2018 NACo Legislative Conference

The 2018 Legislative Conference schedule is subject to change. Click here to print the agenda.

Monday, Mar 05
10:45 am to 12:00 pm

10:45 am to 12:00 pm

Building Citizen Buy-In

10:45 am to 12:00 pmColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level | 10:45 am to 12:00 pm

County government management and operations rely on citizen engagement for many reasons, including votes on bond proposals and tax increases, input on budget proposals and key advisory boards. This workshop will focus on more ways counties can harness and increase citizen engagement in overall operations and management, validating decision-making and working effectively as a community. This workshop covers using social media to rapidly mobilize a community, successful messaging and other public outreach tools.

10:45 am to 12:00 pm

Outlook for Federal Legislative and Policy Issues Impacting Counties

10:45 am to 12:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level | 10:45 am to 12:00 pm

As the Trump administration enters year two and the 115th Congress begins its second session, join the NACo legislative team for a rapid-fire discussion on the top issues facing counties, including health care, entitlement reform, transportation and infrastructure, public lands management and payments, environmental regulations and much more.

Presented by NACo Legislative Team

1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Tweeting the System: Social Media Dos and Don'ts with Congress

1:45 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) conducted a recent survey of Congressional staff and identified how offices are using social media, who is responsible for social media strategies, and what staffers see as the benefits and drawbacks of social media. Join Brad Fitch, the CEO of CMF, to learn how Congress is using social media to communicate Members’ views, how staff communicates social media content from platforms to policy staff and legislators, strategies for getting the attention of Members’ offices and simple social media methods to enhance your advocacy influence.

Tuesday, Mar 06
8:00 am to 9:15 am

8:00 am to 9:15 am

Public Values and Political Ethics

8:00 am to 9:15 amColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level | 8:00 am to 9:15 am

This workshop explores the myriad competing values in the public sphere in a systematic way and discusses the nature of ethical obligations in public service. Participants come away with a consistent framework within which to place public values and new tools to resolve conflicts.