Conference

NACo's 85th Annual Conference & Exposition

Jul. 20, 2020 , 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The safety and well-being of conference participants is our top priority. In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and after much thoughtful discussion, including concerns about large gatherings, the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition and proceed with a virtual Annual Business Meeting, including the election for 2nd Vice President, consideration of bylaws amendments and other association business.

If you registered for the conference, your registration fee will be refunded automatically and your hotel reservation canceled – no action is required on your part. Please click here for more information.

We will hold the 2020 NACo Annual Business Meeting on Monday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m. EDT on a secure online platform with the ability of our members to vote in accordance with our bylaws.

Participation in the virtual Annual Business Meeting will be completely free for all NACo members. If you had already registered for the conference, your registration and any voting credentials information you provided will automatically roll over to the virtual Annual Business Meeting. You will still receive a full refund of your conference registration fee. If you had not registered for the conference, click here to register for the virtual Annual Business Meeting.

We are also planning to host a virtual membership town hall meeting on Monday, July 13, at 4 p.m. EDT that will include:

  • 2nd Vice President candidates forum
  • Overview of proposed bylaws amendments
  • Status report on voting delegate credentials totals
  • Federal policy update

        Registration for the virtual town hall event will be available in the coming weeks.

NACo ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING

MONDAY, JULY 20 | 2 P.M. EDT

The 2020 NACo Annual Business Meeting will be held on Monday, July 20 at 2:00 p.m. EDT on a secure online platform with the ability of our members to vote in accordance with our bylaws. Participation will be completely free for all NACo members. 

If you had already registered for the NACo Annual Conference, your registration will roll over, and no action is needed on your part – you will still receive a full refund of your conference registration.

Frequently Asked Questions 

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Do I need to cancel my registration to receive a refund?

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No. You will automatically receive a refund of your Annual Conference registration fee.

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How will I receive my refund?

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If your registration fee was paid by credit card, the refund will go back to the card used for payment. If you originally paid via check, a refund check will be issued automatically and mailed to the address on file. For questions about this process please email nacomeetings@naco.org.

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When will I receive my refund?

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Credit card refunds will begin processing this week and should post to your account in 5-7 business days. We expect check refunds to be completed within 15-20 business days due to the current stay at home orders issued for Washington D.C.

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Do I need to cancel my hotel reservation?

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If you made your reservation through our housing services, ConferenceDirect, no action is needed. Any hotel reservations made in this fashion will be canceled automatically. If you made your reservation directly with the hotel, you will need to cancel your reservation with them directly. If you mailed a check to the hotel for your deposit, please let us know at nacomeetings@naco.org so we may contact the hotel on your behalf.

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Who can attend the virtual Annual Business Meeting?

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The Annual Business Meeting is open to anyone who wishes to register, though voting is restricted to designated delegates.

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How do I register for the virtual Annual Business Meeting?

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If you were already registered for the in-person NACo Annual Conference, your registration will roll over and no further action is needed on your part – you will still receive a full refund of your conference registration. If you had not previously registered for the Annual Conference, click here to register.

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Will elections and voting on NACo bylaws amendments still take place?

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Yes. Voting will take place during the virtual Annual Business Meeting. 

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I'm an exhibitor, what does this event cancellation mean to me?

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All exhibitor deposits will be refunded automatically. If you previously canceled and we kept a portion of your deposit, that will also be refunded. For questions, please contact Laura Dann at Corcoran Expositions.

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I’m a sponsor, what does this event cancellation mean to me?

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We appreciate the willingness of our sponsors to dedicate their support to future NACo events and to help defray costs associated with the cancelled conference. Please contact Jack Peterson to discuss options. 

Additional Questions

Conference: nacomeetings@naco.org | (202) 942-4292

Exhibitors: laura@corcexpo.com

Sponsors: msummerside@naco.org | (202) 661-8872

Media Inquiries: pguequierre@naco.org | (202) 942-4271

Proposed Bylaws Changes

On May 12, 2020, the NACo Bylaws Committee held a meeting to review the proposed changes that had been approved by the Finance Committee, the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors in December 2019 at the Fall Board Meeting in Douglas County, Neb. These changes to the bylaws allowed for NACo to provide for the organization in the event of sudden financial need. Further changes were minor in nature, added to provide clarification with regard to credentials and virtual voting, given the shelter-in-place requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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