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NACo Steering Committees

Current MN Members of NACo Steering Committees

NACo steering committees annually review and make recommendations on issues and legislation. The policy development process initiated by the steering committees leads to the publication of the American County Platform, which NACo uses as a guide to deliver the county government message to the Administration, Congress and the American public. 

NACo steering committees:Agriculture and Rural AffairsCommunity and Economic DevelopmentEnvironment, Energy and Land UseFinance and Intergovernmental AffairsHealthHuman Services and EducationJustice and Public SafetyLabor and EmploymentPublic LandsTelecommunications and TechnologyTransportation

  • There can be only two county officials from a single county on any one steering committee.  Only eight individuals from any state (including up to two from any one county) can serve on a particular committee. Eight individuals per state EXCLUDES Chair and Vice Chair appointments.

  • County officials and staff wishing to serve on a Steering Committee must apply through their state associations of counties. After receiving a recommendation from the state association, the NACo president makes the appointment.

  • You may serve on only ONE steering committee and must be from a NACo member county.

  • You will remain on the committee of your choice until you advise AMC that you no longer want to be a member of that committee, or until you are no longer a MN county official.

If you are interested in becoming a member of a NACo Steering Committee or need a change made to a committee appointment, please contact: Laurie Klupacs, AMC Deputy Director, at 651-789-4329 or by email.

About NACo Committees:
All members of NACo committees, with the exception of the Audit Committee, are appointed by the NACo president.

The Audit Committee is a committee of the Board of Directors and is composed of Board members. The Board votes to determine who serves on the Audit Committee.

County officials and staff wishing to serve on a Steering Committee must apply through their state associations of counties. After receiving a recommendation from the state association, the NACo president makes the appointment. 

Members of Standing Committee and Ad hoc Committees are appointed by the NACo president. A Presidential Appointment Form is available on NACo's website in April. Persons wishing to be considered for a leadership or committee appointment must complete the application and submit it by the posted deadline.

Appointments are announced by the president during the Annual Business Meeting held during the Annual Conference in July.

County officials and staff from the 100 largest counties that are NACo members may participate in the Large Urban County Caucus.

County officials and staff from rural counties that are NACo members may participate in the Rural Action Caucus.

Current NACo Steering Committee Members from Minnesota

Name County Position Committee
Bob   Fox Renville County Vice Chair Agriculture and Rural Affairs   Steering Committee
Linda   Higgins Hennepin County Member Arts and Culture Commission
Mary   Jo McGuire Ramsey County Member Arts and Culture Commission
Toni   Carter Ramsey County Member Arts and Culture Commission
Vance   Stuehrenberg Blue Earth County Member Arts and Culture Commission
Jim   McDonough Ramsey County Vice Chair Community, Economic and   Workforce Development Steering Committee
Victoria   Reinhardt Ramsey County Vice Chair Environment, Energy and Land Use   Steering Committee
Linda   Higgins Hennepin County Subcommittee Chair, Medicaid   & Indigent Care Health Steering Committee
Jim   McDonough Ramsey County Member Healthy Counties Advisory Board
Linda   Higgins Hennepin County Member Healthy Counties Advisory Board
Mary   Jo McGuire Ramsey County Member Healthy Counties Advisory Board
Toni   Carter Ramsey County Chair Healthy Counties Advisory Board
Jessica   Beyer Waseca County Member Information Technology Standing   Committee
Victoria   Reinhardt Ramsey County Member Information Technology Standing   Committee
Randy   Maluchnik Carver County Vice Chair International Economic   Development Task Force
Judson   Freed Ramsey County Subcommittee Vice Chair,     Homeland Security Justice and Public Safety   Steering Committee
Mary   Jo McGuire Ramsey County Subcommittee Vice Chair,     Juvenile Justice and Public Safety   Steering Committee
Jim   McDonough Ramsey County Immediate Past Chair LUCC Steering Committee
Linda   Higgins Hennepin County Member LUCC Steering Committee
Marion   Greene Hennepin County Member LUCC Steering Committee
Mary   Jo McGuire Ramsey County Member LUCC Steering Committee
Peter   McLaughlin Hennepin County Member LUCC Steering Committee
Toni   Carter Ramsey County Member LUCC Steering Committee
Victoria   Reinhardt Ramsey County Member LUCC Steering Committee
Drew   Campbell Blue Earth County Member Membership Standing Committee
Laurie   Klupacs Association of Minnesota   Counties Member Membership Standing Committee
Laurie   Klupacs Association of Minnesota   Counties Member Programs and Services Standing   Committee
Mary   Jo McGuire Ramsey County Vice Chair Programs and Services Standing   Committee
Randy   Maluchnik Carver County Member Programs and Services Standing   Committee
Jessica   Beyer Waseca County Member Resilient Counties Advisory   Board
Judson   Freed Ramsey County Member Resilient Counties Advisory   Board
Linda   Higgins Hennepin County Member Resilient Counties Advisory   Board
Victoria   Reinhardt Ramsey County Vice Chair Resilient Counties Advisory   Board
Bob   Fox Renville County Member Rural Action Caucus
Drew   Campbell Blue Earth County Member Rural Action Caucus
Randy   Maluchnik Carver County Member Rural Action Caucus
Vance   Stuehrenberg Blue Earth County Member Rural Action Caucus
Peter   McLaughlin Hennepin County Vice Chair Transportation Steering   Committee
Randy   Maluchnik Carver County Subcommittee Chair,    Highway/Highway Safety Transportation Steering   Committee
Vance   Stuehrenberg Blue Earth County Subcommittee Vice Chair,    Airports Transportation Steering   Committee
Jim   Golgart Le Sueur County Vice Chair Veterans and Military Services   Committee