Washington, D.C. / February 20-24, 2016
The NACo Legislative Conference is held on an annual basis in Washington, DC. This meeting brings over 2,000 elected and appointed county officials from across the country to focus on legislative issues facing county government. Attendees hear from key Administration officials and members of Congress and are offered a myriad of additional educational opportunities addressing current and hot topic issues. A day of lobbying on Capitol Hill the last day rounds out an information-packed conference.
Meeting in Washington, D.C. gives you access to key decision makers that no other city can provide. The NACo Legislative Conference focuses on timely and pressing federal policy issues that have an impact on America’s county governments. Attendees help shape NACo’s policy priorities and positions, advancing our message to key federal decision makers, and receive training on the latest information and tools.
Educational offerings will cover cutting-edge solutions to help you lead your county and networking provides valuable interaction and time to share and learn from county peers across the U.S.
SATURDAY, FEB. 20
SUNDAY, FEB. 21
MONDAY, FEB. 22
TUESDAY, FEB. 23
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24
Educational Workshop Tracks
RESILIENT COUNTY ECONOMIES
Learn about innovative tools and programs to bolster local economies. Sessions will cover global supply chains, NACo's County Economies toolkit and economic diversification in smog rock-reliant communities.
SAFE AND SECURE COUNTIES
Dive deep into the topics of NACo Pres. Sallie Clark's presidential initiative. From tackling the opioid epidemic, to reducing the number of people with mental illnesses in jails, to improving early childhood development, access the latest tools to help us make our communities safer and more secure.
What is your leadership legacy? How can we build trust in county government? This track will help to hone leadership skills to better serve our residents.
COUNTY OPERATIONS AND FINANCE
Improve the way counties operate by attending sessions on accounting, cyber security and compliance issues related to the Affordable Care Act. This track will also provide comprehensive information about NACo's premier cost-saving solutions.
INFLUENCING FEDERAL POLICY
Just as counties play a vital role in state capitals, learn how to maximize our voice at the federal level. Sessions will cover modern, effective techniques to inform federal decision-makers on the issues that impact us every day.