Montgomery County Commissioner John Frey was re-elected president of the Indiana Association of County Commissioners West Central District during the IACC’s recent annual district meeting.
“Frey will continue to be a great spokesperson for the district and is dedicated to improving local government,” said Tippecanoe County Commissioner Tom Murtaugh.
As district president, Frey will represent the elected county commissioners in the West Central district of the state, which includes the following counties: Boone, Clay, Clinton, Fountain, Hendricks, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo and Warren. The IACC is represented by six districts in the state. Frey will serve on the IACC’s board of directors, which determines policies and legislative goals for the Association.
Murtaugh was elected district vice president during the meeting as well. The district meeting also included discussion on current issues pertaining to county government in the West Central District.
Elections were conducted during the IACC’s 2020 Annual Northeast District Meeting. Due to the pandemic, the IACC board of directors postponed the in-person annual conference annually scheduled for early December to ensure the safety of attendees. Each of the six IACC districts conducted virtual meetings to discuss issues important to them and to conduct IACC executive board and district officer elections. Frey and other county commissioners across the district discussed the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, CARES act funding, and 2021 legislative initiatives during their district meeting.
The IACC is a nonprofit organization established to provide the best education, leadership support and advocacy services for county commissioners to strengthen their influence throughout Indiana. The objectives of the association are: to promote cooperation of the county unit with all other units of local government, (cities, towns, township, etc.) and with state and federal agencies; and to promote improvement and efficiency in the delivery of county government services. The various functions of the IACC include serving as liaison among counties, state and federal agencies, lobbying the Indiana General Assembly on behalf of county commissioners, as well as providing technical assistance and training to county commissioners and support staff.