Western Interstate Region

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    Western Interstate Region

    The Western Interstate Region is affiliated with the National Association of Counties and is dedicated to the promotion of Western interests within NACo. These interests include public land issues (use and conservation), community stability and economic development, and the promotion of the traditional Western way of life. Its membership consists of fifteen Western states, (Alaska, Hawaii, Wash., Ore., Calif., Idaho, Nev., Ariz., Mont., Wyo., Colo., N.M., Utah, N.D., S.D.) with membership funded through the individual state associations.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    Mission Statement

    The Western Interstate Region (WIR) exists to be the counties' advocate for public policy issues affecting the West.

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    The Western Interstate Region is affiliated with the National Association of Counties and is dedicated to the promotion of Western interests within NACo.
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    2020-01-10

Register today for the 2020 WIR Conference, which brings together county officials from across the nation to focus on pressing issues facing counties and our residents.

Register Today

The Western Interstate Region is affiliated with the National Association of Counties and is dedicated to the promotion of Western interests within NACo. These interests include public land issues (use and conservation), community stability and economic development, and the promotion of the traditional Western way of life. Its membership consists of fifteen Western states, (Alaska, Hawaii, Wash., Ore., Calif., Idaho, Nev., Ariz., Mont., Wyo., Colo., N.M., Utah, N.D., S.D.) with membership funded through the individual state associations.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Mission Statement

The Western Interstate Region (WIR) exists to be the counties' advocate for public policy issues affecting the West.

Latest Resources

  • Reports & Toolkits | Sep. 9, 2020

    To help local leaders advocate for top county priorities, NACo has developed an online Advocacy Toolkit, which features in-depth information, resources to take action and exclusive NACo materials to help tell the county story.

  • Video | Sep. 9, 2020

    County leaders lead a virtual tour of public lands projects and equipment funded by the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) and Secure Rural Schools (SRS) programs and call on Congress to fully fund these critical programs. To ask a question, please send an email to webmaster@naco.org.

  • Document | Aug. 26, 2020

    PILT & SRS National Profiles

Western Interstate Region Board of Directors

President

Greg Chilcott
Commissioner
Ravalli County, Montana

 

First Vice President

Mark Whitney
Commissioner
Beaver County, Utah

 

Second Vice President

Daniel Joyce
County Judge
Malheur County, Oregon

 

Immediate Past President

Kevin Cann
Supervisor
Mariposa County, California

 

Contact

  • Associate Legislative Director – Public Lands and Liaison to the Western Interstate Region  
    (512) 965-7268