Conference

2019 WIR Conference

May. 15, 2019 – May. 17, 2019
The Davenport Grand Hotel
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    2019 WIR Conference

    The NACo Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference brings together county officials from across the nation to focus on pressing issues facing 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.

    We have compiled some key resources from the conference, including policy advocacy resources, photos and more. Also, the customizable press release template is designed for you to customize and share with your local media contacts.

    Conference Schedule

    Download Conference Program

    Customizable press release

    REGISTER FOR NACo's ANNUAL CONFERENCE

    https://www.youtube.com/embed/lA4Jd9xKrOU?rel=0

    COUNTY NEWS COVERAGE

    NACo's County News was reporting on-site at this year's conference, providing recaps and analysis of workshops, committee and task force meetings and general sessions.

    Conference Photos

    Check out and download professional photos taken during the conference. 

    PILT Policy Brief

    Provide Full Mandatory Funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program

     

    SRS Policy Brief

    Continue Revenue Sharing Payments to Forest Counties: Support the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program

    Farm Bill Implementation Policy Brief

    Support Key County Priorities as Congress Implements the 2018 Farm Bil

    USDA Rural Development Policy Brief

    Maintain Funding for USDA Rural Development Program

    NACo's TESIT MOBILE BROADBAND APP

    NACo has partnered with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) to develop a mobile app designed to identify areas with low or no connectivity to help ensure adequate funding for broadband infrastructure is provided across the country

    County Explorer

    During the conference, we showcased our brand-new County Explorer tool. The new tool is now more accessible and user-friendly, and sports a redesigned user interface which makes navigation simple, while maintaining familiarity. 

    The NACo Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference brings together county officials from across the nation to focus on pressing issues facing counties and our residents. Each year the conference provides attendees with the opportunity to interact with federal, state and regional policymakers, participate in educational sessions and take home tools to address challenges. All conference activities (with the exception of off-site evening receptions and mobile tours) are taking place at The Davenport Grand Hotel.
    2019-05-15
    Conference
    2022-05-26

The NACo Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference brings together county officials from across the nation to focus on pressing issues facing 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.

We have compiled some key resources from the conference, including policy advocacy resources, photos and more. Also, the customizable press release template is designed for you to customize and share with your local media contacts.

Conference Schedule

Download Conference Program

Customizable press release

REGISTER FOR NACo's ANNUAL CONFERENCE

https://www.youtube.com/embed/lA4Jd9xKrOU?rel=0

COUNTY NEWS COVERAGE

NACo's County News was reporting on-site at this year's conference, providing recaps and analysis of workshops, committee and task force meetings and general sessions.

Conference Photos

Check out and download professional photos taken during the conference. 

PILT Policy Brief

Provide Full Mandatory Funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program

 

SRS Policy Brief

Continue Revenue Sharing Payments to Forest Counties: Support the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program

Farm Bill Implementation Policy Brief

Support Key County Priorities as Congress Implements the 2018 Farm Bil

USDA Rural Development Policy Brief

Maintain Funding for USDA Rural Development Program

NACo's TESIT MOBILE BROADBAND APP

NACo has partnered with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) to develop a mobile app designed to identify areas with low or no connectivity to help ensure adequate funding for broadband infrastructure is provided across the country

County Explorer

During the conference, we showcased our brand-new County Explorer tool. The new tool is now more accessible and user-friendly, and sports a redesigned user interface which makes navigation simple, while maintaining familiarity. 

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    2022 NACo Annual Conference & Exposition

    The NACo Annual Conference is the largest meeting of county elected and appointed officials from across the country. Participants from counties of all sizes come together to shape NACo's federal policy agenda, share proven practices and strengthen knowledge networks to help improve residents’ lives and the efficiency of county government.
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    Economic Mobility Leadership Network

    The Economic Mobility Leadership Network (EMLN) is a NACo cohort of county leaders that facilitates and incubates county-specific discussion and problem-solving on issues of economic mobility and helps county leaders identify and assess their current barriers to mobility and share scalable and transferable programs across the country.
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    Community, Economic & Workforce Development Steering Committee

    Responsible for all matters pertaining to housing, community and economic development, public works, and workforce development including the creation of affordable housing and housing options for different populations, residential, commercial, and industrial development, and building and housing codes.
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    <p>Responsible for all matters pertaining to housing, community and economic development, public works, and workforce development including the creation of affordable housing and housing options for different populations, residential,

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    Environment, Energy & Land Use Steering Committee

    Responsible for all matters pertaining to air, water, energy, and land use, including water resources/management, stormwater, pesticides, air quality standards, solid, hazardous, and nuclear waste handling, transport, and disposal, national energy policy, renewable/alternative energy, alternative fuel vehicles, energy facility siting, electricity utility restructuring, pipeline safety, oil spills, superfund/brownfields, eminent domain, land use, coastal management, oceans, parks and recreation.
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    <p>Responsible for all matters pertaining to air, water, energy, and land use, including water resources/management, stormwater, pesticides, air quality standards, solid, hazardous, and nuclear waste handling, transport, and disposal,

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    Public Lands Steering Committee

    All matters relating to federally-owned public lands including federal land ​management programs, natural resource revenue sharing payments, payments in lieu of taxes, and property tax immunity concerns.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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    <p>All matters relating to federally-owned public lands including federal land ​management programs, natural resource revenue sharing payments, payments in lieu of taxes, and property tax immunity concerns.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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May 15-17, 2019


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