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St. Martin Parish officials leaders in national group

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Two members of the St. Martin Parish Council have attained positions of leadership in the National Association of Counties (NACo).

Councilman Craig Gregory, who represents District 7, has been appointed chairman of the Education and Families Subcommittee as a standing member on the Human Services and Education Steering Committee.

Gregory was also chosen to serve as a member of NACo’s Rural Action Caucus, representing over 2,000 rural counties and some 60 million people before Congress and the administration.

Lisa Nelson of District 2 is on the Health Steering Committee and is slated to serve on NACo’s board of directors next year.

Nelson will also be president of the Police Jury Association of Louisiana.

The National Association of Counties was founded in 1935. The only national organization representing county governments, it advances issues before the federal government, improves the public’s understanding of county government, assists counties with education and research, and looks for ways for counties to save taxpayers’ money.

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