Programs and Services Committee
Reports & ToolkitsIn a world increasingly driven by technology and data-driven decision-making, it is crucial for counties to continually explore data and technology solutions that can help them address local challenges. This publication explores how counties across the nation are leveraging data, mapping and application-based technologies to run government services more efficiently, less expensively to build resilience and self-reliance in the face of increasingly severe, frequent and costly disasters.
Reports & ToolkitsCounty governments increasingly provide housing assistance benefits to employees as a strategy to recruit and retain talented workers. These workers struggle to keep pace with the cost of housing and often chose to live in a less expensive county. In addition, many eventually choose to work for a different employer that operates in an area that is more affordable. Benefits can include access to affordable housing units that are restricted for employee occupancy. Employees in some jurisdictions are eligible to apply for down payment assistance that allows them to purchase a home in the county where they are employed.
Reports & ToolkitsCounties are working to increase housing affordability for their residents across the country. Learn how housing affordability is impacting counties of all sizes and the innovative solutions they have implemented.
The Programs and Services Committee advises the NACo Officers and the board of directors regarding the development and evaluation of NACo programs and services for NACo members.
Committee members are at the forefront of NACo innovation:
- provide input into the creation, development and effectiveness of NACo educational programs;
- are the first to learn about new NACo educational initiatives and services; and
- champion NACo educational programs with counties and other stakeholders.
Members participate in live polls, focus groups, conference calls and other means to provide feedback to NACo staff. The Committee meets twice a year at the NACo Legislative and Annual Conferences.
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Basic pageThe Counties Future Lab brings together leading national experts to examine and forecast the trends, innovations and promises of county government with an eye toward positioning America's county leaders for success.
Basic pageThe National Association of Counties (NACo), in partnership with iCivics, launched an updated and expanded versions of NACo’s civic education tools: the County Solutions curriculum and the Counties Work online game, which both teach young people how local governments operate and how they can get involved.
Basic pageThe National Association of Counties and the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation, with the support of the U.S. Economic Development Administration, are partnering to support county and regional leaders in coal-reliant communities with retooling their economies to become more resilient to changing conditions.
Basic pageThe NACo is partnering with the Aetna Foundation and the American Public Health Association (APHA) on a $1.5 million prize competition, the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge (the Challenge). The challenge aims to improve measurable health outcomes and promote health, wellness, equity and social interaction through practical, evidence-based strategies and cross-sector collaboration.
Basic pageHurricanes, wildfires, economic collapse, and other disasters can be natural or man-made, acute or long-term, foreseeable or unpredictable. Preparation for and recovery from such events requires both long-term planning and immediate action
Basic pageThe Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's Population Health Institute released the ninth annual County Health Rankings on March 14, 2018. The County Health Rankings show us where we live matters to our health and provides counties with an annual check-up of their health.
Basic pageIn May 2015, NACo and partners at the CSG Justice Center and APA Foundation launched Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails.
Basic pageThrough our educational platforms, learn from industry thought leaders on best practice in county government.
Basic pageNACo's Smart Justice efforts aim to build knowledge and capacity for successful justice policies and practices among the nation’s counties. Smart Justice projects enhance partnerships among public, private and philanthropic leaders along with national experts to promote safer communities and utilize taxpayer money more effectively and efficiently.
Basic pageThe Data-Driven Justice initiative represents a growing network of counties that are reducing incarceration by developing strategies to identify frequent users of jails, hospitals, homeless shelters and other crisis and emergency services and divert them to effective, community-based treatment and care.
Programs and Services Standing Committee
Supervisor Alameda County, California
Director of Operations Idaho Association of Counties
Executive Director County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner Ramsey County, Minnesota
Supervisor Woodbury County, Iowa
24Jul2018WebinarJul. 24, 2018 , 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Stepping Up Four Key Measures #2: Shortening the Length of Stay in Jail for People with Mental IllnessesAug. 2, 2018 , 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
27Aug2018ConferenceAug. 27, 2018 – Aug. 28, 2018NACo Headquarters660 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001