Harrison Installed as President of
George’s County Council Member Andrea C. Harrison (D) – District 5, was
installed as president of the National Association of Black County Officials
(NABCO) during the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2014 Annual
Conference, on Sunday, July 13, 2014.
The four-day conference was held July 11 - 14 at the Ernest N. Morial
Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Member Harrison, who previously served as First Vice-President of NABCO, looks
forward to continued service in this new leadership capacity.
as NABCO president provides an important opportunity to work collaboratively
with my colleagues throughout our nation on issues that impact all of us. I have been actively involved in NABCO for a
number of years, and we have seen a great deal of progress. I look forward to continuing that forward
momentum during my term as president.”
George’s County Council Chairman Mel Franklin (D) – District 9, says the entire
Council is excited about their colleague’s new leadership role.
“The Council is extremely proud
of our colleague, Council Member Harrison, on her election as president of
NABCO. Council Member Harrison has been, and continues to be one of the
leading County officials on the regional, state and national levels, including
previously serving as Chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of
Governments (COG) Board of Directors and I congratulate her on her latest
achievement and tireless advocacy on behalf of the nearly 900,000 residents of
Prince George’s County.”
Prince George’s County Executive
Rushern L. Baker III congratulated Council Member Harrison on her election as
president of NABCO.
want to congratulate Council Member Andrea Harrison on this well-deserved and
distinguished accomplishment,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L.
Baker, III. “As the President of the National Association of Black County
Officials, Council Member Harrison will have a prominent role in this national
organization and will engage colleagues from around the nation on the interests
and issues, successes and challenges we face in Prince George’s County and as
local African American leaders. As a County, we are very proud of her and
are confident that she will serve this organization well.”
President Andrea C. Harrison will serve in that leadership role for the 2014 -
2015 term. An affiliate association of
NACo, NABCO provides a forum for networking; information and resource sharing;
and issue advocacy on behalf of African-American elected and appointed county
officials. NABCO members serve in policy
roles throughout the nation’s counties, boroughs, and parishes, and represent
some of the most diverse populations in America’s rural communities and urban
All legislative powers of Prince George’s County are vested in the
County Council. The County Council sits as the District Council on zoning
and land use policy, and as the Board of Health to govern and guide health
policy. The County Council meets as a legislative body on Tuesdays in the
Council Hearing Roo