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NACo Now Accepting Interim Policy Resolutions for 2022 Legislative Conference

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    NACo Now Accepting Interim Policy Resolutions for 2022 Legislative Conference

    In preparation for the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2022 Legislative Conference, held in Washington D.C. on February 12–16, NACo members are invited to submit interim policy resolutions.

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

    Interim policy resolutions provide an opportunity for members to address policy issues at the Legislative Conference that were not discussed at the previous Annual Conference. Interim resolutions may not overturn existing policy resolutions, and will expire at the 2022 Annual Conference in Adams County, Colo.

    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 resolutions and platform changes must be submitted electronically (preferably as a Word document) via email to resolutions@naco.org by January 12, 2022. 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:

    • Title of proposed resolution
    • 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 appear in-person at the steering committee meeting at the 2022 Legislative Conference to introduce and explain the resolution.

    PLATFORM CHANGES AND EXISTING RESOLUTIONS

    Platform changes are considered only at the Annual Conference and will not be accepted if submitted for the Legislative Conference. Interim resolutions cannot be used to overturn or modify existing resolutions or language in the platform

    QUESTIONS

    Please contact NACo's Deputy Director of Government Affairs Eryn Hurley at ehurley@naco.org or the appropriate steering committee liaison with additional questions or concerns. Click here to see NACo's Government Affairs staff contact list.

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

    2022 NACo Legislative Conference

    2021-2022 American County Platform

    NACo's Policy Resolution Process

    Sample Resolution

    In preparation for the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2022 Legislative Conference, held in Washington D.C. on February 12–16, NACo members are invited to submit interim policy resolutions.
    2021-12-07
    Blog
    2022-02-13
Submit a policy resolution today for NACo’s 2022 Legislative Conference! Interim policy resolutions due January 12

In preparation for the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2022 Legislative Conference, held in Washington D.C. on February 12–16, NACo members are invited to submit interim policy resolutions.

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

Interim policy resolutions provide an opportunity for members to address policy issues at the Legislative Conference that were not discussed at the previous Annual Conference. Interim resolutions may not overturn existing policy resolutions, and will expire at the 2022 Annual Conference in Adams County, Colo.

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 resolutions and platform changes must be submitted electronically (preferably as a Word document) via email to resolutions@naco.org by January 12, 2022. 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:

  • Title of proposed resolution
  • 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 appear in-person at the steering committee meeting at the 2022 Legislative Conference to introduce and explain the resolution.

PLATFORM CHANGES AND EXISTING RESOLUTIONS

Platform changes are considered only at the Annual Conference and will not be accepted if submitted for the Legislative Conference. Interim resolutions cannot be used to overturn or modify existing resolutions or language in the platform

QUESTIONS

Please contact NACo's Deputy Director of Government Affairs Eryn Hurley at ehurley@naco.org or the appropriate steering committee liaison with additional questions or concerns. Click here to see NACo's Government Affairs staff contact list.

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

2022 NACo Legislative Conference

2021-2022 American County Platform

NACo's Policy Resolution Process

Sample Resolution

About Aaliyah Nedd (Full Bio)

Associate Legislative Director – Agriculture & Rural Affairs | Immigration Reform Task Force

Aaliyah serves as serves as the associate legislative director supporting NACo’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Steering Committees, as well as the Immigration Reform Task Force. She is responsible for providing legislative support for the legislative director, conducting legislative research, as well as writing and editing blog articles.

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