(l-r)David Davenport, NACo Presidential Scholarship winner Caleb Lee, former NACo Executive Director Larry Naake and former NACo President Lenny Eliason at the 2012 NACo Annual Conference. Photo by David Hathcox
NACo is embarking on a new technical assistance program to help counties boost their communities’ use of solar energy. As partners with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), NACo and The Solar Foundation will help counties achieve a special designation from DOE as a “SPARC“ community.
On Jan. 13, the U.S. House of Representatives easily passed a resolution of disapproval (Senate Joint Resolution 22) that would repeal the revised “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule by a vote of 253–166. The same resolution was passed by the Senate in November by a vote of 53–44.
NACo is developing a three-part blog series sharing how county officials can enhance workforce training programs and practices. This blog post summarizes how the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides new opportunities to support dislocated workers experiencing employment barriers, and provides examples of county programs
In January 2016, ArtPlace America announced it will be awarding $10.5 million to fund projects that work with artists and arts organizations to help build stronger, healthier communities in the United States through the National Crea