Sheriff Troy Wellman recently was elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the National Sheriff’s Association.
Wellman, who has been Moody County Sheriff for 12 years, was elected at a summer conference in New Orleans. He represents one of the smallest counties on the national board that includes sheriffs from Anoka County, Minnesota, near the Twin Cities and Yuma County, Arizona. Others on the 20-member board are from across the country.
Wellman said the position will allow him to represent smaller counties at a national level when it comes to policies and possibly laws. The position also will allow him to possibly bring additional training for his office and area departments.
Wellman was asked by other members to run for the board position, which he did unopposed. He was interested because he wanted to make sure the association remembers that not all agencies are large.
“I’m kind of here to look out for the little guy. I feel I can bring Midwest common sense values to the national level,” he said.
Wellman will participate in two conferences a year as part of his duties and also will be able to be more involved in committees that look at specific issues.