Strengthening America's Counties
Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America
Counties by the Numbers
America's counties employ 3.6 million public servants, representing one out of every 50 American workers.
40,000 county elected officials are responsible for maintaining roads and bridges, caring for our health, administering elections, ensuring public safety, strengthening environmental stewardship and so much more.
Invested each year
Counties invest over $600 billion annually into our communities.
Serving Our Residents
County governments are so present in our everyday lives that we sometimes overlook the many ways counties help our communities thrive. Often behind the scenes, county leaders are responsible for maintaining roads and bridges, caring for our physical and mental health, administering our elections, ensuring public safety, strengthening environmental stewardship, and so much more.
County Economies 2024: Under the Hood of National Economic Trends
Visit NACo‘s advocacy hub to learn about counties’s priorities in federal policymaking.
Detailed analysis and customizable tools to support outreach on federal policy issues.
Our Top Picks
2024 NACo Legislative Conference
The NACo Legislative Conference brought together nearly 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties and our residents.
The advent of technology in the healthcare sector has revolutionized patient care, but it has also brought forth unprecedented challenges, notably the growing threat of medical ransomware attacks.
It's time to go digital with your plan's payroll submission processes. Please join us to learn more about our digital payroll and plan administration tools, as Nationwide Retirement Solutions moves to a more digital and efficient process that delivers simplicity and extraordinary care.
Join NACo’s Technology Xchange initiatives for this collaborative webinar that showcases successful programs in human services.
Whether you're looking to create a CJCC from scratch or enhance an existing one, discover the invaluable insights needed to make your county's justice system more efficient, fair and just.
Join us for an eye-opening webinar as we explore Franklin County, Ohio's journey to solving long-standing challenges. Uncover how they've embraced "Rapid Low-Code Application Development" to become faster and more collaborative and pave the way for smarter governance through iterative solutions.
Join us for an insightful webinar as we delve into the cutting-edge financial strategies employed by Maria Walls, Treasurer of Beaufort County, SC. Discover how she is transforming fiscal management with the support of the cashVest program.
In this interactive session, Treasurer Walls will share her experiences and success stories in leveraging data to optimize the county's liquidity, maximize returns, and enhance overall financial performance. Learn about the strategic decisions made possible by this unique program that has generated over $12 million dollars for her community in the last 12 months alone!
Solutions for Counties
NACo's Deferred Compensation Program has helped more than 1.5 million county employees and retirees save for and live comfortably in retirement. More than 423,000 county employees from over 3,000 county agencies participate, with accumulated assets of more than $25 billion.
Public Promise Insurance is a fully licensed provider that strengthens local governments. We provide voluntary benefits to public employees and their families with cost effective and best-in-class solutions.
Providing public sector and other entities with a vetted, transparent option for purchasing goods and services more efficiently and cost effectively.
The NACo Live Healthy Prescription, Health & Dental Discount Program is a no-cost program available to all member counties, providing relief to uninsured and underinsured Americans facing growing health costs.
cashvest® by threeplusone® provides a new and unparalleled level of liquidity analysis and data services for local, county, school district and community college governing bodies.
ClearGov® is the leading provider of budget cycle management software, focused on helping local governments streamline the annual budgeting process.
Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training administered by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.
The NACo High Performance Leadership Academy is an innovative, completely online 12-week program created to equip frontline county government professionals with practical leadership skills to deliver results for counties and communities.
The NACo Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy is an online 12-week collaborative readiness program led by Fortune 500 CISOs and peers who deliver a proven framework and insights on leading and securing a network and an organization.
Featured Initiatives & Resources
In this resource hub, find stories of counties investing these resource to support our residents, technical assistance in implementing these programs in your county and our latest analysis and research.
NACo's Opioid Solutions Center empowers local leaders to invest resources in effective treatment, recovery, prevention and harm reduction practices that save lives and address the underlying causes of substance use disorder.
Launched in February 2023, the NACo Commission on Mental Health and Wellbeing brings together county leaders from across the nation to take action to address the ever-growing mental health crisis from the county government perspective.
County News: Celebrating 55 Years
NACo's award-winning County News is celebrating 55 years covering America's counties.
NACo's County News team is here at the conference providing daily recaps of each day's sessions, and keeping you informed on all the resources being released at the conference.
Ten North Carolina counties are testing out signature verification for absentee ballots cast during the March primary that, if implemented statewide, would make North Carolina the strictest voting-by-mail process in the country.
Retaining election officials will mean refusing to make harassment the new normal, reimagining elections offices and investing in elections.
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