For Immediate Release

July 22, 2021


ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – At the recent National Association of Counties (NACo) Conference July 9-12 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Rockdale County’s Chairman, Oz Nesbitt Sr., as well as Post I Commissioner, Sherri Washington, joined more than 2,000 county leaders for the first in-person meeting since before the pandemic began.

After 18 months of bold leadership, county appointed and elected officials convened to discuss strategies to drive recovery in our communities, as well as federal policy and legislation on a wide range of key issues. More than three dozen educational workshops and meetings explored topics including infrastructure, broadband accessibility, affordable housing, technology, reducing the number of mentally ill individuals in jails, economic development, disaster preparedness and recovery and other topics important to counties across the country.

During the conference, both Chairman Nesbitt Sr. and Commissioner Washington were honored with appointment recognition from committee leaders by NACo. Chairman Nesbitt was appointed Vice Chair to the Programs and Services Standing Committee. Commissioner Washington was appointed Vice Chair to the International Economic Development Task Force and Vice Chair to the Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee. “I was honored to represent Rockdale County at the NACo conference at the beautiful National Harbor,” said Washington. “I have obtained a wealth of information and look forward to implementing new ideas in this county. I would also like to congratulate Commissioner Larry Johnson on his ascension to NACo president. I thank him for trusting me with a leadership position in his cabinet. I look forward to using my time and talent to help advance his agenda.”

Congratulations on their new appointments! Both the Chairman and Ms. Washington represented Rockdale County proudly in person. Post II Commissioner, Dr. Doreen Williams attended the conference virtually.