Public Lands Steering Committee

All matters relating to federally-owned public lands including federal land ​management programs, natural resource revenue sharing payments, payments in lieu of taxes, and property tax immunity concerns.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Policy Briefs

  • Policy Brief

    Provide Full Mandatory Funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program

    Urge your members of Congress to support mandatory full funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. Unless Congress acts, counties will have received their last fully funded PILT disbursement in 2019. Without mandatory full funding, PILT will remain a discretionary program (subject to the annual appropriations process) and could fall back to pre-2008 funding levels, which would devastate local government service delivery in areas with significant federal land ownership.

Latest Resources

  • Video | Sep. 26, 2018

    Klickitat County, Wash. Commissioner David Sauter will testify today on behalf of NACo on ESA modernization bills.

  • Advocacy | Jul. 9, 2018

    In this toolkit you will find several useful resources designed to help county officials educate Congress, the administration and the public on the importance of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program

  • Reports & Toolkits | Jul. 9, 2018

    Sixty-two percent of the nation’s counties contain federal lands. The PILT program helps to offset costs incurred for county services — including road and bridge upkeep, public safety and emergency medical services — provided to the users of untaxable federal public lands.

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Public Lands Steering Committee


Randy Hanvelt
Tuolumne County, California


Vice Chair

Elizabeth Archuleta
Coconino County, Arizona


Greg Chilcott
Ravalli County, Montana


Susan Flores
Otero County, New Mexico


Larry Suckla
Montezuma County, Colorado


Subcommittee Chair

Todd Devlin (Payments)
Prairie County, Montana


Leland Pollock (Land Management )
Commission Chair
Garfield County, Utah


Subcommittee Vice Chair

Kathy Chandler-Henry (Land Management)
Eagle County, Colorado


Stacy Corless (Land Management )
Mono County, California


Kuyler Crocker (Payments)
Tulare County, California


Jack Lytle (Payments)
Daggett County, Utah


Tommie Martin (Land Management )
Gila County, Arizona


Mark Owens (Payments)
Harney County, Oregon



  • Associate Legislative Director – Public Lands and Liaison to the Western Interstate Region  
    (202) 942-4207