Rachel Mackey

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    Rachel Mackey

    Rachel serves as associate legislative director for human services and education. In this role, she staffs NACo’s Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee and works with county officials from across the nation to advance organizational priorities and policies related to children’s issues, foster care,  public assistance and income support, services to senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, immigration policy, social services, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. Rachel also staffs NACo's Veterans and Military Services Committee, which engages NACo and its members to develop and highlight county best practices and policies to promote innovative programs, services and benefits for our nation’s military, veterans and their families.

    Before joining the team at NACo Rachel served as Director of Policy and Research at First Focus, a bipartisan child advocacy organization, where she specialized in policy analysis and government relations related to federal budget and appropriations policy, child hunger and nutrition and family tax policy. Rachel has her Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University.

    Rachel serves as associate legislative director for human services and education.
    2019-11-05
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    2021-11-11

Associate Legislative Director – Human Services and Education

Rachel serves as associate legislative director for human services and education. In this role, she staffs NACo’s Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee and works with county officials from across the nation to advance organizational priorities and policies related to children’s issues, foster care,  public assistance and income support, services to senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, immigration policy, social services, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. Rachel also staffs NACo's Veterans and Military Services Committee, which engages NACo and its members to develop and highlight county best practices and policies to promote innovative programs, services and benefits for our nation’s military, veterans and their families.

Before joining the team at NACo Rachel served as Director of Policy and Research at First Focus, a bipartisan child advocacy organization, where she specialized in policy analysis and government relations related to federal budget and appropriations policy, child hunger and nutrition and family tax policy. Rachel has her Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown 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.

Mission

Strengthen America’s counties.

Vision

Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.