NACo Executive Director Matt Chase (right) addresses representatives of the National Council of County Association Executives (NCCAE) at White House briefing held to discuss county issues and priorities. David Agnew (right), Deputy Assistant to the President and Director, White House Intergovernmental Affairs, also spoke at the briefing.
This week the National Council of County Association
Executives (NCCAE) held the 2014 Presidents and Executive Directors Meeting on
January 8-10 in Washington, D.C. With almost every state accounted for,
the annual meeting brought together representatives from across the country to
discuss state association relationships and initiatives, and examine the
federal political landscape.
On January 10, NACCE representatives were joined by the
National Association of Counties (NACo) officers to discuss county issues and
priorities at a special White House briefing. Several administration
officials participated including David Agnew, Deputy Assistant to the President
and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs; Denis O’Donnell, Director of the
Bureau of Justice Assistance for the U.S. Department of Justice; and Victor
Mendez, Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
The National Council of County Association Executives
provides a vehicle through which its membership improves the administration of
the various associations of counties and associations of county officials. It also
provides a forum through which its membership meets and exchanges information
of importance to the executives of state associations of counties.
Additionally, it assists, in accordance with the policy determinations of the
council, the National Association of Counties in its efforts to promote and
improve county government.