Council Member Rice was appointed to serve as the Vice Chair of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Human Services and Education Steering Committee.
Rice, who was appointed to the NACo Board of Directors in 2019, was selected for the steering committee vice chair position at the 85th Annual NACo Business Meeting:
As vice chair of the Human Services and Education Steering Committee, Councilmember Rice will focus on all matters pertaining to children’s issues, foster care, public assistance and income supports, services for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, immigration policy, social services and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. The committee has recently advocated for increased food assistance and proposed actions to address the child care crisis in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, NACo’s Annual Business Meeting was held virtually. More than 1,000 county leaders and partners participated.
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