Programs and Services Committee
PublicationThe NACo Counties Futures Lab examines how counties can better engage their citizens on bond proposals, budgets and other key initiatives through messaging, social media and other outreach strategies.
PublicationWater and wastewater management are vital to a county’s health, both for its residents and its environment. Whether in preparation for future disaster events or in response to common issues, counties must meet their mandated water quality and system requirements.
PublicationCounty governments across the country are experiencing similar challenges with their workforce planning regardless of size, budget or geographical location.
PublicationLearn about innovative ways to work with a limited budget.
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.
Programs and ServicesMore Reports & Publications
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 pageIn partnership with the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, NACo’s County Health Learning Challenge is a year-long program intended to help counties strengthen cross-sector partnerships, identify potential action and implement data-driven strategies to build healthier communities. The three cross-sector county teams engaged in projects aimed at improving the social, economic and physical environment factors that impact health in their communities.
Basic pageThe National Association of Counties (NACo) is partnering with the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association (APHA) and CEOs for Cities on a $1.5 million prize competition, the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge (the Challenge).
Basic pageNACo’s Healthy Counties Initiative creates and sustains healthy counties by supporting collaboration and sharing innovative approaches to pressing health issues. An Advisory Board, comprised of county leaders who are health advocates and corporate partners, identifies priorities and ensures that other county leaders receive timely information to make appropriate health decisions for their counties. Healthy Counties focuses on enhancing:
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 seventh annual County Health Rankings on March 16, 2016. 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 pageNACo’s Education and Training offerings provide elected and appointed county officials the opportunity to learn from industry thought leaders on best practice in county government. NACo is committed to ensuring that county officials receive high-quality education through any number of our educational platforms.
Basic pageThe National Association of Counties’ (NACo) 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. Projects engage county officials, national thought leaders and partners across the country by:
Basic pageThe initiative builds on data-driven strategies that have been successfully implemented across the country, share best practices and discuss how to overcome common barriers to using data in order to identify and divert people charged with low-level offenses, and those with mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders, out of the criminal justice system and into effective, community-based 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
- Agriculture & Rural Affairs
- Community, Economic & Workforce Development
- Environment, Energy & Land Use
- Finance, Pensions & Intergovernmental Affairs
- Human Services & Education
- Justice & Public Safety
- Public Lands
- Telecommunications & Technology
Action Centers & Resources
- Legislative Priorities
- Payment in Lieu of Taxes
- Waters of the U.S.
- Marketplace Fairness
- Municipal Bonds
21Sep2017WebinarSep. 21, 2017 , 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
26Sep2017WebinarSep. 26, 2017 , 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
5Oct2017MeetingOct. 5, 2017 – Oct. 7, 2017Wise County, Texas