The National Association of Counties is bringing on Matthew Chase, most recently with the National Association of Development Organizations, as its executive director. NACo made the announcement today at its 77th annual conference in Pittsburgh. Chase will take over on Sept. 17.
“I am thrilled that Matt has accepted the offer to become our executive director. His talents will enhance our efforts to represent counties in Washington and continue to improve the connection between NACo and our local county elected officials,” said Lenny Eliason, NACo’s president and the commissioner of Athens County in Ohio, in a press statement.
The group’s current director, Larry Naake, is retiring.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.