The NACo Ambassador Program helps new and existing member counties become
more familiar with NACo by pairing county officials and staff with an
experienced ambassador. The ambassadors will share their experience and help
county officials and staffs to better understand what NACo has to offer and how
to maximize participation in NACo.
Whether it’s participating in exclusive member-benefit programs, attending
conferences and steering committee meetings or using the NACo website to find a
grant, a NACo Ambassador can help county officials and staff get their bearings,
while creating great networking opportunities with their colleagues.
The ambassador also aids NACo staff with welcoming new NACo
member counties and retaining existing counties by speaking of member exclusive
benefits and services, legislative affairs and upcoming NACo activities and
Cindy Bobbitt, Grant County, Okla. commissioner, is a NACo
Ambassador and active in her role to bring NACo and its programs to the
attention of elected officials and staff.
“As county officials, we each make choices: We can stay in our own
environment and let county government continue as is, or we can get involved and
make county government stronger and better. NACo is the only national
organization that represents county governments in the United States. Being an
involved member in NACo allows county officials to do just that,” Bobbitt
“In particular, NACo Ambassadors help establish quality first
impressions with county officials and county staff to ensure these new officials
receive information to help solve issues back home, save money for taxpayers and
become better prepared public servants,” she continued. “In short,
NACo Ambassadors help fill the gap and get people connected. I am honored to
serve as a NACo Ambassador. This organization has prestige and strength, and I
hope members will take advantage of the many opportunities it offers.
To volunteer to be an ambassador or to sign up to speak with an ambassador,
please contact Ilene Goldberg, membership coordinator, at 888.407.NACo (6226)
ext. 291, or firstname.lastname@example.org.