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Local lawmakers lobby New York delegation on ‘Capitol Hill Day of Action’
Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey joined with over 2,000 county elected officials in Washington, D.C., this week, including his Orleans County counterparts, at the annual National Association of Counties (NACO) Legislative Conference.
The annual conference brings together elected county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties and its residents. Among many policy issues, this year’s event focused on agricultural and rural affairs, workforce development, and public safety. The conference culminated with an address by President Joe Biden.
“As the saying goes, there is strength in numbers, so, when county officials can all come together in Washington and let our congressional representatives know what is important to us and how they can help, we know our collective voices are being heard,” Godfrey said. “I appreciate the warm welcome we received from members of our New York delegation, and was happy to get the chance to discuss some very local issues, particularly Lake Ontario water levels and dredging.”
NACO serves nearly 40,000 county officials. Founded in 1935, NACO unites county leaders from across the U.S. to educate lawmakers and advocate for county priorities.