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Rachel Mackey

Legislative Director – Human Services & Education | Veterans & Military Services

About Rachel Mackey

Rachel serves as 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. Along with these roles, Rachel coordinates NACo's Supreme Court advocacy and education efforts.

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.