2019 NACo Legislative Conference

2019 NACo Legislative Conference

CIO Forum (RSVP required)

Tue. March 05 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology programs and engage with NACo Premier Corporate members. The 2019 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery and cloud storage.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP when registering for the conference. To check your RSVP status or submit an RSVP if you are already registered, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org

Program Coordinator, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota  
 

Transportation Policy Steering Committee – Subcommittee Meetings

Sat. March 02 | 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 federally-funded highway safety research, rail safety and efforts from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Transportation Policy Steering Committee – Subcommittee Meetings

Sat. March 02 | 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 federally-funded highway safety research, rail safety and efforts from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Building a Skilled Workforce for the Future

Tue. March 05 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Learn how workforce boards can use the flexibility of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to rethink workforce policies and invest resources to create a future-forward workforce system, while hearing best practice examples from both urban and rural counties and regions.

Commander, Wise County Veterans Group (Texas)  
 

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmInternational Ballroom West, 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 various issues facing our nation’s veterans and ensure we are providing them the best possible services to meet their unique needs.

Chief of Quality & Clinical Innovation, Connections Health Solutions and Assistant Professor, University of Arizona  
 

Reimagining County Behavioral Health Crisis Response Systems and Policies

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amLincoln East, Concourse Level

Without alternatives to jails and emergency rooms, law enforcement and other first responders have few options for diverting people who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis. NACo is partnering with Arnold Ventures to improve America's crisis response system through the Data-Driven Justice project. This workshop presents engagement strategies counties are using to build regional and state support to redesign crisis response systems and link people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders to places where they are most likely to receive effective treatment.

CIO Forum (RSVP required)

Tue. March 05 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology programs and engage with NACo Premier Corporate members. The 2019 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery and cloud storage.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP when registering for the conference. To check your RSVP status or submit an RSVP if you are already registered, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org

CTDP, MCATD, CPBA, Certified e-Learning Specialist  
 

Leadership Symposium

Invitation only

Mon. March 04 | 10:30 am to 4:30 pmFairchild West, Terrace Level

Dr. Martín Carcasson, founder and director of the Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation, and innovative facilitators from 4Forward lead an interactive, in-depth symposium on resident engagement. Learn the foundational social psychology and decision- making science behind building consensus, then put theory into practice with an interactive session on strategies to overcome your county’s greatest challenges.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation  
 

Transportation Policy Steering Committee – Subcommittee Meetings

Sat. March 02 | 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 federally-funded highway safety research, rail safety and efforts from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Policy Advisor for Corrections and Reentry, U.S. Department of Justice  
 

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee – Morning Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Committee members will hear from federal partners and policy experts on the latest developments in justice-related policy issues. Discussion topics include the outlook for implementation of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) and the Second Chance Act (SCA) passed in the closing days of the 115th Congress. The committee will also review the federal outlook for criminal justice reform in the 116th Congress and hear from key staffers in both the House and Senate Judiciary Committee along with members of the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

 

Repaving the Federal Permitting Process

Tue. March 05 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

In 2018, the Trump Administration announced efforts to streamline the federal permitting process, with the goal of capping reviews for new projects at a total of two years. Agencies engaged in this effort are involved in projects ranging from water infrastructure to roads and ditches to public transit. Join this workshop to learn more about how counties can benefit from federal streamlining efforts.

Executive Director and CEO, The Solid Waste Association of North America  
 

Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 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 2019, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to “Waters of the U.S.,” the National Flood Insurance Program, climate and renewable energy and China’s ban of recyclables. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Early Childhood Luncheon: Leading Local Efforts to Reach Young Children

Sat. March 02 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmJefferson East & West, Concourse Level

Seating is first-come, first-served and limited to registered attendees.

Early childhood investments help to support a thriving community and positively impact children’s outcomes that span into adulthood. Strong evidence shows that when counties invest in the first three years of a child’s life, the returns for the community are the highest, and these investments can reduce the need for more expensive interventions later in an individual’s life. Hear from an expert panel of county and national thought leaders about how counties are investing in young children and advancing early childhood policy, programs and systems.

This luncheon is made possible by the National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers (NCIT), funded through the Pritzker Children’s Initiative. We thank NCIT for their support.

Interim Director of the Office of External Affairs, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce  
 

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee – Subcommittees Meeting

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

NACo’s three Community, Economic and Workforce Development Subcommittees 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.

Research Analyst, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution  
 

International Economic Development Task Force Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pmInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

As shifts in U.S. trade policy ripple across the global economy, county governments and their residents feel the impacts on the ground. This session will feature a conversation with the Brookings Institution on the recent tariffs implemented in 2018 and other important changes to U.S. trade policy, with a special focus on how county leaders can continue to encourage international economic development within their county economies. SelectUSA will also join the meeting to give an update on the latest services it has to offer county leaders. Hosted by the International Economic Development Task Force, this session is open to all conference attendees.

County Judge, Cooke County, Texas and Chair, NACo Technology & Telecommunications Policy Steering Committee  
 

Smarter Counties Summit Session 1: Bridging the Digital Divide

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

From foundational middle-mile investments in underserved communities to changes in local zoning authority for next-generation telecommunications infrastructure, this session examines how rural and urban counties are bridging the digital divide while meeting the challenges of rapid growth in telecommunications.

Vice President of Regulatory, Labor and State Affairs, Associated Builders and Contractors  
 

Immigration Reform Task Force Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Members of NACo’s Immigration Reform Task Force (IRTF) will discuss how federal immigration issues impact local workforce needs in various industries and how the current federal immigration system impacts the availability of a legal workforce. Additionally, Task Force members will also discuss next steps for the immigration consensus principles and avenues for advocacy within NACo’s policy steering committees.

Hazards Planning Center Manager, American Planning Association  
 

Understanding FEMA's New Policy Guidelines Before Disasters Hit

Mon. March 04 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

This session discusses imminent pre-hazard mitigation rule changes following the passage of the Disaster Recovery Relief Act, including funding eligibility and potential codes and standards requirements. In this workshop, FEMA will outline the questions county officials should ask their staff and give tips on applying for grants under the new FEMA guidelines. The workshop will also highlight successful county-led hazard mitigation projects and exemplary local policy examples.

Tax-Efficient Planning Opportunities - Sponsored by Nationwide Retirement Solutions

Sun. March 03 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmShaw, First Floor

Most investors saving for retirement do so by saving through 401ks, 403bs and other tax-deferred accounts – though a lucky few still have pensions. With all this tax-deferred income, clients may find themselves with a hefty tax bill or in a higher tax bracket when they withdraw income, especially at age 70 ½.  We’ll talk about planning opportunities to reduce the impact of taxes on your client’s retirement income, like Net Unrealized Appreciation, HSAs, Roth Conversion and Qualified Charitable Deductions and sequencing case studies that demonstrate how the order of withdrawals can impact the longevity of a retirement income plan.

CIO Forum (RSVP required)

Tue. March 05 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology programs and engage with NACo Premier Corporate members. The 2019 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery and cloud storage.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP when registering for the conference. To check your RSVP status or submit an RSVP if you are already registered, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org

Senior Research Associate, Policy Research Associates, Inc.  
 

Finding Better Solutions: Supporting People with Mental Illness Awaiting Trial

Tue. March 05 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

National experts discuss how states have changed policies to allow for community-based competency restoration and reduced wait times and reliance on state hospital beds for people detained pending competency restoration. Learn how county leaders have addressed the challenge of reducing the number of people with mental illnesses in jails and the impact on county jail populations and individual outcomes, and how federal legislators are attempting to address the issue nationally.

Leadership Symposium

Invitation only

Mon. March 04 | 10:30 am to 4:30 pmFairchild West, Terrace Level

Dr. Martín Carcasson, founder and director of the Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation, and innovative facilitators from 4Forward lead an interactive, in-depth symposium on resident engagement. Learn the foundational social psychology and decision- making science behind building consensus, then put theory into practice with an interactive session on strategies to overcome your county’s greatest challenges.

Acting Director, Office of Community Services, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee – Joint Subcommittee Meetings

Sat. March 02 | 9:00 am to 11:30 amColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Join the Human Services and Education (HSE) Steering Committee’s Joint Subcommittees Meeting as we discuss 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 Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to learn how counties and our federal partners may work together to help leverage federal resources to serve local residents.

Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC and Co-Founder of America Online  
 

Understanding FEMA's New Policy Guidelines Before Disasters Hit

Mon. March 04 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

This session discusses imminent pre-hazard mitigation rule changes following the passage of the Disaster Recovery Relief Act, including funding eligibility and potential codes and standards requirements. In this workshop, FEMA will outline the questions county officials should ask their staff and give tips on applying for grants under the new FEMA guidelines. The workshop will also highlight successful county-led hazard mitigation projects and exemplary local policy examples.

Director, State Demonstrations Groups, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  
 

Health Policy Steering Committee – Joint Subcommittees Meetings

Sat. March 02 | 9:00 am to 11:30 amLincoln West, Concourse Level

The Health Steering Committee will discuss legislation in the 116th Congress related to the use of health information technology and the role data can play in developing community based approaches to prevention, treatment and recovery for substance misuse. Members will also converse with federal officials about Medicaid waivers and how states and counties can use waivers to address health issues ranging from long-term care to mental health.

Director, State and Local Fiscal Policy Engagement, Urban Institute  
 

Making Sense of New Federal Funding Tools: Opportunity Zones and Pay for Success

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 included provisions to incentivize results-driven investments in economic development in communities across the
country. Join this interactive workshop to learn more about Opportunity Zones and the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA) and what counties need to do to access and leverage these new funding streams.

Director, Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Allegheny County, Pa.  
 

Connecting Federal and County Systems of Care

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Counties are exploring and implementing innovative approaches to delivering health and human services critical to breaking cycles of poverty. Hear from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and county leaders on their efforts to promote collaboration across health and human services systems, improve outcomes for residents and lead them on a path towards employment and self-sufficiency.

Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pmTenleytown East & West, First Floor

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 a federal update from the U.S. Forest Service on their efforts to implement new forest management authorities. Members will also get the latest news on efforts to modernize the Endangered Species Act and strategize for future WIR events and initiatives.

Judge, Wise County, Texas and Chair, NACo Veterans and Military Service Committee  
 

Smarter Counties Summit Session 1: Bridging the Digital Divide

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

From foundational middle-mile investments in underserved communities to changes in local zoning authority for next-generation telecommunications infrastructure, this session examines how rural and urban counties are bridging the digital divide while meeting the challenges of rapid growth in telecommunications.

CIO Forum (RSVP required)

Tue. March 05 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology programs and engage with NACo Premier Corporate members. The 2019 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery and cloud storage.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP when registering for the conference. To check your RSVP status or submit an RSVP if you are already registered, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org

CIO Forum (RSVP required)

Tue. March 05 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology programs and engage with NACo Premier Corporate members. The 2019 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery and cloud storage.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP when registering for the conference. To check your RSVP status or submit an RSVP if you are already registered, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org

Executive Director, Community Housing Sonoma County (Calif.)  
 

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmInternational Ballroom West, 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 various issues facing our nation’s veterans and ensure we are providing them the best possible services to meet their unique needs.

NACo Immediate Past President; Supervisor, San Diego County, Calif.  
 

Connecting Federal and County Systems of Care

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Counties are exploring and implementing innovative approaches to delivering health and human services critical to breaking cycles of poverty. Hear from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and county leaders on their efforts to promote collaboration across health and human services systems, improve outcomes for residents and lead them on a path towards employment and self-sufficiency.

CIO Forum (RSVP required)

Tue. March 05 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology programs and engage with NACo Premier Corporate members. The 2019 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery and cloud storage.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP when registering for the conference. To check your RSVP status or submit an RSVP if you are already registered, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org

Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.)  
 

Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level

Members will hear from federal officials and policy experts on the latest telecommunications and technology federal policy issues. The steering committee will review upcoming legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to rural broadband, 5G mobile network deployment and broadband coverage mapping. Steering committee members will consider interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Director, Justice Policy and Programs, Franklin County, Ohio  
 

Reimagining County Behavioral Health Crisis Response Systems and Policies

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amLincoln East, Concourse Level

Without alternatives to jails and emergency rooms, law enforcement and other first responders have few options for diverting people who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis. NACo is partnering with Arnold Ventures to improve America's crisis response system through the Data-Driven Justice project. This workshop presents engagement strategies counties are using to build regional and state support to redesign crisis response systems and link people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders to places where they are most likely to receive effective treatment.

Majority Staff Director, U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee  
 

Transportation Policy Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pmInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

Members will hear from federal officials and policy experts on the latest transportation federal policy issues facing counties. The steering committee will review the federal outlook for transportation issues in 2019, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to transportation infrastructure, the Highway Trust Fund, drones, and road and bridge safety. Steering committee members will consider interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Senior Director of State and Local Government Affairs, Americans for the Arts  
 

Revitalizing Community Through the Arts: A Meeting of the Arts & Culture Commission

Sun. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level

This meeting will explore how counties are using the arts and culture to revitalize their communities and activate public spaces.

The Creative Counties Forum will meet in this room immediately following this meeting from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Acting Associate Adminstrator for Policy, Program Analysis and International Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Administration  
 

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee – Afternoon Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 1:30 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Committee members will hear from key federal partners on recent developments in public safety related policy issues. The committee will learn about implementation plans for the recently passed Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA), outlook for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and how to strengthen local safety and security through information and intelligence sharing and federal partnerships. Steering committee members will consider interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Director of Community Arts Development, South Carolina Arts Commission  
 

Creative Counties Forum

Sun. March 03 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level

The Creative Counties Forum will be an open conversation on broad trends and useful resources in creative placemaking -- or the integration of arts and culture into community revitalization work. The Forum will feature a panel of creative placemaking experts, a “world café” with the NACo Creative Counties teams to discuss their successes and lessons learned as they have engaged in this work and an in-depth open discussion on using the arts to solve local challenges.  

Registration is not required, but please complete this one-minute form if you plan to attend to help us track numbers. The NACo Arts and Culture Commission will meet in the same room immediately prior to the Forum from 1:00 – 2:00pm. 

 

Executive Director, Hyattsville Community Development Corporation  
 

Revitalizing Community Through the Arts: A Meeting of the Arts & Culture Commission

Sun. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level

This meeting will explore how counties are using the arts and culture to revitalize their communities and activate public spaces.

The Creative Counties Forum will meet in this room immediately following this meeting from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

How Evolving Cash Bail Policy Could Impact Your County

Mon. March 04 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

This workshop updates attendees on litigation and legislative changes to pretrial reform and examines challenges and success in counties that have eliminated monetary bail. Following several recent federal court decisions, states and counties across the country are requiring or experimenting with eliminating cash bail.

Director of Strategic Affairs, Placer County Water Agency  
 

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee – Subcommittee Meetings

Sat. March 02 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) members will learn about Placer County, California’s efforts to collaborate with federal land managers on two forest management projects that will reduce the threat of wildfire to community safety and the local water supply. Members will have a roundtable discussion on the PLSC’s advocacy efforts and policy positions regarding federal payments to public lands counties.

Director of Block Grant Assistance, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  
 

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee – Subcommittees Meeting

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

NACo’s three Community, Economic and Workforce Development Subcommittees 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.

President & CEO, Congressional Management Foundation  
 

How Elections Shift Power in Congress: Identifying and Building Relations in a New Congress

Mon. March 04 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

A new Congress means new committee and subcommittee chairs, new alliances and significant changes in the political terrain on Capitol Hill. When power shifts in Congress from one political party to the other, an advocate who may have been represented by an anonymous backbencher the year before might become the conduit to the most important legislator for your cause. This presentation shows advocates how to build relationships with new members of Congress, the value of identifying key committee chairs (and why some are more important than others) and research on best practices for building relationships with new lawmakers back home.

Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes of Congressional Decision Making

Mon. March 04 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Many Americans believe that federal lawmakers are unreachable – that they don't care about what constituents think and that influencing legislative outcomes is impossible and a waste of time. Yet research shows that members of Congress strongly believe that constituents are a valuable and informative resource in the decision‐making process. Your "backstage pass" dispels myths about Congress and provides practical strategies on how decisions are really made and by whom.

Executive Director, San Diego Veterans Coalition  
 

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmInternational Ballroom West, 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 various issues facing our nation’s veterans and ensure we are providing them the best possible services to meet their unique needs.

Creative Counties Forum

Sun. March 03 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level

The Creative Counties Forum will be an open conversation on broad trends and useful resources in creative placemaking -- or the integration of arts and culture into community revitalization work. The Forum will feature a panel of creative placemaking experts, a “world café” with the NACo Creative Counties teams to discuss their successes and lessons learned as they have engaged in this work and an in-depth open discussion on using the arts to solve local challenges.  

Registration is not required, but please complete this one-minute form if you plan to attend to help us track numbers. The NACo Arts and Culture Commission will meet in the same room immediately prior to the Forum from 1:00 – 2:00pm. 

 

Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  
 

Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 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 2019, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to “Waters of the U.S.,” the National Flood Insurance Program, climate and renewable energy and China’s ban of recyclables. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Associate Administrator for Mitigation, Federal Emergency Management Agency  
 

Understanding FEMA's New Policy Guidelines Before Disasters Hit

Mon. March 04 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

This session discusses imminent pre-hazard mitigation rule changes following the passage of the Disaster Recovery Relief Act, including funding eligibility and potential codes and standards requirements. In this workshop, FEMA will outline the questions county officials should ask their staff and give tips on applying for grants under the new FEMA guidelines. The workshop will also highlight successful county-led hazard mitigation projects and exemplary local policy examples.

Minority Staff Director, U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee  
 

Transportation Policy Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pmInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

Members will hear from federal officials and policy experts on the latest transportation federal policy issues facing counties. The steering committee will review the federal outlook for transportation issues in 2019, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to transportation infrastructure, the Highway Trust Fund, drones, and road and bridge safety. Steering committee members will consider interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

New Revenue on the Horizon: Collections via Online Sales Tax and Tax Refund Intercept

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

In June 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ended the “physical presence” standard for sales tax collection, allowing states and counties to begin collecting existing taxes on online and remote sales. Additionally, NACo has partnered with state associations of counties to develop a program to intercept tax refunds from individuals who have not paid certified delinquent debts owed to county governments. In this workshop, hear experts talk about the approaches different states are taking to these new opportunities, including a discussion on potential future federal action and court cases.

Smarter Counties Summit Session 1: Bridging the Digital Divide

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

From foundational middle-mile investments in underserved communities to changes in local zoning authority for next-generation telecommunications infrastructure, this session examines how rural and urban counties are bridging the digital divide while meeting the challenges of rapid growth in telecommunications.

Executive Director, National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies  
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Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 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 2019, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to “Waters of the U.S.,” the National Flood Insurance Program, climate and renewable energy and China’s ban of recyclables. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Fellow and Director of Strategic Partnerships and Global Initiatives, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution  
 

International Economic Development Task Force Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pmInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

As shifts in U.S. trade policy ripple across the global economy, county governments and their residents feel the impacts on the ground. This session will feature a conversation with the Brookings Institution on the recent tariffs implemented in 2018 and other important changes to U.S. trade policy, with a special focus on how county leaders can continue to encourage international economic development within their county economies. SelectUSA will also join the meeting to give an update on the latest services it has to offer county leaders. Hosted by the International Economic Development Task Force, this session is open to all conference attendees.

Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, Arnold Ventures  
 

Reimagining County Behavioral Health Crisis Response Systems and Policies

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amLincoln East, Concourse Level

Without alternatives to jails and emergency rooms, law enforcement and other first responders have few options for diverting people who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis. NACo is partnering with Arnold Ventures to improve America's crisis response system through the Data-Driven Justice project. This workshop presents engagement strategies counties are using to build regional and state support to redesign crisis response systems and link people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders to places where they are most likely to receive effective treatment.

Health Policy Steering Committee – Joint Subcommittees Meetings

Sat. March 02 | 9:00 am to 11:30 amLincoln West, Concourse Level

The Health Steering Committee will discuss legislation in the 116th Congress related to the use of health information technology and the role data can play in developing community based approaches to prevention, treatment and recovery for substance misuse. Members will also converse with federal officials about Medicaid waivers and how states and counties can use waivers to address health issues ranging from long-term care to mental health.

Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice  
 

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee – Morning Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Committee members will hear from federal partners and policy experts on the latest developments in justice-related policy issues. Discussion topics include the outlook for implementation of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) and the Second Chance Act (SCA) passed in the closing days of the 115th Congress. The committee will also review the federal outlook for criminal justice reform in the 116th Congress and hear from key staffers in both the House and Senate Judiciary Committee along with members of the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

 

Business Relationship Manager, Arlington County, Va.  
 

CIO Forum (RSVP required)

Tue. March 05 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology programs and engage with NACo Premier Corporate members. The 2019 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery and cloud storage.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP when registering for the conference. To check your RSVP status or submit an RSVP if you are already registered, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org

Early Childhood Luncheon: Leading Local Efforts to Reach Young Children

Sat. March 02 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmJefferson East & West, Concourse Level

Seating is first-come, first-served and limited to registered attendees.

Early childhood investments help to support a thriving community and positively impact children’s outcomes that span into adulthood. Strong evidence shows that when counties invest in the first three years of a child’s life, the returns for the community are the highest, and these investments can reduce the need for more expensive interventions later in an individual’s life. Hear from an expert panel of county and national thought leaders about how counties are investing in young children and advancing early childhood policy, programs and systems.

This luncheon is made possible by the National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers (NCIT), funded through the Pritzker Children’s Initiative. We thank NCIT for their support.

Professional Staffer, Subcommittee on Homeland Security Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives  
 

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee – Afternoon Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 1:30 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Committee members will hear from key federal partners on recent developments in public safety related policy issues. The committee will learn about implementation plans for the recently passed Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA), outlook for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and how to strengthen local safety and security through information and intelligence sharing and federal partnerships. Steering committee members will consider interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Executive Director, Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council  
 

Repaving the Federal Permitting Process

Tue. March 05 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

In 2018, the Trump Administration announced efforts to streamline the federal permitting process, with the goal of capping reviews for new projects at a total of two years. Agencies engaged in this effort are involved in projects ranging from water infrastructure to roads and ditches to public transit. Join this workshop to learn more about how counties can benefit from federal streamlining efforts.

Special Assistant to the President, White House Office of Domestic Policy  
 

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Members will hear from federal officials and Capitol Hill staff on the latest community, economic and workforce development federal policy and funding issues, including the latest on the FY 2020 appropriations process. CEWD Steering Committee members will vote on interim policy resolutions discussed during the morning resolutions meeting.

Assistant Administrator, Federal Insurance, Federal Emergency Management Administration  
 

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee – Afternoon Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 1:30 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Committee members will hear from key federal partners on recent developments in public safety related policy issues. The committee will learn about implementation plans for the recently passed Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA), outlook for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and how to strengthen local safety and security through information and intelligence sharing and federal partnerships. Steering committee members will consider interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture  
 

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pmInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

Members will hear from federal officials and policy experts on the latest environmental public lands issues. The steering committee will review the federal outlook for public lands issues in 2019, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to county payments, active forest management, and opportunities to partner with federal agencies to accomplished shared goals on public lands. PLSC members will also consider policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Design and Creative Placemaking Director, National Endowment for the Arts  
 

Creative Counties Forum

Sun. March 03 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level

The Creative Counties Forum will be an open conversation on broad trends and useful resources in creative placemaking -- or the integration of arts and culture into community revitalization work. The Forum will feature a panel of creative placemaking experts, a “world café” with the NACo Creative Counties teams to discuss their successes and lessons learned as they have engaged in this work and an in-depth open discussion on using the arts to solve local challenges.  

Registration is not required, but please complete this one-minute form if you plan to attend to help us track numbers. The NACo Arts and Culture Commission will meet in the same room immediately prior to the Forum from 1:00 – 2:00pm. 

 

Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 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 2019, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to “Waters of the U.S.,” the National Flood Insurance Program, climate and renewable energy and China’s ban of recyclables. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  
 

Connecting Federal and County Systems of Care

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Counties are exploring and implementing innovative approaches to delivering health and human services critical to breaking cycles of poverty. Hear from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and county leaders on their efforts to promote collaboration across health and human services systems, improve outcomes for residents and lead them on a path towards employment and self-sufficiency.

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee – Joint Subcommittee Meetings

Sat. March 02 | 9:00 am to 11:30 amColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Join the Human Services and Education (HSE) Steering Committee’s Joint Subcommittees Meeting as we discuss 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 Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to learn how counties and our federal partners may work together to help leverage federal resources to serve local residents.

Director of Pretrial Services, Santa Clara County, Calif.  
 

How Evolving Cash Bail Policy Could Impact Your County

Mon. March 04 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

This workshop updates attendees on litigation and legislative changes to pretrial reform and examines challenges and success in counties that have eliminated monetary bail. Following several recent federal court decisions, states and counties across the country are requiring or experimenting with eliminating cash bail.

Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)  
 

Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level

Members will hear from federal officials and policy experts on the latest telecommunications and technology federal policy issues. The steering committee will review upcoming legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to rural broadband, 5G mobile network deployment and broadband coverage mapping. Steering committee members will consider interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Executive Director, Clean Energy Technology Center, North Carolina  
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Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 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 2019, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to “Waters of the U.S.,” the National Flood Insurance Program, climate and renewable energy and China’s ban of recyclables. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Senior Professional Staff Member, Minority, Environment and Public Works Committee, U.S. Senate  
 

Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 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 2019, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to “Waters of the U.S.,” the National Flood Insurance Program, climate and renewable energy and China’s ban of recyclables. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Children's Council of Watauga County, N.C.  
 

Early Childhood Luncheon: Leading Local Efforts to Reach Young Children

Sat. March 02 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmJefferson East & West, Concourse Level

Seating is first-come, first-served and limited to registered attendees.

Early childhood investments help to support a thriving community and positively impact children’s outcomes that span into adulthood. Strong evidence shows that when counties invest in the first three years of a child’s life, the returns for the community are the highest, and these investments can reduce the need for more expensive interventions later in an individual’s life. Hear from an expert panel of county and national thought leaders about how counties are investing in young children and advancing early childhood policy, programs and systems.

This luncheon is made possible by the National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers (NCIT), funded through the Pritzker Children’s Initiative. We thank NCIT for their support.

Advancing Civility in the County Workplace

Tue. March 05 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Incivility in the workplace isn’t just disruptive – it’s a productivity and engagement killer that costs organizations millions of dollars annually, drives employee departures and can even cause stress-related illnesses. Why is it so common – and how do you combat it? Join Dr. Christopher Kilmartin, former professor of psychology at The University of Mary Washington and internationally-recognized expert on diversity and inclusion, to learn about the surprising sources of incivility in the workplace and how you can impact your workplace culture in powerful ways.

How Evolving Cash Bail Policy Could Impact Your County

Mon. March 04 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

This workshop updates attendees on litigation and legislative changes to pretrial reform and examines challenges and success in counties that have eliminated monetary bail. Following several recent federal court decisions, states and counties across the country are requiring or experimenting with eliminating cash bail.

Director of Behavioral Justice and Veteran Services, Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center, McLennan County, Texas  
 

Finding Better Solutions: Supporting People with Mental Illness Awaiting Trial

Tue. March 05 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

National experts discuss how states have changed policies to allow for community-based competency restoration and reduced wait times and reliance on state hospital beds for people detained pending competency restoration. Learn how county leaders have addressed the challenge of reducing the number of people with mental illnesses in jails and the impact on county jail populations and individual outcomes, and how federal legislators are attempting to address the issue nationally.

Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency  
 

Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pmTenleytown East & West, First Floor

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 a federal update from the U.S. Forest Service on their efforts to implement new forest management authorities. Members will also get the latest news on efforts to modernize the Endangered Species Act and strategize for future WIR events and initiatives.

Acting Deputy Director for Suicide Prevention, VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention  
 

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmInternational Ballroom West, 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 various issues facing our nation’s veterans and ensure we are providing them the best possible services to meet their unique needs.

Program Director, Center for the Study of Social Policy  
 

Early Childhood Luncheon: Leading Local Efforts to Reach Young Children

Sat. March 02 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmJefferson East & West, Concourse Level

Seating is first-come, first-served and limited to registered attendees.

Early childhood investments help to support a thriving community and positively impact children’s outcomes that span into adulthood. Strong evidence shows that when counties invest in the first three years of a child’s life, the returns for the community are the highest, and these investments can reduce the need for more expensive interventions later in an individual’s life. Hear from an expert panel of county and national thought leaders about how counties are investing in young children and advancing early childhood policy, programs and systems.

This luncheon is made possible by the National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers (NCIT), funded through the Pritzker Children’s Initiative. We thank NCIT for their support.

Executive Director, SelectUSA, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce  
 

International Economic Development Task Force Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pmInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

As shifts in U.S. trade policy ripple across the global economy, county governments and their residents feel the impacts on the ground. This session will feature a conversation with the Brookings Institution on the recent tariffs implemented in 2018 and other important changes to U.S. trade policy, with a special focus on how county leaders can continue to encourage international economic development within their county economies. SelectUSA will also join the meeting to give an update on the latest services it has to offer county leaders. Hosted by the International Economic Development Task Force, this session is open to all conference attendees.

Senior Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice  
 

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee – Afternoon Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 1:30 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Committee members will hear from key federal partners on recent developments in public safety related policy issues. The committee will learn about implementation plans for the recently passed Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA), outlook for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and how to strengthen local safety and security through information and intelligence sharing and federal partnerships. Steering committee members will consider interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Senior Environmental Project Coordinator, Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division, Broward County  
 

Resilient Counties Luncheon: Addressing Ongoing and Emerging Threats Due to Adverse Weather Patterns

Sat. March 02 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

Adverse weather impacts counties’ ability to protect residents and infrastructure. Over the past three years, on average 25 percent of all counties received at least one major presidential disaster declaration due to devastating wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, tornados or other natural disasters. Join the Resilient Counties Advisory Board and the Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee to discuss federal and local programs and policies available to help counties adapt to changing weather conditions.

This luncheon is made possible by the 2018 - 2019 Resilient Counties sponsors. Thank you to the Resilient Counties sponsors for their support.

Leadership Symposium

Invitation only

Mon. March 04 | 10:30 am to 4:30 pmFairchild West, Terrace Level

Dr. Martín Carcasson, founder and director of the Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation, and innovative facilitators from 4Forward lead an interactive, in-depth symposium on resident engagement. Learn the foundational social psychology and decision- making science behind building consensus, then put theory into practice with an interactive session on strategies to overcome your county’s greatest challenges.

Director, Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego County, Calif.  
 

Connecting Federal and County Systems of Care

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Counties are exploring and implementing innovative approaches to delivering health and human services critical to breaking cycles of poverty. Hear from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and county leaders on their efforts to promote collaboration across health and human services systems, improve outcomes for residents and lead them on a path towards employment and self-sufficiency.

Smarter Counties Summit Session 2: Borrowing From the Tech Industry: How to Improve Services and Customer Experiences with Design Thinking

Mon. March 04 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

This workshop uses "design thinking," a user-centered approach to technology solutions, to give county leaders practice strategies to improve access to effective social services for vulnerable residents.

Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors  
 

Health Policy Steering Committee – Joint Subcommittees Meetings

Sat. March 02 | 9:00 am to 11:30 amLincoln West, Concourse Level

The Health Steering Committee will discuss legislation in the 116th Congress related to the use of health information technology and the role data can play in developing community based approaches to prevention, treatment and recovery for substance misuse. Members will also converse with federal officials about Medicaid waivers and how states and counties can use waivers to address health issues ranging from long-term care to mental health.

Majority Senior Advisor for Human Services, U.S. Senate Finance Committee  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Members will be joined by Capitol Hill staff to hear about the latest activity around human services policies and the outlook for 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.

Legislative Director, Office of Rep. David Price (D-N.C.)  
 

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Members will hear from federal officials and Capitol Hill staff on the latest community, economic and workforce development federal policy and funding issues, including the latest on the FY 2020 appropriations process. CEWD Steering Committee members will vote on interim policy resolutions discussed during the morning resolutions meeting.

Majority Staff Director, Subcommittee on Human Resources, U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Members will be joined by Capitol Hill staff to hear about the latest activity around human services policies and the outlook for 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.

Associate Commissioner, Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee – Joint Subcommittee Meetings

Sat. March 02 | 9:00 am to 11:30 amColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Join the Human Services and Education (HSE) Steering Committee’s Joint Subcommittees Meeting as we discuss 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 Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to learn how counties and our federal partners may work together to help leverage federal resources to serve local residents.

Controller, Montgomery County Department of Finance  
 

Strengthening Your County's Fiscal Fitness

Mon. March 04 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Join this session to learn more about the role of county finance officers vs. the role of county electeds, and learn how to bridge the gap between CFOs and the county board. This session includes best practices on county financial policies, including debt, pensions and transparency.

Director of Opportunity Zone Planning and Implementation, Utah Association of Counties  
 

Making Sense of New Federal Funding Tools: Opportunity Zones and Pay for Success

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 included provisions to incentivize results-driven investments in economic development in communities across the
country. Join this interactive workshop to learn more about Opportunity Zones and the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA) and what counties need to do to access and leverage these new funding streams.

Chief Administrative Officer, United Hispanic Leadership Institute  
 

NACo Next Generation Network Business Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pmHolmead, Lobby Level

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.

CIO Forum (RSVP required)

Tue. March 05 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology programs and engage with NACo Premier Corporate members. The 2019 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery and cloud storage.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP when registering for the conference. To check your RSVP status or submit an RSVP if you are already registered, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org

Division Director, Climate and Societal Interactions Division, NOAA Climate Program Office  
 

Resilient Counties Luncheon: Addressing Ongoing and Emerging Threats Due to Adverse Weather Patterns

Sat. March 02 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

Adverse weather impacts counties’ ability to protect residents and infrastructure. Over the past three years, on average 25 percent of all counties received at least one major presidential disaster declaration due to devastating wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, tornados or other natural disasters. Join the Resilient Counties Advisory Board and the Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee to discuss federal and local programs and policies available to help counties adapt to changing weather conditions.

This luncheon is made possible by the 2018 - 2019 Resilient Counties sponsors. Thank you to the Resilient Counties sponsors for their support.

Director of IT/GIS, Horry County, S.C.  
 

CIO Forum (RSVP required)

Tue. March 05 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology programs and engage with NACo Premier Corporate members. The 2019 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery and cloud storage.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP when registering for the conference. To check your RSVP status or submit an RSVP if you are already registered, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org

Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Workforce Boards  
 

Building a Skilled Workforce for the Future

Tue. March 05 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Learn how workforce boards can use the flexibility of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to rethink workforce policies and invest resources to create a future-forward workforce system, while hearing best practice examples from both urban and rural counties and regions.

Making Sense of New Federal Funding Tools: Opportunity Zones and Pay for Success

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 included provisions to incentivize results-driven investments in economic development in communities across the
country. Join this interactive workshop to learn more about Opportunity Zones and the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA) and what counties need to do to access and leverage these new funding streams.

Making Sense of New Federal Funding Tools: Opportunity Zones and Pay for Success

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 included provisions to incentivize results-driven investments in economic development in communities across the
country. Join this interactive workshop to learn more about Opportunity Zones and the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA) and what counties need to do to access and leverage these new funding streams.

Maximizing Employee Performance by Managing Employee Experience

Mon. March 04 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Employee experience is the key driver of personal achievement, team performance and organizational effectiveness and the linchpin to sustained value. Are you creating employee experiences that leverage talent and realize optimal performance? Join Dr. Tim Rahschulte for a session that forecasts actionable insights and best practices to drive individual engagement and organizational performance. Learn how to drive commitment, connection and care with your employees.

Telecommunications and Technology Steering Committee Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level

Members will hear from federal officials and policy experts on the latest telecommunications and technology federal policy issues. The steering committee will review upcoming legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to rural broadband, 5G mobile network deployment and broadband coverage mapping. Steering committee members will consider interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Director, Interoperability Division, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT  
 

Health Policy Steering Committee – Joint Subcommittees Meetings

Sat. March 02 | 9:00 am to 11:30 amLincoln West, Concourse Level

The Health Steering Committee will discuss legislation in the 116th Congress related to the use of health information technology and the role data can play in developing community based approaches to prevention, treatment and recovery for substance misuse. Members will also converse with federal officials about Medicaid waivers and how states and counties can use waivers to address health issues ranging from long-term care to mental health.

Director of Federal Relations, National Association of State Retirement Administrators  
 

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

Sat. March 02 | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pmLincoln East, Concourse Level

Committee members will hear from federal partners and policy experts on federal pension reform legislation and what the outlook for pension reform is in the 116th Congress and discuss and consider policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

CIO Forum (RSVP required)

Tue. March 05 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology programs and engage with NACo Premier Corporate members. The 2019 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery and cloud storage.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP when registering for the conference. To check your RSVP status or submit an RSVP if you are already registered, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org

Lead Artist for Civic Imagination and Founding Artist, Center for Performance and Civic Practice  
 

Creative Counties Forum

Sun. March 03 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level

The Creative Counties Forum will be an open conversation on broad trends and useful resources in creative placemaking -- or the integration of arts and culture into community revitalization work. The Forum will feature a panel of creative placemaking experts, a “world café” with the NACo Creative Counties teams to discuss their successes and lessons learned as they have engaged in this work and an in-depth open discussion on using the arts to solve local challenges.  

Registration is not required, but please complete this one-minute form if you plan to attend to help us track numbers. The NACo Arts and Culture Commission will meet in the same room immediately prior to the Forum from 1:00 – 2:00pm. 

 

Vice President, External Relations, Council on Foundations  
 

Programs and Services Committee Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

Learn about NACo’s portfolio of grants from foundations and federal agencies, receive an update on NACo’s Leadership Academy and hear the latest about the new membership engagement strategy. The Committee will also be joined by the Council on Foundations to learn more about current trends and how counties can expand relationships with local and national funders.

Connecting Federal and County Systems of Care

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

Counties are exploring and implementing innovative approaches to delivering health and human services critical to breaking cycles of poverty. Hear from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and county leaders on their efforts to promote collaboration across health and human services systems, improve outcomes for residents and lead them on a path towards employment and self-sufficiency.

President, National Association of County Engineers  
 

Transportation Policy Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pmInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

Members will hear from federal officials and policy experts on the latest transportation federal policy issues facing counties. The steering committee will review the federal outlook for transportation issues in 2019, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to transportation infrastructure, the Highway Trust Fund, drones, and road and bridge safety. Steering committee members will consider interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Director, State and Local Partner Engagement, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security  
 

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee – Afternoon Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 1:30 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Committee members will hear from key federal partners on recent developments in public safety related policy issues. The committee will learn about implementation plans for the recently passed Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA), outlook for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and how to strengthen local safety and security through information and intelligence sharing and federal partnerships. Steering committee members will consider interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Managing Director for Public Policy, American Farm Bureau  
 

Immigration Reform Task Force Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Members of NACo’s Immigration Reform Task Force (IRTF) will discuss how federal immigration issues impact local workforce needs in various industries and how the current federal immigration system impacts the availability of a legal workforce. Additionally, Task Force members will also discuss next steps for the immigration consensus principles and avenues for advocacy within NACo’s policy steering committees.

Director of Community Engagement and Consensus Building, Engaged Public  
 

Dealing with Difficult Topics and Stakeholders

Tue. March 05 | 1:00 pm to 2:15 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Elected officials are faced with difficult topics, conflicting solutions, and multiple stakeholders every day. Do you have the skills to successfully negotiate solutions? This seminar examines the art and science behind finding consensus and explores methods and strategies to address challenging public issues.

CIO Forum (RSVP required)

Tue. March 05 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology programs and engage with NACo Premier Corporate members. The 2019 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery and cloud storage.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP when registering for the conference. To check your RSVP status or submit an RSVP if you are already registered, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org

Immigration Reform Task Force Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Members of NACo’s Immigration Reform Task Force (IRTF) will discuss how federal immigration issues impact local workforce needs in various industries and how the current federal immigration system impacts the availability of a legal workforce. Additionally, Task Force members will also discuss next steps for the immigration consensus principles and avenues for advocacy within NACo’s policy steering committees.

Senior Advisor to the Senior Deputy Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts  
 

Creative Counties Forum

Sun. March 03 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pmGeorgetown East & West, Concourse Level

The Creative Counties Forum will be an open conversation on broad trends and useful resources in creative placemaking -- or the integration of arts and culture into community revitalization work. The Forum will feature a panel of creative placemaking experts, a “world café” with the NACo Creative Counties teams to discuss their successes and lessons learned as they have engaged in this work and an in-depth open discussion on using the arts to solve local challenges.  

Registration is not required, but please complete this one-minute form if you plan to attend to help us track numbers. The NACo Arts and Culture Commission will meet in the same room immediately prior to the Forum from 1:00 – 2:00pm. 

 

Senior Government Affairs Manager, National Recreation and Park Association  
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Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 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 2019, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to “Waters of the U.S.,” the National Flood Insurance Program, climate and renewable energy and China’s ban of recyclables. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Special Assistant to the President, White House Office of Legislative Affairs  
 

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Members will hear from federal officials and Capitol Hill staff on the latest community, economic and workforce development federal policy and funding issues, including the latest on the FY 2020 appropriations process. CEWD Steering Committee members will vote on interim policy resolutions discussed during the morning resolutions meeting.

Executive Director, National Endangered Species Act Reform Coalition NESARC  
 

Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pmTenleytown East & West, First Floor

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 a federal update from the U.S. Forest Service on their efforts to implement new forest management authorities. Members will also get the latest news on efforts to modernize the Endangered Species Act and strategize for future WIR events and initiatives.

Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center  
 

Upcoming Supreme Court Cases Hold Consequences for Counties

Mon. March 04 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

The U.S. Supreme Court has two new justices and a docket of cases relevant to counties. This session covers several First Amendment cases, including a case involving an enormous cross on count 
property, a cemetery takings case against a county and employmentand police cases, plus a discussion of how the addition of Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch will change the Court.

President, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.  
 

Transportation Policy Steering Committee – Subcommittee Meetings

Sat. March 02 | 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 federally-funded highway safety research, rail safety and efforts from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Deputy Director for Programs and Policy, Bureau of Land Management  
 

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pmInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

Members will hear from federal officials and policy experts on the latest environmental public lands issues. The steering committee will review the federal outlook for public lands issues in 2019, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to county payments, active forest management, and opportunities to partner with federal agencies to accomplished shared goals on public lands. PLSC members will also consider policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Global Design Manager, Global Business Services, IBM  
 

Smarter Counties Summit Session 2: Borrowing From the Tech Industry: How to Improve Services and Customer Experiences with Design Thinking

Mon. March 04 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

This workshop uses "design thinking," a user-centered approach to technology solutions, to give county leaders practice strategies to improve access to effective social services for vulnerable residents.

Principal Management Analyst, Placer County, Calif.  
 

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee – Subcommittee Meetings

Sat. March 02 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) members will learn about Placer County, California’s efforts to collaborate with federal land managers on two forest management projects that will reduce the threat of wildfire to community safety and the local water supply. Members will have a roundtable discussion on the PLSC’s advocacy efforts and policy positions regarding federal payments to public lands counties.

Early Childhood Luncheon: Leading Local Efforts to Reach Young Children

Sat. March 02 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmJefferson East & West, Concourse Level

Seating is first-come, first-served and limited to registered attendees.

Early childhood investments help to support a thriving community and positively impact children’s outcomes that span into adulthood. Strong evidence shows that when counties invest in the first three years of a child’s life, the returns for the community are the highest, and these investments can reduce the need for more expensive interventions later in an individual’s life. Hear from an expert panel of county and national thought leaders about how counties are investing in young children and advancing early childhood policy, programs and systems.

This luncheon is made possible by the National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers (NCIT), funded through the Pritzker Children’s Initiative. We thank NCIT for their support.

Understanding FEMA's New Policy Guidelines Before Disasters Hit

Mon. March 04 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

This session discusses imminent pre-hazard mitigation rule changes following the passage of the Disaster Recovery Relief Act, including funding eligibility and potential codes and standards requirements. In this workshop, FEMA will outline the questions county officials should ask their staff and give tips on applying for grants under the new FEMA guidelines. The workshop will also highlight successful county-led hazard mitigation projects and exemplary local policy examples.

County Administrator and Clerk of the Board, Contra Costa County, Calif.  
 

Maximizing Employee Performance by Managing Employee Experience

Mon. March 04 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

Employee experience is the key driver of personal achievement, team performance and organizational effectiveness and the linchpin to sustained value. Are you creating employee experiences that leverage talent and realize optimal performance? Join Dr. Tim Rahschulte for a session that forecasts actionable insights and best practices to drive individual engagement and organizational performance. Learn how to drive commitment, connection and care with your employees.

Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  
 

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmInternational Ballroom West, 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 various issues facing our nation’s veterans and ensure we are providing them the best possible services to meet their unique needs.

Minority Staff Director, U.S. House Homeland Security Committee  
 

Transportation Policy Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 1:30 pm to 4:00 pmInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

Members will hear from federal officials and policy experts on the latest transportation federal policy issues facing counties. The steering committee will review the federal outlook for transportation issues in 2019, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to transportation infrastructure, the Highway Trust Fund, drones, and road and bridge safety. Steering committee members will consider interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Vice President of Technology and Chief Information Security Officer, LexisNexis Risk Solutions  
 

CIO Forum (RSVP required)

Tue. March 05 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology programs and engage with NACo Premier Corporate members. The 2019 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery and cloud storage.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP when registering for the conference. To check your RSVP status or submit an RSVP if you are already registered, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org

Staff Coordinator, Congressional and Public Affairs, Drug Enforcement Administration  
 

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee – Afternoon Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 1:30 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Committee members will hear from key federal partners on recent developments in public safety related policy issues. The committee will learn about implementation plans for the recently passed Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA), outlook for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and how to strengthen local safety and security through information and intelligence sharing and federal partnerships. Steering committee members will consider interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Senior Analyst, National Association of State Chief Information Officers  
 

CIO Forum (RSVP required)

Tue. March 05 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology programs and engage with NACo Premier Corporate members. The 2019 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery and cloud storage.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP when registering for the conference. To check your RSVP status or submit an RSVP if you are already registered, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org

Cybersecurity Solutions Manager, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center  
 

CIO Forum (RSVP required)

Tue. March 05 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology programs and engage with NACo Premier Corporate members. The 2019 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery and cloud storage.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP when registering for the conference. To check your RSVP status or submit an RSVP if you are already registered, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org

Executive Director, National Community Development Association  
 

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee – Subcommittees Meeting

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

NACo’s three Community, Economic and Workforce Development Subcommittees 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.

Policy Analyst, National Resources Defense Council  
 

Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 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 2019, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to “Waters of the U.S.,” the National Flood Insurance Program, climate and renewable energy and China’s ban of recyclables. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Health Policy Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmLincoln West, Concourse Level

Members will preview health legislation in the 116th Congress and discuss implementation of recent opioid legislation, with an emphasis on changes to the Medicaid and Medicare programs under the legislation. Health Committee members will also consider interim policy resolutions and have the opportunity to ask questions before voting on proposed measures.

CIO Forum (RSVP required)

Tue. March 05 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The CIO Forum provides an opportunity for county CIOs and technology officials to learn about the latest technology programs and engage with NACo Premier Corporate members. The 2019 CIO Forum will focus on cybersecurity, telecommunications infrastructure, disaster planning and recovery and cloud storage.

RSVPs are required. Please RSVP when registering for the conference. To check your RSVP status or submit an RSVP if you are already registered, please contact nacomeetings@naco.org

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  
 

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Members will hear from federal officials and Capitol Hill staff on the latest community, economic and workforce development federal policy and funding issues, including the latest on the FY 2020 appropriations process. CEWD Steering Committee members will vote on interim policy resolutions discussed during the morning resolutions meeting.

New Revenue on the Horizon: Collections via Online Sales Tax and Tax Refund Intercept

Mon. March 04 | 10:45 am to 11:45 amColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

In June 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ended the “physical presence” standard for sales tax collection, allowing states and counties to begin collecting existing taxes on online and remote sales. Additionally, NACo has partnered with state associations of counties to develop a program to intercept tax refunds from individuals who have not paid certified delinquent debts owed to county governments. In this workshop, hear experts talk about the approaches different states are taking to these new opportunities, including a discussion on potential future federal action and court cases.

Executive Director, National Council for Science and the Environment  
 

Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee – Business Meeting

Sat. March 02 | 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 2019, including potential legislation and regulations in the 116th Congress related to “Waters of the U.S.,” the National Flood Insurance Program, climate and renewable energy and China’s ban of recyclables. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Deputy Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor  
 

Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pmTenleytown East & West, First Floor

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 a federal update from the U.S. Forest Service on their efforts to implement new forest management authorities. Members will also get the latest news on efforts to modernize the Endangered Species Act and strategize for future WIR events and initiatives.

Executive Manager, Wildland Fire Leadership Council  
 

Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors Meeting

Sun. March 03 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pmTenleytown East & West, First Floor

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 a federal update from the U.S. Forest Service on their efforts to implement new forest management authorities. Members will also get the latest news on efforts to modernize the Endangered Species Act and strategize for future WIR events and initiatives.

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