Harris County Judge Ed Emmett was unanimously elected to the board of directors of the County Executives of America earlier this month, enhancing his access to federal officials and economic leaders across the country.
CEA Executive Director Michael Griffin wrote Emmett last week informing him that his nomination had been confirmed unanimously and welcoming him to the board.
The non-partisan County Executives of America is based in Washington, D.C., and acts as a national voice for county executives across the nation and represents the interests of county executives and their constituents on all levels of government. With such ambitious policy experiments as regionalism and international economic partnerships taking place at the local level first, county officials have some of the most potential to influence the course of public policy at home and abroad.
“I’m honored that the County Executives of America would appoint me to such an important position,” Emmett said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues across the nation as we take on some of the most important issues facing local government.”