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    NACo Accepting Interim Policy Resolutions for 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference - Deadline February 8

    In preparation for NACo’s Virtual Legislative Conference in March 2021, NACo members are invited to submit interim policy resolutions.

    ***VIRTUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE DETAILS COMING SOON*** 

    The NACo resolutions process provides members with the ability to participate in national policy decisions affecting county governments. During the Virtual Legislative Conference, NACo’s ten policy steering committees and Board of Directors will convene virtually and consider interim policy resolutions. The adopted interim resolutions will guide NACo advocacy until the NACo Annual Conference in July 2021.

    Interim policy resolutions provide an opportunity for members to address policy issues at the Virtual Legislative Conference that were not discussed at the Virtual Annual Business Meeting in July 2020. Interim resolutions may not overturn existing policy resolutions or platform language and will expire at the 2021 Annual Conference in Travis County/Austin, Texas.

    The American County Platform and the association's policy resolutions are carefully considered statements of the needs and interests of county governments throughout the nation. These policy statements serve as a guide for NACo members and staff to advance the association's federal policy agenda before Congress, the White House and federal agencies. Please refer to the comprehensive overview of NACo's policy resolution process here.

    HOW TO SUBMIT AND FORMAT RESOLUTIONS

    When submitting resolutions and platform changes, please work with the appropriate steering committee staff liaison to adhere to the following guidelines:

    All interim policy resolutions must be submitted electronically (preferably as a Word document) via email to resolutions@naco.org by February 8, 2021. Submissions MUST identify the title and issue area in the email subject line (e.g. Social Services Block Grant, Human Services and Education).

    CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE RESOLUTION

    Resolutions should be concise and no more than one page in length. The standard format includes:

    • Issue: Short sentence stating the purpose of the resolution and how the issue impacts counties
    • Proposed Policy: Concise statement specifying a position or action by NACo and/or other entities
    • Background: 1–2 paragraph statement clearly outlining the county interest in the particular issue
    • Fiscal/Urban/Rural Impact: Short statement addressing the potential impact(s) for counties in the specific issue area
    • Sponsor: Name and contact information of NACo member sponsoring the resolution. It is important to include contact information so that the NACo staff can follow up if there are any questions or additional information required

    IMPORTANT REMINDER: If you plan to submit an interim policy resolution, you (or a designated representative) must appear virtually during the steering committee meeting at the 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference to introduce and explain the resolution.

    ***STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING DETAILS COMING SOON***

    PLATFORM CHANGES AND EXISTING RESOLUTIONS

    Platform changes are considered only at the Annual Conference. Interim resolutions cannot be used to overturn or modify existing resolutions or language in the platform.

    QUESTIONS

    Please contact NACo's Director of Government Affairs Mark Ritacco at mritacco@naco.org or the appropriate steering committee liaison with additional questions or concerns. Click here to  NACo's Legislative Department staff contact list.

    *Please also refer to the comprehensive overview of NACo's policy resolution process here.

    • 2020-2021 American County Platform
    • NACo's Policy Resolution Process
    • Sample Resolution

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In preparation for NACo’s Virtual Legislative Conference in March 2021, NACo members are invited to submit interim policy resolutions.

***VIRTUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE DETAILS COMING SOON*** 

The NACo resolutions process provides members with the ability to participate in national policy decisions affecting county governments. During the Virtual Legislative Conference, NACo’s ten policy steering committees and Board of Directors will convene virtually and consider interim policy resolutions. The adopted interim resolutions will guide NACo advocacy until the NACo Annual Conference in July 2021.

Interim policy resolutions provide an opportunity for members to address policy issues at the Virtual Legislative Conference that were not discussed at the Virtual Annual Business Meeting in July 2020. Interim resolutions may not overturn existing policy resolutions or platform language and will expire at the 2021 Annual Conference in Travis County/Austin, Texas.

The American County Platform and the association's policy resolutions are carefully considered statements of the needs and interests of county governments throughout the nation. These policy statements serve as a guide for NACo members and staff to advance the association's federal policy agenda before Congress, the White House and federal agencies. Please refer to the comprehensive overview of NACo's policy resolution process here.

HOW TO SUBMIT AND FORMAT RESOLUTIONS

When submitting resolutions and platform changes, please work with the appropriate steering committee staff liaison to adhere to the following guidelines:

All interim policy resolutions must be submitted electronically (preferably as a Word document) via email to resolutions@naco.org by February 8, 2021. Submissions MUST identify the title and issue area in the email subject line (e.g. Social Services Block Grant, Human Services and Education).

CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE RESOLUTION

Resolutions should be concise and no more than one page in length. The standard format includes:

  • Issue: Short sentence stating the purpose of the resolution and how the issue impacts counties
  • Proposed Policy: Concise statement specifying a position or action by NACo and/or other entities
  • Background: 1–2 paragraph statement clearly outlining the county interest in the particular issue
  • Fiscal/Urban/Rural Impact: Short statement addressing the potential impact(s) for counties in the specific issue area
  • Sponsor: Name and contact information of NACo member sponsoring the resolution. It is important to include contact information so that the NACo staff can follow up if there are any questions or additional information required

IMPORTANT REMINDER: If you plan to submit an interim policy resolution, you (or a designated representative) must appear virtually during the steering committee meeting at the 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference to introduce and explain the resolution.

***STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING DETAILS COMING SOON***

PLATFORM CHANGES AND EXISTING RESOLUTIONS

Platform changes are considered only at the Annual Conference. Interim resolutions cannot be used to overturn or modify existing resolutions or language in the platform.

QUESTIONS

Please contact NACo's Director of Government Affairs Mark Ritacco at mritacco@naco.org or the appropriate steering committee liaison with additional questions or concerns. Click here to  NACo's Legislative Department staff contact list.

*Please also refer to the comprehensive overview of NACo's policy resolution process here.

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