Caldwell County Register of Deeds Wayne L. Rash was recently elected to serve a one-year term as President of the International Association of Government Officials (IGO) organization. Rash, who has served as Register of Deeds since 2003, has been a member of IGO and its legacy associations since 2005. He was sworn in at a ceremony recently held at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and is the first person from the State of North Carolina to serve as president in over 30 years.
As President, Rash will represent the Association at meetings and numerous state-level conferences throughout the year. Additionally, he will serve as chair of the Board of Directors leading monthly board calls and presiding over a winter conference in Isle of Palms, SC, and next year’s annual conference in New York City.
“I’m truly humbled to be selected by my peers and to have the great honor of leading IGO for the next year,” Rash said. “It is the highlight of my professional career to have this opportunity. While I know it will be a busy year for me, I look forward to the opportunity to leave an impact on my profession nationally and internationally that will ultimately equip me to better serve the citizens of Caldwell County.”
IGO is made up of Registers of Deeds (Recorders), Clerks of Court and County Clerks, Election Officials, and Treasurers from all 50 states as well as Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, and the Virgin Islands.
The mission of IGO is to foster excellence in public service through education, innovation, and networking. The association provides educational opportunities, including university-level courses through a partnership with Pepperdine University in California. Other benefits offered include networking with professionals from across the nation and world and learning about emerging trends specific to each of field represented in IGO.
Learn more about IGO at www.iaogo.org.
For more information or further questions, call (828) 757-1310.
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