Jonathan Shuffield

Associate Legislative Director – Public Lands and Liaison to the Western Interstate Region

Jonathan Shuffield serves as NACo’s Associate Legislative Director for Public Lands and Liaison to the Western Interstate Region, lobbying Congress on public lands issues including Payments In Lieu of Taxes, Secure Rural Schools, land management and endangered species. Before joining NACo, Jonathan served as both Policy Director and Executive Director for the Congressional Western Caucus. He also served as Legislative Director for Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and as Legislative Assistant for Congressman Steve Pearce (NM-02), where his primary focus was on federal lands and environmental issues.

A native Texan, Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Kathryn. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring our nation’s public lands, reading history and collecting original vinyl albums.

More from Jonathan Shuffield

  • 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.
  • Advocacy

    PILT Payment Lawsuit Conference Call Recording

    In 2008, Congress significantly amended the Payments In-Lieu of Taxes (PILT) statute by mandating full funding through 2014. Congress also repealed the original statute language that made the program discretionary and subject to the annual congressional appropriations process.
  • County News

    PILT counties: Feds may owe you money

    In 2008, Congress significantly amended the Payments In-Lieu of Taxes (PILT) statute by mandating full funding through 2014. Congress also repealed the original statute language that made the program discretionary and subject to the annual congressional appropriations process.

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