Mary Ann Barton

County News Editor & Senior Writer

Mary Ann Barton is the County News editor and senior staff writer and is returning to NACo after previously working at the association. She comes to NACo after covering local news for Patch.com in Northern Virginia. Her experience also includes working as managing editor of Log Home Design magazine, reporting for the Arkansas Democrat and writing for C-SPAN.

In addition to having lived in Pulaski County, Ark., Mary Ann is a native of Hennepin County, Minn. She studied journalism and Spanish at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark. and spent four years living in Lima, Peru.

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Stronger Counties. Stronger America.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments.  Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service. 

Mission

Through NACo, county officials:

  • Advocate with a collective voice on national policy
  • Exchange ideas and build new leadership skills
  • Pursue transformational, cost-effective solutions
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and
  • Exercise exemplary leadership in public service.

Vision

Healthy, vibrant and safe counties across the United States.