Committees, State Associations, and Affiliates

Get Involved! Join a NACo committee, caucus, or task force. The two big questions are: What committee do you want to join? How do you become a member of a committee?

Get Involved!

NACo is a grassroots-driven organization that encourages member engagement. Currently, we have more than 1,100 individual county elected and appointed officials from every region of the country represented on our 10 policy steering committees, ad hoc and standing committees, and various caucuses and task forces. Help make NACo and America’s counties stronger by joining a committee today!

The association’s 10 policy steering committees cover the full array of domestic policy issues impacting county governments and our local communities. These committees meet at least twice each year to review and make recommendations on public policy issues and legislation. The policy development process initiated by the steering committees is the foundation for the American County Platform, which is used to deliver the county government message to the Administration, Congress and the American public.

Ad Hoc and Standing committees, such as the Membership Committee, Programs and Services Committee and the Information Technology Committee, help shape and drive NACo’s programs and services, both internally for the association and externally for county governments and our partners.

The Rural Action Caucus and the Large Urban County Caucus also play a prominent role in advancing NACo’s policy agenda and providing an important forum for peer exchanges and thought leadership.

As needed, NACo convenes special task forces to study and address important policy questions that may have implications beyond a single policy committee's jurisdiction.

Click on the tabs below to learn more about NACo’s committees, caucuses, affiliates ​​and task forces or download the Get Involved brochure now.

Ad Hoc and Task Force Committees

Ad Hoc Committees:

Arts and Culture Commission

Defined Contribution and Retirement Advisory Committee

Financial Services Center Advisory Committee

Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board

Resilient Counties Advisory Board

Veterans and Military Services Committee

Task Forces:

Immigration Reform Task Force

International Economic Development Task Force

Other:

Next Generation NACo Network

Affiliated Associations

County officials belong to six organizations that NACo assists in a limited way with meeting space at conferences, promotion of activities and staffing. The groups are organized based on ethnicity, gender and political party.

National Association of Black County Officials (NABCO)

National Association of County LGBT Leaders and Allies (NACLGBTLA)

National Association of Hispanic County Officials (NAHCO)

National Conference of Republican County Officials (NCRCO)

National Democratic County Officials Organization (NDCO)

National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO)

Women of NACo Leadership Network (WON)

NACo Affiliates

NACo affiliate organizations are aligned with departments within the county government structure. Members of the affiliates are county elected or appointed officials that perform a specific job within a county. Each of the organizations below has been officially recognized as an affiliate of NACo and is allowed one representative on the NACo Board of Directors.

International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)

International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

National Association for County Community & Economic Development (NACCED)

National Association of County Administrators (NACA)

National Association of County Aging Programs (NACAP)

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD)

National Association of County Civil Attorneys (NACCA)

National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers & Finance Officers (NACCTFO)

National Association of County Engineers (NACE)

National Association of County Health Facilities (NACHFa)

National Association of County Human Services Administrators (NACHSA)

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO)

National Association of County Intergovernmental Relation Officials (NACIRO)

National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO)

National Association of County Planners (NACP)

National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials, and Clerks (NACRC)

National Association of County Surveyors (NACS)

National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO)

National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)

National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Governments (NAVPLG)

National Council of County Association Executives (NCCAE)

National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)

National Workforce Association (NWA)

Caucus Committees and Regional Affiliate

LUCC Steering Committee

RAC Steering Committee

Western Interstate Region Board of Directors

Standing Committees

Finance Standing Committee

Information Technology Standing Committee

Membership Standing Committee

Programs and Services Standing Committee

State Associations

State associations provide counties with a wide range of services, including legislative representation, research, training, consultation and publications. Out of the 50 states, 47 states have at least one state association. There are a total of 53 state associations with some states having more than one association.

Alabama

Association of County Commissions of Alabama
Sonny Brasfield
Executive Director
PO BOX 5040
Montgomery, AL 36103-5040
Phone: (334)263-7594 
WebSite: http://www.alabamacounties.org

Alaska

Alaska Municipal League
Kathie Wasserman
Executive Director
217 Second Street, Suite 200
Juneau, AK 99801-1267
Phone: (907)586-1325 
WebSite: http://www.akml.org

Arizona

Arizona Association of Counties
Jennifer Marson
Executive Director 
1910 W Jefferson St Ste 1
Phoenix, AZ 85009-5223
Phone: (602)252-6563 
WebSite: http://www.azcounties.org/

County Supervisors Association of Arizona
Craig Sullivan
Executive Director
1905 W. Washington St., Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85009-5274
Phone: (602)252-5521 
WebSite: http://www.countysupervisors.org/

Arkansas

Association of Arkansas Counties
Chris Villines
Executive Director
1415 W 3Rd St
Little Rock, AR 72201-1810
Phone: (501)372-7550 
WebSite: http://www.arcounties.org/

California

California State Association of Counties
Matt Cate
Executive Director
1100 K St Ste 101
Sacramento, CA 95814-3932
Phone: (916)327-7500 
WebSite: http://www.csac.counties.org

Colorado

Colorado Counties, Inc.
John Taylor
Executive Director
800 Grant Street, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303)861-4076 
WebSite: http://www.ccionline.org

Delaware

Delaware Association of Counties
Richard Cecil
Executive Director
12 N Washington Ave
Lewes, DE 19958-1806
Phone: (302)645-0432 

Florida

Florida Association of Counties
Virginia Delegal
Executive Director
100 S Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL 32301-1530
Phone: (850)922-4300 
WebSite: http://www.fl-counties.com

Georgia

ACCG – Advancing Georgia's Counties
Ross King
Executive Director
191 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404)522-5022 
WebSite: http://www.accg.org

Hawaii

Hawai'i State Association of Counties
4396 Rice Street, Suite 209
Lihu‘e, HI 96766-0000
Phone: (808)270-7760 

Idaho

Idaho Association of Counties
Daniel Chadwick
Executive Director
PO BOX 1623
Boise, ID 83701-1623
Phone: (208)345-9126 
WebSite: http://www.idcounties.org/

Illinois

Illinois Association of County Board Members
Kelly Murray
Executive Director
413 W Monroe St Fl 2Nd
Springfield, IL 62704-1881
Phone: (217)528-5331 
WebSite: http://www.ilcounty.org

Illinois Association of County Officials
PO BOX 9567
Springfield, IL 62791-9567
Phone: 217-585-9065 
WebSite: http://www.iacoonline.org/

Illinois Counties Association
217 E Monroe St
Springfield, IL 62701-1147
Phone: 
WebSite: http://www.illinoiscountiesassociation.org/

Metro Counties of Illinois
Katy Lawrence
Executive Director 
220 E Adams St
Springfield, IL 62701-1123
Phone: 217-522-1190 

United Counties Council of Illinois
W. Michael McCreery
Executive Director
217 E Monroe St Ste 101
Springfield, IL 62701-1743
Phone: (217)544-5585 

Indiana

Association of Indiana Counties
David Bottorff
Executive Director
101 W Ohio St Ste 1575
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2051
Phone: (317)684-3710 
WebSite: http://www.indianacounties.org

Iowa

Iowa State Association of Counties
William Peterson
Executive Director
5500 Westown Pkwy Ste 190
West Des Moines, IA 50266-8364
Phone: (515)244-7181 
WebSite: http://www.iowacounties.org/

Kansas

Kansas Association of Counties
Randall Allen
Executive Director
300 Sw 8Th Ave Fl Third
Topeka, KS 66603-3940
Phone: (785)272-2585 
WebSite: http://www.kansascounties.org

Kentucky

Kentucky Association of Counties
Brian Roy
Executive Director
400 Englewood Dr
Frankfort, KY 40601-7561
Phone: (502)223-7667 
WebSite: http://www.kaco.org/

Louisiana

Police Jury Association of Louisiana
Roland Dartez
Executive Director
707 N 7Th St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5327
Phone: (225)343-2835 
WebSite: http://www.lpgov.org

Maine

Maine County Commissioners Association
4 Gabriel Dr Ste 2
Augusta, ME 04330-8166
Phone: (207)623-4697 
WebSite: http://www.mainecounties.org

Maryland

Maryland Association of Counties
Michael Sanderson
Executive Director
169 Conduit St
Annapolis, MD 21401-2512
Phone: (410)269-0043 
WebSite: http://www.mdcounties.org

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Association of County Commissioners
614 High St
Dedham, MA 02026-1897
Phone: (781)461-6105 

Michigan

Michigan Association of Counties
Steve Currie
Executive Director
935 N Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48906-5137
Phone: (517)372-5374 
WebSite: http://www.micounties.org

Minnesota

Association of Minnesota Counties
Julie Ring
Executive Director
125 Charles Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103-2108
Phone: (651)224-3344 
WebSite: http://www.mncounties.org

Mississippi

Mississippi Association of Supervisors
Derrick Surrette
Executive Director
793 N President St
Jackson, MS 39202-3002
Phone: (601)353-2741 
WebSite: http://www.mssupervisors.org

Missouri

Missouri Association of Counties
Dick Burke
Executive Director
PO BOX 234
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0234
Phone: (573)634-2120 
WebSite: http://www.mocounties.com

Montana

Montana Association of Counties
L. Harold Blattie
Executive Director
2715 Skyway Dr
Helena, MT 59602-1213
Phone: (406)449-4360 
WebSite: http://www.mtcounties.org

Nebraska

Nebraska Association of County Officials
Larry Dix
Executive Director
1335 H Street, STE 200
Lincoln, NE 68508-2793
Phone: (402)434-5660 
WebSite: http://www.nacone.org

Nevada

Nevada Association of Counties
Jeffrey Fontaine
Executive Director
304 S Minnesota St
Carson City, NV 89703-4270
Phone: (775)883-7863 
WebSite: http://www.nvnaco.org/

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Association of Counties
Ron White
Executive Director
46 Donovan St Ste 2
Concord, NH 03301-2619
Phone: (603)224-9222 
WebSite: http://www.nhcounties.org

New Jersey

New Jersey Association of Counties
John Donnadio
Executive Director
150 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08608-1105
Phone: (609)394-3467 
WebSite: http://www.njac.org

New Mexico

New Mexico Association of Counties
Steve Kopelman
Executive Director
444 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: (505)983-2101 
WebSite: http://www.nmcounties.org

New York

New York State Association of Counties
Stephen Acquario
Executive Director
540 Broadway Fl Fifth
Albany, NY 12207-2708
Phone: (518)465-1473 
WebSite: http://www.nysac.org/

North Carolina

North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
Kevin Leonard
Executive Director
215 N Dawson St
Raleigh, NC 27603-1172
Phone: (919)715-2893 
WebSite: http://www.ncacc.org

North Dakota

North Dakota Association of Counties
Mark Johnson
Executive Director
1661 Capitol Way 
Bismark, ND 58502-0877
Phone: (701)328-7300 
WebSite: http://www.ndaco.org

Ohio

County Commissioners Association of Ohio
Suzanne Dulaney
Executive Director
209 E State St
Columbus, OH 43215-4309
Phone: (614)221-5627 
WebSite: http://www.ccao.org

Oklahoma

Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma
Gene Wallace
Executive Director
429 Ne 50Th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-1813
Phone: (405)524-3200 
WebSite: http://www.okacco.com

Oregon

Association of Oregon Counties
Mike McArthur
Executive Director
1201 Court Street NE, Suite 300 
Salem, OR 97301-4110
Phone: (503)585-8351 
WebSite: http://oregoncounties.org/

Pennsylvania

County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
Doug Hill
Executive Director
PO BOX 60769
Harrisburg, PA 17106-0769
Phone: (717)526-1010 
WebSite: http://www.pacounties.org

 

South Carolina

South Carolina Association of Counties
Mike Cone
Executive Director
1919 Thurmond Mall
Columbia, SC 29201-2375
Phone: (803)252-7255 
WebSite: http://www.sccounties.org

South Dakota

South Dakota Counties
Bob Wilcox
Executive Director
211 E Prospect Ave
Pierre, SD 57501-2530
Phone: (605)224-4554 
WebSite: http://www.sdcountycommissioners.org

Tennessee

Tennessee County Services Association
David Connor
TCSA Executive Director
226 Capitol Blvd Ste 700
Nashville, TN 37219-1896
Phone: (615)532-3767 
WebSite: http://www.tncounties.org

Texas

Texas Association of Counties
Gene Terry
Executive Director
1210 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78701-1834
Phone: (512)478-8753 
WebSite: http://www.county.org/

Utah

Utah Association of Counties
Adam Trupp
Chief Executive Officer
5397 S Vine St
Murray, UT 84107-6757
Phone: (801)265-1331 
WebSite: http://www.uacnet.org

Virginia

Virginia Association of Counties
Dean Lynch
Executive Director
1207 E Main St Ste 300
Richmond, VA 23219-3663
Phone: (804)788-6652 
WebSite: http://www.vaco.org

Washington

Washington Association of County Officials
Scott Blonien
Executive Director
206 10Th Ave Se
Olympia, WA 98501-1333
Phone: (360)753-7319 
WebSite: http://countyofficials.org

Washington State Association of Counties
Eric Johnson
Executive Director
206 10th Ave., SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1333
Phone: (360)753-1886 
WebSite: http://wacounties.org

West Virginia

County Commissioners' Association of West Virginia
Vivian Parsons
Executive Director
2007 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304)345-4639 
WebSite: http://www.ccawv.org/

West Virginia Association of Counties
Jonathan Adler
Executive Director
2026 Kanawha Blvd., E
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304)346-0591 
WebSite: http://www.wvaco.org

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Counties Association
Mark O'Connell
Executive Director
22 E Mifflin St Ste 900
Madison, WI 53703-4247
Phone: (608)663-7188 
WebSite: http://www.wicounties.org/

Wyoming

Wyoming County Commissioners Association
Pete Obermueller
Executive Director
PO BOX 86
Cheyenne, WY 82003-0086
Phone: (307)632-5409 
WebSite: http://www.wyo-wcca.org

Policy Steering Committees

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee

Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee

Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee

Health Steering Committee

Human Services and Education Steering Committee

Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee

Public Lands Steering Committee

Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee

Transportation Steering Committee

 

Stronger Counties. Stronger America.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments.  Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service. 

Mission

Through NACo, county officials:

  • Advocate with a collective voice on national policy
  • Exchange ideas and build new leadership skills
  • Pursue transformational, cost-effective solutions
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and
  • Exercise exemplary leadership in public service.

Vision

Healthy, vibrant and safe counties across the United States.