2020 NACo Legislative Conference

Conference

2020 NACo Legislative Conference

Register today for the 2020 NACo Legislative Conference. This is a one-of-a-kind advocacy opportunity you will not want to miss.
Fri. February 28
8:00 am

NACCTFO Session: HR - By invitation only

Fri. February 28 | 8:00 am to 11:00 amTenleytown East & West, First Floor

National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) Board and Committee Meeting

Fri. February 28 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pmGunston East & West, Terrace Level
9:00 am

CIO Forum / Tech Summit

Fri. February 28 | 9:00 am to 4:30 pmLincoln East & West, Concourse Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology initiatives, best practices and critical priorities, as well as engage with NACo Premier Corporate members and industry partners. The 2020 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity and best practices.

Speakers

4:00 pm

NACo Ambassadors Meeting - By invitation only

Fri. February 28 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pmFairchild East & West, Terrace Level
5:00 pm

CIO Forum / Tech Summit Reception

Fri. February 28 | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pmJefferson East, Concourse Level

Registration Open

Fri. February 28 | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level
Sat. February 29
7:00 am

First Time Attendees Breakfast - By invitation only

Sat. February 29 | 7:00 am to 8:30 amJefferson East & West, Concourse Level

All first-time attendees are welcome to join us to learn more about NACo and how to make the most of the Legislative 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.

Affiliate Tables

Sat. February 29 | 7:00 am to 5:00 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level
  • 2020 WIR Conference
  • CVS Health
  • NACo FSC
    • Nationwide
    • Revenue Recovery
    • Three+One
    • Cybersecurity Collaborative
    • Professional Development Academy
  • National Association of County Administrators (NACA)
  • National Association of County LGBTQ Leadership & Allies
  • National Democratic County Officials (NDCO)
  • National Council of Republican County Officials (NCRCO)
  • National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO)
  • Women of NACo (WON)
  • Visit Orange County

Registration Open

Sat. February 29 | 7:00 am to 5:00 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level
8:00 am

Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting #1

Sat. February 29 | 8:00 am to 9:00 amKalorama, Lobby Level

NACCTFO Session: Legislative Process - By invitation only

Sat. February 29 | 8:00 am to 1:00 pmCabinet, Concourse Level
9:00 am

Community Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee - Resolutions Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 9:00 am to 10:00 amColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Join the Community, Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) Steering Committee Resolutions Meeting as members discuss proposed policy resolutions related to the CEWD 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 afternoon CEWD business meeting.

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Resolutions Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 9:00 am to 10:00 amInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

Join the Public Lands Steering Committee’s (PLSC) Resolutions Meeting as members discuss proposed policy resolutions related to the PLSC policy platform. Members will hear from sponsors who submitted policy resolutions and can ask questions before they are voted on at the PLSC business meeting.

Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Resolutions Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 9:00 am to 10:00 amInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

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 and have the opportunity to ask questions before they are voted on at the Transportation business meeting.

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittee Meetings

Sat. February 29 | 9:00 am to 10:30 amGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level

Join the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee’s Joint Subcommittees Meeting for a discussion on the latest federal developments impacting rural communities across the country. Committee members will be joined by representatives from Capitol Hill who will discuss the local impacts of recent federal legislation including the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.

Environment Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee - Resolutions Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 9:00 am to 11:00 amColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

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.

Health Policy Steering Committee - Joint Subcommittee Meetings

Sat. February 29 | 9:00 am to 11:30 amLincoln West, Concourse Level

The increasing national suicide rate and rural hospital closings have strained local communities and systems of care. Join NACo's Health Steering Committee and subject matter experts from federal agencies and local practicioners to explore policy and programmatic options for suicide prevention on the local level and policy solutions and innovations at the federal and local level to help communities mitigate the challenges of rural hospital closures and ensure that healthcare providers and hospitals can provide continuous, safe and high-quality care to county residents. 

 

Human Services and Education Policy and Steering Committee - Joint Subcommittees Meetings

Sat. February 29 | 9:00 am to 11:30 amColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Join the Human Services and Education Steering Committee’s Joint Subcommittees Meeting for a discussion on the latest federal developments impacting human services programs at the county level. Committee members will be joined by officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families to learn how counties and our federal partners may work together to help leverage federal resources to serve local residents.

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

Sat. February 29 | 9:00 am to 11:45 amLincoln East, Concourse Level

The Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs (FPIGA) Steering Committee will be joined by national and local experts for a discussion on the role diversity, inclusion and equity play when it comes to strengthening our nation’s business community. The committee will also hear from national agencies and market experts about how changing threats such as equity, climate and cybersecurity are shaping the future of municipal bond ratings and how counties can protect our fiscal health and creditworthiness.

IT Standing Committee Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pmColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

Join the Information Technology Standing Committee as they hear updates and presentations on information technology issues and innovation. This committee provides advice to the Board of Directors on technology matters and oversight on NACo information technology programs, including the new NACo Technology Blueprint.

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee - Morning Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The Justice and Public Safety Committee will be joined by congressional staff to discuss the outlook for congressional action that could impact county justice systems and hear from the U.S. Department of Justice about upcoming policy and justice program assistance opportunities in 2020. This committee will also review and discuss interim policy resolutions.

County Explorer Booth Open

Sat. February 29 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level

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 at the NACo Resource Center for an interactive, on-demand demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, functionality and significant updates.

10:00 am

Community Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittee Meetings

Sat. February 29 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

NACo’s three Community, Economic and Workforce Development Subcommittees will discuss federal policy issues impacting counties related to housing, economic and workforce development and hear from federal partners and policy experts on issues regarding funding and partnership opportunities.

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittee Meetings

Sat. February 29 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) members will hear from federal land agency officials about efforts to improve landscape health, enhance wildlife habitat and create new economic growth opportunities for public lands counties. Members will also have discussions on changing workforce needs at the U.S. Forest Service and proposed long-term solutions to issues surrounding county payments.

Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittee Meetings

Sat. February 29 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

NACo’s four Transportation Subcommittees will discuss federal policy issues related to transportation and infrastructure development, including an outlook on transportation policy in 2020 from the U.S. Department of Transportation, an update on the status of America's freight rail network and a discussion around an innovative mechanism for delivering infrastructure projects.

10:30 am

Audit Committee Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 10:30 am to 11:30 amMorgan, Lobby Level

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 10:30 am to 12:00 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level

The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee will be joined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and fellow local leaders who will provide an update on the current challenges facing rural communities, including lack of access to affordable housing and the impacts of economic strains on the farming industry. Members will disucss how local officials can best work with our federal partners to address these ongoing issues. Members will also consider and vote on interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

11:00 am

NACCTFO Business Meeting & Luncheon - By invitation only

Sat. February 29 | 11:00 am to 1:30 pmJefferson East & West, Concourse Level
11:30 am

Finance Standing Committee Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 11:30 am to 1:15 pmMorgan, Lobby Level
12:00 pm

Lunch Break (On Your Own)

Sat. February 29 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
12:15 pm

County Explorer Demo: Key County Economic Indicators

Sat. February 29 | 12:15 pm to 12:30 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level

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 at the NACo Resource Center for an interactive demo that will showcase new key economic indicators for counties, including newly released county GDP data.

1:00 pm

NAACTFO Session: America in 2020 and 20 Years from Now - By invitation only

Sat. February 29 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pmCabinet, Concourse Level
1:15 pm

County Explorer Demo: Key County Economic Indicators

Sat. February 29 | 1:15 pm to 1:30 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level

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 at the NACo Resource Center for an interactive demo that will showcase new key economic indicators for counties, including newly released county GDP data.

1:30 pm

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee - Afternoon Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Justice and Public Safety Committee members will consider and vote on proposed interim policy resolutions. The committee will be joined by congressional staff to discuss federal legislation and oversight efforts that could impact county emergency management and homeland security efforts in 2020 and beyond and hear from the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency about upcoming policy changes and federal assistance opportunities on the horizon in 2020.

Telecommunications and Technology Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pmGeorgetown West, Concourse Level

Committee members will hear from federal officials and policy experts on the latest telecommunications and technology policy issues. The steering committee will review upcoming legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to broadband coverage data, local franchising authority and election cybersecurity. Steering committee members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

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

Sat. February 29 | 1:30 pm to 4:30 pmLincoln East, Concourse Level

The FPIGA Steering Committee will be joined by congressional staff and the U.S. Department of Treasury to hear about the latest activity around federal tax policies and outlook for 2020. Additionally, members will be joined by national and local experts for a discussion on how counties can incorporate best practices ahead of the 2020 election. Members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo's advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

1:45 pm

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

Sat. February 29 | 1:45 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Members will hear from federal officials and policy experts on the latest environmental and energy federal policy issues. The steering committee will review the federal outlook for environment and energy issues in 2020, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to “Waters of the U.S.,” climate and renewable energy and pending EPA regulations. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

2:00 pm

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pmInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) Members will hear from federal officials on the latest public lands issues, including new efforts to better manage our national forests, reduce the threat of wildfire and partner with federal agencies to accomplish shared goals. The PLSC will review the federal outlook for public lands issues in 2020 and learn about the new NACo-U.S. Forest Service guidebook. Members will also consider policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pmInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

Join the Transportation Steering Committee’s Business Meeting where members will hear about the latest transportation federal policy issues facing counties, including grassroots efforts to highlight the need for local infrastructure investments, counter drone technology and a panel on best practices for funding road and bridge infrastructure improvement from the National Association of County Engineers. Steering committee members will also consider and vote on interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Community Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Members will hear from federal officials and congressionl staff on the latest community, economic and workforce development federal policy and funding issues, including the latest on the FY 2021 appropriations process. CEWD Steering Committee members will vote on interim policy resolutions discussed during the morning resolutions meeting.

Health Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmLincoln West, Concourse Level

NACo's Health Policy Steering Committee will be joined by congressional staff and health policy experts to discuss upcoming legislation on congressional policy priorities for health. Committee members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions. 

Human Services and Education Policy and Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Members will be joined by congressional staff to hear updates on human services policies and the outlook for the remainder of the 116th Congress. Members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies. Members will hear from sponsors who have submitted interim resolutions and have the opportunity to ask questions before voting on proposed measures.

3:00 pm

National Association of County Administrators (NACA) Executive Board Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pmHolmead, Lobby Level
5:00 pm

Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting #2

Sat. February 29 | 5:00 pm to 5:45 pmKalorama, Lobby Level

National Association of County Health Facilities (NACHFa) Annual Business Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pmFairchild West, Terrace Level

Pennsylvania Counties Caucus -By invitation only

Sat. February 29 | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pmRock Creek, First Floor

Colorado Caucus - By invitation only

Sat. February 29 | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pmColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level
5:30 pm

Resorts, Tourism and Gateway Counties Working Group Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pmMorgan, Lobby Level

National Council of Republican County Officials (NCRCO) Business Meeting

Sat. February 29 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pmShaw, First Floor
Sun. March 01
7:00 am

Non-denominational Worship Service

Sun. March 01 | 7:00 am to 8:00 amColumbia 2, Terrace Level

Affiliate Tables

Sun. March 01 | 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • 2020 WIR Conference
  • CVS Health
  • NACo FSC
    • Nationwide
    • Revenue Recovery
    • Three+One
    • Cybersecurity Collaborative
    • Professional Development Academy
  • National Association of County LGBTQ Leadership & Allies
  • National Democratic County Officials (NDCO)
  • National Council of Republican County Officials (NCRCO)
  • National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO)
  • Women of NACo (WON)
  • Visit Orange County

Registration Open

Sun. March 01 | 7:00 am to 5:00 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level
8:00 am

Gulf States Counties and Parishes Caucus

Sun. March 01 | 8:00 am to 9:30 amColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Caucus members will discuss federal initiatives that impact the Gulf of Mexico. GSCPC membership is open to all NACo county and parish government officials from Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida.

8:30 am

Healthy Counties Advisory Board Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 8:30 am to 10:00 amColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Community health is strongly correlated with and dependent on the conditions in which residents live, work, and play. Counties are leading the charge in working to integrate health-based decision making throughout various sectors. At this meeting of the Healthy Counties Advisory Board, attendees are invited to hear from county peers and experts on how they are using the social determinants of health to guide their work in creating innovative multi-sector approaches to health issues.

9:00 am

County Explorer Booth Open

Sun. March 01 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level

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 at the NACo Resource Center for an interactive, on-demand demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, functionality and significant updates.

9:30 am

County Explorer Demo: America’s Counties on the Frontlines of Elections

Sun. March 01 | 9:30 am to 9:45 amColumbia West, Terrace Level

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 elections, transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

Join us at the NACo Resource Center for an interactive demo that will showcase newly released key indicators on county elections, such as voter registrations, the county role in election administration and state voter registration database systems.

GIS Subcomittee Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 9:30 am to 11:30 amColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

Join the GIS Subcommittee for a discussion focused on the innovative use of geospatial technologies including drones, unmanned vehicles and mobile applications. Discussion will also be providing free resources, learning tools and apps that will help build-up your county's GIS.

10:00 am

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC)

Sun. March 01 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions that help urban counties address their most pressing issues. The LUCC meeting at NACo's 2020 Legislative Conference will feature conversations with federal officials and national leaders on topics including affordable housing, economic development and justice and public safety. All urban county officials are welcome to attend; table seating is reserved for LUCC Steering Committee members.

National Association of County Human Services Administrators (NACHSA)

Sun. March 01 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmHolmead, Lobby Level

Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

With the success of NACo’s TestIT App, the Rural Action Caucus is set to release a report on rural broadband coverage, including data collected by the app. Members will discuss the findings of the report and underscore the challenges and opportunities for rural broadband connectivity alongside senior officials from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and Federal Communications Commission. This meeting will examine the impact of natural disasters and trade negotiations on the rural economy through the lens of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, which provided over $15 billion in trade and disaster relief in 2019.

12:00 pm

ISACo Luncheon - By Invitation only

Sun. March 01 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmKalorama, Lobby Level

Lunch Break (On Your Own)

Sun. March 01 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Membership Standing Committee Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level
12:15 pm

County Explorer Demo: America’s Urban-Rural Divide Across Counties

Sun. March 01 | 12:15 pm to 12:30 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level

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 elections, transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

Join us at the NACo Resource Center for an interactive demo that will showcase key indicators for both urban and rural counties, highlighting the differences, challenges and opportunities that exist for each group.

1:00 pm

National Association of County Intergovernmental Relations Officers (NACIRO) Business Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level

NABCO/NOBCO Meeting: Securitizing the Opioid Settlements

Sun. March 01 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

Join NABCO/NOBCO for a meeting on Securitizing the Opioid Settlements: what will the settlement look like, and how to maximize the claim for the benefit of government, your community and your constituents.

Preparing Vulnerable Populations for Disasters: A Meeting of the Resilient Counties Advisory Board

Sun. March 01 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmFairchild East & West, Terrace Level

Join the Resilient Counties Advisory Board for a panel discussion examining county disaster preparedness and resilience with a specific focus on aging and other vulnerable populations.

Using the Arts to Heal Trauma: A Meeting of the Arts & Culture Commission

Sun. March 01 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmGunston East & West, Terrace Level

Join the Arts & Culture Commission for a panel discussion on healing trauma through the arts, with a focus on post-disaster, abused and neglected children and veterans. 

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

County governments play a critical role as public service providers for America’s citizens, including millions of veterans. 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 issues facing our nation’s veterans. During this session, members will review the outlook for legislative and regulatory proposals in the 116th Congress and discuss action steps for the committee.

Defined Contribution Retirement (DCR) Advisory Committee Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pmTenleytown East, First Floor

Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The Western Interstate Region (WIR) is dedicated to the promotion of Western interests within NACo. Its membership consists of fifteen Western states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah and Washington). WIR Members will receive an update from the U.S. Forest Service on their efforts to implement new forest management authorities. Members will also learn about newly unveiled federal environmental regulations and NACo’s efforts to end the inmate Medicaid exclusion policy.

1:30 pm

Coming to a Legislature Near You: State Policy Trends

Sun. March 01 | 1:30 pm to 2:45 pmColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

State governments have a significant impact on the operations of counties, and states legislating on similar issues. Join us for a discussion of how states are tackling pressing county priorities, such as inmate medical care, responding to the opioid crisis, property tax limitations, housing and rural broadband. This session will also include a look at how federal action could change the landscape for states and counties alike.

Expanding Services for Infants and Toddlers: What Can Counties Do?

Sun. March 01 | 1:30 pm to 2:45 pmColumbia 2, Terrace Level

Early childhood programs have recently received historic increases in federal funding. Counties have been leveraging federal, state and local dollars to help maximize services for young children and their families. Learn what counties can do to make policy, programs and systems change to increase early learning opportunities for young residents. 

Continue the discussion at 3:00PM with a short demo of relevant County Explorer data at the NACo Resource Center.

 

SEC and GASB 101: An Overview and Update on Government Financial Reporting

Sun. March 01 | 1:30 pm to 2:45 pmHolmead, Lobby Level

Communicating the health of your county’s finances is an important task of interest to stakeholders, including taxpayers, public officials and investors. How you communicate your county’s financial data is often driven by two entities – the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Join us for this session to hear about the latest GASB projects and SEC initiatives that may impact local government financial reporting.

Technology Innovation: Getting Your Data in Order

Sun. March 01 | 1:30 pm to 2:45 pmColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

This two-part session explores innovations in managing county data. Part 1: Integrating Data and Organizations for Improved Client Outcomes focuses on how counties have leveraged data sharing to integrate organizations, improve client outcomes and tackle challenges including homelessness, substance abuse, behavioral health, workforce preparation and reducing recidivism. Part 2: Data to Information to Impact explores how to derive value from county data resources through best practices in data production and mining.

 

 

National Association of County Civil Attorneys (NACCA) Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pmShaw, First Floor

Programs and Services Committee Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pmLincoln East, Concourse Level

All conference attendees are welcome to attend this meeting of NACo's Programs and Services Committee, which advises the association's officers and Board of Directors regarding the development and evaluation of programs and services for NACo members. This meeting will focus on NACo's newly realigned County Innovations Lab, which carries out the association's research, data analytics and county best practices projects. An updated overview of the Lab's projects will be provided, followed by discussion among committee members on how NACo can maximize the impact of current projects and formulate new projects that help advance key priorities of the association. 

1:45 pm

State Association Meeting Planners Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 1:45 pm to 3:15 pmOak Lawn, Lobby Level
2:00 pm

National Association of LGBT Leaders & Allies

Sun. March 01 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pmTenleytown West, First Floor

Immigration Reform Task Force Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

In September 2019, members of NACo’s Immigration Reform Task Force participated in a tour along the U.S.-Mexico border. During this meeting, members will hear from Task Force colleagues and national experts about the new policies that have been implemented along the southwest border in response to the new wave of migrants, and how these measures impact counties both on and off the border.

3:00 pm

County Explorer Demo: Serving America’s Families and Children

Sun. March 01 | 3:00 pm to 3:15 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level

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 elections, transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

Join us at the NACo Resource Center for an interactive demo that will showcase key indicators to help county leaders better serve families and children.

State Association Deputy Directors and Staff Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 3:00 pm to 4:45 pmColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

County Administrators' Idea Exchange

Sun. March 01 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level
3:30 pm

NACo Board Forum

Sun. March 01 | 3:30 pm to 4:45 pmJefferson East & West and Lincoln West, Concourse Level
4:00 pm

NACo Next Generation Network Business Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pmTenleytown West, First Floor

Sponsored by Capital Group. 

NACo's Next Generation Network is pleased to welcome Hon. Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) as a special guest. 

Join a network of new and newly elected county officials and learn about NACo’s unique resources for the next generation of county leaders and opportunities to engage with NACo.

4:30 pm

Florida Delegates Caucus - By Invitation only

Sun. March 01 | 4:30 pm to 5:30 pmShaw, First Floor
5:00 pm

Alabama Delegates Caucus and Reception - By Invitation only

Sun. March 01 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pmKalorama, Lobby Level

California Caucus - By invitation only

Sun. March 01 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pmHolmead, Lobby Level

Mississippi Caucus Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pmRock Creek, First Floor

National Association of Chief Information Officers (NACIO) Business Meeting

Sun. March 01 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pmOak Lawn, Lobby Level

National Association of County Administrators (NACA) Reception - By invitation only

Sun. March 01 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pmLincoln East, Concourse Level

Sponsored by ICMA-RC

North Carolina Caucus

Sun. March 01 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pmColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

New York State Delegation Meeting Reception - By invitation only

Sun. March 01 | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pmColumbia 2, Terrace Level
5:30 pm

Florida Delegates Reception

Sun. March 01 | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pmShaw, First Floor

National Democratic County Officials (NDCO) Reception

Sun. March 01 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pmColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level
5:45 pm

NACo Next Generation Network / County Leadership Institute / High Performance Leadership Development Academy Reception

Sun. March 01 | 5:45 pm to 6:45 pmTenleytown East, First Floor

Sponsored by Capital Group

6:00 pm

North Carolina Reception - By invitation only

Sun. March 01 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level
7:30 pm

Women of NACo (WON) Leadership Network Reception - RSVP Only

Sun. March 01 | 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Please RSVP to fbaca@coconino.az.gov 

Mon. March 02
7:00 am

Affiliate Tables

Mon. March 02 | 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • 2020 WIR Conference
  • CVS Health
  • NACo FSC
    • Nationwide
    • Revenue Recovery
    • Three+One
    • Cybersecurity Collaborative
    • Professional Development Academy
  • National Association of County LGBTQ Leadership & Allies
  • National Democratic County Officials (NDCO)
  • National Council of Republican County Officials (NCRCO)
  • National Organization of Black County Officials (NOBCO)
  • Women of NACo (WON)
  • Visit Orange County

Registration Open

Mon. March 02 | 7:00 am to 5:00 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level
7:30 am

Central Region Caucus Meeting

Mon. March 02 | 7:30 am to 8:30 amColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Northeast Region Caucus Meeting

Mon. March 02 | 7:30 am to 8:30 amColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

South Region Caucus Meeting

Mon. March 02 | 7:30 am to 8:30 amColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

West Region Caucus Meeting

Mon. March 02 | 7:30 am to 8:30 amColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level
8:00 am

Meet and Greet with Federal Agency Representatives

Mon. March 02 | 8:00 am to 12:00 pmConcourse Foyer, Concourse Level

Join us for coffee with representatives from several federal agencies
to ask questions and discuss how they can work with your county.

• Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
• U.S. Census Bureau
• U.S. Department of Agriculture
• U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• U.S. Department of Homeland Security
• U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
• U.S. Department of Justice
• U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
» Center for Faith & Opportunity Initiatives
» Center for Minority Veterans
» Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
» Office of Tribal Government Relations
» National Cemetery Administration
» Readjustment Counseling Services/Vet Center
» Veterans Benefits Administration
» Veterans Homeless Outreach
• U.S. Forest Service

 

8:30 am

County Explorer Demo and Researchers Coffee Hour

Mon. March 02 | 8:30 am to 9:30 amColumbia West, Terrace Level

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 elections, transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

Join us at the NACo Resource Center for an interactive demo designed specifically for county researchers to bolster their research efforts through the tool’s redesigned user interface, new functionality and significant updates. Coffee and light fare provided to attendees.

9:00 am

A brass quintet from the U.S. Army Band will perform a patriotic opening and the Armed Forces Color Guard will present the colors at the start of the General Session, a patriotic event you won’t want to miss.

County Explorer Booth Open

Mon. March 02 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level

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 at the NACo Resource Center for an interactive, on-demand demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, functionality and significant updates.

10:00 am

National Council of County Association Executives (NCCAE) Business Meeting

Mon. March 02 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level
10:30 am

National Democratic County Officials (NDCO) Business Meeting

Mon. March 02 | 10:30 am to 12:00 pmLincoln East, Concourse Level
10:45 am

County Innovation for Value Added Solutions and Revenue Generation

Mon. March 02 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amGunston East & West, Terrace Level

The NACo Financial Services Corporation is working with strategic partners to develop and distribute value added enterprise solutions to counties that result in cost saving initiatives, improved service for constituents and revenue generating opportunities.

Cyber Disaster Recovery: What's the Hype All About

Mon. March 02 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

While government entities develop plans to respond to physical disasters, cyberattacks are sometimes viewed differently. Unlike weather-related disasters, cyberattacks do not have forecasting tools and may involve many unknown factors. Learn what you need to know and what your role is as an elected official in cyber disaster recovery.

Federal Policy Lightning Round: Outlook for the 116th Congress

Mon. March 02 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Join the NACo government affairs team for a rapid-fire discussion on the top federal policy issues facing counties, including strengthening the intergovernmental relationship, transportation and infrastructure, broadband and 5G development, public lands management and payments, health and justice, disaster and resiliency, community and workforce development, environmental regulations, and much more!

Leveraging Federal Policy to Strengthen Networks of Support for Aging Americans

Mon. March 02 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

The reauthorization of the Older Americans Act is an opportunity for policy improvements to expand and strengthen the network of services supporting our nation’s rapidly growing aging population. In this session, officials and experts at the national and local levels offer strategies for counties to provide comprehensive systems of care that are fully accessible to our aging residents. Panelists will highlight federal and local best practices for implementing the legislation.

Rural Grants 101: How County Officials Can Tap Into USDA Programs

Mon. March 02 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development agency serves as a one-stop-shop for counties seeking assistance in addressing the unique challenges facing rural communities. Rural Development oversees a $516 billion portfolio of grant and loan programs solely dedicated to funding and financing rural projects. They also provide critical technical assistance to ensure solutions are efficient and effective. With so many resources available, it’s often challenging to know where to start! This session will shed light on the resources available and help counties troubleshoot the process for obtaining critical resources.

International Trade and Local Economies: How Counties Can Compete in the Global Market

Mon. March 02 | 10:45 am to 12:00 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

In an increasingly connected global economy, international exports and imports play an important role in not just the national economy, but in local economies, too. Counties have a vested interest in ensuring that businesses are competitive in the global market, as well as tools to increase their connectivity. This session will focus on how counties can partner with the federal government, states, cities and other counties to position our home economies to compete internationally.

Hosted by the International Economic Development Task Force, this session is open to all conference attendees. Continue the discussion at 12:00PM with a short demo of relevant County Explorer data at the NACo Resource Center.

11:00 am

Credentials Committee Meeting

Mon. March 02 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pmOak Lawn, Lobby Level
12:00 pm

County Explorer Demo: Local Economies in the Global Market

Mon. March 02 | 12:00 pm to 12:15 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level

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 elections, transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

Join us at the NACo Resource Center for an interactive demo that will showcase key indicators around county international economic development, including data on exports, foreign direct investments (FDI) and more.

Attendee Luncheon

Mon. March 02 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmInternational Ballroom, Concourse Level

Join your colleagues at this fun luncheon and enjoy a performance by the illustrious Capitol Steps. This one-of-a-kind troupe began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Although not all of the current performers are former Hill staffers, taken together, they have worked in a total of 18 congressional offices and represent six decades of House and Senate staff experience.

1:45 pm

Breaking Down the Complexity: Federal-State-Local Strategies to Tackle Homelessness

Mon. March 02 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

In counties across America, homelessness is a crisis confronting local government. While counties are on the front lines of tackling the driving factors and downstream impacts of homelessness, our state and federal partners play an important role in developing and implementing comprehensive strategies to address this crisis. In this workshop federal and county officials will discuss policy frameworks and best practices for reducing rural and urban homelessness.

Bridging the Generation Communication Gaps in the Workplace

Mon. March 02 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Do you sometimes feel like you’re speaking a different language than your colleagues or struggling to find an effective way to manage a generationally diverse workforce? Join Sherrie Clark, a former NYPD officer turned best-selling author, speaker and communications expert in an engaging and informative session on effectively communicating across generations. 

National Council of County Association Executives (NCCAE) Continuing Education Workshop

Mon. March 02 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level

Painful Permitting: How Counties Can Successfully Navigate the Federal Permitting Process

Mon. March 02 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Federal policymakers have continued efforts in 2020 to streamline the often burdensome and duplicative federal permitting process. Federal agencies impacted by these efforts range from the Environmental Protection Agency to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Join this workshop to hear from the Executive Director of the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (FPISC) on how counties can successfully navigate the federal permitting process.

Positioning your County for the Future of Work

Mon. March 02 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

Counties play a significant role in providing residents with educational and workforce development opportunities. Participate in a conversation on how counties can prepare for the impact of automation, technology and broad transitions on counties and local economies. The session includes an update on how a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act reauthorization will impact counties and can enhance flexibility and opportunities for job readiness for the future.

Continue the discussion at 3:00PM with a short demo of relevant County Explorer data at the NACo Resource Center.

Protecting the Vote: How to Secure Your County’s Election System

Mon. March 02 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

When it comes to securing the vote, states and counties are on the frontlines of fighting cyber-crimes in elections. To better understand both cybersecurity and other challenges that elections face, this workshop will provide an in-depth look at innovative approaches to securing and protecting elections from cyber-attacks. Hear from national and county leaders on about new opportunities and other best practices that counties should incorporate in advance of the 2020 elections.

NACo Board of Directors Meeting

Mon. March 02 | 1:45 pm to 4:30 pmJefferson East & West and Lincoln West, Concourse Level
3:00 pm

County Explorer Demo: The Future of Work and the Labor Force

Mon. March 02 | 3:00 pm to 3:15 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level

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 elections, transportation, infrastructure, health and public safety, each telling a unique county story.

Join us at the NACo Resource Center for an interactive demo that will showcase key trends in the labor force that are shaping the future of work in America’s counties.

3:15 pm

Best Practices for County Leadership Readiness and Talent Development

Mon. March 02 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

The business of counties is increasingly complex and the need for ensuring leadership readiness and effective talent development is increasingly demanding within all counties – large and small, alike. But, what does best practice look like? Join Dr. Tim Rahschulte, CEO of the Professional Development Academy and chief architect of the NACo High Performance Leadership Academy who will lead a panel discussion among experts sharing solutions.

Counties and the Census: Reaching Historically Undercounted Populations

Mon. March 02 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

The decennial census, which aims to count every United States resident each decade, is critical to county governments. Census population counts guide the allocation of more than $1.5 trillion of federal funding to state and local governments for health care, economic development, infrastructure, education and other local services. Census counts are also increasingly critical to data-driven businesses and research efforts. Local leaders can support an accurate count by identifying which residents are likely to participate and investing in targeted outreach to ensure they do. Hear from federal and local leaders about what they are doing to ensure a complete count for the 2020 Census.

EPA Regulations to Watch

Mon. March 02 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

There are several regulatory proposals pending at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will directly impact counties. During this workshop, attendees will learn about pending air regulations that impact local governments and receive an update on the implementation of the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. Attendees will also learn more about the EPA's "How's My Waterway?" project to discover what pollutants may be in your local waters.

Rethinking Recycling: County Response to China's Ban on Recycling Imports

Mon. March 02 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

County recycling programs around the country have taken a hit after China’s crackdown on U.S. recyclable materials. Today, recyclables bring in nearly half of what they did in early 2017, causing U.S. recyclable markets to dissipate. As a result, counties are forced to either invest in resources to reduce contamination of recyclables or limit recycling services. Join this session to learn about the federal, state and local roles in recycling and gather ideas your county might explore to improve its recycling future.

3:30 pm

Arts & Culture Commission Mobile Workshop: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - RSVP required

Mon. March 02 | 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Join the Arts & Culture Commission for a tour of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a multi-dimensional facility that produces a wide array of performances encompassing the genres of theater, dance, ballet, and orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular, and folk music, offers multi-media performances for adults and children, and is a nexus of performing arts education. Space is limited and RSVP is required.

Bus transportation will depart promptly at 3:30 p.m. from the T Street entrance on the Terrace Level. Return transportation to the Hilton is not provided. 

5:00 pm

Oregon Caucus Meeting - By invitation only

Mon. March 02 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pmLincoln East, Concourse Level

Minnesota Delegation Caucus - By invitation only

Mon. March 02 | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pmKalorama, Lobby Level

Texas Caucus - By invitation only

Mon. March 02 | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pmNorthwest, Lobby Level

NABCO/NOBCO Reception

Mon. March 02 | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pmHolmead, Lobby Level

New Mexico Delegate Reception - By Invitation only

Mon. March 02 | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pmJay, Lobby Level
7:00 pm

Due to security reasons, attendance for this event is by invitation and RSVP only. Attendees not appearing on the official guest list will not be allowed to gain admittance. Please inquire with your NACo staff liaison with questions.

Tue. March 03
7:00 am

Wisconsin Counties Association/WisPolitics.com Breakfast Caucus - By invitation only

Tue. March 03 | 7:00 am to 8:45 amKalorama, Lobby Level

Registration Open

Tue. March 03 | 7:00 am to 1:00 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level
7:45 am

An Insider's Look at FEMA: What to Do When a Disaster Strikes

Tue. March 03 | 7:45 am to 9:00 amColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

The FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program provides aid to counties in the wake of major disasters to help in recovery efforts. This workshop explores the PA process, what systems counties should have in place before a disaster and how the process has changed with implementation of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018.

Money Matters: Generational Approaches to Retirement and Financial Literacy

Tue. March 03 | 7:45 am to 9:00 amColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

Understanding how financial literacy and approaches to retirement planning differ from generation to generation is crucial to supporting a financially healthy workplace. Examine generational trends and how workplaces can help employees become financially literate - and why that matters to retention.

Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Justice Reform

Tue. March 03 | 7:45 am to 9:00 amColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

While jail incarceration rates are on the decline, African Americans are more than three times as likely to be incarcerated as their white counterparts. As counties implement initiatives to address the overuse of jails, reducing racial and ethnic disparities and meaningfully engaging communities in policy decisions remain barriers. This workshop will explore strategies for county officials to ensure that justice reform initiatives are centered on working towards racial equity and the involvement of community stakeholders in the decision-making process. 

What Matters to Congress: The Cure for an Advocate's Election-Year Hangover

Tue. March 03 | 7:45 am to 9:00 amColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Many county leaders wake up the morning after elections to discover that their long-standing champions have been sent packing, causing a scramble to cultivate new congressional proponents on the Hill. Fortunately, Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) has developed a sure-fire elixir for a county’s election-year hangover. Participants in this workshop will learn about what matter to Congress, how elections can shift power in Congress and five “remedies” that counties can use to establish and strengthen new relationships with their members of Congress.   

9:00 am

County Explorer Booth Open

Tue. March 03 | 9:00 am to 2:00 pmColumbia West, Terrace Level

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 at the NACo Resource Center for an interactive, on-demand demo that will showcase the redesigned user interface, functionality and significant updates.

9:30 am
12:00 pm

Summit for Counties with Defense Installations - Pre-registration required

Tue. March 03 | 12:00 pm to 4:30 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse level

For the first time, NACo is convening counties that have a military installation in or near their jurisdiction to network with federal officials responsible for these installations. Participants will explore how counties and defense bases can improve partnerships on issues such as environmental protection, land use, economic development and more.

 

12:30 pm

Say cheese! All conference participants are encouraged to join us near the capitol for a group photo. Transportation from the Washington Hilton to the Capitol will be available immediately following the General Session. Attendees should go to the Terrace level entrance for bus departures. The photo area is outdoors, bring coats and gloves and comfortable shoes.

Capitol Hill Briefing: The Intersection of Health and Justice: A Look Inside County Jails

Tue. March 03 | 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm485 Russell Senate Office Building

In early 2019, NACo and the National Sheriffs' Association formed a joint task force that examined the impact of the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP), a federal policy that strips federal health and veterans benefits from individuals upon admission to jail – not upon conviction. The MIEP has contributed to the national behavioral and mental health crisis as well as increased rates of recidivism in our local jails. During this briefing, hear from key congressional champions working to amend this federal policy and members of the task force, who will provide insights from group’s comprehensive report. 

1:00 pm

Supreme Court Cases Hold Consequences for Counties

Tue. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 2:15 pmColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

The Supreme Court is tackling a decade’s worth of controversial cases this term on topics ranging from guns to gay rights to the President’s tax returns. Many of these cases—and a number of more low profile cases on topics ranging from water to impounding vehicles—affect counties. This session will prepare you for June when all the big Supreme Court cases are decided. 

The White House's National Cybersecurity Moonshot: Impacts and Opportunities for Counties

Tue. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 2:15 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

The White House debuted the National Cybersecurity Moonshot in 2019, outlining a path toward a safe and secure internet for critical infrastructure by 2028. The Moonshot focuses on leveraging evolutionary changes in key technology sectors and opportunities for coordinated improvements in five parallel pillars. Tom Patterson, one of the principal authors of the report, overviews the coming national changes and highlights the impacts and opportunities for counties. This session clarifies changes that are necessary now so that counties can benefit from a more trusted and secure future. 

2:00 pm

Capitol Hill Briefing: All Elections are Local: The County Role in Ensuring Safe & Secure Elections

Tue. March 03 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm485 Russell Senate Office Building

Counties administer and fund elections at the local level, including overseeing polling places and coordinating poll workers for federal, state and local elections. County election officials work diligently with federal, state and other local election officials to ensure the safety and security of our voting systems. Join us to learn how election administration works at the local level and how county leaders administer elections in a way that is accurate, safe, secure and accessible for all voters.

3:30 pm

Capitol Hill Briefing: Investing in Infrastructure: County Priorities in Transportation and Infrastructure Legislation

Tue. March 03 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

As the 116th Congress works to reauthorize a surface transportation bill and considers developing comprehensive infrastructure legislation, a strong federal-state-local partnership is critical. Owning 45 percent of public roads, almost 40 percent of the National Bridge Inventory and operating 78 percent of all public transit systems, county priorities must be included in any federal transportation and infrastructure package. Join this Capitol Hill briefing to hear from members of Congress on the status of this legislation, as well as from county leaders about the unique infrastructure challenges local governments face and how the federal government can implement public policy to improve our nation’s transportation infrastructure system. 

 

5:00 pm

National Association of Counties LGBTQ Leaders & Allies Reception

Tue. March 03 | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pmPitchers DC, 2317 18th Street NW

Co-hosted with the Washington D.C. Mayor’s Office

In July 2019, the National Association of County LGBTQ Leaders & Allies launched the “Elected County Officials for LGBTQ Equity” campaign. This campaign asks elected county officials nationwide to pledge their support for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) inclusive local government policies. County officials are invited to celebrate the progress of the campaign and pledge their support.

 

7:00 pm

NACo President's Reception

Tue. March 03 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pmInternational Ballroom, Concourse Level

Get your game face ready for some fun and networking as we gear up for March Madness. Connect with fellow conference participants at our closing reception and wind down from a busy week with good food, friends and dancing.

Wed. March 04
8:00 am

New Mexico Congressional Breakfast - By invitation only

Wed. March 04 | 8:00 am to 9:30 amOFFSITE

Need a place to store your luggage while on the Hill? Please bring it to the lobby of the first-floor conference center at NACo HQ and ask for a tour of our headquarters, your office away from home!

 

Capitol Hill & Federal Agency Visits

Organized by counties and state associations of counties

Wed. March 04 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Advocate for county priorities at the federal level by scheduling appointments on Capitol Hill. Engage policymakers, staff members and leadership, and let them know that federal policies matter to counties, and counties matter to America.

8:30 am

Minnesota Congressional Breakfast - By invitation only

Wed. March 04 | 8:30 am to 10:30 amOFFSITE
9:00 am

Project ATLAS Demonstration: Improving Health Care Access for Veterans at the Local Level

Wed. March 04 | 9:00 am to 9:45 amNACo Offices

Across the country, over five million veterans served by the Veterans Administration system live in rural areas with long distances to access healthcare. Telehealth has become a vital component in reaching these veterans, with VA telehealth visits increasing by 19% between 2017 and 2018. In 2019, the VA partnered with public and private organizations to launch its new Accessing Telehealth through Local Area Stations (ATLAS) initiative to better address the health needs of rural veterans through virtual health appointments. Join VA representatives during the Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Day of Action for an interactive demonstration of the ATLAS tool and information session for county officials interested in piloting this innovative program in their communities.

RAC Day of Action

Wed. March 04 | 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Rural Action Caucus (RAC) members are invited to participate in the annual “RAC Day of Action” immediately following NACo’s 2020 Legislative Conference. Members will engage with key federal agencies to discuss pressing issues facing our rural counties, including lack of broadband connectivity, increased cybersecurity risks and disparities in rural transportation infrastructure. 

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