Conference

2022 NACo Legislative Conference

Feb. 12, 2022 – Feb. 16, 2022
  • Event

    2022 NACo Legislative Conference


    Register Today for the 2022 NACo Legislative Conference

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference brings together nearly 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties and our residents. Attendees have the opportunity to engage in second-to-none policy and educational sessions, interact with federal officials and participate in congressional briefings and meetings.

    Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind policy advocacy opportunity!

    • Register Today
    • Schedule
    • Housing
    • Health & Safety

    Registration

    Early Bird

    Register by December 10, 2021

    NACo Member County

    $520

    Non-Member County

    $750

    State Associations

    $520

    NACo Corporate Member

    $570

    Corporate Non-Member

    $800

    Government

    (Federal or State employees only.)

    $570

    CIO Forum 

    (Attend the pre-conference CIO Forum or add to any registration for $100.)

    $100

    Spouse / Guest

    (Travel companions only. Not valid for colleagues and those with related job functions.) 

    $165

    Press

    (Editorial staff ONLY – Press registrations must be accompanied by a letter of assignment on letterhead.)

    Complimentary

    Advanced

    Rates valid December 11, 2021 – January 28, 2022

    NACo Member County

    $575

    Non-Member County

    $810

    State Associations

    $575

    NACo Corporate Member 

    $650

    Corporate Non-Member

    $890

    Government

    (Federal or State employees only.)

    $650

    CIO Forum

    (Attend the pre-conference CIO Forum or add to any registration for $100.)

    $100

    Spouse / Guest

    (Travel companions only. Not valid for colleagues and those with related job functions.) 

    $185

    Press

    (Editorial staff ONLY – Press registrations must be accompanied by a letter of assignment on letterhead.)

    Complimentary

    On-Site

    After January 28, 2022

    NACo Member County

    $690

    Non-Member County

    $960

    State Associations

    $690

    NACo Corporate Member

    $780

    Corporate Non-Member

    $1,060

    Government

    (Federal or State employees only.)

    $780

    CIO Forum

    (Attend the pre-conference CIO Forum or add to any registration for $100.)

    $100

    Spouse / Guest

    (Travel companions only. Not valid for colleagues and those with related job functions.) 

    $210

    Press

    (Editorial staff ONLY – Press registrations must be accompanied by a letter of assignment on letterhead.)

    Complimentary

    Register today for the 2022 Legislative Conference.

    For questions or assistance with registration contact us via email or phone at (202) 942-4292 or nacomeetings@naco.org.

    Register Here

    Payment Policy

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Exceptions can be made to allow for payment by check on a case by case basis however, all fees must be paid in full prior to arrival in order to obtain your badge and registration materials at the conference. Contact nacomeetings@naco.org with any questions.

    Cancellation Policy

    Registrations cancelled by January 7, 2022 will be refunded less a $50 administration fee. Cancellation requests made after January 7 and before February 1, 2022 will be subject to an administrative fee equal to one-half of the registration fee (this applies to all registration types including guest and spouse fees.) After February 1, 2022 requests for refunds will not be honored. Unused registrations or "no-shows" will not be refunded. All cancellations must be made in writing by emailing nacomeetings@naco.org or faxing a cancellation request to 866.741.5129. Telephone cancellations are not accepted. 

     Registration Transfers & Substitutions

    To transfer a registration, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org and provide the name and email of the person whose registration you are transferring and the name and email address of the person to whom the registration should be reassigned.

    Schedule at Glance

    Explore the schedule at a glance, or click below to access the full conference schedule, including session descriptions and speakers, as well as a printable conference schedule. The schedule is subject to change without notice, so be sure to check back frequently.

    • View Full Schedule
    • Print Schedule

    View Hotel Map

    Housing

    Nestled in between the urban Adams Morgan & Dupont Circle neighborhoods, conference headquarters will be located at the Washington Hilton. Special rates have been secured but you must register for the conference before booking your room.

    All conference sessions will be held at the Washington Hilton unless otherwise noted in the program. All rates are quoted exclusive of applicable D.C. taxes (currently at 14.95%). Room block rates are good through January 14, 2022 and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note: Rooms may sell out early; once the block is sold out, the hotel’s market price applies regardless of the date of booking. Please confirm all cancelation policies and deposit requirements when booking your reservation. Any cancellation charges incurred are the responsibility of the attendee. Hotel rooms are only available to registered attendees.

    Information about how to make a hotel reservation in the NACo block will be available in your registration confirmation email.

    Washington Hilton

    1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20009

    Room Rate: $259 single/double occupancy 

    The Churchill

    1914 Connecticut Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20009

    Room Rate: $255 single/double occupancy 

    The Omni Shoreham Hotel 

    2500 Calvert Street NW 
    Washington, DC 20008 

    Room Rate: $259 single/double occupancy 


    Health & Safety

    NACo is offering in‐person attendance at its 2022 NACo Legislative 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 for Washington, D.C., the Washington Hilton Hotel and CDC guidelines and recommendations.

    Learn More: 2022 Legislative Conference Waiver of Liability and 2022 Legislative Conference Code of Conduct.
     

    Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I register someone other than myself for this event? Yes. To register someone else, use their email address to register and ensure that the profile shown on the screen matches the person you want to register.
    I need to register more than one person. You will need to register each person one at a time. To register someone else, use their email address to register and ensure that the profile shown on the screen matches the person you want to register.
    There was a group registration discount for the 2021 Legislative Conference, but I don’t see it listed here. This year’s Legislative Conference is not offering a group registration option.
     Is there an option to attend virtually? No. The 2022 conference will be held in person only. While some sessions and speeches may be live-streamed the day of with recordings available post-event, there is no set schedule to provide virtual access.
    Can I be copied on the email confirmation that goes to the person I register? No. Please email nacomeetings@naco.org to request a copy of the confirmation email.
    I’m a full-time student, is there a discount for me? Yes. Send an email from your school email address to nacomeetings@naco.org to request a student discount.
    I need to reassign a registration to someone else Email nacomeetings@naco.org and include: the name and email of the registration you need to transfer and the name and email of the person to whom you would like the registration reassigned.
    I need to update the information or email address on my registration. Contact nacomeetings@naco.org and provide the information that needs to be updated or correct email address.
    How do I book a hotel room? NACo has negotiated discounted sleeping room rates at official conference hotels. Only registered conference attendees have access to these rates. Instructions will be emailed to you after you submit your registration.
    Can I attend committee meetings if I’m not a member of that committee? Yes, all committee meetings are open, even if you’re not a member of that committee.
    I want more information about joining a committee. Contact committee@naco.org, 888.407.NACo (6226), or visit https://www.naco.org/about/committees-state-associations-and-affiliates
    I have questions about my county’s NACo membership. Visit https://www.naco.org/about/membership or contact membership@naco.org. 
    Will committee meetings be recorded? Committee meetings will not be recorded.
    If I want to attend two workshops that are scheduled at the same time, will workshops be recorded? Some workshops and plenary sessions will be recorded and available post-conference.
    Will copies of presentation PowerPoints be available? Some presentations will be available to attendees. Specific information will be announced during the session.
    Can I get Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for attending NACo conferences or can I get documentation that I attended? NACo is not accredited to offer CEUs for attending NACo conferences; however, if you are enrolled in a continuing education program, please inquire with that education program about whether they will accept attendance hours at a NACo event towards your CEU requirements, and if so, what documentation is necessary. Please email nacomeetings@naco.org if you would like attendance documentation.
    I am interested in speaking at a NACo event; or I would like to suggest a speaker and/or topic. NACo accepts program proposals and speaker suggestions for our events year-round. Please use this form to submit your program proposal or suggest yourself or someone else as a speaker.

    Additional Questions?

    We are happy to help. Email nacomeetings@naco.org.

    Contact Information

    Media Inquiries

    pguequierre@naco.org

    (202) 942-4271

    Conference

    nacomeetings@naco.org

    (202) 942-4292

    Registration

    nacomeetings@naco.org

    (202) 942-4292

    Housing

    naco@conferencedirect.com

    (888) 751-5182

    NACo Affiliates & Affiliated Organizations

    ahurley@naco.org

    (202) 350-2296

    Sponsors

    zshipley@naco.org

    (202) 942-4249

    The NACo Legislative Conference brings together nearly 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties and our residents.
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    Conference
    2021-11-16

Register Today for the 2022 NACo Legislative Conference

The National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference brings together nearly 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties and our residents. Attendees have the opportunity to engage in second-to-none policy and educational sessions, interact with federal officials and participate in congressional briefings and meetings.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind policy advocacy opportunity!

Registration

Early Bird

Register by December 10, 2021

NACo Member County

$520

Non-Member County

$750

State Associations

$520

NACo Corporate Member

$570

Corporate Non-Member

$800

Government

(Federal or State employees only.)

$570

CIO Forum 

(Attend the pre-conference CIO Forum or add to any registration for $100.)

$100

Spouse / Guest

(Travel companions only. Not valid for colleagues and those with related job functions.) 

$165

Press

(Editorial staff ONLY – Press registrations must be accompanied by a letter of assignment on letterhead.)

Complimentary

Advanced

Rates valid December 11, 2021 – January 28, 2022

NACo Member County

$575

Non-Member County

$810

State Associations

$575

NACo Corporate Member 

$650

Corporate Non-Member

$890

Government

(Federal or State employees only.)

$650

CIO Forum

(Attend the pre-conference CIO Forum or add to any registration for $100.)

$100

Spouse / Guest

(Travel companions only. Not valid for colleagues and those with related job functions.) 

$185

Press

(Editorial staff ONLY – Press registrations must be accompanied by a letter of assignment on letterhead.)

Complimentary

On-Site

After January 28, 2022

NACo Member County

$690

Non-Member County

$960

State Associations

$690

NACo Corporate Member

$780

Corporate Non-Member

$1,060

Government

(Federal or State employees only.)

$780

CIO Forum

(Attend the pre-conference CIO Forum or add to any registration for $100.)

$100

Spouse / Guest

(Travel companions only. Not valid for colleagues and those with related job functions.) 

$210

Press

(Editorial staff ONLY – Press registrations must be accompanied by a letter of assignment on letterhead.)

Complimentary

Register today for the 2022 Legislative Conference.

For questions or assistance with registration contact us via email or phone at (202) 942-4292 or nacomeetings@naco.org.

Register Here

Payment Policy

Payment is due at the time of registration. Exceptions can be made to allow for payment by check on a case by case basis however, all fees must be paid in full prior to arrival in order to obtain your badge and registration materials at the conference. Contact nacomeetings@naco.org with any questions.

Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled by January 7, 2022 will be refunded less a $50 administration fee. Cancellation requests made after January 7 and before February 1, 2022 will be subject to an administrative fee equal to one-half of the registration fee (this applies to all registration types including guest and spouse fees.) After February 1, 2022 requests for refunds will not be honored. Unused registrations or "no-shows" will not be refunded. All cancellations must be made in writing by emailing nacomeetings@naco.org or faxing a cancellation request to 866.741.5129. Telephone cancellations are not accepted. 

 Registration Transfers & Substitutions

To transfer a registration, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org and provide the name and email of the person whose registration you are transferring and the name and email address of the person to whom the registration should be reassigned.

Schedule at Glance

Explore the schedule at a glance, or click below to access the full conference schedule, including session descriptions and speakers, as well as a printable conference schedule. The schedule is subject to change without notice, so be sure to check back frequently.

View Hotel Map

Housing

Nestled in between the urban Adams Morgan & Dupont Circle neighborhoods, conference headquarters will be located at the Washington Hilton. Special rates have been secured but you must register for the conference before booking your room.

All conference sessions will be held at the Washington Hilton unless otherwise noted in the program. All rates are quoted exclusive of applicable D.C. taxes (currently at 14.95%). Room block rates are good through January 14, 2022 and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Note: Rooms may sell out early; once the block is sold out, the hotel’s market price applies regardless of the date of booking. Please confirm all cancelation policies and deposit requirements when booking your reservation. Any cancellation charges incurred are the responsibility of the attendee. Hotel rooms are only available to registered attendees.

Information about how to make a hotel reservation in the NACo block will be available in your registration confirmation email.

Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009

Room Rate: $259 single/double occupancy 

The Churchill

1914 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009

Room Rate: $255 single/double occupancy 

The Omni Shoreham Hotel 

2500 Calvert Street NW 
Washington, DC 20008 

Room Rate: $259 single/double occupancy 


Health & Safety

NACo is offering in‐person attendance at its 2022 NACo Legislative 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 for Washington, D.C., the Washington Hilton Hotel and CDC guidelines and recommendations.

Learn More: 2022 Legislative Conference Waiver of Liability and 2022 Legislative Conference Code of Conduct.
 

Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I register someone other than myself for this event? Yes. To register someone else, use their email address to register and ensure that the profile shown on the screen matches the person you want to register.
I need to register more than one person. You will need to register each person one at a time. To register someone else, use their email address to register and ensure that the profile shown on the screen matches the person you want to register.
There was a group registration discount for the 2021 Legislative Conference, but I don’t see it listed here. This year’s Legislative Conference is not offering a group registration option.
 Is there an option to attend virtually? No. The 2022 conference will be held in person only. While some sessions and speeches may be live-streamed the day of with recordings available post-event, there is no set schedule to provide virtual access.
Can I be copied on the email confirmation that goes to the person I register? No. Please email nacomeetings@naco.org to request a copy of the confirmation email.
I’m a full-time student, is there a discount for me? Yes. Send an email from your school email address to nacomeetings@naco.org to request a student discount.
I need to reassign a registration to someone else Email nacomeetings@naco.org and include: the name and email of the registration you need to transfer and the name and email of the person to whom you would like the registration reassigned.
I need to update the information or email address on my registration. Contact nacomeetings@naco.org and provide the information that needs to be updated or correct email address.
How do I book a hotel room? NACo has negotiated discounted sleeping room rates at official conference hotels. Only registered conference attendees have access to these rates. Instructions will be emailed to you after you submit your registration.
Can I attend committee meetings if I’m not a member of that committee? Yes, all committee meetings are open, even if you’re not a member of that committee.
I want more information about joining a committee. Contact committee@naco.org, 888.407.NACo (6226), or visit https://www.naco.org/about/committees-state-associations-and-affiliates
I have questions about my county’s NACo membership. Visit https://www.naco.org/about/membership or contact membership@naco.org
Will committee meetings be recorded? Committee meetings will not be recorded.
If I want to attend two workshops that are scheduled at the same time, will workshops be recorded? Some workshops and plenary sessions will be recorded and available post-conference.
Will copies of presentation PowerPoints be available? Some presentations will be available to attendees. Specific information will be announced during the session.
Can I get Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for attending NACo conferences or can I get documentation that I attended? NACo is not accredited to offer CEUs for attending NACo conferences; however, if you are enrolled in a continuing education program, please inquire with that education program about whether they will accept attendance hours at a NACo event towards your CEU requirements, and if so, what documentation is necessary. Please email nacomeetings@naco.org if you would like attendance documentation.
I am interested in speaking at a NACo event; or I would like to suggest a speaker and/or topic. NACo accepts program proposals and speaker suggestions for our events year-round. Please use this form to submit your program proposal or suggest yourself or someone else as a speaker.

Additional Questions?

We are happy to help. Email nacomeetings@naco.org.

Contact Information

Media Inquiries

pguequierre@naco.org

(202) 942-4271

Conference

nacomeetings@naco.org

(202) 942-4292

Registration

nacomeetings@naco.org

(202) 942-4292

Housing

naco@conferencedirect.com

(888) 751-5182

NACo Affiliates & Affiliated Organizations

ahurley@naco.org

(202) 350-2296

Sponsors

zshipley@naco.org

(202) 942-4249

 
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Sat, Feb 12

7:00 am to 8:30 am

  • First-Time Attendee Orientation

8:00 am to 9:00 am

  • Policy Coordinating Meeting #1

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Agriculture & Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee Meeting
  • Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittee Meetings
  • Health Policy Steering Committee Meeting - Pt. 1
  • Human Services & Education Policy Steering Committee Meeting - Pt. 1
  • Public Lands Policy Steering Committee Meeting - Pt. 1

12:30 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Community, Economic & Workforce Development (CEWD) Policy Steering Committee Meeting
  • Environment, Energy and Land Use (EELU) Policy Steering Committee Meeting
  • Justice & Public Safety Policy Steering Committee Meeting
  • Transportation Policy Steering Committee Meeting

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

  • Public Lands Policy Steering Committee Meeting - Pt. 2

1:45 pm to 4:30 pm

  • Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs (FPIGA) Policy Steering Committee - Pt. 2
  • Telecommunications & Technology Policy Steering Committee Meeting

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

  • Health Policy Steering Committee Meeting - Pt. 2
  • Human Services Policy Steering Committee Meeting - Pt. 2

5:00 pm to 5:45 pm

  • Policy Coordinating Meeting #2

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • Affiliate & State Association Events
Sun, Feb 13

7:00 am to 7:45 am

  • Affiliate & State Association Events

8:00 am to 9:30 am

  • Healthy Counties Business Meeting

8:00 am to 10:00 am

  • Gulf States Counties and Parishes Caucus Meeting

9:00 am to 10:30 am

  • Resorts, Tourism and Gateway Counties Working Group

9:30 am to 10:45 am

  • GIS Subcommittee Meeting

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Large Urban Caucus County (LUCC) Meeting
  • Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Meeting

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

  • IT Standing Committee Meeting

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

  • Healthy Counties & Arts & Culture Joint Workshop
  • Membership Standing Committee Meeting

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

  • Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

1:00 pm to 3:15 pm

  • Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors Meeting

1:15 pm to 3:00 pm

  • Immigration Reform Task Force (IRTF) Meeting

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

  • Programs and Services Committee Meeting

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

  • Arts and Culture Business Meeting

3:15 pm to 4:45 pm

  • NACo Board of Directors Forum

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • Affiliate & State Association Events

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

  • NACo Board of Directors Reception - Tentative
Mon, Feb 14

7:30 am to 8:30 am

  • Central Region Caucus Meeting
  • Northeast Region Caucus Meeting
  • South Region Caucus Meeting
  • West Region Caucus Meeting

8:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Meet and Greet with Federal Agency Representatives

9:00 am to 10:30 am

  • General Session

10:45 am to 11:45 am

  • Workshop Block #1

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

  • Credentials Committee Meeting

12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

  • Attendee Lunch

1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

  • Workshop Block #2

1:45 pm to 4:30 pm

  • NACo Board of Directors Meeting

3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

  • Workshop Block #3

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • Affiliate & State Association Events

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

  • NACo LUCC/RAC Reception - Tentative
Tue, Feb 15

7:00 am to 7:45 am

  • Affiliate & State Association Events

8:00 am to 9:15 am

  • Workshop Block #4

9:30 am to 11:15 am

  • General Session

12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

  • Capitol Hill Event

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

  • NACo President's Reception
Wed, Feb 16

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Capitol Hill & Federal Agency Visits

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Friday, Feb 11

8:00 am to 11:00 am EST

  • IT Advisory Council Meeting

1:00 pm to 8:00 pm EST

  • CIO Forum

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

  • NACo Ambassador's Meeting