Chairwoman takes leading role on national committee
(Cobb County, Ga, Aug. 29, 2022) – Cobb County’s Chairwoman Lisa Cupid and District 4 Commissioner Monique Sheffield have earned top spots among the leadership of the National Association of Counties (NACo).
NACo President Denise Winfrey appointed Cupid as the Economic Development Subcommittee Chair under the umbrella of the Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee. The EMLN is a cohort of county-elected leaders focused on helping residents move up the economic ladder. Network members examine the interconnected issues of economic mobility, including housing and workforce development and an overall low number of opportunities.
“Economic development is critical in sustaining a vibrant county where residents, employees, businesses and institutions can thrive. I am grateful to lead discussions about this at a national level and to bring best practices back home to Cobb for consideration,” said Cupid.
As the chairwoman of Cobb’s Board of Commissioners, Cupid leads the board in setting the direction and formulating policies for county government. She oversees the creation and adoption of the county’s budget and ensures Cobb’s quality of services reaches its more than 766,000 residents with the efficiency and effectiveness they have come to expect.
District 4 Commissioner Monique Sheffield also received an appointment from the NACo President as a member of the EMLN. Sheffield joins seven other county leaders from across the country in forming the network.
The National Association of Counties is an organization designed to strengthen America's counties. It serves nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees.
Cupid and Sheffield’s appointments will allow them to serve on groups impacting 3,000 counties nationwide. They will share the initiatives Cobb County is undertaking to benefit its residents while learning about new and innovative programs launched by other counties.