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Hughes completes presidency term at County Executives of America

Post Date:12/06/2018 1:25 PM
TRENTON—Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes recently fulfilled his two-year term as President of the County Executives of America (CEA), a national, non-partisan organization representing chief elected county officials across the United States. His term began July 1, 2016.

CEA consists of more than 700 county or city-county governments across the nation. The Washington, D.C.-based organization is tasked with the duty of representing the county executive form of government before the U.S. Congress, the White House and the departments of the Federal Government. CEA also works with private-sector business leaders to create economic opportunities for its members’ local communities.

“County Executives of America plays an important role by giving county governments a voice at the national level and by providing a means for county leaders nationwide to discuss how we can deliver local services as effectively and efficiently as possible, and it has been an honor to have led such a fine organization for the past two years,” said Mr. Hughes, who also previously served as the organization’s First Vice President.

“Brian Hughes’ service as a line officer and President of the County Executives of America was outstanding,” President Dan McCoy said. Michael Griffin, CEA Executive Director, added, “His judicious leadership and intellect brought CEA to a new level of respect at the nation’s capital. We hope our organization can continue to call on Brian for inspiration and leadership, qualities desperately needed in our nation.”

CEA’s membership is composed of top-level elected local government officials, including county executives, county judges, parish and borough presidents, city-county mayors, and commission presidents and chairs. All members must be duly elected by and fully represent their entire constituency, and be responsible for county budgets and services.

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