Committees, State Associations and Affiliates

Get Involved! Join a NACo committee, caucus, or task force. The two big questions are: What committee do you want to join? How do you become a member of a committee?

Get Involved!

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:

Arts and Culture Commission

Defined Contribution and Retirement Advisory Committee

Financial Services Center Advisory Committee

Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board

Resilient Counties Advisory Board

Veterans and Military Services Committee

Task Forces:

Immigration Reform Task Force

International Economic Development Task Force


Next Generation NACo Network

Affiliated Associations

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)

National Conference of Republican County Officials (NCRCO)

National Democratic County Officials Organization (NDCO)

National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO)

Women of NACo Leadership Network (WON)

NACo Affiliates

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.

International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)

International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)

National Association for County Community & Economic Development (NACCED)

National Association of County Administrators (NACA)

National Association of County Aging Programs (NACAP)

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHDD)

National Association of County Civil Attorneys (NACCA)

National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers & Finance Officers (NACCTFO)

National Association of County Engineers (NACE)

National Association of County Health Facilities (NACHFa)

National Association of County Human Services Administrators (NACHSA)

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO)

National Association of County Intergovernmental Relations Officials (NACIRO)

National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO)

National Association of County Planners (NACP)

National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials, and Clerks (NACRC)

National Association of County Surveyors (NACS)

National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO)

National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)

National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Governments (NAVPLG)

National Council of County Association Executives (NCCAE)

National Sheriffs' Association (NSA)

National Workforce Association (NWA)

Caucus Committees and Regional Affiliate

LUCC Steering Committee

RAC Steering Committee

Western Interstate Region Board of Directors

Standing Committees

Finance Standing Committee

Information Technology Standing Committee

Membership Standing Committee

Programs and Services Standing Committee

State Associations

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.


Association of County Commissions of Alabama
Sonny Brasfield
Executive Director
PO Box 5040
Montgomery, AL 36103-5040
Phone: (334) 263-7594


Alaska Municipal League
Nils Andreassen
Executive Director
217 Second Street, Suite 200
Juneau, AK 99801-1267
Phone: (907) 586-1325


Arizona Association of Counties
Jennifer Marson
Executive Director
1910 W Jefferson St Ste 1
Phoenix, AZ 85009-5223
Phone: (602) 252-6563

County Supervisors Association of Arizona
Craig Sullivan
Executive Director
1905 W. Washington St., Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85009-5274
Phone: (602) 252-5521


Association of Arkansas Counties
Chris Villines
Executive Director
1415 W 3rd St
Little Rock, AR 72201-1810
Phone: (501) 372-7550


California State Association of Counties
Graham Knaus
Executive Director
1100 K St Ste 101
Sacramento, CA 95814-3932
Phone: (916) 327-7500


Colorado Counties, Inc.
John Swartout
Executive Director
800 Grant Street, Suite 500
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 861-4076


Delaware Association of Counties
Richard Cecil
Executive Director
12 N Washington Ave
Lewes, DE 19958-1806
Phone: (302) 645-0432


Florida Association of Counties
Virginia Delegal
Executive Director
100 S Monroe St
Tallahassee, FL 32301-1530
Phone: (850) 922-4300


ACCG – Advancing Georgia's Counties
Dave Wills
Executive Director
191 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 700
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 522-5022


Hawai'i State Association of Counties
4396 Rice Street, Suite 209
Lihu‘e, HI 96766-0000
Phone: (808) 270-7760


Idaho Association of Counties
Seth Grigg
Executive Director
PO Box 1623
Boise, ID 83701-1623
Phone: (208) 345-9126


Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo)
Joe McCoy
Executive Director
828 South 2nd Street
Springfield, Illinois  62701

United Counties Council of Illinois
W. Michael McCreery
Executive Director
217 E Monroe St Ste 101
Springfield, IL 62701-1743
Phone: (217) 544-5585


Association of Indiana Counties
David Bottorff
Executive Director
101 W Ohio St Ste 1575
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2051
Phone: (317) 684-3710


Iowa State Association of Counties
William Peterson
Executive Director
5500 Westown Pkwy Ste 190
West Des Moines, IA 50266-8364
Phone: (515) 244-7181


Kansas Association of Counties
Randall Allen
Executive Director
300 SW 8th Ave Fl Third
Topeka, KS 66603-3940
Phone: (785) 272-2585


Kentucky Association of Counties
Brian Roy
Executive Director
400 Englewood Dr
Frankfort, KY 40601-7561
Phone: (502) 223-7667


Police Jury Association of Louisiana
Roland Dartez
Executive Director
707 N 7th St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5327
Phone: (225) 343-2835


Maine County Commissioners Association
Charles Pray
Executive Director
4 Gabriel Dr Ste 2
Augusta, ME 04330-8166
Phone: (207) 623-4697


Maryland Association of Counties
Michael Sanderson
Executive Director
169 Conduit St
Annapolis, MD 21401-2512
Phone: (410) 269-0043


Massachusetts Association of County Commissioners
614 High St
Dedham, MA 02026-1897
Phone: (781) 461-6105


Michigan Association of Counties
Steve Currie
Executive Director
935 N Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48906-5137
Phone: (517) 372-5374


Association of Minnesota Counties
Julie Ring
Executive Director
125 Charles Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103-2108
Phone: (651) 224-3344


Mississippi Association of Supervisors
Derrick Surrette
Executive Director
793 N President St
Jackson, MS 39202-3002
Phone: (601) 353-2741


Missouri Association of Counties
Dick Burke
Executive Director
PO Box 234
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0234
Phone: (573) 634-2120


Montana Association of Counties
Eric Bryson
Executive Director
2715 Skyway Dr
Helena, MT 59602-1213
Phone: (406) 449-4360


Nebraska Association of County Officials
Larry Dix
Executive Director
1335 H Street, Ste 200
Lincoln, NE 68508-2793
Phone: (402) 434-5660


Nevada Association of Counties
Dagny Stapleton
Executive Director
304 S Minnesota St
Carson City, NV 89703-4270
Phone: (775) 883-7863

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Association of Counties
Ron White
Executive Director
46 Donovan St Ste 2
Concord, NH 03301-2619
Phone: (603) 224-9222

New Jersey

New Jersey Association of Counties
John Donnadio
Executive Director
150 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08608-1105
Phone: (609) 394-3467

New Mexico

New Mexico Association of Counties
Steve Kopelman
Executive Director
444 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: (505) 983-2101

New York

New York State Association of Counties
Stephen Acquario
Executive Director
540 Broadway Fl Fifth
Albany, NY 12207-2708
Phone: (518) 465-1473

North Carolina

North Carolina Association of County Commissioners
Kevin Leonard
Executive Director
215 N Dawson St
Raleigh, NC 27603-1172
Phone: (919) 715-2893

North Dakota

North Dakota Association of Counties
Terry Traynor
Executive Director
1661 Capitol Way
Bismark, ND 58502-0877
Phone: (701) 328-7300


County Commissioners Association of Ohio
Suzanne Dulaney
Executive Director
209 E State St
Columbus, OH 43215-4309
Phone: (614) 221-5627


Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma
Gene Wallace
Executive Director
429 NE 50th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-1813
Phone: (405) 524-3200


Association of Oregon Counties
Mike Eliason
Interim Executive Director
1201 Court Street NE, Suite 300
Salem, OR 97301-4110
Phone: (503) 585-8351


County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
Doug Hill
Executive Director
PO Box 60769
Harrisburg, PA 17106-0769
Phone: (717) 526-1010

South Carolina

South Carolina Association of Counties
Mike Cone
Executive Director
1919 Thurmond Mall
Columbia, SC 29201-2375
Phone: (803) 252-7255

South Dakota

South Dakota Counties
Bob Wilcox
Executive Director
211 E Prospect Ave
Pierre, SD 57501-2530
Phone: (605) 224-4554


Tennessee County Services Association
David Connor
Executive Director
226 Capitol Blvd Ste 700
Nashville, TN 37219-1896
Phone: (615) 532-3767


Texas Association of Counties
Gene Terry
Executive Director
1210 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78701-1834
Phone: (512) 478-8753


Utah Association of Counties
Adam Trupp
Chief Executive Officer
5397 S Vine St
Murray, UT 84107-6757
Phone: (801) 265-1331


Virginia Association of Counties
Dean Lynch
Executive Director
1207 E Main St Ste 300
Richmond, VA 23219-3663
Phone: (804) 788-6652


Washington Association of County Officials
Scott Blonien
Executive Director
206 10th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1333
Phone: (360) 753-7319

Washington State Association of Counties
Eric Johnson
Executive Director
206 10th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1333
Phone: (360) 753-1886

West Virginia

County Commissioners' Association of West Virginia
Vivian Parsons
Executive Director
2007 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 345-4639

West Virginia Association of Counties
Patti Hamilton
Executive Director
2026 Kanawha Blvd
East Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: (304) 346-0591


Wisconsin Counties Association
Mark O'Connell
Executive Director
22 E Mifflin St Ste 900
Madison, WI 53703-4247
Phone: (608) 663-7188


Wyoming County Commissioners Association
Pete Obermueller
Executive Director
PO Box 86
Cheyenne, WY 82003-0086
Phone: (307) 632-5409

Policy Steering Committees

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committee

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee

Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee

Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee

Health Steering Committee

Human Services and Education Steering Committee

Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee

Public Lands Steering Committee

Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee

Transportation Steering Committee


Stronger Counties. Stronger America.

About NACo

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

  • Advocate county 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.


Strengthen America’s counties.


Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.