Locals join large group at AIC annual conference

Huntington County Council members Terry Miller, Ron Cline and Kittie Keiffer joined more than 550 county officials and county employees who attended the Association of Indiana Counties’ (AIC) annual conference, which was held Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 in Orange County.

The AIC’s annual conference is the largest gathering of county officials in the state.

Representatives from public agencies, private entities and local elected officials addressed issues such as rural services, jail management, firearms training demonstrations, options for archiving and digitizing documents, alternative energy and collaborative management.
AIC’s members discussed the 2019 legislative platform, which covers key issues facing counties such as local taxation, criminal justice, public safety, the environment and economic development.

In addition, the annual election of officers was held and Owen County Councilman Anton Neff was elected president of the AIC Board of Directors. Neff, who is serving as the board’s first vice president, will officially begin his new term as president on Nov. 1.