Judge Joseph Wood appointed to National Leadership Position on NACo Community, Economic and Workforce Development

Wood to work with Congress on economic development, housing issues

WASHINGTON COUNTY, AR – National Association of Counties (NACo) President Gary Moore appointed Judge Joseph Wood, Washington County, Ark., to a one-year term as chair of NACo’s Community, Economic & Workforce Development Steering Committee.

Moore, Boone County, Ky. Judge-Executive, made his leadership appointments shortly after being sworn in as NACo’s president on July 20, at the conclusion of NACo’s virtual Annual Business Meeting.

“I am honored to lead NACo’s Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee. Working on issues of economic development and housing with the members will serve members of NACo as we come through the pandemic and work with Congress to address these critical areas. ” Wood said.

Active in NACo since 2017, Wood has previously served on the International Economic Development Task Force Committee and the Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee as a member. Wood is also a NACo Professional Development Academy alum of 2019.

The Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee is responsible for NACo policy on all matters pertaining to housing, community and economic development, public works, and workforce development including the creation of affordable housing and housing options for different populations, residential, commercial, and industrial development, and building and housing codes.


The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, including nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to advocate for county government priorities in federal policymaking; promote exemplary county policies and practices; nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks; optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings; and enrich the public’s understanding of county government.

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