In the month of June, the National Association of Counties (NACo) selected Fulton County District 4 Commissioner Natalie Hall to participate in the National Economic Mobility Leadership Network, a new program that brings together diverse and bipartisan county leaders from across the country to explore the role counties can play to positively affect economic mobility. The network is run by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “It is truly an honor to represent Fulton County for the National Economic Mobility Leadership Network. This is an important program and I believe collaboration is important to identify ways in which we can foster economic growth and mobility to improve our underserved communities. I look forward to sitting down with this diverse group of county officials from all areas: urban, suburban and rural to discuss this issue of economic mobility and recognize possible solutions”, says Fulton County District 4 Commissioner Natalie Hall.
The National Economic Mobility Leadership Network will travel to three counties that have made concerted efforts and demonstrated success in addressing economic mobility in their counties. Throughout the two-day convening, county leaders and experts will engage on a range of topics including: workforce development and opportunities, generational poverty, affordable housing, access to financial services, educational opportunities and attainment, transportation access, health care services and access, technology and information access, criminal justice reform, geographic mobility and data collection, use, and sharing. The leaders will also visit sites that demonstrate the program and meet local leaders and those impacted by these programs and services.
NACo is the only national organization representing county governments in the United States. NACo assists America’s 3,069 counties—including the nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees that serve counties—in pursuing excellence in public service to create healthy, vibrant, and safe counties.
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