Washington, D.C. / February 20-24, 2016

Overview

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.

 

Featured Speakers

 

HON. MITCH MCCONNELL

U.S. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER

 

HON. JOHN MCCAIN

U.S. SENATOR

 

Hon. Julián Castro

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

 

Hon. Anthony Foxx

U.S. Secretary of Transportation

 

HON. JOHN B. KING, JR.

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education

 

HON. TOM VILSACK

U.S. SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE

 

Hon. Jerry Abramson

Director, White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

 

Michael Botticelli

Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

 

Dr. France A. Córdova

Director, National Science Foundation

 

Dr. DJ Patil

Chief Data Scientist, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

 

HON. Bill Haslam

Governor, Tennessee

 

HON. Gary R. Herbert

Governor, State of Utah

 

HON. Terry McAuliffe

Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia

 

HON. Tom Wolf

Governor, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

 

CHRIS WALLACE

HOST OF FOX NEWS SUNDAY

 

RON BROWNSTEIN

POLITICAL DIRECTOR, ATLANTIC MEDIA COMPANY

 

THE CAPITOL STEPS

WASHINGTON D.C.-BASED COMEDY TROUPE

Schedule

SATURDAY, FEB. 20

All Day
Policy Committee Meetings and Affiliate Meetings
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
NACo Technology and Innovation Summit
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting

SUNDAY, FEB. 21

All Day
Policy Committee Meetings and Affiliate Meetings
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration Open
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Non-Denominational Worship Service
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
NACo Board of Directors Forum

MONDAY, FEB. 22

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
NACo Regional Caucus Meetings
7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Registration Open
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Opening General Session
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Concurrent Educational Workshops
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Attendee Luncheon
1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Concurrent Educational Workshops
1:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
NACo Board of Directors Business and Resolutions Meeting
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Concurrent Educational Workshops

TUESDAY, FEB. 23

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration Open
10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
General Session
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Federal Agency and Capitol Hill Visits (self-arranged)
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Educational Workshops
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
NACo President’s Reception

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24

All Day
Federal Agency and Capitol Hill Visits (self-arranged)

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.

COUNTY LEADERSHIP

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.

 
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