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Miami County Commissioner Ted Mercer will join a select group of leaders in county government from across the country to participate in the 17th Annual County Leadership Institute (CLI), a rigorous program developed by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and Beacon Leadership Collaborative.

CLI will be held on Nov. 7-11, 2021 in Washington, D.C. CLI equips county officials with practical leadership strategies as they explore innovative approaches to address key issues facing their counties and constituents.

“I am honored, and it is truly is a privilege to represent Miami County in the upcoming County Leadership Institute in Washington D.C. Strong leadership is critical in the day-to-day operations of county government. I look forward to growing and enhancing my leadership skills with my peers across the country,” Mercer said

Matthew Chase, NACo’s executive director, said, “County officials often address similar issues and can learn a great deal from one another. The County Leadership Institute fosters peer-to-peer learning and encourages common-sense solutions to challenges that counties and residents face every day.”

Since its inception, the Institute, known for enhancing the capacity of county officials to identify and implement innovative solutions to complex challenges, has graduated 351 leaders from over 175 counties across 45 states. This year’s