NACo is a grassroots-driven organization that encourages member engagement. Currently, we have more than 1,100 individual county elected and appointed officials from every region of the country represented on our 10 policy steering committees, ad hoc and standing committees, and various caucuses and task forces. Help make NACo and America’s counties stronger by joining a committee today!
The association’s 10 policy steering committees cover the full array of domestic policy issues impacting county governments and our local communities. These committees meet at least twice each year to review and make recommendations on public policy issues and legislation. The policy development process initiated by the steering committees is the foundation for the American County Platform, which is used to deliver the county government message to the Administration, Congress and the American public.
Ad Hoc and Standing committees, such as the Membership Committee, Programs and Services Committee and the Information Technology Committee, help shape and drive NACo’s programs and services, both internally for the association and externally for county governments and our partners.
The Rural Action Caucus and the Large Urban County Caucus also play a prominent role in advancing NACo’s policy agenda and providing an important forum for peer exchanges and thought leadership.
As needed, NACo convenes special task forces to study and address important policy questions that may have implications beyond a single policy committee's jurisdiction.
Click on the tabs below to learn more about NACo’s committees, caucuses, affiliates and task forces or download the Get Involved brochure now.
|Ad Hoc and Task Force Committees||
Ad Hoc Committees:
County officials belong to six organizations that NACo assists in a limited way with meeting space at conferences, promotion of activities and staffing. The groups are organized based on ethnicity, gender and political party.
National Association of Black County Officials (NABCO)
National Association of County LGBT Leaders and Allies (NACLGBTLA)
National Association of Hispanic County Officials (NAHCO)
NACo affiliate organizations are aligned with departments within the county government structure. Members of the affiliates are county elected or appointed officials that perform a specific job within a county. Each of the organizations below has been officially recognized as an affiliate of NACo and is allowed one representative on the NACo Board of Directors.
National Association of County Aging Programs (NACAP)
National Association of County Civil Attorneys (NACCA)
National Association of County Intergovernmental Relations Officials (NACIRO)
|Caucus Committees and Regional Affiliate|
State associations provide counties with a wide range of services, including legislative representation, research, training, consultation and publications. Out of the 50 states, 47 states have at least one state association. There are a total of 53 state associations with some states having more than one association.
Delaware Association of Counties
Hawai'i State Association of Counties
United Counties Council of Illinois
Massachusetts Association of County Commissioners
North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
County Commissioners' Association of West Virginia
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