2020 WIR Conference

May. 12, 2020 – May. 15, 2020

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.

Register Today

SPECIAL OFFER: If you register ONLINE for the 2020 Western Interstate Region Conference, your registration fee is $25 less than the fax or mail-in price.  Contact for a PDF form if you need to fax or mail-in your registration.


Register by 3/13/20

Register by 4/17/20

After 4/17/20


$455 $505 $630


$455 $505 $630


$550 $605 $730


$580 $630 $755


Federal or State employees only

$505 $555 $680


$140 $160 $210

Registration fees include all sessions and functions that are a part of the official program. Meals that are included are: Thursday luncheon and dinner reception. Registration fees do not include transportation or hotel accommodations. 

Schedule at a Glance


All conference activities (with the exception of off-site evening receptions and mobile tours) are taking place at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite located just two miles from Yosemite’s south gate. 

Reserve your room online today; rooms will fill up quickly. The rate is $259 plus 13% occupancy tax and a $0.75 per room per night California Tourism Assessment. If you don’t have access to make online reservations, call the hotel directly at 800.635.5807 and indicate you are attending the NACo WIR Conference for access to negotiated rates while they are still available.

IMPORTANT NOTES ON RATE and RESERVATIONS: The resort fee has been waived for all NACo attendees. All individual guest rooms must be cancelled 7 days or more prior to arrival to receive a full refund. All reductions to length of stay must be received 48 hours prior to arrival. If a reduction in room nights is made within 48 hours of arrival, you will be required to pay for the full original length of stay.

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite

Tenaya offers lodge rooms and suites, cottage rooms and cabins, multiple restaurants, spa services, indoor and outdoor pools and millions of acres to explore right out your doorstep. Located just two miles away, Yosemite National Park is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Don’t miss this chance to visit Glacier Point, Bridalveil Falls and the Giant Sequoias.

Getting to Tenaya Lodge

Tenaya Lodge is located 62 miles north of Fresno International Airport (FAT) on California State Highway 41 and 2 miles from the south entrance to Yosemite. Visit this link for details about driving to Tenaya Lodge from Fresno, San Francisco, Los Angeles or Sacramento.

Tuesday, May 12

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Mobile Workshop - Managing Yosemite National Park: A Day in Yosemite with the Folks Who Make It Happen

    *Registration Required - check the box on your registration submission*

1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

  • Mobile Workshop - Yosemite Valley: Bears, Fires and People

    *Registration Required - check the box on your registration submission*

Wednesday, May 13

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • WIR Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

  • Lunch on Your Own
  • State Executives Lunch

    Invitation Only

1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Committee Meetings & Committee Mobile Workshops
  • Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee
  • Joint Public Lands Policy Steering Committee & Energy, Environment and Land Use (EELU) Policy Steering Committee

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

  • Welcome Reception
Thursday, May 14

8:30 am to 10:00 am

  • Opening General Session

10:15 am to 11:45 am

  • Workshop Block 1

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

  • Attendee Luncheon

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

  • Workshop Block 2

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

  • NACo Board of Directors Meeting

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Federal Agency Partner Session with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

  • Conference-wide Dinner Event
Friday, May 15

8:30 am to 9:00 am

  • WIR Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers

9:00 am to 10:30 am

  • General Session

10:45 am to 12:15 pm

  • Workshop Block 3

12:15 pm to 12:45 pm

  • Box Lunch

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