2018 NACo Legislative Conference

The 2018 Legislative Conference schedule is subject to change. Click here to print the agenda.

Friday, Mar 02
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

National Association of County Human Services Administrators

2:00 pm to 4:00 pmColumbia 3, Terrace Level | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday, Mar 03
9:00 am to 11:30 am

9:00 am to 11:30 am

Human Services and Education Joint Steering Committee - Subcommittee Meetings

9:00 am to 11:30 amColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level | 9:00 am to 11:30 am
Associate Commissioner, Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Luncheon Roundtable: Two-Generation Approach to Combating Multigenerational Poverty in our Nation’s Counties

12:00 pm to 1:30 pmColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

With over 15 million children in the United States living below the poverty line, counties across the country face challenges in providing services to families in both urban and rural communities. Successful policies and programs focus on a two-generation approach, which address the cycle of poverty caused by disparities in access to employment, health care, education and housing. During this session, attendees will be introduced to the two-generation approach and learn how counties are integrating this concept within current human services, health and workforce programs and policies at the local level. Lunch will be provided.

President, Garrett County Action Committee, Garrett County, Md.  
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Human Services and Education Steering Committee - Business Meeting

2:00 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Majority Staff Director, U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources  
Majority Senior Advisor for Human Services, U.S. Senate Finance Committee  
Sunday, Mar 04
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Immigration Reform Task Force Meeting

2:00 pm to 3:30 pmFairchild, Terrace Level | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Monday, Mar 05
10:45 am to 12:00 pm

10:45 am to 12:00 pm

Impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Childhood Poverty

10:45 am to 12:00 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level | 10:45 am to 12:00 pm

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the scientific impact of toxic stress on the developing brain have been linked to numerous negative outcomes spanning into adulthood. Hear from experts and county governments that have implemented trauma-informed programs that promote resiliency, well-being, self-sufficiency and economic mobility in their communities. This workshop focuses on strategies for families, particularly with children ages 0-3 years.

Director, Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County, Maryland  
3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Nationwide Retirement Session: Financial Legislative Update: 2017 Tax Reform Act

3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

This workshop provides a review and analysis of the 2017 Tax Reform Act that may affect you and your employees. Nationwide's Government Relations team will present key features of the tax reform bill and its financial, retirement and business impact, and discuss what key provisions may boost long-term economic growth.

Nationwide Senior Director, Government Relations  

3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Vision, Values & People: Understanding Your Workplace's Culture and Why It Matters

3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 2, Terrace Level | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Workplace culture is the most important factor in employee retention and morale — but it’s the most misunderstood and hardest to change. Join Catch Your Limit for a dynamic session on understanding how you affect — and can change! — your workplace’s culture. A must-attend for members in leadership and management positions.

Tuesday, Mar 06
8:00 am to 9:15 am

8:00 am to 9:15 am

Counties Care: How to Effectively Serve Families in Need

8:00 am to 9:15 amColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level | 8:00 am to 9:15 am

The roots of poverty strike deep within a community. The experiences of children aged 0-3 can have a profound impact on their social and economic wellbeing later in life, and cycles of poverty can perpetuate in a family simply because of inadequate care for the county’s youngest residents. This workshop will bring together county leaders to discuss their work in trying to break this cycle of multigenerational poverty through early childhood development efforts. Breakfast will be provided for attendees.

County Manager, Dakota County, Minn.  
District Director, Idaho North Central Public Health District  

8:00 am to 9:15 am

The Opioid Crisis: Updates on Opioid-Related Litigation

8:00 am to 9:15 amColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level | 8:00 am to 9:15 am

Counties are on the front lines of the opioid crisis. In 2017, several states and over 100 counties filed lawsuits against manufacturers and distributors of opioids to recover the costs of prevention efforts, treatment and services as well as jailing residents addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin. In this workshop, representatives from Florida, New York, North Carolina and Wisconsin will provide updates on opioids litigation in their states.

Deputy Director and General Counsel, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners  
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1:15 pm to 3:00 pm

1:15 pm to 3:00 pm

Mobile Workshop: DC New Communities Initiative Tour

1:15 pm to 3:00 pmMobile Workshop | 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm

Tour one of the neighborhoods part of the District’s New Communities Initiative (NCI), an effort aimed at transforming four public, subsidized housing properties into mixed-income developments that also include additional affordable housing, new services, amenities and green spaces.  Learn about the major tools and strategies for development, social services, community building and systems change that NCI is using to promote neighborhood revitalization without displacement of low-income residents.  Come explore NCI’s Park Morton redevelopment, located in Park View, a centrally located, transit-rich DC neighborhood that has seen significant growth over the past decade - making NCI’s redevelopment and anti-displacement efforts all the more urgent.

Meet at the Terrace level exit outside Columbia West

Space is first-come, first-seated