Meeting

2018 PILT Fly-In

Sep. 5, 2018 – Sep. 7, 2018
Washington, DC

County officials from across the nation will descend on Capitol Hill to advocate in support of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.

Sixty-two percent of the nation’s counties contain federal lands. The PILT program helps to offset costs incurred for county services — including road and bridge upkeep, public safety and emergency medical services — provided to the users of untaxable federal public lands. This support is especially critical as these counties fight back a historic wildfire season.

Without congressional action, the PILT program will expire on September 30.

Capitol Hill Briefing on the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program

NACo and our Western Interstate Region will host a briefing on Capitol Hill to share the importance of the PILT program with Members of Congress and their staffs.  The briefing will take place on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET.  Several county officials and members of Congress are expected to speak, including:

  • Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)
  • Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.)
  • Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah)
  • Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah)
  • Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.)
  • President of NACo’s Western Interstate Region and Gila County, Ariz. Supervisor Tommie Martin
  • WIR Past President and Sublette County, Wyo. Commissioner Joel Bousman
  • Graham County, N.C. County Commissioner Connie Orr and County Manager Becky Garland
  • NACo Associate Legislative Director Jonathan Shuffield
2018 Payment in Lieu of Taxes Fly In

Resources

PILT Advocacy Toolkit

 

LEGISLATIVE PRESENTATION: The Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program

VIDEO: "Federal Public Lands Matter To Counties"

 

Payments in Lieu of Taxes Action Center

 

Individual County PILT Profiles

Individual County SRS Profiles

2018 NACo PILT POLICY BRIEF

2018 NACo SRS POLICY BRIEF

Take Action!

  • WRITE YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
    A sample letter to Congress is included in the PILT Advocacy Toolkit.
  • PUBLISH AN OP-ED OR LETTER TO THE EDITOR IN YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER
    The toolkit also includes a sample op-ed and letter to the editor along with talking points on the importance of PILT to help you write your own.
  • ENGAGE YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
    Remember to tag your members of Congress in your tweets and Facebook posts. Sample tweets and posts for social media are provided in the toolkit.

RELEVANT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES

Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee

House Natural Resources Committee

Senate Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee

House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee

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