07.24.15

Daines Honors Montanan of the Week: Lesley Robinson of Dodson

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Steve Daines today honored Phillips County Commissioner Lesley Robinson of Dodson, Montana for her service to Montana and counties in several other western states.  

Mrs. Robinson was recently elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Counties (NACo) during the Committee’s 80th Annual Conference.  She will now serve as regional representative for the entire western region of the United States.

Through his “Montanan of the Week” initiative, Daines each week will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.

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Daines’ recognition in the Congressional Record is available here.

Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Week” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: http://www.daines.senate.gov/content/contact-steve.

The following is the statement submitted to the Congressional Record:

          MONTANAN OF THE WEEK

     Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, I wish to recognize Lesley Robinson, the newly elected member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Counties, NACo, as Montanan of the Week.  Mrs. Robinson was recognized during NACo’s 80th Annual Conference and will now act as the regional representative for the western region of the United States.  Mrs. Robinson will also serve as vice chair of NACo’s Public Lands Steering Committee, which oversees all matters pertaining to federally-owned lands.

     As a rancher from Dodson, MT, Mrs. Robinson understands the western lifestyle and hopes to protect the interests of Montana and other western counties while working on the executive committee. Mrs. Robinson wants to highlight issues regarding resource management, endangered species protection, and wildfire prevention.

     Beyond her work at NACo, Mrs. Robinson is also an active member of her community.  She works with local organizations like the Bear Paw Development Corporation, Phillco Economic Council, Phillips Transit Authority and the Joint Powers Trust, and the Montana Stockgrowers Association.  I am proud to see Montana being represented by women like Mrs. Robinson, who have dedicated their lives to improving the betterment of Montana and the west for all.

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