Committees, State Associations, and Affiliates

The two big questions are: What committee do you want to join? How do you become a member of a committee?

Get Involved! Join a NACo committee, caucus, or task force

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
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 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)

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.


   Association of County Commissions of Alabama
   Sonny Brasfield
   Executive Director
   PO BOX 5040
   Montgomery, AL 36103-5040
   Phone: (334)263-7594


   Alaska Municipal League
   Kathie Wasserman
   Executive Director
   217 Second Street, Suite 200
   Juneau, AK 99801-1267
   Phone: (907)586-1325


   Arizona Association of Counties
   Jennifer Marson
   Executive Director
   1910 W Jefferson St Ste 1
   Phoenix, AZ 85009-5223
   Phone: (602)252-6563

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


   Association of Arkansas Counties
   Chris Villines
   Executive Director
   1415 W 3Rd St
   Little Rock, AR 72201-1810
   Phone: (501)372-7550


   California State Association of Counties
   Matt Cate
   Executive Director
   1100 K St Ste 101
   Sacramento, CA 95814-3932
   Phone: (916)327-7500


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


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


   Florida Association of Counties
   Christopher Holley
   Executive Director
   100 S Monroe St
   Tallahassee, FL 32301-1530
   Phone: (850)922-4300


   ACCG – Advancing Georgia's Counties
   Ross King
   Executive Director
   50 Hurt Plz Se Ste 1000
   Atlanta, GA 30303-2954
   Phone: (404)522-5022


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


   Idaho Association of Counties
   Daniel Chadwick
   Executive Director
   PO BOX 1623
   Boise, ID 83701-1623
   Phone: (208)345-9126


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

   Illinois Association of County Officials
   PO BOX 9567
   Springfield, IL 62791-9567
   Phone: 217-585-9065

   Illinois Counties Association
   217 E Monroe St
   Springfield, IL 62701-1147

   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


   Association of Indiana Counties
   David Bottorff
   Executive Director
   101 W Ohio St Ste 1575
   Indianapolis, IN 46204-2051
   Phone: (317)684-3710


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


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


   Kentucky Association of Counties
   Denny Nunnelley
   Executive Director
   400 Englewood Dr
   Frankfort, KY 40601-7561
   Phone: (502)223-7667


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


   Maine County Commissioners Association
   Rosemary Kulow
   Executive Director
   4 Gabriel Dr Ste 2
   Augusta, ME 04330-8166
   Phone: (207)623-4697


   Maryland Association of Counties
   Michael Sanderson
   Executive Director
   169 Conduit St
   Annapolis, MD 21401-2512
   Phone: (410)269-0043


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


   Michigan Association of Counties
   Timothy McGuire
   Executive Director
   935 N Washington Ave
   Lansing, MI 48906-5137
   Phone: (517)372-5374


   Association of Minnesota Counties
   Julie Ring
   Executive Director
   125 Charles Ave
   Saint Paul, MN 55103-2108
   Phone: (651)224-3344


   Mississippi Association of Supervisors
   Derrick Surrette
   Executive Director
   793 N President St
   Jackson, MS 39202-3002
   Phone: (601)353-2741


   Missouri Association of Counties
   Dick Burke
   Executive Director
   PO BOX 234
   Jefferson City, MO 65102-0234
   Phone: (573)634-2120


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


   Nebraska Association of County Officials
   Larry Dix
   Executive Director
   1335 H Street, STE 200
   Lincoln, NE 68508-2793
   Phone: (402)434-5660


   Nevada Association of Counties
   Jeffrey Fontaine
   Executive Director
   304 S Minnesota St
   Carson City, NV 89703-4270
   Phone: (775)883-7863

New Hampshire

   New Hampshire Association of Counties
   46 Donovan St Ste 2
   Concord, NH 03301-2619
   Phone: (603)224-9222

New Jersey

   New Jersey Association of Counties
   John Donnadio
   Executive Director
   150 W State St
   Trenton, NJ 08608-1105
   Phone: (609)394-3467

New Mexico

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

New York

   New York State Association of Counties
   Stephen Acquario
   Executive Director
   540 Broadway Fl Fifth
   Albany, NY 12207-2708
   Phone: (518)465-1473

North Carolina

   North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
   Kevin Leonard
   Executive Director
   215 N Dawson St
   Raleigh, NC 27603-1172
   Phone: (919)715-2893

North Dakota

   North Dakota Association of Counties
   Mark Johnson
   Executive Director
    1661 Capitol Way
   Bismark, ND 58502-0877
   Phone: (701)328-7300


   County Commissioners Association of Ohio
   Suzanne Dulaney
   Executive Director
   209 E State St
   Columbus, OH 43215-4309
   Phone: (614)221-5627


   Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma
   Gene Wallace
   Executive Director
   429 Ne 50Th St
   Oklahoma City, OK 73105-1813
   Phone: (405)524-3200


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


   County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
   Doug Hill
   Executive Director
   PO BOX 60769
   Harrisburg, PA 17106-0769
   Phone: (717)526-1010

South Carolina

   South Carolina Association of Counties
   Mike Cone
   Executive Director
   1919 Thurmond Mall
   Columbia, SC 29201-2375
   Phone: (803)252-7255

South Dakota

   South Dakota Counties
   Bob Wilcox
   Executive Director
   211 E Prospect Ave
   Pierre, SD 57501-2530
   Phone: (605)224-4554


   Tennessee County Services Association
   David Connor
   TCSA Executive Director
   226 Capitol Blvd Ste 700
   Nashville, TN 37219-1896
   Phone: (615)532-3767


   Texas Association of Counties
   Gene Terry
   Executive Director
   1210 San Antonio St
   Austin, TX 78701-1834
   Phone: (512)478-8753


   Utah Association of Counties
   Adam Trupp
   Chief Executive Officer
   5397 S Vine St
   Murray, UT 84107-6757
   Phone: (801)265-1331


   Virginia Association of Counties
   James Campbell
   Executive Director
   1207 E Main St Ste 300
   Richmond, VA 23219-3663
   Phone: (804)788-6652


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

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

West Virginia

   County Commissioners' Association of West Virginia
   Vivian Parsons
   Executive Director
   2007 Quarrier Street
   Charleston, WV 25311
   Phone: (304)345-4639

   West Virginia Association of Counties
   Patricia Hamilton
   Executive Director
   2026 Kanawha Blvd., E
   Charleston, WV 25311
   Phone: (304)346-0591


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


   Wyoming County Commissioners Association
   Pete Obermueller
   Executive Director
   PO BOX 86
   Cheyenne, WY 82003-0086
   Phone: (307)632-5409


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. 


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.


Healthy, vibrant and safe counties across the United States.