Publication

2015-2016 NACo Annual Report

A Message from NACo President Sallie Clark and Executive Director Matthew Chase

American architect Frank Lloyd Wright said, “Business is like riding a bicycle. Either you keep moving or you fall down.” The same is true for county government. And like our membership, the National Association of Counties (NACo) is definitely on the move as well.

Not only are we poised to move into a new headquarters — co-locating with the National League of Cities in a first-of-its-kind local government innovation center in Washington, D.C. — but we are also on the move creating unmatched solutions for America’s 3,069 counties, parishes and boroughs. Through federal policy advocacy, leadership in public service, civic engagement and high-quality cost-saving solutions, we are focused on keeping america’s counties healthy, vibrant and safe.

FEDERAL POLICY ADVOCACY

Like our membership, NACo is definitely on the move

This year, we achieved several federal policy victories together. For the first time in a decade, we secured a long-term transportation bill. The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act invests in county-owned roads and bridges, reverses the nearly $3 billion in cuts we endured in the previous bill and provides greater flexibility at the local level. We spearheaded renewal of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and Secure Rural Schools (SRS) programs. We represented county interests in federal regulations like the EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.” and ozone rules, the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule, FEMA’s potential disaster deductible proposal and other unfunded mandates. Simultaneously, we worked to thwart proposals to reduce or eliminate the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds, the key financing tool that enables local governments and states to invest in schools, hospitals, roads and jails.

We are elevating the county voice through targeted traditional media and social media outreach and dozens of events in Washington, D.C. — congressional hearings, Capitol Hill briefings, events with the White House and partnerships with think tanks and foundations.

LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC SERVICE

County leadership is on the front lines of addressing the most pressing challenges we face as Americans at the local level. From economic development to behavioral health and criminal justice reform to the opioid and heroin scourge in our communities, counties are making a positive difference in Americans’ lives.

Our annual “County Economies” report demonstrated that while economic recovery accelerated across counties in 2015, we still have a long way to go before we return to, or exceed, pre-recession levels. We launched a program aimed at helping coal-reliant communities diversify their job base — promoting principles all counties can benefit from. Another project is designed to foster conditions for economic growth and job creation in the solar energy sector.

The first full year of our Stepping Up initiative reached new heights with nearly 300 counties committing to pursue efforts to reduce the number of individuals with mental illnesses in jails. We also hosted the first-ever Stepping Up summit with our partners at the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation. Fifty county teams joined national experts and policy leaders from the White House and Capitol Hill to advance effective local, state and federal efforts to make our communities safer while improving outcomes for those suffering from mental illness and substance abuse disorders.

We also created the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic with the National League of Cities and hosted meetings — including three virtual town halls — focusing on proven solutions and successful city-county collaboration.

COST-SAVING SOLUTIONS

Counties strive to be excellent stewards of taxpayer resources, and NACo is delivering solutions to serve constituents and save money at the same time. Counties and other public entities have saved millions through the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance, which expanded this year to 41 suppliers to deliver the latest technology and many other cutting-edge services.

We are focused on keeping america’s counties healthy, vibrant and safe.

Through our partnership with Nationwide Retirement Solutions, the NACo Deferred Compensation Program has helped more than 1.5 million county employees save nearly $15 billion in retirement assets. The Live Healthy U.S. Counties program has saved residents $644 million in prescription, health and dental discounts. More than 1,340 counties are helping residents save money through this program.

ENRICHING PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT

In the past year, we launched a mobile-friendly, award-winning NACo.org, rebranded our flagship publication County News and created more vibrant multimedia content, including web interactives and video. We also launched a new weekly email — CN Now — which features timely County News content, legislative updates and other information relevant to NACo members and allies. This Week in Photos showcases NACo and county leadership in action from the halls of Congress and the White House to our local communities.

Our County Explorer online interactive data tool features more than 900 data points and county-specific information. With a million visits, County Explorer and NACo.org traffic increased by more than a third. It’s also noteworthy that visitors are spending more time in our digital space and accessing our web-based content far more than in the past.

When we are united as NACo members, our voice at the federal level is stronger and our peer network positions us to better serve our residents.

We built upon our civic engagement efforts by refreshing the popular Counties Matter campaign with a new look, updated data and a video that attracts more than 1,000 views a month. Our County Solutions school curriculum and Counties Work online game continue to educate students across the country. With half a million students using the curriculum and more than 1.23 million game plays in the past five years, we are helping to teach a new generation of young people to understand the important role counties play in every aspect of our lives.

Working with our members, state associations of counties, affiliates and partners in the public and private sectors over the past 12 months, we have achieved tremendous progress. We’re poised to make even greater gains in the months and years ahead.

The NACo family includes counties, parishes and boroughs of every size and shape. When we are united as NACo members, our voice at the federal level is stronger and our peer network positions us to better serve our residents. We are one NACo, making a positive difference for our communities and helping our residents and our nation succeed. Thank you for all you do to build stronger counties, resulting in a stronger America.

Presidential Initiative Safe and Secure Counties

NACo president Sallie Clark’s presidential initiative strengthened counties’ capacities in three distinct areas:

  • Protecting public safety
  • Preserving public health and well-being, and
  • Promoting local economies.

“In communities nationwide, there are countless examples of how counties deliver programs that keep our residents safe, mitigate damage and prepare for future disasters,” said President Clark. “We are working with public and private partners to strengthen safety and improve the quality of life for millions of people across the country.”

At the 2015 NACo Annual Conference, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx signed a resolution reflecting the need to improve safety on county-owned roads and affirming the U.S. DOT’s commitment to work with NACo to improve road safety in America’s communities.

In partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, NACo hosted workshops to encourage action to keep county roads safe and secure. We published a series of articles in County News and held webinars highlighting steps counties can take to promote transportation safety.

President Clark hosted NACo’s Safe and Secure Counties Symposium in El Paso County, Colo. with more than 200 county officials focusing on strengthening safety and security in communities across the country. Educational sessions with national experts provided concrete tools for counties to enhance emergency management, natural disaster response and preparedness, cybersecurity, criminal justice reform, mental health and public safety, economic development and crisis communications among other topics.

National County Government Month built on NACo’s Counties Matter campaign and highlighted the Safe and Secure Counties theme through media events, coloring contests in schools, social media outreach, county government open houses, town hall meetings and other activities to showcase how counties keep our communities safe and secure.

The initiative helped NACo members exchange county-driven practices and policies on everything from emergency preparedness to jails and courts, infrastructure to public health and wildfire prevention and mitigation.

“Thanks to all counties that participated in the Safe and Secure Counties initiative over the past year,” said President Clark. “Counties play a vital role in keeping our neighborhoods safe, and when we are safe, our residents and our communities can thrive.”

Federal Policy Advocacy

FIXING AMERICA’S SURFACE TRANSPORTATION (FAST) ACT

The first long-term transportation bill in a decade, the FAST Act provides greater certainty to counties and invests more than $100 billion over five years to repair the cuts counties sustained under the previous transportation bill. It also puts an additional $3 billion in the hands of local decision-makers.

PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES (PILT) AND SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS (SRS) PROGRAMS

Secured an investment of $452 million to fully fund PILT for more than 62 percent of the nation’s counties that have non-taxable federal land

Secured $278 million for the SRS program for roads, schools and other services in timber-dependent counties

EXCISE TAX ON EMPLOYERSPONSORED HEALTH COVERAGE

Achieved a two-year delay for the excise tax or “Cadillac tax” on employer- sponsored health coverage, which gives us more time to advocate for a full repeal of this provision, which would cost counties millions of dollars and inhibit our ability to attract and retain quality employees

REGULATIONS

Represented county interests in federal regulations like the EPA’s “Waters of the U.S.” and ozone standards, Dept. of Labor overtime rules, FEMA disaster deductible proposal and other uncompensated mandates related to the environment, justice, human services and county employees

TAX-EXEMPT MUNICIPAL BONDS

Staved off threats to reduce or eliminate the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds, which have helped counties and other public entities over the past decade finance more than $3.7 trillion to build schools, hospitals, roads and jails

ON BEHALF OF NACo, COUNTY LEADERS PARTICIPATED IN MORE THAN A DOZEN CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS AND FEDERAL POLICY BRIEFINGS.

TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

FEDERAL PUBLIC LANDS MANAGEMENT

ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH REFORM

FEDERAL REGULATIONS

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND MANAGEMENT

RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

OPIOID AND HEROIN CRISIS

Exchanging Ideas and Exercising Exemplary Leadership

Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails

NACo, the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation launched the initiative in 2015, and more than 285 counties in 41 states have passed resolutions or proclamations to join Stepping Up and take action at the local level.

  • The National Stepping Up Summit took place in April 2016 with 50 county teams meeting in Washington, D.C. to develop and strengthen plans to reduce the prevalence of mental illness and substance use disorders in jails.
  • NACo hosted six webinars and several in-person workshops.
  • We developed StepUpTogether.org, a resource toolkit, publications and case studies.

City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic

NACo and the National League of Cities created a joint national task force, comprised of city and county leaders, to enhance awareness, facilitate peer exchanges and identify sound policy and partnership solutions to address our nation’s opioid and heroin crisis.

Innovation Challenge for Coal-Reliant Communities

In partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation, NACo led a program to support county and regional leaders in retooling economies to become more resilient to changing conditions.

More than 200 individuals from 42 counties participated in three intensive, hands-on workshops designed to boost the innovative potential of coal-reliant counties and regions seeking to grow and diversify their economies.

At the National Council of County Association Executives meeting in Washington D.C., NACo officers joined state association presidents and executive directors for a White House briefing at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

NACo developed a new clearinghouse of resources related to transitioning economies, based at DiversifyEconomies.org and released a podcast and other materials.

Rural Impact Challenge with USDA and White House Rural Council

NACo and the White House Rural Council launched an initiative to support counties in combating chronic rural poverty. Fifty counties have signed up to receive support in building partnerships and exchanging best practices and policy solutions.

Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge

NACo partnered with the Aetna Foundation, the American Public Health Association and CEOs for Cities on a $1.5 million prize competition, the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge. The Challenge aims to improve health outcomes and promote health, wellness, equity and social interaction through practical, evidence-based strategies and cross-sector collaboration.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Program

NACo worked to strengthen local jurisdictions’ ability to address the challenges of creating a culture of health and to help county officials take a leadership role toward positive community health impact. NACo helped to disseminate the annual County Health Rankings, conducted by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, which provides a snapshot of the health of county residents across the country.

NACo launched the County Health Learning Challenge. Cabarrus County, N.C.; Knox County, Tenn.; and Salt Lake County, Utah were selected to participate in a year-long effort to strengthen cross-sector partnerships, identify potential action and implement data-driven strategies to build healthier communities.

SolSmart

In partnership with The Solar Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy, NACo launched the SolSmart program in spring 2016 to help counties cut red tape, reduce process or administrative costs and attract new solar jobs in installing solar energy systems.

NACo Juvenile Justice Academy

NACo convened teams from seven counties (Boone County, Mo.; DuPage County, Ill.; Durham County, N.C.; Eau Claire County, Wis.; Lancaster County, Neb.; Linn County, Iowa; and Ramsey County, N.D.) to engage with juvenile justice experts and each other to learn about integrating systems and improving outcomes. Technical assistance is ongoing, including resource dissemination, regular follow-up conversations and connecting teams with additional experts. This work is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge

As strategic allies, NACo and the MacArthur Foundation are working with 20 jurisdictions, including 16 counties, to create fairer, more effective justice systems. We will also provide opportunities and resources for
county officials to learn from criminal justice experts and engage in peer-topeer learning to reduce the unnecessary use of county jails.

Healthy Counties Forum and Innovation Summit

In Salt Lake County, Utah, more than 70 county officials plus representatives from the White House, foundations and corporate partners participated in sessions on behavioral health and well-being of older adults,
providing services to veterans and national criminal justice reform efforts.

Transportation Peer Exchanges

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, NACo launched a program to investigate and promote creative ways for counties and local and regional partners to strategically align transportation planning and investments with economic development priorities. As part of this program, NACo released several reports and hosted webinars and two peer exchanges:

  • The Innovations in Transportation and Technology: County Leadership Peer Exchange, held in Johnson County, Iowa, brought together 26 county officials with state and national leaders.
  • The Keeping Counties Moving: Innovations in Transportation Peer Exchange, held in Alameda County, Calif., convened 24 county leaders and regional, state and national experts.

Leadership Development

NACo hosted nearly 100 webinars with more than 6,100 attendees, including dozens of professional leadership development opportunities, primarily educational workshops and webinars on topics like integrity and civility, effective meetings and communications and buildng a leadership legacy.

Harvard County Executive Forum

In partnership with Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, NACo brought together 20 county elected executives for a peer exchange focused on county innovation and leadership development. The annual forum showcases cutting-edge community solutions being tested by county leaders.

Tech Innovation and CIO Forum

Twice each year, NACo hosts two powerful forums and peer exchanges with county elected officials and CIOs, along with corporate leaders. Centered on technology-based policy issues and program solutions, this year’s events focused on cybersecurity, data tools and decision-making, and emerging transportation issues such as drones and autonomous vehicles. The events also highlighted workforce ideas, public engagement practices and the federal FirstNet interoperability project.

County Leadership Institute

Through our partnership with state associations, we hosted the 13th annual County Leadership Institute, a rigorous, four-day program to enhance leaders’ capacity to identify and implement innovative solutions to the complex challenges we face. This year, we added a representative from the Next Generation NACo Network.

At the National Council of County Association Executives meeting in Washington D.C., NACo offcers joined state association presidents and executive directors for a White House briefing at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

Innovative County Cost-Saving Solutions

Nationwide Retirement Solutions

Help 1.5 million county employees and retirees

SAVE NEARLY $15 BILLION

Through our partnership with Nationwide Retirement Solutions, the NACo Deferred Compensation Program has helped more than 1.5 million county employees save nearly $15 billion in retirement assets. The Live Healthy U.S. Counties program has saved residents $644 million in prescription, health and dental discounts. More than 1,340 counties are helping residents save money through this program.

U.S. Communities Cooperative Purchasing Alliance

Saves you millions on county supplies and services 63 new county participants and a total of 79,000 public sector users 41 suppliers, including new supplier contracts this year

An expansive IT contract with Insight Public Sector, DLT and Carahsoft offers products from Apple, Google, Microsoft, Dell, Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard, Amazon Web Services and Panasonic... ...and specialty vehicles with Farber, from bookmobiles to bloodmobiles.

We partnered with Premier, Inc. and Adapt Pharma to offer leading discounts on Narcan, the only FDA-approved, ready-to-use nasal spray version of naloxone hydrochloride, a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse the effects of opioid overdoses.

Live Healthy U.S. Counties

Save counties residents more than $646 million in prescription, health and dental discounts 1,343 counties participate in the prescription discount program 104 counties participate in the health discount program 77 counties participate in the dental program
... and 20 state associations
have endorsed the enhanced prescription-health-dental discount program.

ECONNECT DIRECT® BY MBS SECURITIES

A new program helping counties manage fixed-income investments. 219 counties in 32 states Endorsed by NACo and 14 state associations of counties Coming Soon! NACo and Optum formed a strategic alliance to offer health care solutions to public sector retirees.

Enriching Public Awareness of County Government

COUNTY ECONOMIES

2.5 times more county economies recovered on unemployment rate in 2015 than the previous year.

Only 7 percent of county economies recovered on four key economic indicators by 2015. Nearly 16 percent of county economies had not recovered on any of the four indicators.

The recovery is creating an uneven geography of opportunity across county economies.

COUNTIES MATTER

Launched the new Counties Matter campaign with new data, an updated look and a video that attracts more than 1,000 views per month

County News

NACo unveiled a fresh, upscale design — rebranded and brightened by more use of graphics and new and reframed content such as “Money Matters” and “Leadership Edge.”

Mailed biweekly to 33,800 elected and appointed county officials

County News also went weekly with a new digital counterpart sent to 39,000 email addresses, CN Now, which carries up-to-date news from Capitol Hill, the administration and NACo practice areas, in addition to featuring articles from the most recent County News.

Interviewed Key Decision-Makers

An interview with Michael Botticelli, director of the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy, set the stage for County News’ Hot Topics special report on the plague of opioid abuse. The full video interview with Director Botticelli was released in the web edition of County News and debuted at the 2016 Legislative Conference.

Expanding Our Digital Reach

IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS ON NACo.ORG AND COUNTY EXPLORER:

We made the “Find a County” feature mobile-friendly and integrated it into County Explorer. The revamped tool continues to be NACo’s most viewed digital product, with nearly 972,000 additional sessions and more than 2 million page views.

COUNTY EXPLORER

900 indicators and 11 county profiles

Launched This Week in Photos

Telling the county story through images every week

Podcasts

5,000 unique downloads

FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

Increased followers by more than 20 percent and delivered 1.6 million impressions on Twitter, five times more than the previous year

YOUTUBE

More than 23,400 views on YouTube – 38 days, 22 hours of watch time, an increase of more than 80 percent

COUNTIES WORK

Our Counties Work online game and County Solutions curriculum with iCivics had 4,400 teacher curriculum downloads and reached approximately 550,000 students as well as more than 1.23 million game plays in the past five years.

The Future

The Future

CO-LOCATION WITH NLC

Creating a first-of-its kind local government innovation center in Washington, D.C., NACo and National League of Cities (NLC) will co-locate our headquarters at 660 North Capitol Street in late 2016. The move allows Washington’s two leading local government organizations to leverage each other’s expertise and coordinate efforts to help thousands of local leaders build stronger communities, advocate on national issues and raise the public’s understanding of county and city officials.

The new headquarters, designed collaboratively, will help advance NACo and NLC’s mutual priorities and foster innovative partnerships. Just blocks from the Capitol, the co-location will occupy three floors of the building and house state-of-the-art conference and meeting spaces. The building will meet the USGBC’s LEED Gold certification for green building.

“Collaboration between counties and cities is key to achieving results for our residents. This new space will be the center of local leadership and innovation on Capitol Hill. With our partners at the state and federal levels, we look forward to working more closely with NLC to confront some of the greatest challenges our communities face.”

– Matthew Chase, NACo executive director

2016-2017 Presidential Initiative

Counties Matter Challenge: Brilliant Ideas At Work

TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC RESILIENCE
HUMAN SERVICES AND HEALTH
JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
COUNTY MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY

Under the leadership of incoming NACo President Bryan Desloge, NACo is launching a friendly competition in 2016 and 2017 to identify and share 100 examples of visionary county leadership that results in improving residents’ quality of life. In conjunction with NACo’s Achievement Awards and working with members, affiliates and state associations of counties, we will build an honor roll that highlights county innovation at its best.

Through this presidential initiative, NACo is working with county leaders and partners to share best practices that bolster our nation’s ability to thrive amid ever-changing physical, social and economic conditions. Though no two of America’s 3,069 counties are alike, many face similar challenges and learn from one another’s experiences.

To remain healthy, vibrant and safe, counties anticipate and adapt to challenges creatively, demonstrating local leadership that makes a difference in people’s lives.

Financial Stewardship

NACo ended the 2015 fiscal year with a net operating surplus of $832,312 or 4 percent of total operating revenue. Revenue grew 7.9 percent to $19,637,742, primarily led by continued growth in sales from the U.S. Communities purchasing alliance. Member programs and services expenses and operation management expenses held at 1.8 percent growth to $18,805,430.

NACo Leadership

Officers

President

Sallie Clark

Commissioner
El Paso County, Colo.

First Vice President

Bryan Desloge

Commissioner
Leon County, Fla.

Second Vice President

Roy Charles Brooks

Commissioner
Tarrant County, Texas

Immediate Past President

Riki Hokama

Council Member
Maui County, Hawaii

Regional Representatives

West Region

Lesley Robinson

Commissioner
Phillips County, Mont.

Central Region

Cindy Bobbitt

Commissioner
Grant County, Okla.

South Region

Merceria Ludgood

Commissioner
Mobile County, Ala.

Northeast Region

Christian Leinbach

Commission Chair
Berks County, Pa.

STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS

NACo FINANCE STANDING COMMITTEE

The Hon. Bryan Desloge

Commissioner
Leon County, Fla.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

The Hon. Christopher T. Rodgers

Commissioner
Douglas County, Neb.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES COMMITTEE

The Hon. Gregg Goslin

Commissioner
Cook County, Ill.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

The Hon. Timothy McCormick

Commission President
Ohio County, W.Va.

STEERING COMMITTEE CHAIRS

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS STEERING COMMITTEE

The Hon. Harrison A. Moody

Supervisor
Dinwiddie County, Va.

COMMUNITY, ECONOMIC AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT STEERING COMMITTEE

The Hon. Anthony Hyde

Commission Chair
Columbia County, Ore.

ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND LAND USE STEERING COMMITTEE

The Hon. Gary W. Moore

County Judge/Executive
Boone County Ky.

FINANCE, PENSIONS AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS STEERING COMMITTEE

The Hon. Priscilla Taylor

Commissioner
Palm Beach County, Fla.

HEALTH STEERING COMMITTEE

The Hon. Mary Ann Borgeson

Commissioner
Douglas County, Neb.

HUMAN SERVICES AND EDUCATION STEERING COMMITTEE

The Hon. Toni Carter

Commissioner
Ramsey County, Minn. 

JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY STEERING COMMITTEE

The Hon. Sally A. Heyman

Commissioner
Miami-Dade County, Fla.

PUBLIC LANDS STEERING COMMITTEE

The Hon. Ron Walter

Commission Chair
Chelan County, Wash.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY STEERING COMMITTEE

The Hon. Joe Briggs

Commissioner
Cascade County, Mont.

TRANSPORTATION STEERING COMMITTEE

The Hon. Peter Mclaughlin

Commissioner
Hennepin County, Minn.

LARGE URBAN COUNTY CAUCUS

The Hon. Jim McDonough

Commissioner
Ramsey County, Minn.

RURAL ACTION CAUCUS

The Hon. Lynn M. Padgett

Commissioner
Ouray County, Colo.

WESTERN INTERSTATE REGION

The Hon. Gordon Cruickshank

Commissioner, Chair
Valley County, Idaho

NACo Board of Directors

The Hon. Ikaika Anderson

Council Vice-Chair
Honolulu City and County, Hawai'i

The Hon. Allan F. Angel

Levy Court Commissioner
Kent County, Del.

The Hon. Bronwyn Asplund-Walsh

Commission Vice Chair
Merrimack County, N.H.

Mr. Orrin E. Bailey

CEO, Six County Employment Alliance
Michigan Works! The Job Force Board, Mich.

The Hon. Rushern L. Baker III

County Executive
Prince George's County, Md.

The Hon. Peter Baldacci

Commissioner
Penobscot County, Maine

The Hon. John M. Becker

Board Chairman
Madison County, N.Y.

The Hon. Alisha R. Bell

Commissioner
Wayne County, Mich.

Mr. Daniel Betts

Director of recreation, Forest Preserve District
Cook County, Ill.

Ms. Jessica Beyer

Communications Manager & Business Analyst
Blue Earth County, Minn.

The Hon. Cindy Bobbitt

Commissioner
Grant County, Okla.

The Hon. Mary Ann Borgeson

Commissioner
Douglas County, Neb.

The Hon. Blair Brady

Commissioner
Wahkiakum County, Wash.

The Hon. Thomas Brady

Commissioner
Coos County, N.H.

The Hon. Doug Breidenthal

Commissioner
Jackson County, Ore.

The Hon. Roy Charles Brooks

Commissioner
Tarrant County, Texas

Mr. Timothy W Brown

Senior Planner
Walton County, Fla.

Mr. Randy Burkhardt

Assistant Director Parks, Trails and Building Grounds
Douglas County, Colo.

The Hon. Keith Carson

Supervisor
Alameda County, Calif.

The Hon. Katie S. Cashion

Commissioner
Guilford County, N.C.

Mr. Greg Castano

Volunteer Services Program Coordinator
Arlington County, Va.

The Hon. Sallie Clark

Commissioner
El Paso County, Colo.

The Hon. George B. Cole

Councilmember
Sussex County, Del.

The Hon. Guy Cormier

Parish President
St. Martin Parish , La.

The Hon. David Cox

Commissioner
Caddo Parish, La.

The Hon. Karen Crane

Assembly Member
City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska

The Hon. Gordon Cruickshank

Commission Chair
Valley County, Idaho

The Hon. Kenneth A. Dahlstedt

Commissioner
Skagit County, Wash.

Ms. Mary Beth E. Davidson

IGR Director
Hennepin County, Minn.

The Hon. Bryan Desloge

Commissioner
Leon County, Fla.

The Hon. Kathryn Dodge

Assembly Member
Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska

The Hon. Jerry Doucette

Commission Chair
Alger County, Mich.

The Hon. Daryl Dukart

Commissioner
Dunn County, N.D.

The Hon. Ed Eilert

Commission Chairman
Johnson County, Kan.

The Hon. Lenny Eliason

Commission President
Athens County, Ohio

Ms. Phyllis A. Errico

General Counsel
Virginia Association of Counties

The Hon. Bernard Fazzini

Commissioner
Harrison County, W.Va.

The Hon. Richard M. Forster

Supervisor
Amador County, Calif.

The Hon. Lew Gaiter III

Commissioner
Larimer County, Colo.

The Hon. Kerry W. Gibson

Commissioner
Weber County, Utah

Mr. Gilbert Gonzales

Mental Health Director
Bexar County, Texas

The Hon. Keith Goodwin

Commission Chair
Otero County, Colo.

The Hon. Gregg Goslin

Commissioner
Cook County, Ill.

The Hon. Loren Grosskopf

Commissioner
Park County, Wyo.

The Hon. Jane Hague

Councilmember
King County, Wash.

The Hon. James V. Ham

Commissioner
Monroe County, Ga.

The Hon. George Hartwick III

Commissioner
Dauphin County, Pa.

The Hon. Connie Hickman

Justice of the Peace
Navarro County, Texas

The Hon. Ron Hickman

Sheriff
Harris County, Texas

Mr. Herschel Hicks

EMA Director
Morgan County, Ala.

The Hon. G. Riki Hokama

Council Member
Maui County, Hawai'i

The Hon. Stephen H. Holt

Collector of Revenue
Jasper County, Mo.

The Hon. Helen L. Holton

Council Member
Baltimore City, Md.

The Hon. Melvyn Houser

Supervisor
Pottawattamie County, Iowa

The Hon. Len C. Humphries

Sheriff
Fremont County, Idaho

The Hon. Judy Beth Hutcherson

Treasurer
Clark County, Ark.

The Hon. Anthony Hyde

Commission Chair
Columbia County, Ore.

The Hon. Gerald W. Hyland

Supervisor
Fairfax County, Va.

The Hon. Patrick Irwin

Commissioner
Pershing County, Nev.

The Hon. Teresa Jacobs

Mayor
Orange County, Fla.

The Hon. Michael K. Jeanes

Clerk of the Court
Maricopa County, Ariz.

The Hon. B. Ray Jeffers

Commissioner
Person County, N.C.

The Hon. Larry L. Johnson

Commissioner
DeKalb County, Ga.

The Hon. Randy Johnson

Commissioner
Hennepin County, Minn.

The Hon. Tracey A. Johnson

Commissioner
Washington County, N.C.

The Hon. Evelyn L. Kolbe

Commissioner
Oceana County, Mich.

The Hon. KipuKai L.P. Kuali‘i

Councilmember
Kauai County, Hawai'i

The Hon. William B. Kyger Jr.

Supervisor
Rockingham County, Va.

Mr. Edward Labrador

Director, Intergovernmental Affairs
Broward County, Fla.

The Hon. Chip LaMarca

Commissioner
Broward County, Fla.

The Hon. Linda Langston

Supervisor
Linn County, Iowa

Mr. David Douglas Lasher

County Treasurer
Clark County, Wash.

The Hon. Gary J. Lee

Commissioner
Union County, Ohio

The Hon. Christian Leinbach

Commission Chair
Berks County, Pa.

The Hon. Deborah A. Lieberman

Commissioner
Montgomery County, Ohio

The Hon. Merceria L. Ludgood

Commissioner
Mobile County, Ala.

The Hon. Mark H. Luttrell Jr.

County Mayor
Shelby County, Tenn.

The Hon. George Maglaras

Commissioner
Strafford County, N.H.

The Hon. Richard Malm

Commission Chair
Jefferson County, Kan.

The Hon. Tyler Massey

Treasurer
Hidalgo County, N.M.

The Hon. Timothy P. McCormick

Commission President
Ohio County, W.Va.

The Hon. Jim McDonough

Commissioner
Ramsey County, Minn.

The Hon. Michael McGinley

Commissioner
Beaverhead County, Mont.

The Hon. Debbi R. McGinnis

Collector of Revenue
Polk County, Mo.

The Hon. Gary McGrane

Commissioner
Franklin County, Maine

Mr. Timothy K. McGuire

Executive Director
Michigan Association of Counties

The Hon. Todd Mielke

Commissioner
Spokane County, Wash.

The Hon. Karen M. Miller

Associate Commissioner
Boone County, Mo.

Ms. Carol Moehrle

Public Health / NACCHO
Nez Perce County, Idaho

The Hon. Harrison A. Moody

Supervisor
Dinwiddie County, Va.

The Hon. Paul Mosley

Supervisor, President
Clarke County, Miss.

The Hon. Waymon Mumford

Council Member
Florence County, S.C.

The Hon. David L. Nicholson

Circuit Clerk
Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government, Ky.

The Hon. Richard Oden

Chairman & CEO
Rockdale County, Ga.

The Hon. Dennis O'Loughlin

Supervisor
Dane County, Wis.

The Hon. Dennis Onishi

Council Member
Hawaii County, Hawai'i

The Hon. Michael Ortner

Commissioner
Fall River County, S.D.

Mr. J. Glenn Osborne Jr.

Social Services Director
Wilson County, N.C.

The Hon. Lynn M. Padgett

Commissioner
Ouray County, Colo.

Mr. Chester E. Pintarelli

Administrator, Medical Care
Iron County, Mich.

The Hon. Toni Preckwinkle

President
Cook County, Ill.

The Hon. John Prinkki

Commission Chair
Carbon County, Mont.

The Hon. Helen Purcell

Recorder
Maricopa County, Ariz.

Ms. Cherryl Ramirez

Executive Director
Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs

The Hon. Jeff Rader

Commissioner
DeKalb County, Ga.

Mr. Randy Ripperger

Assessor
Polk County, Iowa

The Hon. Dave Roberts

Supervisor
San Diego County, Calif.

The Hon. Lesley Robinson

Commission Chair
Phillips County, Mont.

The Hon. Christopher T. Rodgers

Commissioner
Douglas County, Neb.

The Hon. Timothy R. Roussel

Parish President
St. James Parish, La.

The Hon. Manuel Ruiz

Supervisor
Santa Cruz County, Ariz.

The Hon. Harvey Ruvin

Clerk of Courts
Miami-Dade County, Fla.

Ms. Charlotte Sandvik

Treasurer
Cass County, N.D.

Mr. Joel Schell

Treasurer
Converse County, Wyo.

The Hon. James Schmidt

Commissioner
Lincoln County, S.D.

The Hon. Nancy Schouweiler

Commissioner
Dakota County, Minn.

The Hon. Judith Shiprack

Commissioner
Multnomah County, Ore.

Mr. Eugene Smith

County Manager
Dunn County, Wis.

The Hon. James J. Snyder

County Legislator
Cattaraugus County, N.Y.

The Hon. Elizabeth Stefanics

Commissioner
Santa Fe County, N.M.

The Hon. Priscilla Taylor

Commissioner
Palm Beach County, Fla.

Mr. Jonathan Thompson

Executive Director
National Sheriffs' Association

The Hon. Jerrie Tipton

Commission Chair
Mineral County, Nev.

The Hon. Gordon W. Topham

Commission Chair
Sevier County, Utah

The Hon. Daniel P. Troy

Commission President
Lake County, Ohio

The Hon. Grant Veeder

Auditor/Commissioner of Elections
Black Hawk County, Iowa

The Hon. Hubert Walsh

Supervisor
Merced County, Calif.

The Hon. Kenton C. Ward

Surveyor
Hamilton County, Ind.

The Hon. Betty Lou Ward

Commissioner
Wake County, N.C.

Ms. Patricia Ward

Director of Community Development and Housing
Tarrant County, Texas

Mr. George T. Webb

County Engineer
Palm Beach County, Fla.

The Hon. Larry W. White

Commissioner
Escambia County, Ala.

Mr. Ron Whitehead

Public Works Director
Washington County, Utah

The Hon. Glen Whitley

County Judge
Tarrant County, Texas

The Hon. Mark S. Whitney

Commissioner
Beaver County, Utah

The Hon. Paul Wilson

Commissioner
Olmsted County, Minn.

Ms. Debbie Wise

County Circuit Clerk
Randolph County, Ark.

The Hon. Debbie Wood

Commissioner
Chambers County, Ala.

The Hon. Noah Woods

Chairman
Robeson County, N.C.

Mr. James Young

Veterans Service Officer
Vernon County, Wis.

The Hon. Rick L. Yzaguirre

Commissioner
Ada County, Idaho

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President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

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Public Finance Authority Board of Directors

Rural Assistance Center Advisory Board for HHS

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Technical Advisors Team - RWJF Technical & Operational Advisory Committee (TOAC) for Southern Rural Development Center

US Dept. of Justice Global Advisory Committee

Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC)

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National Ocean Council, Governance Coordinating Committee

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Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Advisory Committee (GAC)

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