FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2011
Greg Case, District Liaison
NACO selects Commissioner Brown
Commissioner joins other leaders from across the
nation in an intensive leadership program
D.C. April 5, 2011) The National
Association of Counties (NACO) announced today the selection of Josh
Brown, Kitsap County Commissioner as one of twenty-two county leaders
from across the United States
to participate in the eighth annual County Leadership Institute, a
rigorous four-day program offered in partnership with Cambridge
Leadership Associates. First nominated as an official with a commitment
to developing collaborative and innovative solutions to local issues,
Brown will meet at IBM’s Institute for Electronic Government in
D.C. from June 5-9, 2011.
The institute now in its eighth year has graduated 165 members from 40
states and 138 counties across the country. Known for enhancing the
capacity of county officials to identify and implement innovative
solutions to the complex challenges facing county government in the 21st
century, this year’s program will focus closely on the demands of
personal leadership in a new era of government, one characterized as a
“permanent crisis” by CLI Program Developer and Cambridge Leadership
co-founder Marty Linsky.
“The county officials who participate in the Institute get information
ideas, and perspectives they can’t get anywhere else,” said Larry Naake,
executive director of NACo. These county leaders not only discuss the
core principles of public service leadership with prominent experts,
they also collaborate intensively with each other to develop new ways to
attack real-life issues of importance to the citizens of their counties.
In addition to developing skills and cultivating new perspectives of
leadership, the Institute builds a network of CLI alumni who continue to
offer support, suggestions and feedback across years and county lines.
Classes meet daily from 8:30am to 5pm and in four evening meetings.
Program costs are offset by corporate and non-profit sponsoring
organizations. Sponsors for 2011 include IBM, ESRI, NACo’s Financial
Services Corporation (FSC), and the National Council of County