Ashleigh Holand

Director of Programs and Practices

Ashleigh Holand is the Director of Programs and Practices for the NACo County Innovations Lab. She oversees the organization’s grant-funded programs that help counties across the country improve community outcomes on key local issues including early childhood development, public health, criminal justice, economic mobility and resilience.

Ashleigh comes to NACo with eight years of foundation experience – previously managing grant-funded projects on evidence-based policymaking in states and counties at The Pew Charitable Trusts. She holds a M.S. in Criminology from Florida State University and a B.A. in Psychology from Samford University.

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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.


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Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.