Sedgwick County rejoins national organization with new commissioners

Sedgwick County’s two new commissioners helped reverse a county decision the day after they were sworn into office.

The county will rejoin the National Association of Counties, a national organization that represent county governments at the federal level.

The county quit the organization, known as NACo, in February 2015 after a new, more conservative majority took office. Then-Chairman Richard Ranzau raised concerns about NACo being too liberal.

County Manager Michael Scholes said membership could help Sedgwick County with education, data-based research and conferences to learn from other counties.

(Read more: Wichita Eagle)