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NACo kicks off Legislative Conference March 2, includes remarks from Steve Case, HUD Secretary Ben Carson

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Nearly 2,000 county officials will attend NACo’s 2019 Legislative Conference next month and will hear from AOL co-founder Steve Case and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sec. Ben Carson, among many other dynamic speakers.

The conference, set for March 2-6 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., comes as the 116th Congress gets underway.

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Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with federal officials and participate in congressional briefings and meetings as well as take part in policy and educational sessions.

Policy steering committee meetings will be held Saturday, March 2 and participants will head to Capitol Hill Tuesday, March 5, when NACo members and others will be briefed on issues important to counties including infrastructure, criminal justice and mental health, and human service deployment, as well as a press conference on public lands issues.

Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based investment firm, is author of The New York Times bestseller “The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future.”

Case is best known for co-founding America Online (AOL). At its peak, nearly half of all U.S. internet users used AOL.

Carson, who was sworn in as the HUD secretary in 2017, previously served as director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

In 1987, he successfully performed the first separation of twins joined at the back of the head. Raised by a single mother in Detroit, he graduated from Yale University and earned his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School.

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