About the Forum

The National Council of County Association Executives (NCCAE) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) invite you to join us at the in-person NCCAE-NACo Knowledge Management Forum August 16-18 at the GFOA headquarters in Cook County (Chicago), Ill.

The forum will bring together representatives from the state associations and NACo for strategic discussions on shared policy priorities, with a focus on emerging county issues, such as elections, broadband and behavioral health. The registration fee is $150 per person for state association directors and staff.

Agenda at a Glance

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Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will take place at the GFOA Headquarters, 203 N La Salle St. #2700, Chicago, IL 60601

Wednesday, August 16

Arrive in Cook County, Ill.

3:00 PM

Welcome Content and Discussion: What Issues Do You "Live and Breathe" in Your Association?   
GFOA Headquarters, 203 N La Salle St. #2700, Chicago, IL 60601

5:30 PM

Opening Reception 
InterContinental Hotel | Hall of Lions, 505 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611          

Thursday, August 17

8:30 AM


9:30 AM

The Role of Local Government in National Security

11:15 AM

Key Strategies for Communicating Elections Integrity

12:15 PM


1:30 PM

Financial Reporting Requirements for Counties

3:30 PM

What’s Next for Broadband?

6:00 PM

Location: Small Cheval Wrigleyville, 1119 W. Waveland Ave., Chicago, IL 60613

Friday, August 18

8:30 AM


9:30 AM

Behavioral Health: Impacts on County Services and Operations

11:00 AM

Closing Discussion and Next Steps

1:20 PM

Chicago Cubs v. Kansas City Royals   
Wrigley Field, 1060 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613


NACo has secured a hotel room block at the following hotel:

InterContinental: Chicago Magnificent Mile 
505 North Michigan Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60611

Note: The deadline for booking a room within the block has passed.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at: Research@NACo.org.