MILTON — Santa Rosa County Commissioner Sam Parker will attend the National Association of Counties 2018 National Conference as the voting delegate for the BOCC.

At the June 11 commission meeting Commissioner Bob Cole announced Parker would represent the Board at the conference on July 13 in Nashville.  

“I have had the pleasure of representing Santa Rosa for several years,” Cole said. “I have asked Mr. Parker to carry our delegation this year.”

Commissioner Rob Williamson asked Parker to support the only Florida presidential candidate for the NACo, Barbara Sharief. Parker asked if the commission could look at all candidates and submit their own votes for the June 14 commission meeting.

The National Association of Counties unites America's 3,069 county governments. Its goal is to achieve healthy, vibrant and safe counties across America.

Founded in 1935, NACo 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.

For more information on NACo, visit