Clerk Dorothy Brown Selected to Head National Counties Women’s Affiliation
- Thursday, August 2, 2012
Dorothy Brown (second from left), Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, is the new president of the Women of NACo. She is flanked by members (front row, left to right): Katie Cashion, Commissioner, Guilford County, NC; Jeanette Council, Commissioner, Cumberland County, NC; Sallie Clark, Commissioner, El Paso County, CO; Joyce Dickerson, Council member, Richland County, SC; and Katie Cashion, Commissioner, Guilford County, NC. NACo President Chris Rodgers, Commissioner, Douglas County, NE, and NACo Immediate Past President Lenny Eliason, Commissioner, Athens County, OH, stand in the back row.
(CHICAGO) -- Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, was recently elected president of the Women of NACo (National Association of Counties).
Women of NACo (WON) was established in 1975 as a caucus affiliate of NACo, which is the only national organization representing the nation's 3,068 counties, parishes and boroughs. WON functions as a leadership network and is comprised of elected, appointed, county staff, directors and affiliate members. Its purpose is to improve effectiveness of women officials both at home and within NACo, by offering support, encouragement, experience and unity.
“I am honored to have been chosen to take the reins of this very influential group,” said Clerk Brown. “I see great potential for what we may achieve through our powerful national network.
“Women have many unique issues and concerns that the Women of NACo are in a position to address across the country,” she added.
For 12 years Brown has served as the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, the official record keeper for one of the largest unified court systems in the world. Cook County is the second most populous county in the U.S.
Clerk Brown has several plans for enhancing WON during her term as president, including: increasing membership, improving communications, developing the leadership skills of members, advancing women-centric legislation and recognizing women who excel at their service to county government.