner John Messner testifies before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management on the role of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) in economic development and recovery.

  • Video | Apr. 1, 2019

    This week's video includes the latest on the annual appropriations process, "Dear Colleague" letters in support of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program, the Community Development Block Grant and the HOME Investments Partnerships Program, the National Flood Insurance Program, new rules on overtime pay and more.

  • Video | Mar. 25, 2019

    This week's video includes an update on the appropriations process, funding for the State Opioid Response grants, the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships programs and more.

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
Waukesha County, Wisconsin


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


Subcommittee Vice Chair

Tony Guillory
Police Juror
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana


Brenda Howerton (Work Force)
Durham County, North Carolina


Drucilla Jackson (Housing)
Sumter County, Alabama


Martha Schrader (Economic Development )
Clackamas County, Oregon


Kathryn Starkey (Work Force)
Pasco County, Florida



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