When NACo members tune in for the NACo Virtual Federal Policy Summit set for Oct. 21-22, they’ll walk away with meaningful takeaways that will help constituents at home.
With the challenges of in-person meetings due to the pandemic, the two-day meeting is an opportunity for NACo members and others to connect, learn and exchange practical information with federal and other partners to help strengthen county government.
“As we continue to face the reality of the coronavirus pandemic, along with our countless other responsibilities, we welcome opportunities to enhance partnerships that help us achieve results for our residents,” said Boone County, Ky. Judge-Executive Gary Moore, NACo president. “The federal policy agenda is packed with issues that impact counties, and it’s more important than ever that we remain at the table.”
Moore is encouraging his fellow county officials to take part in the summit. “The virtual policy summit will feature informative speakers and practical advice on how counties can access federal resources and navigate federal programs that support our local priorities,” he said.
Topics scheduled for discussion include broadband, healthcare, infrastructure, COVID-19 relief, public lands, disaster assistance and more. Here’s a look at the agenda:
- Examining Federalism and Intergovernmental Partnerships
- Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure
- Understanding County Broadband Issues
- Resources for Effective Advocacy
- Delivering Robust Health and Human Services During COVID-19
- County Resiliency with FEMA
- Managing Federal Lands