NACo's 84th Annual Conference & Exposition

Thursday, July 11, 2019

  • Jul. 11
    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Registration Open

  • Jul. 11
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

    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.

    RSVP information to come.

  • Jul. 11
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    NACo Resource Center Open

  • Jul. 11
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    NACo Ambassadors Meeting

  • Jul. 11
    4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

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

    Join NACo for a screening of “I am Jane Doe,” a documentary about battling human sex trafficking on a personal and a policy level that helped catalyze the passage of the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act - Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (FOSTA-SESTA), preceded by a panel discussion featuring the Southern Nevada Children’s Advocacy Center, national leadership and county officials that are working to combat human trafficking and exploitation.

Friday, July 12, 2019

  • Jul. 12
    7:30 am to 8:45 am

    Resilient Counties Advisory Board Business Meeting

  • Jul. 12
    7:30 am to 9:00 am

    First-Time Attendees Orientation and Breakfast

  • Jul. 12
    7:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Credentials Desk Open

  • Jul. 12
    7:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Registration Open

  • Jul. 12
    8:00 am to 9:00 am

    Policy Chairs Coordinating Committee Meeting #1

  • Jul. 12
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    NACo Store & NACo Resource Center Open

  • Jul. 12
    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Resolutions Meeting

  • Jul. 12
    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Resolutions Meeting

  • Jul. 12
    9:00 am to 11:00 am

    Telecommunications and Technology Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

  • Jul. 12
    9:00 am to 11:30 am

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

    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

    Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittee Meetings

  • Jul. 12
    9:00 am to 11:30 am

    Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee - Morning Meeting

  • Jul. 12
    9:00 am to 11:45 am

    Health Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

  • Jul. 12
    9:00 am to 12:30 pm

    Policy Steering Committee Meetings

  • Jul. 12
    9:30 am to 12:00 pm

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

  • Jul. 12
    10:00 am to 11:00 am

    Community, Economic and Workforce Development Committee Mobile Workshops

    Join the Community, Economic and Workforce Development Committee for a tour of the Boulder Highway Collaborative Campus, an innvoative 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

    Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittee Meetings

  • Jul. 12
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Community, Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

  • Jul. 12
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

  • Jul. 12
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

  • Jul. 12
    10:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Audit Committee Meeting

  • Jul. 12
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Finance Committee Meeting

  • Jul. 12
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Next Generation Network Community Service Project: Three Square Food Bank

  • Jul. 12
    1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

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

    Members will hear from speakers on better land use and watershed planning, plud a federal policy update and final votes for proposed resolutions and platform changes. 

  • Jul. 12
    1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Policy Steering Committee Meetings continue

  • Jul. 12
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

    Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

  • Jul. 12
    1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

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

  • Jul. 12
    1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

    Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

  • Jul. 12
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

  • Jul. 12
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Health Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

  • Jul. 12
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

  • Jul. 12
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

  • Jul. 12
    2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee - Afternoon Meeting

  • Jul. 12
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Exhibit Hall Reception

  • Jul. 12
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Linebarger Ice Cream Social

  • Jul. 12
    4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

    Next Generation Network Business Meeting

  • Jul. 12
    5:00 pm to 5:45 pm

    Policy Chairs Coordinating Committee Meeting #2

  • Jul. 12
    6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

    NACo Opening Reception

Saturday, July 13, 2019

  • Jul. 13
    6:00 am to 7:30 pm

    Sunset Park Bicycle Ride

  • Jul. 13
    7:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Credentials Desk Open

  • Jul. 13
    7:30 am to 5:00 pm

    Registration Open

  • Jul. 13
    8:00 am to 10:00 am

    GIS Subcommittee Meeting

  • Jul. 13
    8:00 am to 10:00 am

    Gulf States Counties and Parishes Caucus

    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

  • Jul. 13
    8:30 am to 10:00 am

    Healthy Counties Advisory Board Meeting

  • Jul. 13
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Exhibit Hall Open

  • Jul. 13
    9:15 am to 9:45 am

    County Talk: Behavioral Health & justice: Challenge Your Assumptions, Uncover Your Opportunity

    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
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Large Urban County Caucus

  • Jul. 13
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Rural Action Caucus

  • Jul. 13
    10:15 am to 11:45 am

    IT Standing Committee Meeting

  • Jul. 13
    10:15 am to 11:45 am

    Standing Committee Meetings

  • Jul. 13
    10:45 am to 11:30 am

    Nominating Committee Meeting

  • 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

    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

  • Jul. 13
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Lunch: Healthy Counties: Addressing Youth Substance Abuse

    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 to prevent substance use and abuse among youth populations. Join a dynamic conversation 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

  • Jul. 13
    12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

    Western Interstate Region Board of Directors Meeting

  • Jul. 13
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    NACo LGBTQ Leaders & Allies

  • Jul. 13
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

  • Jul. 13
    1:15 pm to 3:15 pm

    NACo Arts & Culture Commission Meeting

  • Jul. 13
    1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

    Convergence of Health and Wealth: Health Savings Accounts

    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

    NACo has a lot to offer members! Join Membership Director Kim Hall and learn about the many membership benefits you can take advantage of, including the newly updated County Explorer, distance learning, NACo publications and toolkits.

  • Jul. 13
    1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

    NACo Board Forum

  • Jul. 13
    1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

    Substance Use Interventions in the Justice System

    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 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
    3:15 pm to 4:30 pm

    General Session

  • Jul. 13
    4:45 pm to 5:45 pm

    Resorts/Tourism/Gateway Counties Working Group

  • Jul. 13
    5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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

  • Jul. 13
    5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

    Affiliate Events

Sunday, July 14, 2019

  • Jul. 14
    7:30 am to 8:30 am

    Non-Denominational Worship Service

  • Jul. 14
    7:30 am to 9:00 am

    Affiliate Events

  • Jul. 14
    7:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Credentials Desk Open - County Pick-up Only

  • Jul. 14
    7:30 am to 4:30 pm

    Registration Open

  • Jul. 14
    8:00 am to 9:00 am

    Credentials Committee Meeting

  • Jul. 14
    8:00 am to 9:30 am

    Immigration Reform Task Force Meeting

  • Jul. 14
    8:00 am to 4:30 pm

    NACo Store & NACo Resource Center Open

  • Jul. 14
    9:00 am to 10:15 am

    13 Ways to Kill Your Community

    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 relevatory 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 Reduce Improve Outcomes: Lessons from the Field

    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

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

  • Jul. 14
    9:00 am to 10:15 am

    Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation

    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

    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

    New Revenue on the Horizon

  • Jul. 14
    9:00 am to 10:15 am

    Sesame Street in Communities: Supporting Children and Families

    Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC) builds on an almost 50-year commitment to supporting childrens' developmental, physical and emotional needs. Learn how SSIC is partnering with counties to provide resources, tools and training experiences to improve outcomes for children and their families and how to access free online tools and resources and how Transylvania County, N.C., an Sesame Street Community, uses SSIC.

  • Jul. 14
    10:30 am to 11:45 am

    Data-Driven Diversion Strategies for People Experiencing Behavioral Health Crises

    Learn how county leaders use data to develop alternatives to arrest for people in acute crisis due to mental illness or substance use disorders and how innovative partnerships and funding support county efforts to create 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

    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.

  • Jul. 14
    10:30 am to 11:45 am

    Financial Transparency and Openness in Government

    Join NACo and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for a workshop on performance management and fiscal strategic planning with a focus on debt disclosures, pension benefits and future planning.

  • Jul. 14
    10:30 am to 11:45 am

    Fueling Economic Opportunity with Community Solar Energy

    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

    International Economic Development Task Force Meeting

  • Jul. 14
    10:30 am to 11:45 am

    National Toward Zero Deaths Strategy: Road Map to Implementation Works

    Make zero traffic fatalities an attainable goal. Join a panel of county leaders and traffic safety professionals and learn to develop or advance a zero-fatality program. Deploy tools to institutionalize your strategy and explore best practices for engaging traditional and non-traditional partners in your efforts.

  • Jul. 14
    10:30 am to 11:45 am

    NCCAE Professional Development Session

  • Jul. 14
    10:30 am to 11:45 am

    Serving Immigrant Populations

    From an operation and managerial standpoint, counties are the central service providers to immigrants. County officials will discuss best practices for integrating foreign-born residents into county communities and the impact on budgets, funding, service provision and personnel.

  • Jul. 14
    10:30 am to 11:45 am

    Solutions Session

  • Jul. 14
    10:30 am to 11:45 am

    Workshop Block #3

  • Jul. 14
    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    NACo Achievement Awards Luncheon

  • Jul. 14
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

    Defined Contribution and Retirement Advisory Committee

  • Jul. 14
    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

    FSC Advisory Committee Meeting

  • Jul. 14
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Programs and Services Committee Meeting

  • Jul. 14
    2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

    Solutions Session

  • Jul. 14
    2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

    Workshop Block #4

  • Jul. 14
    2:15 pm to 5:00 pm

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

    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

    Mobile Workshop: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada

    Tour the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) 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.

  • Jul. 14
    2:15 pm to 5:00 pm

    Mobile Workshop: Southern Nevada Children’s Assessment Center

    Tour the Southern Nevada Children’s Advocacy Center and learn about multidisciplinary team responses to child abuse investigation 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.

  • Jul. 14
    2:15 pm to 5:00 pm

    Mobile Workshop: Springs Preserve, Boomtown 1905 and WaterWorks Exhibits

    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Springs Preserve commemorates Las Vegas’ dynamic history and provides a vision for a sustainable future. 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. Taken an optional stroll through Boomtown 1905, a recreation of a historical streetscape of Las Vegas from 1905 to 1920.

  • Jul. 14
    3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

    Jail Inmate Task Force Listening Session

    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 new Jail Inmate Task Force, 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

    Solutions Session

  • Jul. 14
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Arts and Culture Commission Reception (invitation only)

  • Jul. 14
    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    LUCC/RAC Reception (invitation only)

Monday, July 15, 2019

  • Jul. 15
    8:00 am to 9:15 am

    2020 Census: Making It Count

    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

    Health Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters

    Join an interactive panel discussion featuring county officials, thought leaders and policy experts to 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

    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

    Next Generation Network Sponsored Workshop

  • Jul. 15
    8:00 am to 9:15 am

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

    Through intentional efforts at the local level to reduce jail incarceration and costs, many counties and courts have implemented fines and fees for low-level infractions. However, data shows that the criminal justice system disproportionately impacts the poor, and adopting fines and fees can lead to devastating effects for these individuals. National experts discuss the latest data on fines and fees, and county leaders address how they are eliminating or reducing fines and fees and implementing new policies to hold people accountable for minor infractions while upholding public safety and improving outcomes.

  • Jul. 15
    8:00 am to 9:15 am

    Solutions Session

  • Jul. 15
    8:00 am to 9:15 am

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

    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 2:00 pm

    Registration Open

  • Jul. 15
    9:30 am to 11:30 am

    NACo Annual Business Meeting and Election

  • Jul. 15
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Affiliate Events

  • Jul. 15
    6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

    NACo Closing Celebration Event