July 17, 2012
CONTACT: Terri McCoy, (406) 444-2807
Secretary McCulloch Named Western Region Vice President
of National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)
HELENA, MT – Montana Secretary of State Linda McCulloch has been honorably selected to serve as the Western Region Vice President of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). As an executive officer of NASS, Secretary McCulloch will help foster the development of public policy and the exchange of best practices between the nation’s Offices of the Secretary of State.
“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to continue my work as an executive officer of NASS,” Secretary McCulloch said. “The success of our nation’s elections relies on communication between the states and uniform adherence to best practices and procedures. I look forward to working with NASS and the committed officers of the Board on establishing fiscally sound government policies in the coming year.”
Secretary McCulloch’s induction as the 2012-2013 Western Region Vice President of NASS took place earlier today during the association’s annual summer conference, which is being held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While Secretary McCulloch recognizes the significance of the conference, she chose not to attend the event due to the costs associated with traveling. She moves in to the position after having previously served as Secretary of NASS for 2011-2012.
Founded in 1904, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is the oldest nonpartisan, professional association of public officials in the United States. Members include the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa and Puerto Rico. The association has key initiatives in the areas of elections and voting, state business services and digital archiving, as well as several well-established awards programs.