Sandoval County Treasurer Laura Montoya/Courtesy photo
National Association of Counties (NACo) President Mary Ann Borgeson has reappointed Sandoval County Treasurer Laura Montoya to her fourth term as vice-chair of NACo’s Finance, Pensions & Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee.
Borgeson, a Douglas County, Neb. commissioner, made her leadership appointments shortly after being sworn in as NACo’s president on the final day of NACo’s 84th Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nev.
“It’s an honor to represent my county and state in this capacity. I appreciate being able to continue our work in funding Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PiLT) and Secure Rural Schools; improving broadband access; and supporting implementation of the Farm Bill which helps counties provide critical investments in our nation’s most under-served communities. Being a part of a committee that supports rural infrastructure, protects our nation’s food supply and access to SNAP and fights for everyday working families is important to me,” Treasurer Montoya said.
Active in NACo since 2015, Montoya has served as a member of the Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee and also is the chair of the NextGen Caucus, a grassroots member-driven forum for young county officials. She is one of only two county elected officials appointed to NACo leadership this year. Santa Fe County Commissioner Anna Hansen was appointed vice chair of the Air Quality Sub Committee of the Environment, Energy & Land Use Committee.
The Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs (FPIGA) Steering Committee has three subcommittees: County and Tribal Relations; Elections; and Fiscal Policy & Pensions. FPIGA is responsible for NACo policy on all matters pertaining to the financial resources of counties, fiscal management, federal assistance, municipal borrowing, county revenues, federal budget, federal tax reform, elections and Native American issues.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, including nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to advocate for county government priorities in federal policymaking; promote exemplary county policies and practices; nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks; optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings; and enrich the public’s understanding of county government. http://www.naco.org