Rashida Brown

Associate Program Director – Children, Youth and Families

Rashida Brown is the Associate Program Director of Children, Youth and Families in the County Innovations Lab department at NACo. In this role, she is responsible for leading the Association’s human services portfolio and activities in a national initiative addressing early childhood development.

Prior to joining NACo, Rashida served as Director of Policy, Planning and Research at the Office of the State Superintendent for Education within the Early Learning Division. In this role, she provided strategic direction, in collaboration with the Assistant Superintendent of Early Learning, to ensure successful implementation of early learning policies, research and strategic plans, particularly those related to the District of Columbia’s Pre-K program, quality rating and improvement system, child care licensing and compliance, Early Head Start and Head Start programs and child care financing and eligibility. She was also a policy analyst at the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services within the Government of the District of Columbia, leading efforts in developing policies and strategies that focus on prevention and promote streamlined approaches and coordination among health and human services programs. Rashida holds a master's degree from the Howard University School of Social Work.

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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:

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  • Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks
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  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.


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