Cochise County Treasurer Cathy Traywick, who was recently elected president of the Arizona Association of Counties (AACo), accepted two awards on behalf of the county during the organization's awards event.
"It’s a great honor,” Traywick said in a press release. “I will be going to D.C. and meeting with our state representatives to talk about the impact that the decisions made in Washington can have in rural areas."
As leader of the AACo, Traywick will travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with Arizona's state representatives and advocate for legislation that will benefit the state's county and local taxpayers.
“Being in this role allows me to have a bigger impact by talking directly with the decision makers who don’t always realize how legislation can bring challenges for places like Cochise County," Traywick said in a statement. “We work hard to make sure that what’s in these laws is clear and concise because a lot of legislators don’t always understand how our individual offices work. What works for one area, probably won’t work for all areas. It’s an educative process.”
Traywick has been with the county for 25 years and was first elected the county's treasurer five years ago.
“After joining AACo I realized there was a lot of good things I could do, and as president I will continue fighting on behalf of rural Arizona," Traywick said in a statement.