Harris Blackwood, director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and a Gainesville resident, has been elected vice chairman of the Washington, D.C-based Governor’s Highway Safety Association.
His one-year term with the GHSA executive board began at the end of the association’s recent annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn.
“I am honored to serve my peers across America who are dedicated to making our roads safer,” Blackwood said. “We will also be working with our federal partners to achieve our common goals of reduced crashes, injuries and fatalities.”
Before being elected to the post, Blackwood served on the GHSA board of directors and as chairman of the Strategic Communications Committee for the past four years.
GHSA represents the state and territorial highway safety offices that have programs addressing behavioral highway safety issues, including occupant protection, impaired driving and speeding.