NACo's 83rd Annual Conference & Exposition

Conference

NACo's 83rd Annual Conference & Exposition

More than 3,000 county officials and partners participated in the 83rd NACo Annual Conference.  Find resources from the conference, including the American County Platform, videos and more.
Thu. July 12
4:00 pm

NACo Ambassadors Meeting

Invitation only

Thu. July 12 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pmCanal C, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M
Fri. July 13
8:00 am

Policy Chairs Coordinating Committee Meeting #1

Fri. July 13 | 8:00 am to 9:00 amBayou E, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M
9:00 am

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

Fri. July 13 | 9:00 am to 10:00 amGovernor's Ballroom C, Convention Center, Level 2

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Resolutions Meeting

Fri. July 13 | 9:00 am to 10:00 amDelta Ballroom B, Convention Center, Level 2

Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Resolutions Meeting

Fri. July 13 | 9:00 am to 10:00 amDelta Ballroom C, Convention Center, Level 2

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

Fri. July 13 | 9:00 am to 11:00 amPresidential Ballroom A, Convention Center, Level 2

The Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee will meet in a working session to discuss proposed NACo policy changes in Waters of the U.S., groundwater regulation, sea level rise, liquid natural gas and more.  

Telecommunications and Technology Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Fri. July 13 | 9:00 am to 11:00 amLincoln A, Convention Center, Presidential Mezzanine, Level M

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

Fri. July 13 | 9:00 am to 11:30 amBayou C/D, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee - Morning Meeting

Fri. July 13 | 9:00 am to 11:30 amDelta Ballroom D, Convention Center, Level 2

Health Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

Fri. July 13 | 9:00 am to 11:45 amCanal A/B, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

This session will feature a discussion around the role of nurse home-visiting programs in improving health outcomes for children and mothers and how counties can braid funding streams to support this evidence-based intervention.  Committee members will engage on policy issues facing long-term care and assisted living providers for adults and how counties are innovating to meet the health needs of residents across the life continuum.  

9:30 am

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

Fri. July 13 | 9:30 am to 12:00 pmBayou A/B, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M
10:00 am

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittee Meeting

Fri. July 13 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmPresidential Ballroom B, Convention Center, Level 2

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

Fri. July 13 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmGovernor's Ballroom C, Convention Center, Level 2

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

Fri. July 13 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmDelta Ballroom B, Convention Center, Level 2

Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

Fri. July 13 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmDelta Ballroom C, Convention Center, Level 2
10:30 am

Audit Committee Meeting

Fri. July 13 | 10:30 am to 12:00 pmJackson A/B, Convention Center, Presidential Mezzanine, Level M
12:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting

Fri. July 13 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmJackson A/B, Convention Center, Presidential Mezzanine, Level M
1:00 pm

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

Fri. July 13 | 1:00 pm to 4:30 pmPresidential Ballroom A, Convention Center, Level 2

The Environment, Energy and Land Use (EELU) Policy Steering Committee holds an interactive "roundtable" discussion to engage members on hot environmental and energy challenges and opportunities in counties.  EELU is responsible for all matters pertaining to air, energy, land use and water.  

1:30 pm

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

Fri. July 13 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pmBayou A/B, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Fri. July 13 | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pmPresidential Ballroom B, Convention Center, Level 2

Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Fri. July 13 | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pmDelta Ballroom C, Convention Center, Level 2
2:00 pm

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

Fri. July 13 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pmGovernor's Ballroom C, Convention Center, Level 2

Health Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Fri. July 13 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pmCanal A/B, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

This session focuses on the federal response to the opioid epidemic and resources for counties in formulating a health response to substance use disorders, as well as all policy proposals submitted for the committee's consideration.  

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Fri. July 13 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pmDelta Ballroom B, Convention Center, Level 2

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Fri. July 13 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmBayou C/D, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee - Afternoon Meeting

Fri. July 13 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmDelta Ballroom D, Convention Center, Level 2

This meeting focuses on matters related to emergency management, as well as all policy proposals submitted for the committee's consideration.  

5:00 pm

Policy Chairs Coordinating Committee Meeting #2

Fri. July 13 | 5:00 pm to 5:45 pmBayou E, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M
Sat. July 14
8:00 am

Gulf States Counties and Parishes Caucus

Sat. July 14 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amBayou E, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

This session discusses the latest intel with the National Flood Insurance Program reauthorization and next steps for the caucus.

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Sat. July 14 | 8:00 am to 10:00 amBayou C, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

The GIS Subcommittee will meet to discuss strategic directions for NACo to take on a continuing basis. There will be diffent presentations on:

  • Multi - Modal Communications Minute Man and Software by SP Global Inc.
  • Mapping Software/Spatial Data Analytics - Tracking People and Traffic Patterns by ESRI
  • Using Drones to Assess Water Drainage and Flodding by Horry County
8:30 am

Healthy Counties Advisory Board Meeting

Sat. July 14 | 8:30 am to 10:00 amBayou A/B, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Hon. Greg Cox, Supervisor, San Diego County, Calif. and NACo First Vice President will join the Healthy Counties Advisory Board for a conversation about Supervisor Cox’s Presidential initiative—Connecting the Unconnected—and why integrating data and systems is important to counties, the Foundation and our sponsors. We’ll also discuss examples of how counties are developing and using integrated data systems and have an open conversation to identify major themes, issues and opportunities. LIght breakfast provided. 

10:00 am

Large Urban County Caucus

Sat. July 14 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmPresidential Ballroom A, Convention Center, Level 2

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions that help urban counties address their most pressing issues. All conference attendees are welcome; table seating is reserved for LUCC Steering Committee members. 

Rural Action Caucus

Sat. July 14 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmPresidential Ballroom B, Convention Center, Level 2

NACo’s Rural Action Caucus (RAC) examines policies and solutions informed by rural perspectives and experiences.

10:15 am

IT Standing Committee Meeting

Sat. July 14 | 10:15 am to 11:45 amBayou C, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

The Information Technology committee will meet to discuss strategic directions for NACo to take on a continuing basis. The meeting will involve the following presentations:

  • Security & Privacy Essentials for CIOs, County Leaders and Elected Officials
  • Creating a Cyber Security Conference Day for Pennsylvania Counties
  • Maricopa County Slashes Costs for Public Records Search and Litigation Hold
10:45 am

Nominating Committee Meeting

Sat. July 14 | 10:45 am to 11:30 amJackson C, Convention Center, Presidential Mezzanine, Level M
12:00 pm

Membership Committee Meeting

Sat. July 14 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmBayou E, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

Resilient Counties Luncheon: Supporting Disaster Preparedness through Emerging Technologies and Integrated Communications Systems

Sat. July 14 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmGovernor's Ballroom C/D, Convention Center, Level 2

Join us to learn how county leaders are making bold investments in emerging technologies and communications platforms to bolster their governmental, physical, environmental and social resilience - especially during times of crisis. NACo’s First Vice President Supervisor Greg Cox will discuss San Diego County’s success in quickly connecting residents with critical services following catastrophic fires, and NACo will unveil a new “one-stop” toolkit developed in partnership with IBTS to support disaster resilience at the county level.

12:30 pm

WIR Board of Directors Meeting

Sat. July 14 | 12:30 pm to 3:00 pmGovernor's Ballroom A/B, Convention Center, Level 2
1:00 pm

NACo LGBTQ Leaders & Allies

Sat. July 14 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmBayou A/B, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Sat. July 14 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pmGovernor's Ballroom B, Convention Center, Level 2
1:15 pm

Engaging Artists, Building Community: A Meeting of the NACo Arts & Culture Commission

Sat. July 14 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pmPresidential Ballroom B, Convention Center, Level 2

Art and culture are powerful tools in community planning and neighborhood investment. This  session explores how Metro Arts Nashville and Nashville’s leading artists are supporting creative placemaking strategies, including a “Learning Lab” Artist Training Program and Nashville’s new Public Art Community Investment Plan. Learn how these programs leverage the arts as a community investment tool to transform neighborhoods, develop the county’s creative workforce and ensure equitable access to the arts for all residents. Harford County, Md. NACo Achievement Award winner for the Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation category, will also join us to discuss how its office of drug control policy uses the arts to raise awareness about addiction.

1:45 pm

NACo Board Forum

Sat. July 14 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmPresidential Ballroom D, Convention Center, Level 2
Sun. July 15
8:00 am

Credentials Committee Meeting

Sun. July 15 | 8:00 am to 9:00 amBayou C, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

Immigration Reform Task Force Meeting

Sun. July 15 | 8:00 am to 9:30 amBayou E, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M
9:00 am

NACo Board of Directors and Resolutions Committee Meeting

Sun. July 15 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pmPresidential Ballroom D, Convention Center, Level 2
10:30 am

International Economic Development Task Force Meeting

Sun. July 15 | 10:30 am to 11:45 amPresidential Ballroom A, Convention Center, Level 2

Counties across the nation encourage international economic development in many ways, but not every county leader understands all the tools available to their communities and businesses. The Economic Development Administration, in collaboration with SelectUSA and the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, funded the "International Engagement Ready Communities" (IERC) initiative to produce a rigorous set of tools that counties can use to develop and execute a plan to attract foreign investment and promote exporting. SRI International, the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and Stone & Associates conducted the research and are building a toolkit based on the findings. At the IED Task Force meeting this year, Mr. Mark Troppe and Mr. Michael Stone will present the results from their analysis and hold a hands-on, interactive session to train county leaders how to use the IERC toolkit to better engage the global market. This session is hosted by the NACo International Economic Development Task Force and open to all conference attendees.

1:30 pm

Defined Contribution and Retirement Advisory Committee Meeting

Sun. July 15 | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pmCanal B, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

FSC Advisory Committee Meeting

Sun. July 15 | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pmCanal C, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M
2:00 pm

Programs and Services Committee Meeting

Sun. July 15 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pmBayou D, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M
3:00 pm

Women of NACo (WON) - Business Meeting

Sun. July 15 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pmBayou B, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M
3:45 pm

State Association Meeting Planners Meeting

Sun. July 15 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pmGovernor's Ballroom D, Convention Center, Level 2
4:00 pm

State Association Deputy Directors and Staff Meeting

Sun. July 15 | 4:00 pm to 5:15 pmJackson B, Convention Center, Presidential Mezzanine, Level M
Mon. July 16
8:00 am

Policy Chairs Coordinating Breakfast

Mon. July 16 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amBayou E, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M
9:30 am

NACo Annual Business Meeting and Election

Mon. July 16 | 9:30 am to 11:30 amDelta Ballroom, Convention Center, Level 2
11:45 am

Central Region Caucus Meeting

Mon. July 16 | 11:45 am to 12:30 pmBayou D, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

Northeast Region Caucus Meeting

Mon. July 16 | 11:45 am to 12:30 pmBayou B, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

South Region Caucus Meeting

Mon. July 16 | 11:45 am to 12:30 pmBayou C, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M

West Region Caucus Meeting

Mon. July 16 | 11:45 am to 12:30 pmBayou A, Convention Center, Delta Mezzanine, Level M
3:45 pm

NACo New Board of Directors Organizational Meeting

Mon. July 16 | 3:45 pm to 4:15 pmPresidential Ballroom D, Convention Center, Level 2
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