2023 NACo second vice president platform - Ron Berry
Roane County, Tenn.
As a candidate for 2nd Vice President of NACo, I firmly believe the success of our organization is our ability to commit, connect and unite. These qualities will enable us to become a stronger and more cohesive NACo that effectively serves the needs of its members and advances the interest of county governments across the nation. In the following discourse, I will explore the importance of commitment, connectivity, and unity and outline how these values can shape our journey towards progress and success.
Commitment to Members
- As 2nd Vice President, I will prioritize the needs and concerns of our diverse membership.
- I will advocate for fair and inclusive policies that address the challenges faced by counties.
- By actively engaging with members and seeking their input, we can develop meaningful solutions.
Commitment to Excellence
- I will work tirelessly to uphold the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.
- Encouraging innovation and sharing best practices will elevate the capabilities of our organization.
- Through a commitment to continuous improvement, we can remain at the forefront of county governance.
Commitment to Collaboration
- By fostering partnerships with other national and regional organizations, we can strengthen our impact.
- I will promote collaboration among NACo members to facilitate knowledge sharing and resource pooling.
- Engaging with stakeholders at all levels will enable us to advocate effectively for counties interests.
Connecting with Members
- Establishing open lines of communication will allow for a better understanding of member’s needs.
- I will utilize technology and digital platforms to create opportunities for meaningful engagement.
- Regular town halls, webinars, and conferences will facilitate networking and knowledge exchange.
- NACo can serve as a vital bridge, connecting counties across the nation.
- I will promote regional and intercounty collaboration to tackle shared challenges.
- By facilitating the exchange of ideas, NACo can help counties learn from one another’s successes.
- Building strategic alliances with federal agencies, private sector entities, and nonprofits will strengthen NACos mission.
- Collaborating with these partners will help us secure necessary resources and funding for county initiatives.
- By working together, we can leverage our collective expertise to drive positive change at all levels.
Uniting County Governments
- I will foster a culture of unity and cooperation among county governments.
- Through NACo, we can create platforms for county officials to come together and address common challenges.
- United, we can advocate for policies that empower counties and strengthen our collective voice.
Uniting Urban and Rural Communities
- Recognizing the unique needs of urban and rural counties, I will promote dialogue and understanding.
- Bridging the urban-rural divide will enable us to find innovative solutions that benefit all counties.
- By fostering unity, NACo can ensure that every county has a voice in shaping our national agenda.
Uniting Across Political Party Lines
- As 2nd Vice President. I will work across party lines to build consensus and advance county interests.
- I will prioritize bipartisanship and seek common ground to address critical issues facing counties.
I am honored to be a candidate for 2nd Vice President of NACo. I have prepared for this opportunity by serving as South Region Director for 3 years, member of Ex Committee for 3 years and a member of NACo Board of Directors. I am the only veteran candidate, having served in the United States Marine Corps. I humbly ask for your vote and support in the July election.
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