The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) announced Wednesday that Switzerland County Council member Steve Crabtree received the 2016 Outstanding County Council Member Award. The award recognized his contributions made to county government throughout his years of public service.
Crabtree has been a councilman in his county for 23 years. He is also the executive director for Vevay-Switzerland Community Foundation. He previously served as the AIC’s Southeast District Vice President on the AIC Board of Directors and as treasurer. He is currently third vice president of the AIC’s board of directors and is second vice president elect.
The AIC’s Annual Conference is the largest gathering of county officials in the state. Representatives from public agencies, private entities, and local elected officials addressed issues such as: the future of road funding, how new federal labor rules and regulations affect counties, government ethics, trends on open data and government transparency, and Medicaid expansion, among many other issues impacting county government.