NACo's 83rd Annual Conference & Exposition

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Thursday, Jul 12
2:15 pm to 5:00 pm

2:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Mobile Workshop: Nashville’s Barnes Fund and Housing Incentive Pilot Program (HIPP) (separate RSVP required)

2:15 pm to 5:00 pmMultiple Locations | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pm

Join the Mayor’s Office of Housing team and developers on an affordable housing tour and discussion on how they have partnered to create and preserve these units within the city’s core and close to employment centers.  Learn more about the city’s Barnes Fund for Affordable Housing and the Housing Incentives Pilot Program, two innovative programs that are successfully changing the way developers are creating affordability throughout the county.

Bus departs Delta Portico at 2:15 pm.

Please RSVP via the conference registration form. To check your RSVP response, email nacomeetings@naco.org.

Microsoft Office document icon AGENDA_MOBILE WORKSHOP_Barnes Fund HIPP Affordable Housing.doc
Friday, Jul 13
9:00 am to 10:00 am

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee - Resolutions Meeting

9:00 am to 10:00 amGovernor's Ballroom C, Convention Center, Level 2 | 9:00 am to 10:00 am
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

10:00 am to 12:00 pmGovernor's Ballroom C, Convention Center, Level 2 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Works! Association  
 
Human Services Director, Calcasieu Parish, La.  
 
PDF icon CEWD Subcommittees Mtg- Tarek Polite Presentation
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

2:00 pm to 4:00 pmGovernor's Ballroom C, Convention Center, Level 2 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce  
 
Acting Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor  
 
Saturday, Jul 14
6:30 am to 7:30 am

6:30 am to 7:30 am

Bicycle Ride with ofo

6:30 am to 7:30 amOffsite | Departs from the Delta Portico | 6:30 am to 7:30 am

Bicycle Ride with ofo 

All are invited to enjoy a bike ride through some of Nashville’s nicest green spaces. This ride gives participants the opportunity to use technology and equipment — including bicycles and helmets — provided by ofo, the world’s first and largest station-free bike sharing platform. Participants must download the ofo app to participate.

*Shuttle departs from the Delta Portico at 6:30 a.m.

1:15 pm to 3:15 pm

1:15 pm to 3:15 pm

Engaging Artists, Building Community: A Meeting of the NACo Arts & Culture Commission

1:15 pm to 3:15 pmPresidential Ballroom B, Convention Center, Level 2 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm

Learn how Metro Arts Nashville and Nashville’s leading artists are leveraging the arts as a community investment tool to transform neighborhoods, develop the county’s creative workforce and ensure equitable access to the arts for all residents.

Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs, Americans for the Arts  
 
Manager, Office of Drug Control Policy, Harford County Department of Community Services  
 
Public Art & Placemaking Director, METRO ARTS, Nashville Office of Arts + Culture  
 
Sunday, Jul 15
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Affordable Housing Forum (separate RSVP required)

9:00 am to 3:30 pmGovernor's Ballroom A/E, Convention Center Level 2 | 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Please RSVP via the conference registration form. To check your RSVP response, email nacomeetings@naco.org.

This forum brings together counties and stakeholders to discuss cutting-edge solutions and available resources to address the worsening shortage of affordable housing in counties of all sizes. Attendees will examine best practices and participate in “speed networking” with non-profits, foundations and federal partners.

The following organizations are confirmed for the afternoon "speed-networking" session:

  • The Barnes Housing Trust Fund
  • Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH)
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • Housing Assistance Council
  • National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED)
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Low-Income Housing Coalition
  • Mayor’s Office of Housing, Nashville-Davidson County, Tenn.
  • Rural Housing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development

Learn how counties are responding to rising rents and prices, housing shortages and economic realities that are driving affordable housing challenges. Lunch will be provided courtesy of the National Association of Home Builders.

Assistant Secretary, Community Planning & Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  
 
PDF icon Affordable Housing Forum Agenda
10:30 am to 11:45 am

10:30 am to 11:45 am

Automated Vehicle Employment & Deployment: Lessons Learned from State-County Collaboration

10:30 am to 11:45 amGovernor's Ballroom C, Convention Center, Level 2 | 10:30 am to 11:45 am

Tennessee and Ohio counties have forged innovative partnerships to attract new jobs and benefit from automated vehicle deployment. Learn about the infrastructure and workforce planning impacts of the TennSmart Consortium of state agencies, universities, automakers and Nashville/Davidson County and an update on Drive Ohio, an effort by government, industry and research partners to advance smart mobility.

Consultant and Former Executive Director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)  
 
Director of Intelligent Transportation, HERE Technologies  
 

10:30 am to 11:45 am

Creative Counties: A How-To Discussion on Main Street Redevelopment Projects

10:30 am to 11:45 amCanal E, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M | 10:30 am to 11:45 am

From innovative funding to creative placemaking, explore how counties are revitalizing underutilized Main Streets and historic commercial districts, transforming them into vibrant, walkable neighborhoods and thriving economies. 

Principal, Kim Trent Preservation Strategies  
 

10:30 am to 11:45 am

Emerging Strategies in Addressing Poverty: Discussions of Key Issues, Policies, and Platforms Affecting Poverty and Well-Being in Rural America

10:30 am to 11:45 amBayou A, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M | 10:30 am to 11:45 am

Addressing poverty is on the forefront of county leaders’ agendas and platforms nationwide. What are these critical issues and key policies affecting poverty, rural vitality and well-being, and what are counties doing to combat this issue? Join the Annie E. Casey Foundation and county leaders from across the country will share their work and lead attendees in a discussion about answers to these questions.

Strategic Planning Coordinator, Herkimer County Integrated County Planning, Herkimer County, N.Y.  
 
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

Economic Gardening: How Counties Can Grow Stronger Local Economies From Within

2:15 pm to 3:30 pmGovernor's Ballroom C, Convention Center, Level 2 | 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

While much attention in local economic development is often put on recruiting outside business and investment, Economic Gardening®  is an emerging economic and workforce development approach that focuses on communities “growing their own” jobs and wealth through fostering entrepreneurship and supporting existing small businesses.  This educational workshop will spotlight this strategy, community examples from across the country, and next steps for implementation in your county. 

General Manager of Economic Gardening, Edward Lowe Foundation  
 
Director, TNInvestco, Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development