2018 NACo Legislative Conference

The 2018 Legislative Conference schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, Mar 03
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 amColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level
10:00 am to 11:30 am

10:00 am to 11:30 am

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

10:00 am to 11:30 amColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level
Director of Economic Development Integration, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce  
 
Policy Director, National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)  
 
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Lunch Roundtable: Combating Multi-Generational Poverty in our Nation’s Counties

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

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

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee - Business Meeting

2:00 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level
Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.)  
 
Senior Political Adviser, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor  
 
Professional Staff Member, Majority, Senate Transportation, Housing and Development Appropriations Subcommittee  
 
Community Development Manager, Salt Lake County, Utah  
 
Sunday, Mar 04
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

National Association of County Planners (NACP) Meeting

5:00 pm to 6:00 pmPiscataway, Lobby Level

How can planners and elected officials best collaborate to help elevate the importance of local planning and propel sound planning projects in order to help create healthy, vibrant & safe counties?  During this interactive roundtable, learn how county planners and elected officials alike have worked together in a variety of planning spaces, including wildfire & other disaster planning, connectivity & broadband, and housing. 

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

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

Designing and Financing "Smart" County Infrastructure

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

Counties play an essential role in developing transportation and infrastructure networks that ensure residents are protected and well-connected. Explore how counties can invest now in future-facing “smart” technologies and leverage all available financing options.

3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Fueling Job Growth by Tapping into the New Energy Economy

3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Innovative economic and workforce development strategies are essential to enhance community vitality and citizen prosperity.  This session explores how counties of all sizes and geographies are tapping into new, rapidly growing energy technologies and markets to fuel job growth, diversify local economies and broaden revenue bases. Hear from experts and learn from counties investing in the new energy economy.

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

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

Leveraging Data and Visualization Tools to Keep Businesses Local

8:00 am to 9:15 amColumbia 4, Terrace Level

This interactive session explores how county leaders can work directly with the business community to drive even greater economic growth. Experience management and visualization experts will share specific tools, survey methods and visualization techniques that will help counties take the temperature of the business community and develop strategies that can address business concerns head-on – before a company decides to move elsewhere.

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 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.

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