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2021 Western Interstate Region Conference

Oct. 13, 2021 – Oct. 15, 2021
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    2021 Western Interstate Region Conference

    The WIR Conference brings together county officials from across the nation to focus on pressing issues facing counties and our residents.
    2021 Western Interstate Region Conference
    October 13, 2021
    October 13, 2021, 8:00 am to October 15, 2021, 5:00 pm
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    2021 Western Interstate Region Conference

     

    2021 WIR Conference in conjunction with NACo's Rural Action Caucus Symposium

    The 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

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    Health & Safety

    NACo is offering in‐person attendance at its 2021 WIR Conference in Salt Lake County, Utah, 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 for Salt Lake County, Utah and the Little America Hotel in addition to state, local government and CDC guidelines and recommendations.

    Learn More: WIR Conference Waiver of Liability

    The WIR Conference brings together county officials from across the nation to focus on pressing issues facing counties and our residents.
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2021 WIR Conference in conjunction with NACo's Rural Action Caucus Symposium

The 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

Featured Speakers

Health & Safety

NACo is offering in‐person attendance at its 2021 WIR Conference in Salt Lake County, Utah, 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 for Salt Lake County, Utah and the Little America Hotel in addition to state, local government and CDC guidelines and recommendations.

Learn More: WIR Conference Waiver of Liability

 
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Tue, Oct 12

7:00 am to 9:00 pm

  • Optional full-day tour to Vernal, Uintah County, Utah

    In partnership with NACo’s Rural Action Caucus

    Pre-registration was required and is now closed. 

Wed, Oct 13

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • WIR Board of Directors Meeting
  • RAC Business Meeting

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Conference Registration

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

  • Lunch Break (on your own)

1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Committee Meetings & Committee Mobile Workshops
Thu, Oct 14

7:30 am to 4:30 pm

  • Conference Registration

8:30 am to 10:00 am

  • Opening General Session

10:15 am to 11:45 am

  • Workshop Block 1
  • Delivering Rural Health Services During and Beyond COVID-19
  • Extending Broadband Access to Rural Communities
  • Planning for Wildfire-Resilient Counties

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

  • Attendee Luncheon

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

  • NACo Board of Directors Meeting

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

  • Workshop Block 2
  • Building a Sustainable Outdoor Recreation Economy
  • Mobility & Equity as an Economic Driver in Rural America

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

  • Workshop Block 3
  • Powering Economies Through New Energy Innovation
  • Uniting Localities to Help End Targeted Violence and Terrorism: A Briefing with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3)

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

  • Conference-wide Reception
Fri, Oct 15

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Conference Registration

8:30 am to 9:00 am

  • WIR Annual Business Meeting

    The Annual Business Meeting is open to all attendees

9:00 am to 10:30 am

  • General Session

10:45 am to 12:00 pm

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

10:45 am to 12:15 pm

  • NACo Board of Directors New Member Orientation
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