Press Release – NASS Administrative Rules Organization Selects New National Officers

Washingtonian Kerry Radcliff Elected to Lead ACR as President for 2014-2016

For Immediate Release
August 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Washington State Register Editor Kerry Radcliff  has been elected president of the Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). The group includes administrative rules professionals from the federal government and the 50 U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and American Samoa.

“I am honored and humbled to be leading such a diverse group that includes representatives from all branches of government, including rule editors, agency rule writers, reviewers and legal counsel,” stated Radcliff. “As we approach the 40th anniversary of the founding of ACR, I plan to continue the direction of our previous presidents by engaging our membership in efforts to enhance access and public engagement when it comes to the rulemaking process.”

Along with Radcliff, ACR members also selected the following national officers:

  • President:  Kerry Radcliff, Washington – State Register Editor
  • Vice-President:  Emily Caudill, Kentucky – Assistant Administrative Regulations Compiler
  • Secretary-Treasurer:  Christopher Coffman, Oklahoma – Associate Editor

The national officers were elected by full member vote at the NASS 2014 Summer Conference held July 13 to July 16 in Baltimore, Maryland. They will serve a two-year term, ending in July 2016.
Formed in 1978, the NASS Administrative Codes and Registers (ACR) Section brings together federal and state government professionals–often employed by Secretary of State offices–who are responsible for reviewing and compiling government rules and regulations. Some members also oversee the production of “blue books,” which are the official government directory and fact book for each state.
ACR members are committed to fostering the development of better rule-writing skills and rule review techniques and developing more effective management of the rule promulgation process, particularly in the publication of administrative codes and registers. They are also focused on increasing public access to the rulemaking process.

ACR also produces the State and Federal Survey, a survey of codes and registers, comprehensively documenting the operations of the state and federal administrative rules “gatekeepers,” publishers and reviewers.
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