NACo's 84th Annual Conference & Exposition

Thursday, July 11, 2019

  • Jul. 11
    9:00 am to 3:30 pm

    Conservation Workshop Nuestra Herencia by NAHCO and HECHO

    Clark County Wetlands Park

    This workshop is designed for county leaders to deepen their knowledge and leadership on current natural resource and conservation issues. Presented by HECHO founder and NAHCO past president Coconino County Supervisor Elizabeth "Liz" Archuleta and NAHCO president Coconino County Treasurer Sarah Benatar. This workshop will take place at the Clark County Wetlands Park in Las Vegas, NV.  To register visit www.hechoonline.org/events

  • Jul. 11
    12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Leadership Symposium

    Bronze 2 | Bally's

    Dr. Martín Carcasson, founder and director of the Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation, and innovative facilitators from 4Forward lead an interactive, in-depth symposium on resident engagement. Learn the foundational social psychology and decision- making science behind building consensus, then put theory into practice with an interactive session on strategies to overcome your county’s greatest challenges.

  • Jul. 11
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Credentials Desk Open

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    Stop by the Credentials Desk to make sure your county is registered to vote in the NACo Annual Business Meeting and Election.

  • Jul. 11
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Registration Open

    Grand Salon | Bally's

  • Jul. 11
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Mobile Workshop: South Point Casino & South Point Arena and Equestrian Center (RSVP Required)

    South Point Hotel Casino and Spa & South Point Arena and Equestrian Center

    The RSVP list for this tour is currently full. Onsite attendees will be accomodated on a space-available basis.

    Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the South Point Hotel Casino. From TV broadcasting at the Brent Musburger Vegas Stats and Information Network television studio to back-of-house operations to the 1,200 horse stall South Point Equestrian Center, home of the American Quarter Horse Association Championships, Arabian Breeders World Cup and National Barrel Horse Association Super Show and find out what keeps Vegas humming.

    Transportation for all mobile workshops will be provided from the Uber/Lyft pick-up zone at Bally’s Flamingo Road exit. For those who RSVP’d, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure to board the buses and guarantee your seat. Standby attendees will be accommodated as space becomes available.

  • Jul. 11
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    NACo Store & Resource Center Open

    Grand Salon | Bally's

  • Jul. 11
    2:00 pm to 5:30 pm

    Mobile Workshop: Fighting Hunger in Clark County: Aria Hotel & Three Square Food Bank (RSVP Required)

    ARIA Resort and Casino & Three Square Food Bank

    The RSVP list for this tour is currently full. Onsite attendees will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

    Learn about MGM Resorts Feeding Forward, an innovative food donations program in partnership with Three Square Food Bank that combats food waste and food insecurity. MGM Resort donates hot, prepared event food, which Three Square freezes using blast-chilling technology, storing it in their warehouse until a community need arises. Hunger relief agencies order the prepared entrees and menu items from Three Square, incorporating them into their ongoing meal planning. MGM has donated approximately 600,000 meals to the Clark County community from six Las Vegas-based MGM Resort properties.

    Transportation for all mobile workshops will be provided from the Uber/Lyft pick-up zone at Bally’s Flamingo Road exit. For those who RSVP’d, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure to board the buses and guarantee your seat. Standby attendees will be accommodated as space becomes available.

  • Jul. 11
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    NACo Ambassadors Meeting

    Director's Room | Bally's

  • Jul. 11
    4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

    "I am Jane Doe" Documentary Screening and Human Trafficking Panel

    Skyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

    Human trafficking is an issue impacting every community in America. Join NACo for a screening of “I am Jane Doe,” a powerful documentary which led to the passage of federal policy in support of the victims of this crime. The film will be preceded by a panel discussion with national experts from Polaris and Thomson Reuters and county officials who are working to combat human trafficking and exploitation in their communities. This event is sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

  • Jul. 11
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Colorado Caucus

    Skyview 3, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 11
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    PA County Caucus

    Skyview 2, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Friday, July 12, 2019

  • Jul. 12
    7:00 am to 8:30 am

    First-Time Attendees Orientation and Breakfast

    Gold, Grand Ballroom | Bally's

    All first-time attendees are welcome to join us to learn more about NACo and how to make the most of the Annual Conference. Due to limited space, this session is open to county officials and staff attending their first NACo conference. Please proceed directly to the meeting room, you do not need to pick up a badge at the registration desk.

  • Jul. 12
    7:30 am to 8:45 am

    Resilient Counties Advisory Board Business Meeting

    Champagne Ballroom 1 & 2 | Paris

  • Jul. 12
    7:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Credentials Desk Open

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    Stop by the Credentials Desk to make sure your county is registered to vote in the NACo Annual Business Meeting and Election.

  • Jul. 12
    7:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Registration Open

    Grand Salon | Bally's

  • Jul. 12
    8:00 am to 9:00 am

    Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting #1

    Versailles 3 & 4 | Paris

  • Jul. 12
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    NACo Store & NACo Resource Center Open

    Grand Salon | Bally's

  • Jul. 12
    8:30 am to 8:55 am

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 12
    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Resolutions Meeting

    Skyview 5 & 6, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

    The Public Lands Steering Committee will discuss legislation in the 116th Congress related to public access to federal lands, payments to federal lands counties and active forest management. Members will also converse with federal officials about areas where counties can partner with the federal government to improve landscape health, reduce the threat of wildfire and increase energy and other resource output in an environmentally sound manner. Finally, members will discuss and consider a new version of the Public Lands Steering Committee platform drafted by a working group appointed by the Steering Committee Chairman.

  • Jul. 12
    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Resolutions Meeting

    Platinum, Grand Ballroom | Bally's

    Join the Transportation Steering Committee’s Resolutions Meeting to discuss proposed policy resolutions related to the Transportation policy platform and hear a legislative and regulatory update. Members will hear from sponsors who submitted policy resolutions or platform changes and have the opportunity to ask questions before they are voted on at the Transportation business meeting.

  • Jul. 12
    9:00 am to 11:30 am

    Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee - Resolutions Meeting

    Skyview 2 - 4, Resort Tower-26th Fl.| Bally's

    Join the Environment, Energy and Land Use (EELU) Steering Committee’s Resolutions Meeting as members will discuss proposed policy resolutions related to the EELU policy platform. Members will hear from sponsors who submitted policy resolutions and have the opportunity to ask questions before they are voted on at the EELU business meeting. Learn how to properly identify watersheds from a subject matter expert on Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs).

  • Jul. 12
    9:00 am to 11:30 am

    Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee - Morning Meeting

    Las Vegas Ballroom 1 - 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    The Justice and Public Safety Committee will receive an update on the new NACo and National Sheriffs’ Association joint task force, aimed at highlighting the impact of federal policy on county jail inmate health care and recidivism rates. The committee will also discuss the evolution of decision-making in prosecution and diversion within the criminal justice system.

  • Jul. 12
    9:00 am to 11:45 am

    Health Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

    Bronze 3 & 4, Grand Ballroom | Bally's

    The Health Steering Committee will discuss challenges around health care service delivery to rural residents and how counties can leverage recent innovations to improve health care systems for local communities. Committee members will also review key federal safety-net programs, such as community health centers and Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments that help counties meet residents’ health care needs. For this discussion, members will be joined by local health practitioners to discuss county priorities in federal safety-net programs as Congress prepares to reauthorize these programs later this fiscal year.

  • Jul. 12
    9:00 am to 11:45 am

    Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

    Skyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

    Join the Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee for a special preview of the new HBO documentary FOSTER, and hear from the film’s producer, Deborah Oppenheimer, and county representatives about how local governments can serve as conveners to bring stakeholders together to strengthen the nation’s child welfare systems. Committee members will also hear from federal, state and local representatives about how counties can prepare for implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) as the September 2019 date approaches.

     

  • Jul. 12
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee - Meetings

    Versaille 1 & 2 | Paris

  • Jul. 12
    9:30 am to 9:55 am

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 12
    9:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

    Las Vegas Ballroom 5 - 7, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 12
    9:45 am to 11:45 am

    Community, Economic and Workforce Development Committee Mobile Workshop: Boulder Highway Collaborative Campus (RSVP Required)

    Boulder Highway Collaborative Campus

    Join the Community, Economic and Workforce Development Committee for a tour of the Boulder Highway Collaborative Campus, an innovative affordable housing site created in partnership with Nevada HAND, Clark County, the Boys & Girls Club, Lutheran Social Services of Southern Nevada. Space is limited; please email Daria Daniel at ddaniel@naco.org for more information.

  • Jul. 12
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

    Skyview 5 & 6, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

    The Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) will discuss federal land and mineral management priorities with officials from federal land management agencies. Additionally, the PLSC will hear from experts on how some counties utilize special districts to target federal land payments toward specific county priorities and how to set up a special district in their home county.

  • Jul. 12
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

    Platinum, Grand Ballroom | Bally's

    Join NACo’s Subcommittees Meeting where we will discuss federal policy issues related to transportation and infrastructure development, including highway and road safety, railways, ports and aviation.

  • Jul. 12
    10:30 am to 10:55 am

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 12
    10:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Audit Committee Meeting

    Burgundy | Paris

  • Jul. 12
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Finance Committee Meeting

    Burgundy | Paris

  • Jul. 12
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Lunch Break (on your own)

  • Jul. 12
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Luncheon Session: Supporting Our Nation's Aging Population at the Local Level

    Jubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

    By 2035, for the first time in our nation’s history, the population of adults 65 and older will outnumber children younger than 18. Whether it’s creating supports for home-based care and caregivers, building safe and accessible communities for people of all ages or promoting social integration among our aging populations, counties are leveraging local resources to support our nation’s older adults. Hear from national and local leaders about the challenges and benefits of supporting our nation’s aging population, and how counties are satisfying the increased demand for services and an infrastructure that addresses the needs of this changing demographic.

  • Jul. 12
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Next Generation Network Community Service Project: Three Square Food Bank

    Paris Ballroom Foyer | Paris

  • Jul. 12
    12:30 pm to 12:55 pm

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 12
    1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

    Skyview 2 - 4, Resort Tower-26th Fl.| Bally's

    Members will hear from speakers on better land use and watershed planning data, tools and trainings to prepare and mitigate against changing weather patterns. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions and platform changes that are used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

  • Jul. 12
    1:30 pm to 1:55 pm

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 12
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

    Telecommunications and Technology Policy Steering Committee Meeting

    Champagne Ballroom 4 | Paris

  • Jul. 12
    1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

    Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

    Las Vegas Ballroom 5 & 7, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 12
    1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee - Afternoon Meeting

    Las Vegas Ballroom 1 - 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    Join the Justice and Public Safety Committee for a panel discussion with Clark County, Nevada public safety officials about mass casualty incident preparedness, response, and recovery. The committee will also be joined by the National Weather Service and FEMA about severe weather decision-making support services and the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).

  • Jul. 12
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Health Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

    Bronze 3 & 4, Grand Ballroom | Bally's

    Drug pricing continues to be a hot topic both on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures as lawmakers review policy proposals to lower costs. Join the Health Steering Committee as members review new legislation aimed at lowering the cost of prescription drugs and discuss how drug-pricing has impacted local governments. In addition, committee members will discuss and vote on policy resolutions during this time, as well as any proposed emergency resolutions.

  • Jul. 12
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

    Skyview 5 & 6, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

    The Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) will discuss legislation in the 116th Congress related to public access to federal lands, payments to federal lands counties and federal land and resource management. Members will also converse with federal and state officials about areas where all levels of government can partner together to improve landscape health. Finally, the PLSC will consider and vote on proposed platform changes and policy resolutions.

  • Jul. 12
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

    Platinum, Grand Ballroom | Bally's

    Members will hear from federal officials and policy experts on the latest transportation federal policy issues facing counties. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions and platform changes that are used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

  • Jul. 12
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Community, Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

    Versailles Ballroom 1 & 2 | Paris

    Members will hear from national policy experts on economic and workforce development issues. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions and platform changes that are used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

  • Jul. 12
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

    Skyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

    Join the Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee to hear from local leaders about how counties are creating more seamless, effective and sustainable policies that advance social and economic mobility and improve the health and well-being of people and communities. The Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee will also consider and vote on proposed platform changes and policy resolutions.

  • Jul. 12
    2:30 pm to 2:55 pm

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 12
    3:30 pm to 3:55 pm

    NACo's County Explorer Demo & State Association Research Meeting

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo and to meet and greet with fellow State Association researchers. This meeting is demo to all but will be tailored to State Association Research Directors and staff. 

  • Jul. 12
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Exhibit Hall Reception

    Paris Ballroom | Paris

    Meet with representatives from over 150 companies while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and beverages. This is your first chance to explore a vast array of products and services that can help your county serve residents. Check out a list of exhibitors here.

  • Jul. 12
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Linebarger Ice Cream Social

    Paris Ballroom | Paris

  • Jul. 12
    4:15 pm to 4:45 pm

    County Talk - Esri: A Whole New Level of Smart Communities Through Geospatial Infrastructure

    Paris Ballroom | Paris

    The concept of smart communities is evolving as states, counties and municipalities rally around the promise of smart to reshape our collective thinking. How our communities run in the future and how citizens perceive government services depends on our ability to embrace smart. Smart communities push aside politics and preconceptions in favor of data and analytics to make decisions. High-performing organizations use location as the standard analytical approach to achieve new insight. Increasingly, smart devices, the "Internet of things" and cloud computing feed data on the locations of people, nature, vehicles, and infrastructure. If you are interested in learning about how how you seemingly unrelated trends from technology, policy, and digital transformation can change the way you solve for real world problems, this is the session for you. We will explore how:

    • Geo-enabling data and enterprise systems can bring about business intelligence
    • Communities are leveraging technological advances to support infrastructure needs, social inequities, housing issues, and transportation networks
    • Communities can lead the way through the use of the geospatial infrastructure
  • Jul. 12
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

    Next Generation Network Business Meeting

    Skyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 12
    5:00 pm to 5:45 pm

    Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting #2

    Versailles 3 & 4 | Paris

  • Jul. 12
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Louisiana Hospitality Suite

    Chablis | Paris

  • Jul. 12
    5:15 pm to 5:45 pm

    County Talk - Thomson Reuters: One Tool: Connecting County Data to Address Public Safety, Families' Stability and Financial Stewardship

    As a trusted steward of government funds and duties, it can be daunting to provide everything to those in need in your county. What if there were easy-to-use tools that could be deployed across your county agencies to help protect residents, dispense fair and equitable justice and keep communities healthy and prosperous? Join us to hear how government agencies are utilizing Thomson Reuters CLEAR data to problem-solve and increase connections within your community.

  • Jul. 12
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Welcome Happy Hour

    Drai's at the Cromwell Hotel

    Clark County, the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority and NACo welcome all conference attendees to a rooftop happy hour. Join your colleagues and friends for a few bites and a wonderful vista of Clark County before you head out for dinner.
    PLEASE NOTE: Due to venue licensing, all participants must be 21+ and be prepared to present a photo ID upon entrance.
    Leaving through the Bally’s main entrance, cross E. Flamingo Road. The Cromwell is directly across the street.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

  • Jul. 13
    6:00 am to 7:30 am

    Sunset Park Bicycle Ride

    Sunset Regional Park

    Join the Parks, Open Space and Trails (POST) Subcommittee for a guided bike ride through Clark County’s Sunset Park. Bikes, helmets, water and maps provided by Clark County’s Parks & Recreation Department. Total length of bike ride is 5 miles. Please wear athletic attire suitable for a warm-weather bike ride on paved terrain. Attendees will be required to sign liability waivers before riding.

    Space is limited and the event is full.

  • Jul. 13
    7:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Credentials Desk Open

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    Stop by the Credentials Desk to make sure your county is registered to vote in the NACo Annual Business Meeting and Election.

  • Jul. 13
    7:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Registration Open

    Grand Salon | Bally's

  • Jul. 13
    8:00 am to 9:30 am

    GIS Subcommittee Meeting

    Jubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

    Join the GIS Subcommittee for a discussion focused on the timely and successful deployment of next-generation telecommunications services throughout the nation and an exploration of innovative ideas for local leaders to ensure all residents are counted during the upcoming 2020 Census.

  • Jul. 13
    8:00 am to 10:00 am

    Gulf States Counties and Parishes Caucus

    Skyview 4, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

    GSCPC will determine priorities for the coming year and discuss potential bylaw changes, the Caucus’s presence at the Gulf of Mexico Alliance meeting and reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program and learn about NACo’s Local Government Guide to Coastal Resilience.

  • Jul. 13
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    NACo Store & NACo Resource Center

    Grand Salon | Bally's

  • Jul. 13
    8:30 am to 8:55 am

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 13
    8:30 am to 10:00 am

    Healthy Counties Advisory Board Meeting

    Las Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    Counties coast to coast are tackling health equity from a multitude of angles. Members of the Healthy Counties Advisory Board and those that are interested in joining Healthy Counties are invited to hear how their peers across the nation are working to improve health equity in their county. Following the panel, attendees will have an opportunity to converse with panelists in small groups and participate in brainstorming activities that will inform future Healthy Counties programming.

  • Jul. 13
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Crisis and Renewal Communication: How county leaders can be forward-looking, hopeful and resilient

    NEW LOCATION: Grand Ballroom, Gold | Bally's

  • Jul. 13
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Exhibit Hall Open

    Paris Ballroom | Paris

    Check out the list of exhibitors before you go and be sure to look out for some of Nevada's favorite characters; Mojave Max, Deputy Drip, McGruff and Cash the Soccer Rocker will all be in attendance!

  • Jul. 13
    9:15 am to 9:45 am

    County Talk - KPMG: Behavioral Health & Justice: Challenge Your Assumptions, Uncover Your Opportunity

    Paris Ballroom | Paris

    There is no single solution to one of the greatest issues facing our communities, and there is no better way to start than understanding what assets you may already possess.  Join KPMG to discuss building a continuum of care model that brings together innovative and performance-driven solutions for real and lasting change – built upon a foundation of your existing capacity and strengths.

  • Jul. 13
    9:45 am to 11:30 am

    IT Standing Committee Meeting

    Jubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

    Join the IT Standing Committee for a discussion focused on creating a cybersecurity culture and managing human factors of risk, creating a successful state or countywide cybersecurity awareness events and the findings of NACo’s Blueprint for county technology.

  • Jul. 13
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Large Urban County Caucus

    Champagne 1 & 2 | Paris

    NACo’s Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the consideration of issues relating to America’s metropolitan county governments (those with a population of at least 500,000 residents). All conference attendees with an interest in urban county matters are invited to attend this semiannual meeting of the caucus, which brings together county leaders, national experts and federal officials for discussions that aim to strengthen the operations of the nation’s largest counties and the ability of urban county leaders to serve their residents.

  • Jul. 13
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    National Association of County Human Services Administrators (NACHSA)

    Grand Ballroom, Bronze 4 | Bally’s

  • Jul. 13
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Rural Action Caucus

    Champagne Ballroom 3 & 4 | Paris

    NACo’s Rural Action Caucus will take a deeper dive into the data behind the newly released “TestIT” app as we explore the connection between national broadband data and federal funding. RAC members will hear from the TestIT App Developer and representatives from Measurement Labs to learn how to access and analyze the data being collected by the app. Additionally, the caucus will discuss the challenges and opportunities to the upcoming 2020 Census and highlight best-practices for complete count committees.

  • Jul. 13
    10:15 am to 10:45 am

    County Talk - Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson: Finding Hidden Revenue and Using Technology to Collect It

    Paris Ballroom | Paris

    New technologies are having an impact in the collections of receivables and other arenas related to county revenue. From homestead exemption abuse to short-term rental issues, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP dedicates its substantial technological horsepower to detection and collection of public revenue in the U.S., collecting over $1 billion in assets for clients each year. Attorneys Mark Harris and Pete Slover will share insights regarding technology that can discover untapped revenue and improve collections, amongst other topics.

  • Jul. 13
    10:45 am to 11:30 am

    Nominating Committee Meeting

    Director's Room | Bally's

  • Jul. 13
    11:15 am to 11:45 am

    County Talk - ProLink Solutions: Technology Solutions to Capture & Utilize Housing and Tenant Data Metrics

    Local government agencies need affordable technology solutions that make it easy to capture, access and utilize housing data. Many counties currently store random housing data that varies by funding source, in excel workbooks or antiquated and siloed databases making it difficult to access and use the data. ProLink Solutions provides software solutions to capture, manage, and report on the large quantity of housing and tenant data required by jurisdictions for outcome reporting. ProLink’s goal is to help localities capture and maintain consistent housing and tenant data metrics, from time of application through annual compliance monitoring, so they can make prudent lending decisions and effectively address economic inequality based on current and historical data. The added bonus of adopting ProLink’s data standards is that localities could also agree to share similar data metrics with neighboring jurisdictions in order to collaboratively address economic inequality across county lines.

  • Jul. 13
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    County Talk: Los Angeles County Economic Development: Retooling for Job Creation with a Case Study on the Bio and Life Science Sector

    Paris Ballroom | Paris

    Strong regional and local economies generate the revenue governments use to provide public safety services and social safety net programs.  Using a targeted approach that includes industry specific job training programs, supporting growth sector small businesses and repurposing underutilized county property, Los Angeles County is facilitating sustainable business expansion and exciting job creation for the region.  This session includes a case study on how Los Angeles County is supporting the growth and expansion of the bioscience and life science industry.

  • Jul. 13
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

    Paris Ballroom | Paris

  • Jul. 13
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Lunch: Healthy Counties: Addressing Youth Substance Abuse

    Skyview 5 & 6, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

    Supporting the well-being and development of youth is critical to the future of our counties, states and nation. In a rapidly changing world, counties must be innovative and strategic preventing substance use and abuse among youth populations. Continue the dynamic conversation begun at NACo's 2019 Legislative Conference to explore best practices and emerging strategies counties are employing to engage and educate youth and discuss new approaches that leverage partnerships and resources.

  • Jul. 13
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Membership Committee Meeting

    Skyview 4, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 13
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Resilient Counties Lunch: Developing New Partnerships in National-Regional Water Resiliency and Innovation

    Versailles Ballroom 1 & 2 | Paris

    The increasing number, depth, breadth and magnitude of water- and weather-related incidents has overwhelmed traditional methodologies and capabilities. The nearly $500 billion in FEMA/FIMA and global insurance-reinsurance losses demands a heightened focus on pre-disaster mitigation. Panelists and attendees will have a conversation about water resiliency, and how county governments and their public utility counterparts are pursuing bold investments in infrastructure and forging new regional and national partnerships focused on water supply, sanitation and flood control infrastructure and operations

    Seating is first-come, first-served and limited to registered conference attendees.

  • Jul. 13
    12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

    Western Interstate Region Board of Directors Meeting

    Jubilee Ballroom 2, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

    The Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors will discuss legislation related to federal land management priorities, wildlife conservation and transportation and infrastructure. Members will also hear from partner organizations on rural economic development and new efforts to kickstart distance learning opportunities. Finally, members will have the opportunity to discuss a newly created guidebook created by NACo and the U.S. Forest Service.

  • Jul. 13
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Board Meeting

    Versailles Ballroom 3 & 4 | Paris

  • Jul. 13
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    National Association of Hispanic County Officials (NAHCO) Business Meeting

    Bordeaux | Paris

  • Jul. 13
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

    Jubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

    County governments play a critical role as public service providers for America’s citizens, including millions of veterans and their families. NACo’s Veterans and Military Services Committee provides a forum for county leaders – many of whom are members of military families or veterans themselves – to discuss how counties can work with each other and with our state, federal and local partners to address various issues facing our nation’s veterans and ensure we are providing them the best possible services to meet their unique needs.

  • Jul. 13
    1:15 pm to 1:45 pm

    County Talk: NACo County Explorer Demonstration

    Paris Ballroom | Paris

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available county-level data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county administration to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health, public safety and county economies. County Explorer can compare counties across multiple data points and create pre-packaged advocacy materials and serves as a foundation and a resource for NACo members. Join this session and learn how to leverage county data in your everyday efforts. 

  • Jul. 13
    1:15 pm to 3:15 pm

    Creating Vibrant Communities Through Public Art: A Meeting of the NACo Arts & Culture Commission

    Las Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    This meeting will focus on how public art programs can strengthen community and improve quality of life. Nevada Arts Council will discuss how you can better engage with your state arts agencies and what types of programs and resources it has available to counties in Nevada. Clark and Washoe Counties, Nev. will then delve into the public art programs and projects that they have developed and implemented locally. 

  • Jul. 13
    1:30 pm to 1:55 pm

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 13
    1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

    Convergence of Health and Wealth: Health Savings Accounts

    Las Vegas Ballroom 5, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    Join Nationwide and get a deeper look at using Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as an additional way to save for retirement. HSAs can be a potential retirement savings vehicle and an effective complement to 401(k) or 457(b) to help consumers better plan for health care costs in retirement.

  • Jul. 13
    1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

    Making the Most of Your NACo Membership

    Las Vegas Ballroom 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    NACo has a lot to offer members! Join NACo’s membership team to review NACo’s many membership benefits, including the newly updated County Explorer, online learning, NACo publications and toolkits.

  • Jul. 13
    1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

    NACo Board Forum

    Skyview 2 & 3, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 13
    1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

    Substance Use Interventions in the Justice System

    Las Vegas Ballroom 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    This workshop focuses on innovative strategies and programs counties are using to meet the needs of justice-involved individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). County leaders will discuss increasing connections to treatment for individuals with SUDs at different touch points in the justice system, including during interactions with law enforcement, in jail and during community reentry, to improve public safety and use taxpayer resources effectively.

  • Jul. 13
    1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

    Understanding the County Role in the Growing World of Legal Cannabis

    Bronze 2 & 3, Grand Salon | Bally's

    To date, ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational usage of cannabis to some extent, with another 33 states having legalized medicinal usage in some form. Understanding what effect state legalization may have on your county and how best to prepare to navigate and regulate the fast-growing cannabis industry is vital. Hear from industry and county experts who will provide firsthand knowledge about the successes and pitfalls of implementing cannabis regulations.

  • Jul. 13
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Health is Local: A Fireside Chat with Dr. Garth Graham

    Skyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

    Research has shown that your zip code has a greater impact on your life expectancy  than your genetic code. Join us for this unique dialogue to ask questions and hear directly from Dr. Garth Graham about the social determinants of health affecting our communities’ health. You will also hear from counties firsthand who are successfully addressing some of these factors locally to improve the health of their residents.

  • Jul. 13
    2:15 pm to 2:45 pm

    County Talk - Salesforce: Government AppExchange - Platform for Government Modernization

    Low-code, platform based tools are the backbone of government for the future. Agencies demand flexibility in software solutions that provide agile processes with low-click solutions. This enables governments to adapt at light speed with minimum-to-no interruptions within their environments. This facilitates the potential for a library of solutions built by government for government. Join us to learn about the Salesforce Government AppExchange and hear from Orange County on how they implemented a Salesforce solution to impact outcomes, modernize the mission, and create better customer experience.

  • Jul. 13
    2:30 pm to 2:55 pm

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 13
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

    General Session

    Event Center | Bally's

  • Jul. 13
    4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

    NACo 2nd Vice President Candidates' Forum

    Event Center | Bally's

    his is your chance to learn about the vision for the future of NACo. Each candidate will be given time to address the membership ahead of Monday’s vote. 

  • Jul. 13
    4:45 pm to 5:45 pm

    Resorts/Tourism/Gateway Counties Working Group

    Jubilee Ballroom 1, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

    This Working Group meeting will feature a roundtable discussion on best practices for driving tourism to federal lands counties. There will also be presentations from federal officials on the state of tourism on federal lands and how counties can work with federal agencies to improve the visitor experience and create economic opportunities in gateway communities.

  • Jul. 13
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Alabama Delegates Caucus

    Versailles Ballroom 3 & 4 | Paris

  • Jul. 13
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Iowa Caucus Meeting

    Loire | Paris

  • Jul. 13
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    NACHFa Meeting

    Las Vegas Ballroom 7, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 13
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Next Generation Network / County Leadership Institute / NACo Leadership Academy Alumni Reception Sponsored by Capital Group

    Hexx Kitchen & Bar | Paris

  • Jul. 13
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

    Alaska, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota Associations Reception

    Las Vegas Ballroom 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 13
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

    County Commissioners Association of Ohio Reception & Caucus

    Bordeaux | Paris

  • Jul. 13
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

    Louisiana Hospitality Suite

    Skyview 4, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 13
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

    Minnesota Delegation Caucus

    Skyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 13
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

    Oregon and Washington Reception

    Mon Ami Gabi | Paris

  • Jul. 13
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

    PA Counties Caucus

    Grand Ballroom, Bronze 4 | Bally’s

  • Jul. 13
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

    Texas Caucus and Reception

    Burgundy | Paris

  • Jul. 13
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Florida Delegates Reception

    Chablis | Paris

  • Jul. 13
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Women of NACo (WON) Leadership Network Reception

    Champagne Ballroom 1 | Paris

  • Jul. 13
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

    National Association of County LGBTQ Leaders & Allies Social

    Beer Park | Paris

  • Jul. 13
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

    NC Caucus

    Versailles Ballroom 1 & 2 | Paris

  • Jul. 13
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Association of Indiana Counties Caucus

    Mon Ami Gabi | Paris

  • Jul. 13
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

    Digital Counties Survey Awards Dinner

    Skyview 5, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 13
    5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    Illinois Delegation Reception

    Mon Ami Gabi | Paris

  • Jul. 13
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    National Conference of Republican County Officials (NCRCO) Reception

    Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Las Vegas 

  • Jul. 13
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    National Democratic County Officials (NDCO) Annual Reception

    ameriCAN | The LINQ Promenade

  • Jul. 13
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    North Carolina Reception

    Champagne Ballroom 3 & 4 | Paris

Sunday, July 14, 2019

  • Jul. 14
    7:30 am to 8:30 am

    Non-Denominational Worship Service

    Skyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 14
    7:30 am to 8:30 am

    Wisconsin Counties Association Breakfast Caucus

    Chablis | Paris

  • Jul. 14
    7:30 am to 8:45 am

    New York Delegation Breakfast Caucus

  • Jul. 14
    7:30 am to 8:45 am

    Virginia, W. Virginia and Maryland Breakfast

    Skyview 4, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 14
    7:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Credentials Desk Open - County Pick-up Only

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    Stop by the Credentials Desk to make sure your county is registered to vote in the NACo Annual Business Meeting and Election.

  • Jul. 14
    7:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Registration Open

    Grand Salon | Bally's

  • Jul. 14
    8:00 am to 9:00 am

    Credentials Committee Meeting

    Director's Room | Bally's

  • Jul. 14
    8:00 am to 10:00 am

    Immigration Reform Task Force Meeting

    Champagne Ballroom 2 | Paris

    Often serving as the health care providers of last resort for the uninsured and underinsured, counties provide health care to our nation’s residents, regardless of immigration status, as mandated by federal and state laws and policies. During this session, the Immigration Reform Task Force will be joined by experts and local leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities that arise in providing health care and social services to immigrant populations.

  • Jul. 14
    8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    NACo Store & NACo Resource Center Open

    Grand Salon | Bally's

  • Jul. 14
    8:30 am to 8:55 am

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 14
    9:00 am to 10:15 am

    13 Ways to Kill Your Community

    Jubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

    Join Doug Griffiths, author of 13 Ways to Kill Your Community and founder of 13 Ways, an organization dedicated to helping communities grow and thrive, for a revelatory and insightful look at the often universal challenges that limit community success and how to overcome them.

    This workshop is part of NACo's Next Generation Network leadership development series. Next Generation Network thanks Capital Group for their generous sponsorship.

  • Jul. 14
    9:00 am to 10:15 am

    Coordinating Health, Human Services and Justice to Improve Outcomes: Lessons from the Field

    Jubilee Ballroom 2, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

    This session brings together counties that are pursuing data-driven processes and collaborative partnerships across justice, health and human services systems to improve the health and well-being of defined target populations. Learn best practices and shared lessons from a cohort of counties that represents both urban and rural regions.

  • Jul. 14
    9:00 am to 10:15 am

    Disaster Management Symposium Part I: Improving Your Leadership Role in Incident Management

    Jubilee Ballroom 1, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

    Join us for a conversation with local elected officials and county leaders who have experience in incident management to learn about best practices during all-hazards incident management.

    Disaster Management Symposium: Part II: An Interactive Roundtable will begin at 10:30a.m. in the same room.

  • Jul. 14
    9:00 am to 10:15 am

    Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation

    Las Vegas 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    The outdoor recreation economy employs millions of Americans and generates billions of dollars annually while creating tax revenue local governments use to provide essential services. Hear from government and private-sector experts on the current state of the outdoor recreation economy, its future outlook and how your county can support a recreation economy.

  • Jul. 14
    9:00 am to 10:15 am

    Making Your Mark with a County Brand

    Las Vegas 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    Is your county brand due for a refresh? Join NACo's County News and learn about what makes an effective and impactful county brand and why it matters.

  • Jul. 14
    9:00 am to 10:15 am

    NCCAE Professional Development Session

    Versailles Ballroom 4 | Paris

  • Jul. 14
    9:00 am to 10:15 am

    New Revenue on the Horizon

    Las Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    This workshop will give counties ideas, tools and training for generating new revenue. The first part of the workshop will focus on a new NACo program built in partnership with state associations of counties to intercept tax refunds of individuals who have not paid debts owed to county governments. The second part of the workshop will provide training on additional strategies for revenue enhancement through various case studies.

  • Jul. 14
    9:00 am to 10:15 am

    Sesame Street in Communities: Supporting Children and Families

    Bronze 2 | Bally's

    Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC) builds on an almost 50-year commitment to supporting children’s developmental, physical and emotional needs. Learn how SSIC is partnering with counties to leverage the power of its trusted brand, friendly characters, and research-based educational resources to improve outcomes for children and their families. This workshop will also highlight how to access free online tools and resources provided by SSIC. Attendees will also hear how Transylvania County, N.C., a Sesame Street Community, is supporting young children through SSIC and the county’s early childhood agenda.
  • Jul. 14
    9:00 am to 11:00 am

    NACA (National Association of County Administrators) Executive Board Meeting

  • Jul. 14
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Exhibit Hall Open

    Paris Ballroom | Paris

    Check out the list of exhibitors before you go!

  • Jul. 14
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    NACo Board of Directors and Resolutions Committee Meeting

    Skyview 2 & 3, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 14
    9:30 am to 9:55 am

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 14
    10:30 am to 10:55 am

    NACo's County Explorer Demo: A Chat with the Bureau of Economic Analysis on New County GDP Data

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer provides easy access to the latest available data which allows access to indicators that offer a snapshot of economic conditions in counties across the nation. The Bureau of Economic Analysis released prototype statistics for gross domestic product (GDP) by county for 2012-2015 and will soon release official GDP county statistics for 2001 through 2018. The BEA will lead a discussion on this data.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for a conversation on this exciting new data with the BEA and NACo teams.

  • Jul. 14
    10:30 am to 11:45 am

    Data-Driven Diversion Strategies for People Experiencing Behavioral Health Crises

    Jubilee Ballroom 2, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

    Learn how county leaders use data to develop alternatives to arrest for people in acute crisis due to mental illness or substance use disorders. Examine partnerships and funding mechanisms that support robust systems of care, provide options to family members and law enforcement and address county hospital and jail overcrowding.

  • Jul. 14
    10:30 am to 11:45 am

    Disaster Management Symposium Part II: Interactive Roundtable

    Jubilee Ballroom 1, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

    Following part one, join us for an interactive roundtable exercise led by subject matter experts and delve deeper into the role of senior elected leadership in disaster management.

    Disaster Management Symposium: Part I: Improving Your Leadership Role in Incident Management will immediately precede it at 9:00 a.m. in the same room.

  • Jul. 14
    10:30 am to 11:45 am

    Fueling Economic Opportunity with Community Solar Energy

    Las Vegas 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    Although millions of Americans are choosing to power their lives using renewable resources, many households and businesses face physical or financial barriers to benefiting from solar energy. Community solar projects offer the opportunity to build stronger, more resilient electric grids while expanding energy access and reducing energy burdens for low-to-moderate income residents. Learn best practices for installing and using community solar projects through development case examples.

  • Jul. 14
    10:30 am to 11:45 am

    National Toward Zero Deaths Strategy: Road Map to Implementation

    Jubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

    One person dies every 16 minutes in a traffic crash in the United States. Over the course of a lifetime, nearly every U.S. resident is touched by consequences of traffic crashes. Toward Zero Deaths is the United States’ highway safety vision. It is the only acceptable target for our nation, our families and us as individuals. Zero is not an impossible goal, but it will take all of us to get there.

    Led by the TZD Steering Committee, the National Strategy on Highway Safety provides a platform of consistency for state agencies, local governments, private industry, national organizations and others to develop safety plans that prioritize traffic safety culture and promote the national TZD vision. Join this workshop where participants will learn the major goals of the initiative, learn how to use tools to institutionalize the national strategy, understand where their counties fall on a continuum of program development, and learn strategies to engage with nontraditional partners.

  • Jul. 14
    10:30 am to 11:45 am

    NCCAE Professional Development Session

    Versailles Ballroom 4 | Paris

  • Jul. 14
    10:30 am to 11:45 am

    Solutions Session: How Counties are Changing Lives Today

    Las Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    This session will focus on how Sonoma, San Diego and Washoe counties are transforming service delivery and improving client outcomes by applying the right technology and enable a person centered approach to care. Placing the individual at the center, instead of the program, has resulted in significant benefits for both the individual and the county. Join the discussion!

  • Jul. 14
    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    NACo Achievement Awards Luncheon

    Event Center | Bally's

    Sponsored by Aetna

    Each year NACo recognizes the best in innovative county government programs. Come celebrate successes across the country as we honor one outstanding program from each of the 18 categories. All award winners will be listed in the event program book distributed during the lunch.
    Doors open at 11:30 a.m. If you haven’t already purchased tickets, visit the NACo registration desk before 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.

  • Jul. 14
    12:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    NACA County Administrators' Idea Exchange

    Skyview 5, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 14
    12:30 pm to 12:55 pm

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 14
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    NACIRO

    Champagne Ballroom 3 | Paris

  • Jul. 14
    1:30 pm to 1:55 pm

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 14
    1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

    National Association of County Civil Attorneys (NACCA) Meeting

    Champagne Ballroom 2 | Paris

  • Jul. 14
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

    Defined Contribution and Retirement Advisory Committee

    Chablis | Paris

  • Jul. 14
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    National Association of County LGBTQ Leaders & Allies

    Skyview 4, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 14
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    NOBCO/NABCO Meeting

    Grand Ballroom, Gold | Bally's

  • Jul. 14
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Programs and Services Committee Meeting

    Las Vegas 7; Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    The Programs and Services Standing Committee will welcome a speaker from Walmart to lead a discussion on Walmart’s “America At Work” report, which examines the impact of auto­mation and the future of work at the county level.  The Committee will also discuss NACo’s corporate partner program and efforts to develop a more strategic approach to aligning our partners with county priorities and needs.

  • Jul. 14
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Mobile Workshop: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada

    Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

    Tour the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and get an inside look into a state-of-the-art traffic management center, plus demonstrations of innovative autonomous vehicle technologies that are being tested in Southern Nevada.

    Transportation for all mobile workshops will be provided from the Uber/Lyft pick-up zone at Bally’s Flamingo Road exit. For those who RSVP’d, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure to board the buses and guarantee your seat. Standby attendees will be accommodated as space becomes available.

  • Jul. 14
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Credentials Desk Open - State Association Pick-up Only

    Grand Salon | Bally's

  • Jul. 14
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    International Economic Development Task Force Meeting and Tour of McCarran International Airport

    McCarran International Airport

    In place of a standard meeting, the International Economic Development Task Force will be taking a mobile tour of the McCarran International Airport’s newly upgraded Terminal 3. At this meeting, attendees will receive a behind-the-scenes look at new innovations in airport technology and management that improve the flow of people and goods both domestically and internationally. Representatives of Clark County will also discuss how the airport attracts new international flights to increasingly make the county more connected with the global economy.

    Due to security requirements only those pre-registered for the tour will be able to attend. 

  • Jul. 14
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Mobile Workshop: Southern Nevada Children’s Assessment Center

    Southern Nevada Children's Assessment Center (SNCAC)

    Tour the Southern Nevada Children’s Advocacy Center and learn about multidisciplinary team responses to child abuse and victim advocacy. Discover how they have used a multidisciplinary model to better respond to and address the needs of child victims of sex trafficking in Clark County and their families.

    Transportation for all mobile workshops will be provided from the Uber/Lyft pick-up zone at Bally’s Flamingo Road exit. For those who RSVP’d, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure to board the buses and guarantee your seat. Standby attendees will be accommodated as space becomes available.

  • Jul. 14
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Mobile Workshop: Springs Preserve, Boomtown 1905 and WaterWorks Exhibits

    Springs Preserve, Waterworks & Boomtown 1905

    The RSVP list for this tour is currently full. Onsite attendees will be accommodated on a space-available basis. 

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Springs Preserve commemorates Southern Nevada's dynamic history. Owned by the Las Vegas Valley Water District, the Springs Preserve sits at the site of the valley’s original water infrastructure. Developed through an inclusive community process, Springs Preserve features museums, gardens, exhibits and natural areas for guests to learn about building a more sustainable future. WaterWorks showcases the inner workings of water resource treatment and delivery in Southern Nevada. Take an optional stroll through Boomtown 1905, a recreation of a historical streetscape of Las Vegas from 1905 to 1920. Transportation for all mobile workshops will be provided from the Uber/Lyft pick-up zone at Bally’s Flamingo Road exit. For those who RSVP’d, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure to board the buses and guarantee your seat. Standby attendees will be accommodated as space becomes available.

  • Jul. 14
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Smarter Counties Technology Forum

    Formerly known as the CIO Forum and Smarter Counties, this combined event will address the needs of CIOs as well as elected officials.  Attendees can expect to hear from subject-matter experts who will explore important technology industry trends that have implications on county government operations and services.  Participants will learn about the evolving capabilities of 5G technology, and explore how counties are using technology to work smarter, improve outcomes and save money. 

  • Jul. 14
    2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

    Immigrant Integration Efforts at the Local Level

    Las Vegas 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    While it is the federal government’s responsibility to set immigration policy and determine an individual’s immigration status, counties are best positioned to integrate immigrant populations while serving our broader communities. Counties have a key role in implementing innovative policies and programs that ensure immigrants are integrated into new communities in a manner that benefits the local economy and culture. Hear from national and local leaders about the challenges and benefits of integrating new populations, and what this looks like at the county level.

  • Jul. 14
    2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

    NCCAE Business Meeting

    Versailles Ballroom 3 | Paris

  • Jul. 14
    2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

    Nurturing County Leaders

    Las Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    Join Dr. Tim Rahschulte of the Professional Development Academy and a panel of NACo High Performance Leadership Academy (HPLA) alumni for an in-depth conversation on addressing professional development among county employees. Learn about NACo’s partnership with PDA to create a leadership development program specifically designed for front-line county employees, incorporating over 100 executives, thought leaders and academics, including retired U.S. Army General Colin Powell and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith. HPLA alumni will share their experiences and how you can identify and empower existing and emerging leaders in your workforce.  

  • Jul. 14
    2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

    Solutions Session: And Justice for All: Leveraging Technology to Break Down Barriers in the Justice System

    Las Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    Counties across America are seeking to break down barriers to justice while simultaneously increasing court efficiencies. Barriers to accessing justice differ from individual to individual. For some, a barrier may be the inability to pay, while for others, a barrier could be the distance to the court combined with unreliable transportation. While technology cannot help the public overcome every challenge faced within the court system, Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) can be a significant step towards closing the gap between the privileged and the underserved in the eyes of the law. Learn how the Family Mediation Center in Clark County, Nevada, leveraged this technology to help residents avoid having to miss work to attend hearings during court hours, resulting in 100% of the cases reaching a resolution outside of the court’s normal operating hours.

  • Jul. 14
    2:15 pm to 5:00 pm

    Architects of Health & Housing: County Strategies for Promoting Affordable, Safe and Healthy Homes

    Jubilee Ballroom 2, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

    Every county resident needs a place to call home, but in 2019, not all homes are healthy and affordable. Many county residents are forced to choose between affordability and health, but the two shouldn't be mutually exclusive. Join NACo and other thought leaders for an interactive session on how you can stand at the intersection of healthy AND affordable housing in your county, whether urban, suburban, exurban or rural.

  • Jul. 14
    2:15 pm to 5:00 pm

    Army Corps 101: A How-to on Water Resource Projects, Programs and Permits

    Jubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

    Learn how to utilize the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for watershed and flood control projects and efficiently navigate the Section 404 permit process for county-owned infrastructure, plus processes, policies and how to engage with the Army Corps more efficiently.

     

  • Jul. 14
    2:15 pm to 5:00 pm

    Smarter Counties Technology Forum

    Jubilee Ballroom 1, Jubilee Tower, 3rd Fl. | Bally's

    This combined event addresses the needs of CIOs and elected officials. Attendees will hear from subject matter experts on important technology industry trends that have implications for county government operations and services, including 5G and cybersecurity.

  • Jul. 14
    2:30 pm to 2:55 pm

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 14
    3:30 pm to 3:55 pm

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 14
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

    National Conference of Republican County Officials (NCRCO) Business Meeting

    Skyview 2, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 14
    3:30 pm to 5:50 pm

    Mobile Workshop: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (Second Tour)

    Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

    Tour the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and get an inside look into a state-of-the-art traffic management center, plus demonstrations of innovative autonomous vehicle technologies that are being tested in Southern Nevada.

    Transportation for all mobile workshops will be provided from the Uber/Lyft pick-up zone at Bally’s Flamingo Road exit. For those who RSVP’d, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure to board the buses and guarantee your seat. Standby attendees will be accommodated as space becomes available.

  • Jul. 14
    3:30 pm to 6:00 pm

    National Democratic County Officials (NDCO) Business & Board Briefing

    Champagne Ballroom 3 | Paris

  • Jul. 14
    3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

    NACo-NSA Health Care and Jails Task Force Town Hall

    Platinum | Bally's

    County jails have become the largest behavioral health facilities in the nation due to the over-incarceration of individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders. The Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP) strips federal health and veterans’ benefits from individuals upon admission to jail – not upon conviction to conviction – leading to increased recidivism. Join a listening session about NACo and the National Sheriffs' Association's new joint task force to reduce jail inmate recidivism through continuity of health care services, focusing on passing legislation to ease or undo the MIEP and reinstate federal health care benefits for non-convicted, justice-involved individuals. Download NACo’s “Federal Policy Impacts on County Jail Inmate Healthcare & Recidivism” publication here.

  • Jul. 14
    3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

    North Carolina Association of Black County Officials (NCABCO)

    Grand Ballroom, Bronze 2 | Bally’s

  • Jul. 14
    3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

    Solutions Session: Crisis Intervention: Assess, Decide, Act

    Las Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    This workshop will include crisis intervention training, providing every attendee with tangible, evidence-based tools to help prevent, identify and deescalate a crisis. Attendees will learn how to recognize common signs of behavioral escalation in others and how to intervene at the lowest level, how to conduct a workplace behavioral risk assessment and implement a plan of action to mitigate environmental risk and how our own triggers shape our worldview and impact our daily interactions.  The panel will discuss Mental Health First Aid which will equip attendees with the resource to identify someone experiencing mental health challenges or substance use disorder.

     

  • Jul. 14
    4:00 pm to 5:15 pm

    State Association Deputy Directors and Staff Meeting

    Grand Ballroom, Bronze 4 | Bally’s

  • Jul. 14
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    California Caucus

    Skyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 14
    4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

    State Association Meeting Planners Meeting

    Grand Ballroom, Bronze 3 | Bally’s

  • Jul. 14
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Mississippi Caucus Meeting

    Skyview 3, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 14
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Missouri Delegation Caucus

    Versailles Ballroom 4 | Paris

  • Jul. 14
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

    Michigan Caucus

    Loire | Paris

  • Jul. 14
    5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    NACBHDD Reception

    Skyview 5, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 14
    5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

    Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Reception

    Champagne Ballroom 1 | Paris

  • Jul. 14
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

    Arizona Caucus

    Chablis | Paris

  • Jul. 14
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

    New Mexico Delegate Reception

    Skyview 4, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 14
    6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

    NACA Dinner, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare

    Bordeaux | Paris

  • Jul. 14
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Arts & Culture Commission Reception (invitation only)

    OFFSITE: Clark County Government Center Rotunda

  • Jul. 14
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    LUCC/RAC Reception (invitation only)

Monday, July 15, 2019

  • Jul. 15
    7:00 am to 8:00 am

    Florida Delegates Caucus

    Versailles Ballroom 1 & 2 | Paris

  • Jul. 15
    8:00 am to 9:15 am

    2020 Census: Making It Count

    Champagne Ballroom 2 | Paris

    The 2020 Census rollout is less than a year away. Learn about timelines, public engagement strategies, the digital submission process, hiring enumerators and the impact that undercount could have on your county in a panel discussion with advocates, county leaders and more.

  • Jul. 15
    8:00 am to 9:15 am

    Demystifying Health Equity: County Approaches and Strategies

    Versailles Ballroom 3 & 4 | Paris

    What does health equity look like in practice? What does equitable health mean at the local level and how are counties expected to pursue equity in their respective communities? Join an interactive panel discussion featuring county officials, and equity thought leaders and as we explore strategies and resources to support counties in operationalizing health equity in policy and practice.
  • Jul. 15
    8:00 am to 9:15 am

    Legislative Lightning Round: Federal Policy Outlook

    Las Vegas Ballroom 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    Join the NACo government affairs team for a rapid-fire discussion on the top issues facing counties, including the farm bill, entitlement reform, transportation and infrastructure, public lands management and payments, environmental regulations and much more.

  • Jul. 15
    8:00 am to 9:15 am

    Reducing Criminal Justice Fines & Fees: Can Counties Afford it?

    Las Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

    As jurisdictions have seen revenue from taxes and grants shrink, many have turned to administrative fees as a way to help fund the criminal justice system. Today, it is common for defendants to pay fees for: being booked in jail, making phone calls inside the jail, diversion, indigent defense, posting a bond, being sentenced to probation, and restoring driver licenses, among other actions. Judges can also order convicted individuals to pay a fine for each guilty charge, often in lieu of jail time. However, data shows that the criminal justice system disproportionately impacts the poor, and the responsibility of paying fines and fees can lead to devastating effects for these individuals, significant costs to county government to attempt to collect less than 100 percent of levied fees and fines, and unintended consequences within other areas government. National experts and county leaders will discuss their experiences and work to better align policy goals while balancing revenue impacts and upholding public safety.

  • Jul. 15
    8:00 am to 9:15 am

    Telling Your County's Story When the Media Won't

    Champagne Ballroom 1 | Paris

    Join NACIO and learn how to effectively communicate your county's message with easy-to-use and low-cost tools.

  • Jul. 15
    8:00 am to 9:15 am

    Understanding Generational Ethics: A Leadership Ethics Study

    Las Vegas Ballroom 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

     County workforces and leaders are becoming more generationally diverse. Learn how understanding generational ethics - values that drive viewpoints and decisions - can help you create and sustain a more engaged workforce and lead more effectively. 

  • Jul. 15
    8:00 am to 2:00 pm

    NACo Store & NACo Resource Center Open

  • Jul. 15
    8:00 am to 2:00 pm

    Registration Open

    Grand Salon | Bally's

  • Jul. 15
    8:30 am to 8:55 am

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 15
    9:30 am to 11:30 am

    NACo Annual Business Meeting and Election

    Event Center | Bally's

  • Jul. 15
    11:45 am to 12:30 pm

    Central Region Caucus Meeting

    Skyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 15
    11:45 am to 12:30 pm

    Northeast Region Caucus Meeting

    Skyview 2, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 15
    11:45 am to 12:30 pm

    South Region Caucus Meeting

    Skyview 3, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 15
    11:45 am to 12:30 pm

    West Region Caucus Meeting

    Skyview 4, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 15
    12:30 pm to 12:55 pm

    NACo's County Explorer Demo

    Grand Salon | Bally's

    NACo’s County Explorer tool provides easy access to the latest available data, with hundreds of indicators across categories ranging from county economies to policy issues, including transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

    Join us in Bally’s Grand Salon for an interactive demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, new functionality, and significant updates.

  • Jul. 15
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

    General Session

    Event Center | Bally's

  • Jul. 15
    3:45 pm to 4:15 pm

    NACo New Board of Directors Organizational Meeting

    Skyview 2 & 3, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

  • Jul. 15
    6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

    NACo Closing Celebration Event

    Brooklyn Bowl

    Celebrate the end of a busy week by joining us for food and fun at the iconic Brooklyn Bowl. Great food, music and bowling await you! You won’t want to miss a performance from the ever-popular cover band, the Australian Bee Gees, plus appearances from a few special guests. Wear your best concert t-shirt and get ready for some epic photo opportunities.

    Transportation provided, check out the NACo conference app for specific details.