2021 NACo Annual Conference

Conference

2021 NACo Annual Conference

The 2021 NACo Annual Conference brought together county elected and appointed officials from across the country in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Find resources shared during the conference and explore the schedule.
Thu. July 08
10:00 am

Registration Open

Thu. July 08 | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm EDTPotomac Lobby | Convention Center, Ballroom Level
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 EDTMaryland BD/456 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

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 EDTCamellia 1 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level
5:30 pm

CIO Forum & Tech Summit Reception

Thu. July 08 | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDTCherry Blossom Lobby | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

National Association of Hispanic County Officers (NAHCO) Virtual Meeting

Virtual meeting

Thu. July 08 | 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
7:00 pm

Documentary Screening: Basketball County: In The Water

Thu. July 08 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDTOffsite at Arts’tination at National Harbor

Sports Documentary produced in conjunction with NBA All-Star Player Kevin Durant, takes a look at the exceptional NBA talent born and raised in Prince George’s County.   Shot on location throughout Prince George’s County, the film not only showcases our talent on the court, but also off the court, in our schools, and behind the camera.

Fri. July 09
6:15 am

Local Bike Tour

Fri. July 09 | 6:15 am to 7:45 am EDT

Enjoy an early morning bike ride with a guided tour by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Park Commissions. Rangers will provide a guided bike ride of the Maryland trails and you'll learn more about the historical surrounding area. Nothing better for a conference than starting with a morning bike ride and clearing your head. REGISTRATION REQUIRED and space is limited to the first 46 registrants.  https://www.naco.org/annual/2021-local-bike-tour-rsvp

8:00 am

Registration and Voting Credentials Help Desk Open

Fri. July 09 | 8:00 am to 6:00 pm EDTPotomac Lobby | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

NACo Solutions Desk Open

Fri. July 09 | 8:00 am to 6:00 pm EDTPotomac Lobby | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

Cancelled: Attendee Orientation/Safety Protocols/Convention Tour

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

Event cancelled due to U.S. Secret Service activity

First-Time Attendees Orientation

Invitation only

Fri. July 09 | 8:00 am to 9:15 am EDTRiverView Ballroom | Outside the Lower Atrium

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.

8:25 am

Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting #1

Fri. July 09 | 8:25 am to 9:00 am EDTAnnapolis 3-4 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level
9:00 am

Agriculture & Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Fri. July 09 | 9:00 am to 10:30 am EDTWoodrow Wilson A | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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 Meeting

Fri. July 09 | 9:00 am to 10:30 am EDTWoodrow Wilson BCD | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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 | 9:00 am to 10:30 am EDTMaryland BD/456 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

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. 

NACo Store & Resource Center Open

Fri. July 09 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDTPotomac Registration Desk
9:30 am

Justice & Public Safety Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Fri. July 09 | 9:30 am to 10:30 am EDTRiverView Ballroom | Outside the Lower Atrium

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 10:30 am EDTMaryland AC/123 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

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.

1:00 pm
2:15 pm

Environment, Energy & Land Use Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Fri. July 09 | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pm EDTRiverView Ballroom | Outside the Lower Atrium

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 EDTWoodrow Wilson A | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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 EDTMaryland BD/456 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

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 EDTMaryland AC/123 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

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 EDTWoodrow Wilson BCD | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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 EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level
5:30 pm

Meetup: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) | Broadband

Fri. July 09 | 5:30 pm to 6:10 pm EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

The U.S. Treasury has released guidance on the American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, which provides $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America, as well as other crucial investments in local communities. During this moderated meeting up, participants will have the chance to discuss how they plan to invest Recovery Funds in broadband infrastructure. 

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

Fri. July 09 | 5:30 pm to 6:10 pm EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

The U.S. Treasury has released guidance on the American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, which provides $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America, as well as other crucial investments in local communities. During this moderated meeting up, participants will have the chance to discuss how they plan to invest Recovery Funds to assist individuals and families struggling to make rental and utility payments, and support individuals who are experiencing homelessness. 

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

Fri. July 09 | 5:30 pm to 6:10 pm EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

The U.S. Treasury has released guidance on the American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, which provides $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America, as well as other crucial investments in local communities. During this moderated meeting up, participants will have the chance to discuss how they plan to invest Recovery Funds towards services and programs that support justice and public safety.

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 EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

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 EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

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.

Connecting Counties and Military Installations

Invite only

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

By invitation, this interactive session will bring together leaders from counties with military installations  and officials from the U.S. Department of Defense(DOD). Peer-learning and discussion will include opportunities, resources, and ideas to foster and strengthen county-military partnerships. Particularly focused on land-use planning and protection, officials from the DOD Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration(REPI) and Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation(OLDCC) will outline partnerships for maintaining military readiness, while preserving open space and working lands, protecting natural resources, and building resilient economies and communities. Refreshments provided.

Colorado Caucus Meeting

Invitation only

Fri. July 09 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDTAzalea 1 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level
6:20 pm

Meetup: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA): Crowdsourcing Technology Spending

Fri. July 09 | 6:20 pm to 7:00 pm EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

The U.S. Treasury has released guidance on the American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, which provides $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America, as well as other crucial investments in local communities. During this meeting up, participants will have the chance to discuss and hear from others how they plan to invest Recovery Funds to support technology infrastructure.

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

Fri. July 09 | 6:20 pm to 7:00 pm EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

Now that the U.S. Treasury has begun distributing Recovery Funds, counties across the country are eager to invest this funding to support our residents and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the American Rescue Plant Act (ARP), counties may use Recovery Funds for the provision of “government services” to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to COVID-19. Join experts for a discussion on how to calculate your county’s revenue loss, how this revenue recoupment can be invested and offer feedback on Treasury’s Interim Final Rule related to this provision.

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

Fri. July 09 | 6:20 pm to 7:00 pm EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

The U.S. Treasury has released guidance on the American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, which provides $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America, as well as other crucial investments in local communities. During this moderated meeting up, participants will have the chance to discuss how they plan to invest Recovery Funds  to support critical water and sewer to assist in meeting the critical need for investments and improvements to existing infrastructure.

Meetup: Discussion with Dr. Deborah Birx | COVID-19 Update and Mitigation Best Practices

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

Join Dr. Deborah Birx, former White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator and the government’s top official in the battle against global HIV/AIDS, for a COVID-19 update and discussion of mitigation best practices, including smart investments in air purification technologies to limit indoor transmission.

Meetup: Improving Your Cybersecurity Readiness Through Collaboration

Fri. July 09 | 6:20 pm to 7:00 pm EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

Informal discussion on cybersecurity current events, trends and best practices. Opportunity to network and discuss the power of collaboration to be more cyber secure. 

7:00 pm

Opening Celebration: Best of Maryland on the Waterfront

Fri. July 09 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDTOrchard Terrace | Convention Center, Lower Level

Join us on the beautiful Potomac River waterfront of the Gaylord National Harbor to celebrate the opening of the NACo Annual Conference. We're proud to join Prince George's County in showcasing the finest local specialties, music and traditions, from crabs to the state's signature summer drink, Orange Crush, as we say welcome back, hon! in true Maryland style. 
 

Sat. July 10
8:00 am

Registration and Voting Credentials Help Desk Open

Sat. July 10 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EDTPotomac Lobby | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

NACo Solutions Desk Open

Sat. July 10 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EDTPotomac Lobby | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

Enhancing Local Workforce Development and Building for the Future

Sat. July 10 | 8:00 am to 9:00 am EDTNational Harbor Room 4-5 | Convention Center, Top Floor

Automation, shifting demographics, COVID-19 and increased tele-work opportunities are reshaping the workforce landscape amid shifting industry needs. Counties, through local and regional partnerships and workforce development boards, are working with public, private, and nonprofit partners to help train job seekers and connect them with local employers and higher education supports. Counties must also adapt to changing workforce environments, including remote work and the technology and security considerations that come with these changes. Join this session to learn more about these efforts, including how counties can leverage local relationships in developing the workforce of the future.

8:30 am

Exhibit Hall Open

Sat. July 10 | 8:30 am to 3:30 pm EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

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

Sat. July 10 | 8:30 am to 9:15 am EDTAzalea 1 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

Join us for this networking and peer-learning meetup of coal-reliant and coal-impacted county leaders. Meet and interact with peers to discuss challenges, helpful resources available, and share inspiring ideas and successes to build economic resilience in coal counties across the nation.  
 

Eggs over Offsets - A Revenue Recovery Strategy

Sat. July 10 | 8:30 am to 9:15 am EDTNational Harbor Room 2-3 | Convention Center, Top Floor

Join us for a discussion on the results-oriented debt setoff clearinghouse, also known as TRECS, that 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 EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

Join this meetup for an informal discussion focused on opportunities to use American Rescue Plan Act funds to support vulnerable children and families. Attendees will have an opportunity to share ideas, ask questions and collaborate on strategies to help children and families recover from the pandemic. 

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

Sat. July 10 | 8:30 am to 9:15 am EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

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

Sat. July 10 | 8:30 am to 9:15 am EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

The U.S. Treasury has released guidance on the American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, which provides $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America, as well as other crucial investments in local communities. During this moderated meeting up, participants will have the chance to discuss how they plan to invest Recovery Funds  to support support small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meetup: Behavioral Health and Justice

Facilitated by Pew Charitable Trusts

Sat. July 10 | 8:30 am to 9:15 am EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

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.

9:00 am

NACo Store & Resource Center Open

Sat. July 10 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDTConvention Center Pre-Function | Convention Center Lobby
9:30 am

Healthy Counties Advisory Board Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am EDTMaryland BD/456 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

Immigration Reform Task Force Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am EDTNational Harbor Room 10 | Convention Center, Top Floor

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 EDTWoodrow Wilson A | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

Join IT Standing Committee members to hear from the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) concerning DotGov updates and their perspective on recent Cyber incidents. AT&T will also be presenting the examples and innovative solutions that they have encountered over the past year in addressing the digital divide.

Nominating Committee Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am EDTAzalea 3 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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

Sat. July 10 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am EDTMaryland AC/123 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

Join the Resilient Counties Advisoary Board for an interactive and informative deep dive on wildfire mitigation planning and action. This discussion will highlight valuable tools and resources, in addition to creative and practical approaches for building more resilient counties.  

Veterans & Military Services Committee Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am EDTRiverview Ballroom | Outside the Lower Atrium

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. 

Current County Outdoor Recreation Challenges and Responses

Sat. July 10 | 9:30 am to 11:00 am EDT

“Current County Outdoor Recreation Challenges and Responses” During the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans flocked to the outdoors in record numbers. This dramatic increase in tourists strained the limited resources in many counties. In this session, hear from county officials and other experts about the challenges faced from spikes in demand for a wide array of county services and how counties responded to meet their communities’ needs.

11:00 am

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDTAnnapolis Ballroom | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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 EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

Meetup: The Future of County Libraries

Sat. July 10 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level

Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting #2

Sat. July 10 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 12-13 | Convention Center, Top Floor

Utah Caucus Meeting

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 11:00 am to 1:30 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 4-5 | Convention Center, Top Floor
12:30 pm

County Leaders for Equity in Governance Luncheon

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 10 | Convention Center, Top Floor

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 EDTCherry Blossom Ballroom | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

Membership Standing Committee Luncheon

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 11 | Convention Center, Top Floor

Minnesota Caucus

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 6-7 | Convention Center, Top Floor

Missouri Delegation Caucus

Sat. July 10 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDTCamellia 2 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

National Association of County Civil Attorneys (NACCA) Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDTAzalea 2 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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

Sat. July 10 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDTMaryland BD/456 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

PA Counties Caucus

Invitation Only

Sat. July 10 | 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EDTAzalea 1 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level
1:00 pm

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

Sat. July 10 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDTAzalea 3 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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 EDTWoodrow Wilson BCD | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level
2:15 pm

Counties for Kids: Strategies for Supporting Young Children and Families

Sat. July 10 | 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 2-3 | Convention Center, Top Floor

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 EDTMaryland AC/123 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

Join NACo's Government Affairs staff for an update on the most pressing issues in front of the 177th Congress

Maximizing Return on Investment with NACo FSC Programs

Sat. July 10 | 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 12-13 | Convention Center, Top Floor

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. 

State Policy Trends and County Priorities

Sat. July 10 | 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm EDTAnnapolis Ballroom | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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 EDTWoodrow Wilson A | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

NACo’s Arts & Culture Committee Workshop is open to all and will showcase the work of the committee as well the critical role of the arts in local communities. Expert speakers and county leaders will present a diverse assortment of arts programming including a focus on historic preservation, the arts as a means to bridge racial and cultural divides and using ARP funds to support the arts. The committee will also honor the recipient of this year’s Public Leadership in the Arts Award in partnership with Americans for the Arts. 

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 EDTNational Harbor Room 4-5 | Convention Center, Top Floor

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 EDTRiverview Ballroom | Outside the Lower Atrium
3:45 pm
5:30 pm

National Association of County Health Facilities (NACHFa) Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 7 | Convention Center, Top Floor

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 EDTNational Harbor Room 2-3 | Convention Center, Top Floor

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

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 6 | Convention Center, Top Floor

National Democratic County Officials (NDCO) Annual Business Meeting

Sat. July 10 | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDTAnnapolis Ballroom | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

North Carolina Caucus

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 11 | Convention Center, Top Floor

Florida Delegates Reception

Sat. July 10 | 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDTCherry Blossom Lobby | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

Police Jury Association of Louisiana Welcome Reception

Sat. July 10 | 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 4-5 | Convention Center, Top Floor
6:00 pm

National Conference of Republican County Officials (NCRCO)

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 12-13 | Convention Center, Top Floor
6:30 pm

North Carolina Reception

Invitation only

Sat. July 10 | 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 10 | Convention Center, Top Floor

Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) Reception

Invitation only

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

Book Reading: “Our Darkest Hours: New York County Leadership and the COVID Pandemic”

Sat. July 10 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDTMint Suite #7135 | Hotel Space, 7th Floor

Join leadership from the New York State Association of Counties as they read selections from their new book, “Our Darkest Hours: New York County Leadership and the COVID Pandemic,” and discuss key lessons learned over the last year. A limited number of book copies will available at no cost (books are compliments of NYSAC and NACo). 

Meetup: A Post-COVID World and Mental Health

Sat. July 10 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDTAzalea 3 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

Join Marjorie Morrison, president and CEO of Psych Hub, for a discussion on county mental health resources and responses in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Psych Hub is the premier online platform for videos and courses on mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention. Come learn about what counties can do to assist those most at need during this unprecedented time and engage in discussion over light refreshments.

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

Sat. July 10 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDTAzalea 2 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

Join Dr. Brenda Jones Harden (University of Maryland School of Social Work) and Dr. George Askew (Prince George's County, Md.) for an informal chat about what neuroscience research means 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 policy and systems changes and support evidence-based decision-making. Light refreshments will be served.

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

Morning Yoga with Robin Bell

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

Start your morning with Prince George's County native Robin Bell and an outdoor energizing yoga experience on the Gaylord Pier. The class is designed to reduce stress, stretch muscles, balance the energy centers, promote healing and assist in recovery from more strenuous activities.

This class is suitable for beginners, experienced yoga practitioners, and everyone in between. Bring a towel and yoga mat.

7:30 am

West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland State Association Breakfast

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 7:30 am to 9:00 am EDTNational Harbor Room 10 | Convention Center, Top Floor

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

8:00 am

Credentials Committee Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 8:00 am to 9:15 am EDTNational Harbor Room 12-13 | Convention Center, Top Floor

NACo DCR Advisory Committee Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 8:00 am to 9:15 am EDTNational Harbor Room 4-5 | Convention Center, Top Floor

Non-Denominational Worship Service

Sun. July 11 | 8:00 am to 9:30 am EDTWoodrow Wilson A | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

NACo Solutions Desk Open

Sun. July 11 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EDTPotomac Lobby | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

Registration and Voting Credentials Help Desk Open

Sun. July 11 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EDTPotomac Lobby | Convention Center, Ballroom Level
8:30 am

The County Role in Ensuring Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Public Health Services

Sun. July 11 | 8:30 am to 9:30 am EDTAnnapolis Ballroom | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

As vaccines became more readily available, county public health officials were tasked with ensuring distribution was achieved in an equitable manner. Counties quickly implemented programs to reach vulnerable individuals, engage vaccine-hesitant communities, and track which portions of the population were receiving the vaccine. Join this session to learn about these ongoing efforts to protect our communities against COVID-19, and to hear about lessons learned in delivering equitable public health services.
 

Exhibit Hall Open

Sun. July 11 | 8:30 am to 12:00 pm EDTPrince George's Exhibit Hall | Convention Center, Lower Atrium Level
9:00 am

NACA Executive Board Meeting

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDTNational Harbor Room 8 | Convention Center, Top Floor

NACo Store & Resource Center Open

Sun. July 11 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDTPotomac Registration Desk
9:15 am

Bridging the Gap: Crisis Response as Criminal Justice Diversion

Sun. July 11 | 9:15 am to 10:30 am EDTWoodrow Wilson BCD | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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.

9:30 am

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Business Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 9:30 am to 10:30 am EDTMaryland AC/123 | Convention Center, Ballroom 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 2021 Annual Conference will feature conversations with national leaders on topics including the future of local economies post COVID-19 pandemic and the future of smart infrastructure All urban county officials are welcome to attend.
 

Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Business Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 9:30 am to 10:30 am EDTMaryland BD/456 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

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

Large Urban County Caucus / Rural Action Caucus Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 10:45 am to 12:00 pm EDTRiverView Ballroom | Outside the Lower Atrium
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 EDTNational Harbor Room 6-7 | Convention Center, Top Floor

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 EDTPotomac Ballroom | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

NCCAE Business Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm EDTCherry Blossom Ballroom | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level
1:00 pm

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

Sun. July 11 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 8 | Convention Center, Top Floor

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 EDTWoodrow Wilson BCD | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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 EDTMaryland AC/123 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

With the historic investment of $65.1 billion in direct, flexible aid to every county in America, the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, established under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), puts America’s counties at a pivotal juncture in both short- and long-term planning. ARP provides enough resources to allow many counties to build toward recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19 as well as foster long-term shifts toward equity in their communities. Through an expert presentation and specific county examples, this session will highlight opportunities to ensure equitable planning in ARP spending.

Say and Do: Five Strategies for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in your Community

Sun. July 11 | 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm EDTAnnapolis Ballroom | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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 EDTMaryland BD/456 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

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 EDTRiverview Ballroom | Outside the Lower Atrium
3:30 pm

State Association Meeting Planners Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EDTAzalea 2 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level
3:45 pm

County Strategies for Navigating Opioid Settlements

Sun. July 11 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 12-13 | Convention Center, Top Floor

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 EDTNational Harbor Room 2-3 | Convention Center, Top Floor

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed homelessness under the spotlight as a public health crisis. More and more Americans are faced with housing instability and the exacerbated health risks that come with it. Speakers from Community Solutions, Witt O’Brien’s and the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness will discuss strategies for using Emergency Rental Assistance funding effectively and forming community-wide partnerships to achieve sustainable solutions for reducing and preventing homelessness. You will also hear from Montgomery County, Md. on its success in addressing these challenges to improve the health of its community.

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 EDTNational Harbor Room 4-5 | Convention Center, Top Floor

Healthcare Cost in Retirement and the Complexities of Medicare

Sun. July 11 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 10-11 | Convention Center, Top Floor

The Health Care program will help simplify the complexity of Medicare and health care costs in retirement. The program’s suite of education materials, tools, including the Health Care Cost Assessment, and hands-on support help quantify health care costs so a plan can be created to manage those costs in retirement.

Maximizing Impact through Collaborative Community Engagement

Sun. July 11 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDTMagnolia 3 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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 EDTNational Harbor Room 6-7 | Convention Center, Top Floor

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.  

Share Your County Story

Sun. July 11 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDTCherry Blossom Ballroom | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

County News Digital Editor and Senior Writer Charlie Ban discusses County News, NACo's flagship newspaper, celebrating its 53rd year in print and how to get your county news into the paper. Q&A will follow with the authors of "Our Darkest Hours," a look at how county officials in New York responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and podcaster David Martin of "The Good Goverment Show."

TRECS State Partners Workshop

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 14 | Convention Center, Top Floor

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 EDTCamellia 1 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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 EDTMagnolia 2 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level
5:00 pm

Michigan Caucus Meeting

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDTAzalea 1 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

NACo Next Generation Meeting

Sun. July 11 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDTWoodrow Wilson A | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

Texas Caucus

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDTAnnapolis 3-4 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level
5:15 pm

County Tools, Challenges & Solutions in Expanding Broadband Access

Sun. July 11 | 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm EDTMaryland AC/123 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level
5:30 pm

West Virginia Caucus Reception

Sun. July 11 | 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 1 | Convention Center, Top Floor

Ohio Caucus Reception

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 6-7 | Convention Center, Top Floor
6:00 pm

Nebraska Caucus

Sun. July 11 | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDTAzalea 3 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

California Caucus

Sun. July 11 | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 2-3 | Convention Center, Top Floor

Japan Night

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDTCamellia 3 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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

North Carolina Association of Black County Officials (NCABCO) Meeting

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDTMagnolia 3 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

Arizona Caucus

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EDTCamellia 2 | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

National Democratic County Official (NDCO) Annual Reception

Invitation only

Sun. July 11 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDTOFFSITE | The Brass Tap
6:30 pm

Next Gen/County Leadership Institute/HPLA & CLA Reception

Sun. July 11 | 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm EDTCherry Blossom lobby | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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 EDTOrchard Terrace | Convention Center, Lower Level

County DEI Directors Meet-Up

Sun. July 11 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDTMeet in Belvedere Lobby Bar
Mon. July 12
7:00 am

Florida Delegates Caucus

Invitation only

Mon. July 12 | 7:00 am to 8:00 am EDTNational Harbor Room 4 | Convention Center, Top Floor
8:00 am

Gulf States Counties and Parishes Caucus

Mon. July 12 | 8:00 am to 9:30 am EDTMaryland AC/123 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

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 EDTNational Harbor Room 12 | Convention Center, Top Floor

NACo Solutions Desk Open

Mon. July 12 | 8:00 am to 3:00 pm EDTPotomac Lobby | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

Registration Desk Open

Mon. July 12 | 8:00 am to 3:00 pm EDTPotomac Lobby | Convention Center, Ballroom Level
9:30 am

General Session

Mon. July 12 | 9:30 am to 11:00 am EDTPotomac Ballroom | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

Federal Agency Expo

Mon. July 12 | 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDTPotomac Lobby | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Department of Homeland Security

Department of the Interior

Department of Veterans Affairs

Environmental Protection Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency

11:00 am

ARPA Fiscal Recovery Fund: Overview and Demo of Revenue Loss Calculator

Mon. July 12 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 2-3 | Convention Center, Top Floor

Now that the U.S. Treasury has begun distributing Fiscal Recovery Funds authorized under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), counties across the country are eager to invest this funding to support our residents and communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the ARP, counties may use Recovery Funds for the provision of “government services” to the extent of the reduction in revenue experienced due to COVID-19. Join NACo staff for a demo of a new revenue loss calculator tool that counties can use to calculate your county's revenue loss and discussion on how to invet these funds. 

Broadband Taskforce Meeting

Mon. July 12 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDTMaryland AC/123 | Convention Center, Ballroom Level

Programs and Services Committee Meeting

Mon. July 12 | 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDTAnnapolis Ballroom | Hotel Space, Ballroom Level

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 EDTPotomac Ballroom | Convention Center, Ballroom Level
4:00 pm

Central Region Caucus Meeting

Mon. July 12 | 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 2-3 | Convention Center, Top Floor

Northeast Region Caucus Meeting

Mon. July 12 | 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 12-13 | Convention Center, Top Floor

South Region Caucus Meeting & Election

Mon. July 12 | 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 10-11 | Convention Center, Top Floor

West Region Caucus Meeting & Election

Mon. July 12 | 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm EDTNational Harbor Room 6-7 | Convention Center, Top Floor
5:30 pm

NACo New Board Member Meeting

Mon. July 12 | 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm EDTRiverview Ballroom | Outside the Lower Atrium
6:30 pm

NACo Closing Celebration

Mon. July 12 | 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm EDTOrchard Terrace | Convention Center, Lower Level
8:00 pm

National Association of County LGBTQ Leaders & Allies Social

Mon. July 12 | 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm EDTThe Brass Tap
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