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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    2022-08-03

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

  • Video | Sep. 16, 2022

    Learn about efforts to implement the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to restore healthy ecosystems, reduce the threat of and mitigate the effect from wildland fire, safeguard water supplies, and ensure greater access to federal public lands.

  • Video | Sep. 15, 2022

    On September 15, county officials from across America will advocate on Capitol Hill for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. As part of these advocacy efforts, NACo will host a PILT briefing at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

  • Reports & Toolkits | Aug. 29, 2022

    The IRA offers counties the opportunity to pursue clean energy initiatives and reduce emissions through new competitive grant programs, local resiliency investments and clean energy tax credits.

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  • Legislative Director – Public Lands | Western Interstate Region  
    (512) 965-7268