Nicolette Gerald

Legislative Assistant

Nicolette serves as a Legislative Assistant supporting NACo’s Human Services and Education and Justice and Public Safety (JPS) Public Steering Committees. Prior to joining NACo, Nicolette worked as a Policy Specialist at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, completed a graduate fellowship with the Partnership for Public Service and served as the Manager of Government Affairs at a small lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. 

She earned a master's degree in Public Policy and a bachelor's degree in Government and International Politics from George Mason 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.


Strengthen America’s counties.


Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.