2021 NACo Annual Conference

Conference

2021 NACo Annual Conference

Please join county elected and appointed officials from across the country for NACo’s 2021 Annual Conference & Exposition. Network, learn and connect with in-person and virtual attendance options and thoughtfully designed events.
Thu. July 08
10:00 am

Registration Open

Thu. July 08 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
11:00 am

CIO Forum & Tech Summit

Prioritizing “More” with Less in a Post Pandemic Era

Thu. July 08 | 11:00 am to 5:30 pm EDT

Please join us for the NACo CIO Forum & Tech Summit - Prioritizing "More" with Less in a Post Pandemic Era. Topics will include: Strategic Planning, American Recovery funds and Technology, Low Code and Virtual First, Redefining Connectivity, Cyber, and more!

4:00 pm

NACo Ambassadors Meeting

Thu. July 08 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
5:30 pm

CIO Forum & Tech Summit Reception

Thu. July 08 | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT

Colorado Caucus Meeting

Invitation only

Thu. July 08 | 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT

National Association of Hispanic County Officers (NAHCO) Virtual Meeting

Virtual meeting

Thu. July 08 | 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Fri. July 09
8:00 am

Registration Open

Fri. July 09 | 8:00 am to 6:00 pm EDT

Voting Credentials Help Desk Open

Fri. July 09 | 8:00 am to 6:00 pm EDT

Attendee Orientation/Safety Protocols/Convention Tour

Fri. July 09 | 8:00 am to 9:15 am EDT

Join NACo staff for a tour of the Gaylord, attendee orientation and learn more about how NACo and the Gaylord are keeping attendees safe. Meet at the NACo solutions desk at 8:00 a.m.
 

First-Time Attendees Orientation

Fri. July 09 | 8:00 am to 9:15 am EDT

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

8:30 am

Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting #1

Fri. July 09 | 8:30 am to 9:00 am EDT
9:00 am

NACo Store & Resource Center Open

Fri. July 09 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
9:30 am

Agriculture & Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Fri. July 09 | 9:30 am to 12:15 pm EDT

The Agriculture and Rural Affairs (AgRA) Steering Committee will meet in a working session to allow sponsors of resolutions and platform changes to discuss, debate and amend various proposed policy positions. Additionally, AgRA members will hear from guest speakers on issues relevant to the committee.

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee Business Meeting

Fri. July 09 | 9:30 am to 12:15 pm EDT

NACo’s Community, Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) Steering Committee will discuss 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. CEWD Steering Committee members will also vote on proposed policy resolutions and platform changes.
 

Health Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Fri. July 09 | 9:30 am to 12:15 pm EDT

Join the Health Steering Committee’s Meeting as members will discuss and vote on proposed policy resolutions related to the health policy platform. Members will also discuss timely policy content with guest speakers from federal agencies and partner organizations. 

Justice & Public Safety Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Fri. July 09 | 9:30 am to 12:15 pm EDT

The Justice and Public Safety Committee will meet to discuss key issues including equity in justice funding, the outlook for federal criminal justice reform and hear updates on emergency management related legislation and policy changes. Additionally, committee members will review and vote on policy resolutions and platform changes. 

Transportation Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Fri. July 09 | 9:30 am to 12:15 pm EDT

Join the Transportation Policy Steering Committee meeting to hear from guest speakers on topics including drones, transportation electrification and other emerging technologies that have the potential to impact county infrastructure and our many residents who rely upon these vital assets to remain connected in every corner of the country.

2:15 pm

Environment, Energy & Land Use Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Fri. July 09 | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Join the Environment, Energy and Land Use (EELU) Steering Committee’s 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. 

Finance, Pensions & Intergovernmental Affairs Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Fri. July 09 | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

The Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs (FPIGA) Steering Committee will meet in a working session to allow sponsors of resolutions and platform changes to discuss, debate and amend various proposed policy positions. Additionally, FPIGA members will hear from guest speakers on issues related to the U.S. Treasury’s Fiscal Recovery Fund, state tax limitation policies and election reform. 

Human Services & Education Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Fri. July 09 | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Join the Human Services and Education Steering Committee for a discussion of innovative strategies in human service delivery and the opportunity to engage with key federal officials overseeing policy that impacts children and families. Members will also discuss and vote on proposed policy resolutions and platform changes.

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Fri. July 09 | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) members will hear from federal agency officials on the latest public lands issues, including efforts to better manage our natural resources, reduce the threat of wildfire, and improve economies in public lands counties. The PLSC will review the federal outlook for public lands issues for the remainder of 2021 and also consider policy resolutions to further guide NACo’s advocacy efforts.

Telecommunications & Technology Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Fri. July 09 | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

The Telecommunications and Technology (T&T) Steering Committee will meet in a working session to allow sponsors of resolutions and platform changes to discuss, debate and amend various proposed policy positions. Additionally, T&T members will hear from guest speakers on issues relevant to the committee.

5:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open

Fri. July 09 | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
5:30 pm

Meetup: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) | Broadband

Fri. July 09 | 5:30 pm to 6:10 pm EDT

Meetup: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) | Housing & Homelessness

Fri. July 09 | 5:30 pm to 6:10 pm EDT

Meetup: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA): Justice & Public Safety

Fri. July 09 | 5:30 pm to 6:10 pm EDT

Meetup: How to Access the NACo Network of Technology: the Past, the Present and the Future

Fri. July 09 | 5:30 pm to 6:10 pm EDT

Come have some fun identifying technology devices from the past, while learning about services and programs that NACo offers around technology support for counties. Feel free to bring one of your own devices from the past!

Meetup: Make the Most of Your NACo Membership

Fri. July 09 | 5:30 pm to 6:10 pm EDT

NACo has a lot to offer members! Join seasoned NACo members and membership team to review NACo’s many membership benefits availible to your county.

6:20 pm

Meetup: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA): Lost Revenue and Beyond

Fri. July 09 | 6:20 pm to 7:00 pm EDT

Meetup: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA): Mental Health

Fri. July 09 | 6:20 pm to 7:00 pm EDT

Meetup: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA): Technology Infrastructure

Fri. July 09 | 6:20 pm to 7:00 pm EDT

Meetup: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA): Water, Sewer and Infrastructure

Fri. July 09 | 6:20 pm to 7:00 pm EDT

Meetup: The Cybersecurity Collaborative Program Overview

Fri. July 09 | 6:20 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
7:00 pm

Welcome Celebration

Fri. July 09 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT

Join us for a taste of Maryland and welcome celebration, featuring Maryland and Prince George's finest local specialties, music and festivities on the Orchard Terrace. From crabs to Orange Crushes, say welcome back, hon! in true Maryland style. 
 

Sat. July 10
8:00 am

Registration Open

Sat. July 10 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT

Voting Credentials Help Desk Open

Sat. July 10 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
8:30 am

Exhibit Hall Open

Sat. July 10 | 8:30 am to 3:30 pm EDT

Coal Brew: A Coal-Reliant County Meetup & Coffee Hour

Sat. July 10 | 8:30 am to 9:15 am EDT

Eggs over Offsets - A Revenue Recovery Strategy

Sat. July 10 | 8:30 am to 9:15 am EDT

A results-oriented debt setoff clearinghouse,  also known as TRECS, has been established to enable your counties, cities & towns, special districts, and other public agencies to collect on your outstanding debts with ease! 
Available in Indiana, California, Arkansas and Utah

Meetup: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) | Children & Families

Sat. July 10 | 8:30 am to 9:15 am EDT

Meetup: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) | Economic Recovery & Intergovernmental Partnerships

Sat. July 10 | 8:30 am to 9:15 am EDT

Meetup: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) | Small Business Assistance

Sat. July 10 | 8:30 am to 9:15 am EDT

Meetup: Behavioral Health and Justice

Facilitated by Pew Charitable Trusts

Sat. July 10 | 8:30 am to 9:15 am EDT

Facilitated by Pew Charitable Trusts

Increasing attention is focused on finding effective interventions for people experiencing behavioral health crises, as well as alternatives to jail for those with mental illness and substance use disorders. Join this moderated meetup for an opportunity to hear from your peers and share your community’s experiences with implementing new policies and practices at the intersection of the behavioral health and criminal justice systems. In particular, the group will discuss ways to tap into federal funding for mobile crisis intervention teams, mental health services and training and substance abuse treatment for people at risk of, or currently involved with, the criminal legal system.

Meetup: Future of Work: A Hybrid & Secure County Workforce

Sat. July 10 | 8:30 am to 9:15 am EDT

Join Andrew Dolan, Director of Stakeholder Engagement from the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center to discuss how this new hybrid environment requires counties change how they educate employees on security, while protecting the county data assets.

9:00 am

NACo Store & Resource Center Open

Sat. July 10 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
9:30 am

Healthy Counties Advisory Board Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am EDT

Immigration Reform Task Force Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am EDT

The Immigration Reform Task Force will meet to discuss the latest developments on immigration reform and hear from federal guest speakers and experts on federal immigration policy.

IT Standing Committee Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am EDT

Nominating Committee Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am EDT

Resilient Counties Advisory Board Meeting: A Focus on Building Wildfire-Resilient Communities

Sat. July 10 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am EDT

Veterans & Military Services Committee Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am EDT

Join NACo’s Veterans and Military Services Standing Committee to discuss how counties can work with our state, federal and local partners to address issues facing our nation’s veterans. 

11:00 am

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Join GIS Subcommittee members to hear the county perspective on moving Esri tools and GIS functions to the cloud, as well as Netsmart’s approach to utilizing GIS in Client Care. 

Meetup: Leveraging County Parks & Recreation for Underserved Communities

Sat. July 10 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Meetup: The Future of County Libraries

Sat. July 10 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Meetup: Trends in County Assessment & The Evolution of Commercial Spaces

Sat. July 10 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Policy Committee Meeting #2

Sat. July 10 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
12:30 pm

County Leaders for Equity in Governance Luncheon

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

By invitation, this luncheon will bring together NACo’s County Executive Network, member Advisory Group on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and developing Network of County DEI Directors and senior staff to discuss strategies and considerations for advancing DEI in county governance. 

Healthy & Resilient Counties Advisory Board Luncheon

Invitation Only

Sat. July 10 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Membership Standing Committee Luncheon

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Minnesota Caucus

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Missouri Delegation Caucus

Sat. July 10 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

National Association of Black County Officials (NOBCO/NABCO) Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

National Association of County Civil Attorneys (NACCA) Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

PA Counties Caucus

Invitation Only

Sat. July 10 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
1:00 pm

National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) Annual Business Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

As an active affiliate of the National Association of Counties (NACo), NACIO works to promote the value of professional PIOs and communicators to county governments. NACIO members serve as judges for NACo's annual National County Government Month contest, and NACIO experts present highly entertaining workshops on media relations best practices at the NACo Annual and Legislative conferences.

Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
2:15 pm

Counties for Kids: Strategies for Supporting Young Children and Families

Sat. July 10 | 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm EDT

During COVID-19, counties have played a key role in administering programs and building systems that meet the needs of infants and toddlers. County leaders have leveraged their position and decision-making authority to support families and ensure their children have a strong foundation to learn, grow and develop. This workshop will focus on how investments in the first three years can benefit a county for years to come and the role local leaders can play in building supports and systems for young children and their families, especially as counties move forward with COVID-19 recovery. 

Federal Policy Lightning Round: Outlook on the 117th Congress

Sat. July 10 | 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm EDT

Maximizing Return on Investment with NACo FSC Programs

Sat. July 10 | 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm EDT

Highlighting NACo FSC's programs and partnerships that deliver value added solutions in the post-COVID environment. Please join us to hear about our latest initiatives. 

Overview of FSC Programs for Counties

Sat. July 10 | 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm EDT

State Policy Trends and County Priorities

Sat. July 10 | 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous budget pressures and risks for local governments, including rising healthcare needs and revenue shortfalls. One way states can help counties recover from this fiscal crisis and build resilience is by reviewing the limitations imposed on local taxation. Join the Pew Charitable Trusts and representatives of state associations of counties for a discussion on how state policies can encourage local budget flexibility and so position communities for long-term economic growth and wellbeing.

Arts & Culture Commission Workshop

Sat. July 10 | 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm EDT

International Trade in a Post-Pandemic World

Hosted by the International Economic Development Task Force

Sat. July 10 | 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted economic activity across the nation and around the globe. As vaccinations rise and restrictions loosen, however, counties are looking to revitalize the economy, with international economic development as one viable strategy. Helping businesses export and attracting foreign investment can bring back needed jobs and capital to local communities. Join this discussion of how county leaders can view economic recovery with an international lens and position businesses and workers for long-term success. Hosted by the International Economic Development Task Force, this session is open to all conference attendees.

NACo Board Forum

Sat. July 10 | 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
3:45 pm

General Session

Sat. July 10 | 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
5:00 pm

North Carolina Caucus

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
5:30 pm

National Association of County Health Facilities (NACHFa) Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT

The National Association of County Health Facilities (NACHFa) advocates for the improvement of county nursing homes and long-term care policy and practices across the U.S. Current relevant topics, and legislation will be discussed. County healthcare administrators, elected county officials and any other county officers or NACo attendees interested in LTC are encouraged to join us.

Alabama Delegates Caucus

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT

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

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT

Florida Delegates Reception

Sat. July 10 | 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT

Police Jury Association of Louisiana Welcome Reception

Sat. July 10 | 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm

North Carolina Reception

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
6:30 pm

Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) Reception

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDTBond 45
7:00 pm

Meetup: A Post-COVID World and Mental Health

Sat. July 10 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT

Meetup: Understanding Neuroscience and Its Implications for Child-Serving Agencies

Sat. July 10 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT

Join Dr. Brenda Jones Harden (University of Maryland School of Social Work) for an informal chat about what her research and other findings from the field mean for counties and how investing in the early years can pay off down the line. Learn about how recent research on brain development can shape local policies and systems change and support evidence-based decision-making. 

Board of Directors / LUCC / RAC Reception

Invitation Only

Sat. July 10 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Sun. July 11
7:00 am

Florida Delegates Caucus

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 7:00 am to 8:00 am EDT
8:00 am

Credentials Committee Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 8:00 am to 9:15 am EDT

NACo DCR Advisory Committee Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 8:00 am to 9:15 am EDT

Non-Denominational Worship Service

Sun. July 11 | 8:00 am to 9:30 am EDT

Registration Open

Sun. July 11 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT

Voting Credentials Help Desk Open

Sun. July 11 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
8:30 am

Exhibit Hall Open

Sun. July 11 | 8:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
9:00 am

NACA Executive Board Meeting

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT

NACo Store & Resource Center Open

Sun. July 11 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT
9:15 am

Bridging the Gap: Crisis Response as Criminal Justice Diversion

Sun. July 11 | 9:15 am to 10:30 am EDT

Approximately 2 million times per year people with serious mental illness are booked into local jails. Roughly three-quarters of these individuals also meet criteria for a co-occurring substance use disorder. Counties are increasingly using crisis triage and stabilization centers to decrease the use of incarceration when appropriate and connect people to community-based care. Join us for a moderated discussion among county officials and individuals with lived experience on developing an effective crisis continuum with a focus on facilities that screen, assess and provide treatment and warm hand-offs to long-term care.

Responding to People in Behavioral Health Crisis

Sun. July 11 | 9:15 am to 10:30 am EDT
9:30 am

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Business Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Business Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT

The Rural Action Caucus (RAC) will convene to discuss issues relevant to the caucus, engage in a peer exchange and hear presentations from various guest speakers.

10:45 am

LUCC/RAC: Future of County Infrastructure

Sun. July 11 | 10:45 am to 12:00 pm EDT
11:00 am

Arts & Culture National Harbor Walking Tour

Sun. July 11 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Join the Arts & Culture Commission for a walking tour of National Harbor’s outdoor art installations. Meet at 11:00 a.m. at the main (porte cochere) entrance to the Gaylord National Harbor. Comfortable walking shoes and sun protection recommended. Learn more at https://www.nationalharbor.com/art/

12:00 pm

County Justice Peer Learning Networking Luncheon

invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 12:00 pm to 1:45 pm EDT

NACA County Administrators Idea Exchange

Sun. July 11 | 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

The Idea Exchange provides an opportunity to discuss issues in an informal setting. This meeting is open to all interested in participating in a lively discussion. The Idea Exchange will be preceded by NACA's Annual Membership Meeting.

12:15 pm

NACo Achievement Awards Luncheon

Sun. July 11 | 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EDT

NCCAE Business Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EDT
1:00 pm

National Association of County Intergovernment Relations Officers (NACIRO) Annual Business Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Annual Business Meeting for the National Association of County Intergovernmental Relations Officials. Business matters, legislative update, featured speaker, roundtable for current county lobbyist matters

2:00 pm

Effective Communications Strategies for When Your County is in the News (and When it Isn’t)

Sun. July 11 | 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm EDT

Whatever the crisis, problem or the size of your county, there are universal principles and tactics, tried and true, to successfully telling your story. From the high profile trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in Hennepin County, Minn. to flooding in Weld County, Colo. to wildfires in Sevier County, Tenn., you will hear from three National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) board members from large and small counties on what works. After the workshop, they will stay to answer questions. In addition, NACIO members offer professional communication advice and consult throughout the year.

Investing with Equity: How to Ensure All Residents Benefit From Your County’s ARPA Allocation

Sun. July 11 | 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm EDT

Say and Do: Five Strategies for Advancing DEI in your Community

Sun. July 11 | 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm EDT

Counties across the nation are employing various strategies to act on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). More than 75 counties have declared racism a public health crisis as an initial step for guiding future equity initiatives and formalizing related policies; however, these declarations are not the only way to advance equity and may not be right for your jurisdiction. This session will explore five key themes to consider along a spectrum of county DEI strategies, from establishing dedicated offices to starting small with community engagement.

The 2020 Election in Review: What Happened and What’s in Store for 2022?

Sun. July 11 | 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm EDT

The 2020 election cycle was one of the most unprecedented in recent history. Not only was the election administered during a global pandemic, but our nation also faced civil-unrest and persistent misinformation and disinformation from social media. America’s counties traditionally administer and fund elections, overseeing more than 109,000 polling places and coordinating more than 694,000 poll workers every two years. Faced with these difficult and unique challenges, federal, state and local elections administrators worked tirelessly to support our nation’s election system and conduct a free and fair election. During this session, participants will hear from federal and local officials about the challenges faced during last year’s election and the future of voting in America.

NACo Board of Directors and Resolutions Committee Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
3:45 pm

County Strategies for Navigating Opioid Settlements

Sun. July 11 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Across the country, states are beginning to reach settlements on opioid litigation. Many of these agreements will allocate funding directly to state, county, and municipal governments. Join this session to learn about the latest on settlements in your state, how funds can be used, and best practices for stemming the substance use epidemic.

COVID-19 Lessons Learned in Addressing Homelessness and the Role of Emergency Rental Assistance

Sun. July 11 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Guiding County Decisions: An Overview of Key Census Bureau Programs for Administrators, Executives and Managers

Sun. July 11 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Maximizing Impact through Collaborative Community Engagement

Sun. July 11 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Counties across the nation have made rapid shifts in service delivery to keep pace with longstanding and emergent community needs. Whether it be public health, behavioral health or public safety, engaged communities are the cornerstone of maintaining transformative work. Join us to learn about effective approaches for public engagement to inform planning efforts, improve community buy-in, and strengthen the relationship between counties and residents.   

Overcoming Barriers: Women in County Administration

Sun. July 11 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Proportionately fewer women hold the highest administrative and executive positions in local government. One of the key avenues identified to women being hired into CAO roles is lack of awareness and tools on the part of elected officials to identify and evaluate qualified women candidates for these roles. Join a panel discussion with elected officials and women CAOs to discuss strategies to overcome barriers to women in the profession. Additionally, explore what resources are needed to support the consideration of women in CAO positions.  

Public Trust and Engagement

Sun. July 11 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Retirement Solutions with Nationwide

Sun. July 11 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Share Your County Story

Sun. July 11 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

TRECS State Partners Workshop

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

Invite Only - Workshop for TRECS Member State Associations (IN, CA, AR, UT)

Trends in Property Assessments and Their Financial Impacts: Commercial Assessments and the Post-COVID Housing Market

Sun. July 11 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

For counties in most states, property taxes constitute a majority of operating revenues on an annual basis. Several major trends have the potential to impact property values and assessments over the next five to ten years. This session will address challenges to property assessments for large commercial retail stores and discuss how county leaders can help residents navigate an extremely hot housing market and discuss solutions county leaders can implement to address housing supply and demand challenges.

4:00 pm

State Association Deputy Directors and Staff Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm EDT
4:30 pm

NACo Next Generation Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
5:00 pm

Michigan Caucus Meeting

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT

Texas Caucus

Sun. July 11 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
5:15 pm

County Tools, Challenges & Solutions in Expanding Broadband Access

Sun. July 11 | 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
5:30 pm

Ohio Caucus Reception

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
6:00 pm

Nebraska Caucus

Sun. July 11 | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT

California Caucus

Sun. July 11 | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT

Japan Night

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT

The Japan Local Government Center holds a reception to honor its friendship with the county governments of the USA.

Arizona Caucus

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
6:30 pm

Next Gen/County Leadership Institute/HPLA & CLA Reception

Sun. July 11 | 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDT

Join fellow County Leadership Institute, High Performance Leadership Academy and Cybersecurity Leadership Academy alumni and Next Generation NACo members! 

7:00 pm

California Delegation Reception

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT

County DEI Directors Meet-Up

Sun. July 11 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT

Documentary Screening: Basketball County: In The Water

Sun. July 11 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
7:30 pm

National Association of Black County Officials (NOBCO/NABCO) Reception

Sun. July 11 | 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm EDT
Mon. July 12
7:30 am

West Virginia and Virginia State Association Breakfast

Invitation only

Mon. July 12 | 7:30 am to 9:00 am EDT

Association breakfast with members of West Virginia and Virginia County Associations.

8:00 am

Gulf States Counties and Parishes Caucus

Mon. July 12 | 8:00 am to 9:30 am EDT

The purpose of the Gulf States Counties and Parishes Caucus is to promote a clearer understanding of mutual problems of Gulf Coast counties and parishes and their citizens; to establish a single source of information concerning county and parish governments in the Gulf region; and to advocate on behalf of those residing in Gulf counties and parishes before federal government. The caucus membership is open to all county and parish elected government officials from Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida.

Come hear from speakers on pressing topics important to the Gulf Coast.

Women of NACo (WON) Leadership Network Business Meeting

Mon. July 12 | 8:00 am to 9:30 am EDT

Registration & Voting Help Desk Open

Mon. July 12 | 8:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT
9:00 am

NACo Store & Resource Center Open

Mon. July 12 | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm EDT
9:30 am

Treasury Update on State & Local Recovery Funds

Mon. July 12 | 9:30 am to 11:00 am EDT

Federal Agency Expo

Mon. July 12 | 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
11:00 am

Broadband Taskforce Meeting

Mon. July 12 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Programs and Services Committee Meeting

Mon. July 12 | 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT

Conference attendees are welcome to attend this meeting of NACo's Programs and Services Standing 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 feature lessons learned from NACo affiliate state associations of counties in the adaptation and delivery of programs and services at the state level and a preview of NACo program areas for the coming years. Committee members will provide feedback to NACo to help maximize the impact of these initiatives and help shape NACo’s current and future programming.

1:00 pm

NACo Annual Business Meeting & Election

Mon. July 12 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
4:00 pm

Central Region Caucus Meeting

Mon. July 12 | 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm EDT

Northeast Region Caucus Meeting

Mon. July 12 | 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm EDT

South Region Caucus Meeting & Election

Mon. July 12 | 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm EDT

West Region Caucus Meeting & Election

Mon. July 12 | 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm EDT
5:30 pm

NACo New Board Member Meeting

Mon. July 12 | 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
6:30 pm

NACo Closing Celebration

Mon. July 12 | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm EDT
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