Holliday elected to state board of directors

Published 8:33 am Friday, December 15, 2017

Part of County Commissioners Association of Ohio

Lawrence County Commissioner DeAnna Holliday was recently elected to the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO) 2018 Board of Directors, becoming the first representative of Lawrence County to serve on the board.

Holliday, along with fellow county commissioner Freddie Hayes Jr. and chief deputy auditor Chris Kline traveled to Columbus on Monday for the 137th CCAO Board of Directors Winter Conference.

“Advancing effective county government is part of the CCAO’s mission, and I’m honored to join a board of directors that works to achieve that,” Holliday said. “From building stronger infrastructure to finding a solution to offset Medicaid MCO sales tax revenue, counties are facing a number of challenges. Through the CCAO, we are 88 counties working together as one voice, and I’m proud to be part of an association that can have that voice and be heard at the Ohio Statehouse to address all issues.”

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Holliday was elected as Lawrence County commissioner in 2016, and currently serves on the CCAO Jobs, Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee.

“Commissioner Holliday is a strong advocate for counties,” CCAO Executive Director Suzanne Dulaney said. “I am very pleased to work with her in this new capacity to strengthen counties, and therefore, create a stronger Ohio.”

Holliday added that she is honored to be the first to represent Lawrence County on the CCAO’s Board of Directors, and said she hopes it will give Lawrence County a bigger voice in the state.

“My goal is to make sure that Lawrence County has a seat at the table. I want people to know about us and realize what we have to offer,” she said. “We have a county full of great people and places that have waited entirely too long to be discovered and, more importantly, utilized. I am focused and very deliberate in my intentions to deliver an efficient and effective government to Lawrence County.”

The CCAO advances effective county government for Ohio through legislative advocacy, education and training, technical assistance and research, quality enterprise service programs and greater citizen awareness and understanding of county government.

Holliday’s election to the CCAO’s Board of Directors is a two-year term beginning in January.