National Association of Counties
Washington, D.C.


Updated ‘Alphabet Soup’ publication now available

Have you ever felt like you needed a dictionary or translator just to attend a government meeting? NACo’s publication, "Alphabet Soup: Government Acronym Guide," provides definitions to common government acronyms. Updated to include new legislation and programs, this guide will help decipher the secret code of government. The guide is available for purchase at $2 per booklet or online to NACo members only.

To access this members-only publication online, visit To purchase booklets, contact Christopher Johnson at or 202.942.4256.

County Government Works: Get involved now

NACo President Glen Whitley’s County Government Works Campaign to raise public awareness about counties is off to a great start. NACo’s website has plenty of tools you can use to help your constituents better understand what your county does. There are talking points for community meetings, templates for brochures, PSAs to post to your county’s website, ideas for reaching and teaching students, and other easily reproduced programs. Take action by picking tools you can use to tell your residents that County Government Works.

For more information, visit the County Government Works Campaign on