Application for Presidential Leadership and Committee Appointments

The Presidential Appointments Application Form must be completed by everyone who wants to be considered for a leadership or committee appointment on a steering, standing or ad hoc committee for the 2019–2020 presidential year.

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These appointments are for:

  • Policy Steering Committee chairs and vice chairs and subcommittee chairs and vice chairs
  • LUCC and RAC chairs, vice chairs and members
  • Standing Committee chairs, vice chairs and members
  • Ad Hoc Committee, Task Force and Advisory Board chairs, vice chairs and members
  • At-Large NACo Board Directors

Below is more information for each committee and its specific appointment terms. Committee leaders and members must cover their own travel and conference expenses.

IMPORTANT:  Steering committee membership is not a part of this application process.

State Associations of Counties are responsible for nominating general policy steering committee members. The online nomination form for Policy Steering Committee membership can be found here.  

To become a member of a steering committee you must fill out the nomination form and submit it to your state association. They will submit the nomination to NACo.

To be considered for a presidential appointment to any of the following committees or as an At-Large Director for the NACo Board of Directors, you MUST complete the application online before May 31, 2019.

Policy Steering Committee Leadership

The ten policy steering committees each have a leadership team consisting of a chair, an appropriate number of vice-chairs and subcommittee chairs and vice-chairs. Those applicants who have been active members of the steering committee will be given preference in consideration for these appointments. The applicant should be willing to help coordinate leadership conference calls, develop the meeting agendas and testify before Congress if necessary. These appointments are for one year.

RAC and LUCC Leadership and Members

The Rural Action Caucus and the Large Urban County Caucus will each have a chair and an appropriate number of vice-chairs and committee members. Applicants who have been active members of these caucuses will be given preference in consideration for these appointments. These appointments are for one year.

At-Large Appointments to the NACo Board of Directors

Each president appoints ten at-large directors to the NACo Board of Directors for a one-year term. These appointments are to add balance to the board with respect to any inequities between urban and rural, gender, geography and minority representation. As with our communities, our strength is in our diversity. These appointments are for one year.

Standing Committees

The Standing Committees take direction from and report directly to the NACo Officers.

Finance

Advises the Officers on the annual budget of the association before it is presented to the Board of Directors and provides oversight on other financial issues as directed by the Officers. (Appoints three members for a three-year term with a background in finance and/or investment.)

Information Technology

Advises the Officers on information technology issues and provides oversight on NACo information technology projects. (Appoints the chair, vice chairs and members for a one-year term.)

Programs and Services

Advises the Officers regarding the development and evaluation of programs and services for NACo members. (Appoints the chair, vice chairs and members for one-year terms.)

Membership

Actively recruits and retains member counties, parishes and boroughs in order to increase NACo's total membership. (Appoints the chair, vice-chairs  and members for one-year terms.)

Ad Hoc Committees, Advisory Boards and Task Forces

Arts and Culture Commission

The NACo Arts and Culture Commission demonstrates how the arts can be used by county officials to promote ​​economic development and provide solutions to many of the challenges that they face, through workshop sessions, field trips, special publications and its annual Arts & Culture awards, which recognize counties working to foster an environment where arts can thrive to create more livable communities. (Appoints the chair, vice-chair and 25 members for a one-year term.)

Geospatial Information Systems Committee

(Appoints the chair, vice-chair and members for a one-year term.)

Resilient Counties Advisory Board

Provides information, guidance and support to the NACo Resilient Counties Initiative. (Appoints the chair, vice-chair(s) and members.)

Healthy Counties Advisory Board

Provides information, guidance and support to the NACo Healthy Counties Initiative. (Appoints the chair, vice-chair(s) and members.)

Immigration Reform Task Force

Educates Congress, the administration and NACo members on the impact of immigration on counties and helps advocate for NACo’s priorities. (Appoints chair, vice chairs and members.)

International Economic Development Task Force

Provides information, guidance and support for international economic development activities. (Appoints the chair and vice-chair(s) and members.)

Veterans and Military Services Committee

Engage NACo and its members to develop and highlight county best practices and policies to promote innovative programs, services and benefits for our nation’s military, veterans and their families. (Appoints the chair, vice chairs and members.)

The Presidential Appointments Application Form must be completed by everyone who wants to be considered for a leadership or committee appointment on a steering, standing or ad hoc committee for the 2018–2019 presidential year. The application form is now available online at NACo’s website. Presidential Appointments Application.

The deadline for submitting your application is May 31, 2019.

Please direct any questions to committee@naco.org

Stronger Counties. Stronger America.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, including nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to:

  • Advocate for county government priorities in federal policymaking
  • Promote exemplary county policies and practices
  • Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks
  • Optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.

Mission

Strengthen America’s counties.

Vision

Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.