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Alvarez Appointed to National Health Policy Steering Committee

Legislator Luis Alvarez

Liberty, NY – Sullivan County District 6 Legislator Luis Alvarez has been named to another committee of the National Association of Counties (NACo).

NACo President Gary W. Moore recently notified Alvarez of his appointment to the national advocacy organization’s Health Policy Steering Committee.

“The expertise and engagement of our steering committee members like you is a major reason why Congress and federal agencies often look to NACo for feedback on legislative policy decisions being made in Washington, DC,” Moore wrote. “This nomination to a NACo steering committee also presents a great opportunity to share with and learn from your county colleagues.”

Alvarez currently sits on NACo’s Health Steering Subcommittee (as Vice Chair of Medicaid and Indigent Care), Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board, Large Urban County Caucus Steering Committee, Programs and Services Standing Committee, Rural Action Caucus Steering Committee, Veterans and Military Services Committee, and Immigration Reform Task Force.

He previously served as vice chair of NACo’s Law Enforcement Subcommittee and began participating with the organization in 2017, when he was Chair of the Sullivan County Legislature.

“I strongly believe in NACo’s mission and am proud to represent Sullivan County on its committees, which have national influence,” Alvarez related. “I remain committed to my constituents as their legislator, but it’s important to recognize that we’re part of a larger system of government that constantly needs review and improvement.”

NACo strives to unite America’s 3,069 county governments. Founded in 1935, the nonprofit brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.