Clinton County commissioners going to federal conference

By Gary Huffenberger -

WILMINGTON — The White House has invited Ohio county commissioners to a conference, and at least two Clinton County commissioners will be attending.

The purpose of the event is to develop a working relationship between county commissioners and the White House and federal agencies, according to the invitation from White House Intergovernmental Affairs. That office serves as the liaison between the White House and state and local governments.

“We anticipate representatives from each federal agency to participate in the event,” states the letter from White House Intergovernmental Affairs Deputy Director Billy Kirkland.

The invitation letter continues, “One of the primary goals of this conference is to ensure that you are introduced to and put in contact with appropriate officials at each agency to ensure efficient coordination between the federal agencies and the Ohio counties.”

Clinton County Commissioners President Kerry R. Steed said Wednesday, “It’s an honor for us to be invited to the White House to discuss issues that are pertinent to Clinton County.”

Steed and Clinton County Commissioner Patrick Haley said they plan to go to the conference in Washington, D.C. Clinton County Commissioner Brenda K. Woods said she’s a “maybe.”

Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768.

By Gary Huffenberger