Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood has been elected to the governing committee of the National Association of Counties (NACo), an organization charged with representing the more than 3,000 county governments in the United States.

Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood.

Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood.

Ludgood was elected at NACo’s Annual Legislative Conference in Washington D.C. on Feb. 23. She joins four elected officers and three regional representatives on the executive governing council that supervises NACo’s daily activities.

“I’m extremely honored to represent the southeastern states on the executive committee of NACo,” Ludgood said in a press release. “This organization is the voice of county government in Washington and serves to ensure counties can continue providing vital services in every corner of our nation. I will work hard to keep the issues that are important to southeastern states at the forefront of NACo’s work agenda.”

Commissioner Ludgood is the current President of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama, which represents all of Alabama’s 67 counties. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama and a law degree from Antioch School of Law in Washington D.C. Before serving as a commissioner, Ludgood held state and national leadership positions with Legal Services Corporation, and was also an assistant county attorney for 14 years.