About the Conference

The NACo Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference brings together county officials from across the nation to focus on pressing issues facing Western counties and our residents. Each year the conference is hosted by a county within the fifteen Western states – Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai'i, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming – and provides attendees with the opportunity to interact with federal, state and regional policymakers, participate in educational sessions and take home tools to address challenges.

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Access our registration portal here to register for the conference.

For questions or assistance with registration contact us via email or phone at 202.942.4292 or nacomeetings@naco.org and indicate “WIR Conference 2024” in the subject line.

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Registration Rates

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4/2 – 5/7

After 5/7

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Registration fees include all sessions and functions that are part of the official program. Registration includes a ticket to the Thursday all-conference luncheon and reception, as well as the Friday box lunch. Registration fees do not include hotel accommodations or transportation to/from the hotel. 

Conference Schedule

For purposes of travel planning, check out the daily summaries below. Click here to explore full schedule of events and workshops.

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Conference Days


May 7 (Pre-Conference)

Tuesday’s pre-conference activities include two mobile tours of Yosemite National Park (pre-registration is required), which will focus on the federal, state and local partnership in disaster recovery and response efforts and how tourism and conservation efforts impact counties.


May 8

Day one of the conference features the NACo Board of Directors and Public Lands Trust Fund Trustees meetings. Three of NACo’s policy steering committees will also convene on separate mobile tours to discuss issues of importance to counties.


May 9

Day two kicks off with and all attendee breakfast, and the Opening General Session and all-attendee luncheon. Participants will also have the opportunity to partake in different workshops, which will focus on smart transportation, broadband, water conservation and forest health. The evening will conclude with a Conference-wide reception at Tenaya.


May 10

The last day of the conference opens with WIR’s Annual Business Meeting, where WIR members will vote on WIR policy positions, and consider proposed bylaws changes. The day will; end with a closing keynote speaker along with a final workshop block and the NACo Board of Directors Orientation.

Travel & Housing

All conference activities (except for off-site evening receptions and mobile tours) take place at the Tenaya Lodge. Discounted housing rates have been established at the host hotel. Details on booking at the Tenaya Lodge can be found in your registration confirmation email.

Tenaya Lodge

1122 CA-41, Fish Camp, CA 93623

Block Rate: $289/night

Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT)

Located about 90 minutes from the Tenaya Lodge, FAT has daily direct flights from Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Denver and Dallas. Ride shares are available at the airport as well as taxis and on-location rental cars.

Enterprise Car Rental Discount

Use this link or code XZL3006 for a car rental discount with Enterprise.

Courtesy of the California State Association of Counties.

Mariposa County, Calif. / Yosemite

Mariposa County, located in the heart of California's Sierra Nevada Mountain range, is a place of stunning natural beauty, rich history and vibrant communities. As the home to Yosemite National Park, known for its iconic granite cliffs, waterfalls and diverse wildlife, Mariposa County is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

The county's landscape is characterized by rugged terrain, including deep valleys, high mountain peaks and meandering rivers. The Merced River, which flows through the county, offers opportunities for whitewater rafting, fishing and swimming. The diverse ecosystems in Mariposa County also support a wide variety of plant and animal species, making it a paradise for hikers, birdwatchers and photographers.

In addition to its natural wonders, Mariposa County boasts a rich history dating back to the Gold Rush era. The historic town of Mariposa, the county seat, features charming 19th-century architecture, including the iconic Mariposa County Courthouse. Visitors can explore the county's heritage at the Mariposa Museum and History Center, which showcases artifacts and exhibits chronicling the region's past.  

Health & Safety

NACo is offering in‐person attendance at its 2024 WIR Conference pursuant to local government orders and public health guidance on such gatherings. NACo is committed to hosting a safe event for all participants and to this end requires all members, guests, staff and supplier personnel to comply with safety precautions specified by local and state officials. 

Learn More: 2024 WIR Conference Waiver of Liability and Code of Conduct

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NACo's Western Interstate Region

The Western Interstate Region (WIR) advocates for public policy issues affecting counties in the West.

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