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    NACo accepting policy resolutions and platform changes for 2021 Annual Conference – deadline June 4

    In preparation for the National Association of Counties' (NACo) 2021 Annual Conference on July 9-12, NACo members are invited to submit policy resolutions and platform changes to be considered at the conference. The deadline to submit resolutions is Friday, June 4.

    The NACo resolutions process provides members with the ability to participate in national policy decisions affecting county governments. During the Annual Conference, NACo’s ten policy steering committees, Board of Directors and the general membership consider proposed policy resolutions and platform language that will guide NACo advocacy until the next NACo Annual Conference in July 2022.

    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 federal policy statements serve as a guide for NACo members and staff to advance the association’s 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 policy resolutions must be submitted electronically (preferably as a Word document) via email to resolutions@naco.org by June 4, 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 a policy resolution, you (or a designated representative) must be present during the steering committee meeting at the 2020 Annual Conference to introduce and explain the resolution.

    PLATFORM CHANGES AND EXISTING RESOLUTIONS

    Platform changes may also be considered at the Annual Conference. Also, all resolutions previously passed, both at last year’s 2020 Annual Business Meeting and at NACo’s 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference, expire at this conference and must be resubmitted as either a resolution or platform change in order to continue as NACo policy.

    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.

    In preparation for the National Association of Counties' (NACo) 2021 Annual Conference on July 9-12, NACo members are invited to submit policy resolutions and platform cha
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In preparation for the National Association of Counties' (NACo) 2021 Annual Conference on July 9-12, NACo members are invited to submit policy resolutions and platform changes to be considered at the conference. The deadline to submit resolutions is Friday, June 4.

The NACo resolutions process provides members with the ability to participate in national policy decisions affecting county governments. During the Annual Conference, NACo’s ten policy steering committees, Board of Directors and the general membership consider proposed policy resolutions and platform language that will guide NACo advocacy until the next NACo Annual Conference in July 2022.

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 federal policy statements serve as a guide for NACo members and staff to advance the association’s 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 policy resolutions must be submitted electronically (preferably as a Word document) via email to resolutions@naco.org by June 4, 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 a policy resolution, you (or a designated representative) must be present during the steering committee meeting at the 2020 Annual Conference to introduce and explain the resolution.

PLATFORM CHANGES AND EXISTING RESOLUTIONS

Platform changes may also be considered at the Annual Conference. Also, all resolutions previously passed, both at last year’s 2020 Annual Business Meeting and at NACo’s 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference, expire at this conference and must be resubmitted as either a resolution or platform change in order to continue as NACo policy.

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.

About Zach George (Full Bio)

Legislative Assistant

Zach George joined NACo in 2016 and serves as a legislative assistant. He is responsible for writing and editing blog articles, conducting legislative research and providing legislative support for Environment, Energy and Land Use; Transportation; Telecommunications and Technology; and the Gulf Coast Counties and Parishes Coalition.

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