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Selby Heads WIR; Public Lands Energy Policy Gets Centerstage

Posted Date: 
June 4, 2012
Beverly Schlotterbeck, Executive Director, NACo County News

Americans look to the West for its heritage, majestic scenery, recreational opportunities and abundant natural resources. These competing views, which have defined the West for decades, inevitably collide in America’s public lands counties, heirs to millions of acres of federally owned land.

The leaders of the nation’s public lands counties met in mid-May at NACo’s Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference in Santa Fe County, N.M. to learn about federal government policies and other trends impacting their communities. WIR members also elected a new leadership team.

Heading the 2012–2013 WIR Executive Committee is President Jerome Selby, mayor, Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska; Also on the team: John Martin, first vice president, commissioner, Garfield County, Colo.; Lesley Robinson, second vice president, commissioner, Phillips County, Mont. and the newest executive committee member; and Ron Walter, immediate past president, Chelan County, Wash.

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