Paul McIntosh is the Executive Director of the California State Association of Counties. For more, visit The County Voice.

Far too often lately when we read news about our member counties, that news isn’t so great. Finally, some good news.

Trinity County learned on Wednesday that it is the recipient of a $100,000 grant award as part of the Northwest California Resource Conservation and Development Council’s 2010 Coastal Counties Restoration Initiative.

This initiative is a partnership between the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Community-base Restoration Program. As a member of NACo, Trinity County was eligible to apply for a grant for its Conner Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project.

“We’re pleased that Trinity County’s membership in NACo made this organization eligible to receive this award,” the announcement states. And that membership has definitely paid dividends. Trinity’s annual NACo membership dues are $400. That’s a 2,500 percent return on their investment – and doesn’t even take into account all the effective work that NACo conducts on the advocacy side.

Congratulations to Trinity to receiving this well-deserved grant and for understanding the value of our national association.

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