If you have knowledge or an interest in a certain issue area or concerns about the effects of federal legislation on your county, then you should become a member of a NACo Steering Committee. The steering committees enable county officials from member counties to become actively involved in NACo’s policy process.
The process of joining a steering committee is simple: You need to apply through your state association of counties.
Here are the important points to remember:
- Your state association receives steering committee nomination forms from NACo in the spring. You should fill out and submit a nomination form to your state association of counties approximately one month before the NACo Annual Conference, which usually occurs in July.
- You should mark on the nomination form your first and second choice of which steering committee you would like to serve.
- Members of NACo affiliate organizations who want to serve on a steering committee should follow the same process.
NACo makes every effort to accommodate the nominee’s first choice of steering committee assignments. Committee appointees serve on a committee for one year and cannot transfer membership to another committee, or serve on more than one steering committee, during that year.