Okeechobee County Commissioner Terry Burroughs has been appointed to the National Association of
Counties, (NaCO) Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee, Vice Chair

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Washington, D.C. – Mary Ann Borgeson, President of the National Association of Counties has appointed
Okeechobee County Commissioner Terry Burroughs as the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering
Committee, Vice Chair.
“Committee participation at the national level is a serious commitment and responsibility” stated Ms.
Borgeson
“It is an honor to be appointed to serve as the Vice Chair on this committee. Agriculture is the lifeblood
of our rural Florida community and I intend on representing our County with honor and dedication”, said
Commissioner Burroughs.
As a member of the team lead by Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinley, Commissioner
Burroughs will play a key role in addressing matters pertaining to USDA Agriculture, rural development
programs, renewable energy development, research and extension, food safety and conservation
programs.
Commissioner Burroughs has also been appointed to Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Steering Committee. RAC
is the voice for America’s rural counties before Congress and the Administration. This committee is
dedicated to solving many critical issues impacting rural life and development. These include
infrastructure development, broadband deployment, development of new rural clinics and hospitals, road
and bridge construction and maintenance, business development opportunities and many more county
responsibilities.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is an organization that represents county governments in the
United States. It is the only national organization that represents county governments throughout the
Unites States. Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nation’s 3069 counties.