Early next week, RCRC Chair Matt Kingsley (Inyo), RCRC Vice Chair Daron McDaniel (Merced), RCRC 2nd Vice Chair Stacy Corless (Mono), and RCRC Immediate Past Chair Rex Bohn (Humboldt) will join RCRC Board Members and Western Interstate Region Delegates Kevin Cann (Mariposa) and Lee Adams (Sierra) and RCRC legislative staff for the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) 2019 Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.  The annual event brings more than 2,000 elected and appointed county officials from around the country to the nation’s capital to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties.  

Prior to the convening of the NACo Legislative Conference, RCRC’s senior leadership will have meetings with key members of Congress and congressional staff to advocate on a number of priority issues, including providing a long-term solution to continuing the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program, liberalizing federal banking laws to address cannabis, and enacting an infrastructure package that addresses not only roads and bridges, but the deployment of broadband and constructing water/waste water facilities in low-population counties.  The RCRC delegation will also hold meetings with key personnel from the Administration, including the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service.