NACo's 84th Annual Conference & Exposition

NACo's 84th Annual Conference & Exposition
Project Director, State Exchange on Employment & Disability, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor  
 

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

Fri. July 12 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmVersailles Ballroom 1 & 2 | Paris

Members will hear from national policy experts on economic and workforce development issues. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions and platform changes that are used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Manager of City and Community Initiatives, Elizabeth Dole Foundation  
 

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

County governments play a critical role as public service providers for America’s citizens, including millions of veterans and their families. 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.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce  
 

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

Fri. July 12 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmVersailles Ballroom 1 & 2 | Paris

Members will hear from national policy experts on economic and workforce development issues. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions and platform changes that are used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Senior Deputy Public Protection Section, Tennessee Attorney General's Office and Counsel to the Attorney General  
 

NCCAE Professional Development Session

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amVersailles Ballroom 4 | Paris
Clinical Supervisor, Crisis Care Center, Pennington County, S.D.  
 

Data-Driven Diversion Strategies for People Experiencing Behavioral Health Crises

Sun. July 14 | 10:30 am to 11:45 amJubilee Ballroom 2, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Learn how county leaders use data to develop alternatives to arrest for people in acute crisis due to mental illness or substance use disorders. Examine partnerships and funding mechanisms that support robust systems of care, provide options to family members and law enforcement and address county hospital and jail overcrowding.

Associate Director of Education and Engagement, Center for Transportation Studies  
 

National Toward Zero Deaths Strategy: Road Map to Implementation

Sun. July 14 | 10:30 am to 11:45 amJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

One person dies every 16 minutes in a traffic crash in the United States. Over the course of a lifetime, nearly every U.S. resident is touched by consequences of traffic crashes. Toward Zero Deaths is the United States’ highway safety vision. It is the only acceptable target for our nation, our families and us as individuals. Zero is not an impossible goal, but it will take all of us to get there.

Led by the TZD Steering Committee, the National Strategy on Highway Safety provides a platform of consistency for state agencies, local governments, private industry, national organizations and others to develop safety plans that prioritize traffic safety culture and promote the national TZD vision. Join this workshop where participants will learn the major goals of the initiative, learn how to use tools to institutionalize the national strategy, understand where their counties fall on a continuum of program development, and learn strategies to engage with nontraditional partners.

Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amLas Vegas 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

The outdoor recreation economy employs millions of Americans and generates billions of dollars annually while creating tax revenue local governments use to provide essential services. Hear from government and private-sector experts on the current state of the outdoor recreation economy, its future outlook and how your county can support a recreation economy.

Manager, Child Haven / Placement / Visitation, Clark County Department of Family Services  
 

Mobile Workshop: Southern Nevada Children’s Assessment Center

Sun. July 14 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pmSouthern Nevada Children's Assessment Center (SNCAC)

Tour the Southern Nevada Children’s Advocacy Center and learn about multidisciplinary team responses to child abuse and victim advocacy. Discover how they have used a multidisciplinary model to better respond to and address the needs of child victims of sex trafficking in Clark County and their families.

Transportation for all mobile workshops will be provided from the Uber/Lyft pick-up zone at Bally’s Flamingo Road exit. For those who RSVP’d, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure to board the buses and guarantee your seat. Standby attendees will be accommodated as space becomes available.

Celebrate the end of a busy week by joining us for food and fun at the iconic Brooklyn Bowl. Great food, music and bowling await you! You won’t want to miss a performance from the ever-popular cover band, the Australian Bee Gees, plus appearances from a few special guests. Wear your best concert t-shirt and get ready for some epic photo opportunities.

Transportation provided, check out the NACo conference app for specific details.

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 11:45 amSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Join the Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee for a special preview of the new HBO documentary FOSTER, and hear from the film’s producer, Deborah Oppenheimer, and county representatives about how local governments can serve as conveners to bring stakeholders together to strengthen the nation’s child welfare systems. Committee members will also hear from federal, state and local representatives about how counties can prepare for implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) as the September 2019 date approaches.

 

Director of Strategic Alliances, LexisNexis Risk Solutions - Government  
 

Smarter Counties Technology Forum

Sun. July 14 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Formerly known as the CIO Forum and Smarter Counties, this combined event will address the needs of CIOs as well as elected officials.  Attendees can expect to hear from subject-matter experts who will explore important technology industry trends that have implications on county government operations and services.  Participants will learn about the evolving capabilities of 5G technology, and explore how counties are using technology to work smarter, improve outcomes and save money. 

Immigrant Integration Efforts at the Local Level

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 3:30 pmLas Vegas 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

While it is the federal government’s responsibility to set immigration policy and determine an individual’s immigration status, counties are best positioned to integrate immigrant populations while serving our broader communities. Counties have a key role in implementing innovative policies and programs that ensure immigrants are integrated into new communities in a manner that benefits the local economy and culture. Hear from national and local leaders about the challenges and benefits of integrating new populations, and what this looks like at the county level.

Sesame Street in Communities: Supporting Children and Families

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amBronze 2 | Bally's
Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC) builds on an almost 50-year commitment to supporting children’s developmental, physical and emotional needs. Learn how SSIC is partnering with counties to leverage the power of its trusted brand, friendly characters, and research-based educational resources to improve outcomes for children and their families. This workshop will also highlight how to access free online tools and resources provided by SSIC. Attendees will also hear how Transylvania County, N.C., a Sesame Street Community, is supporting young children through SSIC and the county’s early childhood agenda.
Director, Department of Job and Family Services, Franklin County, Ohio  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Join the Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee to hear from local leaders about how counties are creating more seamless, effective and sustainable policies that advance social and economic mobility and improve the health and well-being of people and communities. The Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee will also consider and vote on proposed platform changes and policy resolutions.

Program Development Specialist, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance  
 

Fueling Economic Opportunity with Community Solar Energy

Sun. July 14 | 10:30 am to 11:45 amLas Vegas 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Although millions of Americans are choosing to power their lives using renewable resources, many households and businesses face physical or financial barriers to benefiting from solar energy. Community solar projects offer the opportunity to build stronger, more resilient electric grids while expanding energy access and reducing energy burdens for low-to-moderate income residents. Learn best practices for installing and using community solar projects through development case examples.

Senior Program Manager, Next Century Cities  
 

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 8:00 am to 9:30 amJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Join the GIS Subcommittee for a discussion focused on the timely and successful deployment of next-generation telecommunications services throughout the nation and an exploration of innovative ideas for local leaders to ensure all residents are counted during the upcoming 2020 Census.

Executive Director (retired), Montana Association of Counties  
 

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

Fri. July 12 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmSkyview 5 & 6, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

The Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) will discuss federal land and mineral management priorities with officials from federal land management agencies. Additionally, the PLSC will hear from experts on how some counties utilize special districts to target federal land payments toward specific county priorities and how to set up a special district in their home county.

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee - Meetings

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pmVersaille 1 & 2 | Paris

Western Interstate Region Board of Directors Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 12:30 pm to 3:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 2, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

The Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors will discuss legislation related to federal land management priorities, wildlife conservation and transportation and infrastructure. Members will also hear from partner organizations on rural economic development and new efforts to kickstart distance learning opportunities. Finally, members will have the opportunity to discuss a newly created guidebook created by NACo and the U.S. Forest Service.

Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center  
 

Health Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 11:45 amBronze 3 & 4, Grand Ballroom | Bally's

The Health Steering Committee will discuss challenges around health care service delivery to rural residents and how counties can leverage recent innovations to improve health care systems for local communities. Committee members will also review key federal safety-net programs, such as community health centers and Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments that help counties meet residents’ health care needs. For this discussion, members will be joined by local health practitioners to discuss county priorities in federal safety-net programs as Congress prepares to reauthorize these programs later this fiscal year.

County Administrative Officer, Tulare County, Calif.  
 

Nurturing County Leaders

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 3:30 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Join Dr. Tim Rahschulte of the Professional Development Academy and a panel of NACo High Performance Leadership Academy (HPLA) alumni for an in-depth conversation on addressing professional development among county employees. Learn about NACo’s partnership with PDA to create a leadership development program specifically designed for front-line county employees, incorporating over 100 executives, thought leaders and academics, including retired U.S. Army General Colin Powell and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith. HPLA alumni will share their experiences and how you can identify and empower existing and emerging leaders in your workforce.  

Special Advisor/Rural Lead, Public Health Education and Treatment, Office of the National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)  
 

Health Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 11:45 amBronze 3 & 4, Grand Ballroom | Bally's

The Health Steering Committee will discuss challenges around health care service delivery to rural residents and how counties can leverage recent innovations to improve health care systems for local communities. Committee members will also review key federal safety-net programs, such as community health centers and Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments that help counties meet residents’ health care needs. For this discussion, members will be joined by local health practitioners to discuss county priorities in federal safety-net programs as Congress prepares to reauthorize these programs later this fiscal year.

Rural Action Caucus

Sat. July 13 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmChampagne Ballroom 3 & 4 | Paris

NACo’s Rural Action Caucus will take a deeper dive into the data behind the newly released “TestIT” app as we explore the connection between national broadband data and federal funding. RAC members will hear from the TestIT App Developer and representatives from Measurement Labs to learn how to access and analyze the data being collected by the app. Additionally, the caucus will discuss the challenges and opportunities to the upcoming 2020 Census and highlight best-practices for complete count committees.

Director, Marijuana Enforcement Division, Colorado Department of Revenue  
 

Understanding the County Role in the Growing World of Legal Cannabis

Sat. July 13 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmBronze 2 & 3, Grand Salon | Bally's

To date, ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational usage of cannabis to some extent, with another 33 states having legalized medicinal usage in some form. Understanding what effect state legalization may have on your county and how best to prepare to navigate and regulate the fast-growing cannabis industry is vital. Hear from industry and county experts who will provide firsthand knowledge about the successes and pitfalls of implementing cannabis regulations.

National Watershed Boundary Dataset Lead, U.S. Geological Survey  
 

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

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 11:30 amSkyview 2 - 4, Resort Tower-26th Fl.| Bally's

Join the Environment, Energy and Land Use (EELU) Steering Committee’s Resolutions Meeting as members will discuss proposed policy resolutions related to the EELU policy platform. Members will hear from sponsors who submitted policy resolutions and have the opportunity to ask questions before they are voted on at the EELU business meeting. Learn how to properly identify watersheds from a subject matter expert on Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs).

IT Standing Committee Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 9:45 am to 11:30 amJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Join the IT Standing Committee for a discussion focused on creating a cybersecurity culture and managing human factors of risk, creating a successful state or countywide cybersecurity awareness events and the findings of NACo’s Blueprint for county technology.

Police Director, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department  
 

Understanding the County Role in the Growing World of Legal Cannabis

Sat. July 13 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmBronze 2 & 3, Grand Salon | Bally's

To date, ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational usage of cannabis to some extent, with another 33 states having legalized medicinal usage in some form. Understanding what effect state legalization may have on your county and how best to prepare to navigate and regulate the fast-growing cannabis industry is vital. Hear from industry and county experts who will provide firsthand knowledge about the successes and pitfalls of implementing cannabis regulations.

Substance Use Interventions in the Justice System

Sat. July 13 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This workshop focuses on innovative strategies and programs counties are using to meet the needs of justice-involved individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). County leaders will discuss increasing connections to treatment for individuals with SUDs at different touch points in the justice system, including during interactions with law enforcement, in jail and during community reentry, to improve public safety and use taxpayer resources effectively.

Leadership Symposium

Invitation Only

Thu. July 11 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmBronze 2 | Bally's

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.

National Field Director, Nationwide Retirement Institute  
 

Convergence of Health and Wealth: Health Savings Accounts

Sat. July 13 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 5, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Join Nationwide and get a deeper look at using Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) as an additional way to save for retirement. HSAs can be a potential retirement savings vehicle and an effective complement to 401(k) or 457(b) to help consumers better plan for health care costs in retirement.

Senior Cybersecurity Advisor, Tyler Technologies  
 

IT Standing Committee Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 9:45 am to 11:30 amJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Join the IT Standing Committee for a discussion focused on creating a cybersecurity culture and managing human factors of risk, creating a successful state or countywide cybersecurity awareness events and the findings of NACo’s Blueprint for county technology.

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 8:00 am to 9:30 amJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Join the GIS Subcommittee for a discussion focused on the timely and successful deployment of next-generation telecommunications services throughout the nation and an exploration of innovative ideas for local leaders to ensure all residents are counted during the upcoming 2020 Census.

County Talk - Salesforce: Government AppExchange - Platform for Government Modernization

Sat. July 13 | 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm

Low-code, platform based tools are the backbone of government for the future. Agencies demand flexibility in software solutions that provide agile processes with low-click solutions. This enables governments to adapt at light speed with minimum-to-no interruptions within their environments. This facilitates the potential for a library of solutions built by government for government. Join us to learn about the Salesforce Government AppExchange and hear from Orange County on how they implemented a Salesforce solution to impact outcomes, modernize the mission, and create better customer experience.

Rural Action Caucus

Sat. July 13 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmChampagne Ballroom 3 & 4 | Paris

NACo’s Rural Action Caucus will take a deeper dive into the data behind the newly released “TestIT” app as we explore the connection between national broadband data and federal funding. RAC members will hear from the TestIT App Developer and representatives from Measurement Labs to learn how to access and analyze the data being collected by the app. Additionally, the caucus will discuss the challenges and opportunities to the upcoming 2020 Census and highlight best-practices for complete count committees.

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pmSkyview 5 & 6, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

The Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) will discuss legislation in the 116th Congress related to public access to federal lands, payments to federal lands counties and federal land and resource management. Members will also converse with federal and state officials about areas where all levels of government can partner together to improve landscape health. Finally, the PLSC will consider and vote on proposed platform changes and policy resolutions.

Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Federal Communications Commission  
 

Telecommunications and Technology Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 1:30 pm to 3:30 pmChampagne Ballroom 4 | Paris
Executive Director, SNCAC, Clark County Department of Family Services  
 

Mobile Workshop: Southern Nevada Children’s Assessment Center

Sun. July 14 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pmSouthern Nevada Children's Assessment Center (SNCAC)

Tour the Southern Nevada Children’s Advocacy Center and learn about multidisciplinary team responses to child abuse and victim advocacy. Discover how they have used a multidisciplinary model to better respond to and address the needs of child victims of sex trafficking in Clark County and their families.

Transportation for all mobile workshops will be provided from the Uber/Lyft pick-up zone at Bally’s Flamingo Road exit. For those who RSVP’d, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure to board the buses and guarantee your seat. Standby attendees will be accommodated as space becomes available.

Senior Director, Global Public Policy, Walmart  
 

Programs and Services Committee Meeting

Sun. July 14 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pmLas Vegas 7; Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

The Programs and Services Standing Committee will welcome a speaker from Walmart to lead a discussion on Walmart’s “America At Work” report, which examines the impact of auto­mation and the future of work at the county level.  The Committee will also discuss NACo’s corporate partner program and efforts to develop a more strategic approach to aligning our partners with county priorities and needs.

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

Fri. July 12 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmVersailles Ballroom 1 & 2 | Paris

Members will hear from national policy experts on economic and workforce development issues. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions and platform changes that are used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Health is Local: A Fireside Chat with Dr. Garth Graham

Sat. July 13 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pmSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Research has shown that your zip code has a greater impact on your life expectancy  than your genetic code. Join us for this unique dialogue to ask questions and hear directly from Dr. Garth Graham about the social determinants of health affecting our communities’ health. You will also hear from counties firsthand who are successfully addressing some of these factors locally to improve the health of their residents.

Associate Director, White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs  
 

Western Interstate Region Board of Directors Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 12:30 pm to 3:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 2, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

The Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors will discuss legislation related to federal land management priorities, wildlife conservation and transportation and infrastructure. Members will also hear from partner organizations on rural economic development and new efforts to kickstart distance learning opportunities. Finally, members will have the opportunity to discuss a newly created guidebook created by NACo and the U.S. Forest Service.

Reducing Criminal Justice Fines & Fees: Can Counties Afford it?

Mon. July 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amLas Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

As jurisdictions have seen revenue from taxes and grants shrink, many have turned to administrative fees as a way to help fund the criminal justice system. Today, it is common for defendants to pay fees for: being booked in jail, making phone calls inside the jail, diversion, indigent defense, posting a bond, being sentenced to probation, and restoring driver licenses, among other actions. Judges can also order convicted individuals to pay a fine for each guilty charge, often in lieu of jail time. However, data shows that the criminal justice system disproportionately impacts the poor, and the responsibility of paying fines and fees can lead to devastating effects for these individuals, significant costs to county government to attempt to collect less than 100 percent of levied fees and fines, and unintended consequences within other areas government. National experts and county leaders will discuss their experiences and work to better align policy goals while balancing revenue impacts and upholding public safety.

Architects of Health & Housing: County Strategies for Promoting Affordable, Safe and Healthy Homes

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 2, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Every county resident needs a place to call home, but in 2019, not all homes are healthy and affordable. Many county residents are forced to choose between affordability and health, but the two shouldn't be mutually exclusive. Join NACo and other thought leaders for an interactive session on how you can stand at the intersection of healthy AND affordable housing in your county, whether urban, suburban, exurban or rural.

National Map Liaison for the Pacific Region, U.S. Geographical Survey  
 

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

Fri. July 12 | 1:00 pm to 4:30 pmSkyview 2 - 4, Resort Tower-26th Fl.| Bally's

Members will hear from speakers on better land use and watershed planning data, tools and trainings to prepare and mitigate against changing weather patterns. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions and platform changes that are used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Solutions Session: Crisis Intervention: Assess, Decide, Act

Sun. July 14 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pmLas Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This workshop will include crisis intervention training, providing every attendee with tangible, evidence-based tools to help prevent, identify and deescalate a crisis. Attendees will learn how to recognize common signs of behavioral escalation in others and how to intervene at the lowest level, how to conduct a workplace behavioral risk assessment and implement a plan of action to mitigate environmental risk and how our own triggers shape our worldview and impact our daily interactions.  The panel will discuss Mental Health First Aid which will equip attendees with the resource to identify someone experiencing mental health challenges or substance use disorder.

 

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

Fri. July 12 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmSkyview 5 & 6, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

The Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) will discuss federal land and mineral management priorities with officials from federal land management agencies. Additionally, the PLSC will hear from experts on how some counties utilize special districts to target federal land payments toward specific county priorities and how to set up a special district in their home county.

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

Creating Vibrant Communities Through Public Art: A Meeting of the NACo Arts & Culture Commission

Sat. July 13 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This meeting will focus on how public art programs can strengthen community and improve quality of life. Nevada Arts Council will discuss how you can better engage with your state arts agencies and what types of programs and resources it has available to counties in Nevada. Clark and Washoe Counties, Nev. will then delve into the public art programs and projects that they have developed and implemented locally. 

Senior Vice President for state and Community Engagement, AARP  
 

Luncheon Session: Supporting Our Nation's Aging Population at the Local Level

Fri. July 12 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

By 2035, for the first time in our nation’s history, the population of adults 65 and older will outnumber children younger than 18. Whether it’s creating supports for home-based care and caregivers, building safe and accessible communities for people of all ages or promoting social integration among our aging populations, counties are leveraging local resources to support our nation’s older adults. Hear from national and local leaders about the challenges and benefits of supporting our nation’s aging population, and how counties are satisfying the increased demand for services and an infrastructure that addresses the needs of this changing demographic.

Director of Strategic Planning, LexisNexis Risk Solutions  
 

Smarter Counties Technology Forum

Sun. July 14 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Formerly known as the CIO Forum and Smarter Counties, this combined event will address the needs of CIOs as well as elected officials.  Attendees can expect to hear from subject-matter experts who will explore important technology industry trends that have implications on county government operations and services.  Participants will learn about the evolving capabilities of 5G technology, and explore how counties are using technology to work smarter, improve outcomes and save money. 

Immigrant Integration Efforts at the Local Level

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 3:30 pmLas Vegas 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

While it is the federal government’s responsibility to set immigration policy and determine an individual’s immigration status, counties are best positioned to integrate immigrant populations while serving our broader communities. Counties have a key role in implementing innovative policies and programs that ensure immigrants are integrated into new communities in a manner that benefits the local economy and culture. Hear from national and local leaders about the challenges and benefits of integrating new populations, and what this looks like at the county level.

Senior Advisor for Legislative Affairs, Health Equity Leadership & Exchange Network  
 

Demystifying Health Equity: County Approaches and Strategies

Mon. July 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amVersailles Ballroom 3 & 4 | Paris
What does health equity look like in practice? What does equitable health mean at the local level and how are counties expected to pursue equity in their respective communities? Join an interactive panel discussion featuring county officials, and equity thought leaders and as we explore strategies and resources to support counties in operationalizing health equity in policy and practice.

Health is Local: A Fireside Chat with Dr. Garth Graham

Sat. July 13 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pmSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Research has shown that your zip code has a greater impact on your life expectancy  than your genetic code. Join us for this unique dialogue to ask questions and hear directly from Dr. Garth Graham about the social determinants of health affecting our communities’ health. You will also hear from counties firsthand who are successfully addressing some of these factors locally to improve the health of their residents.

Assistant Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, National Council for Behavioral Health  
 

Solutions Session: Crisis Intervention: Assess, Decide, Act

Sun. July 14 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pmLas Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This workshop will include crisis intervention training, providing every attendee with tangible, evidence-based tools to help prevent, identify and deescalate a crisis. Attendees will learn how to recognize common signs of behavioral escalation in others and how to intervene at the lowest level, how to conduct a workplace behavioral risk assessment and implement a plan of action to mitigate environmental risk and how our own triggers shape our worldview and impact our daily interactions.  The panel will discuss Mental Health First Aid which will equip attendees with the resource to identify someone experiencing mental health challenges or substance use disorder.

 

Resilient Counties Lunch: Developing New Partnerships in National-Regional Water Resiliency and Innovation

Sat. July 13 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmVersailles Ballroom 1 & 2 | Paris

The increasing number, depth, breadth and magnitude of water- and weather-related incidents has overwhelmed traditional methodologies and capabilities. The nearly $500 billion in FEMA/FIMA and global insurance-reinsurance losses demands a heightened focus on pre-disaster mitigation. Panelists and attendees will have a conversation about water resiliency, and how county governments and their public utility counterparts are pursuing bold investments in infrastructure and forging new regional and national partnerships focused on water supply, sanitation and flood control infrastructure and operations

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

Creating Vibrant Communities Through Public Art: A Meeting of the NACo Arts & Culture Commission

Sat. July 13 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This meeting will focus on how public art programs can strengthen community and improve quality of life. Nevada Arts Council will discuss how you can better engage with your state arts agencies and what types of programs and resources it has available to counties in Nevada. Clark and Washoe Counties, Nev. will then delve into the public art programs and projects that they have developed and implemented locally. 

Mobile Workshop: Springs Preserve, Boomtown 1905 and WaterWorks Exhibits

Sun. July 14 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pmSprings Preserve, Waterworks & Boomtown 1905

The RSVP list for this tour is currently full. Onsite attendees will be accommodated on a space-available basis. 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Springs Preserve commemorates Southern Nevada's dynamic history. Owned by the Las Vegas Valley Water District, the Springs Preserve sits at the site of the valley’s original water infrastructure. Developed through an inclusive community process, Springs Preserve features museums, gardens, exhibits and natural areas for guests to learn about building a more sustainable future. WaterWorks showcases the inner workings of water resource treatment and delivery in Southern Nevada. Take an optional stroll through Boomtown 1905, a recreation of a historical streetscape of Las Vegas from 1905 to 1920. Transportation for all mobile workshops will be provided from the Uber/Lyft pick-up zone at Bally’s Flamingo Road exit. For those who RSVP’d, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure to board the buses and guarantee your seat. Standby attendees will be accommodated as space becomes available.

Director, Department of Social Services, Churchill County, Nev.  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Join the Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee to hear from local leaders about how counties are creating more seamless, effective and sustainable policies that advance social and economic mobility and improve the health and well-being of people and communities. The Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee will also consider and vote on proposed platform changes and policy resolutions.

Clubhouse Director, Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada  
 

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Committee Mobile Workshop: Boulder Highway Collaborative Campus (RSVP Required)

The RSVP list for this tour is currently full. Onsite attendees will be accomodated on a space-available basis

Fri. July 12 | 9:45 am to 11:45 amBoulder Highway Collaborative Campus

Join the Community, Economic and Workforce Development Committee for a tour of the Boulder Highway Collaborative Campus, an innovative affordable housing site created in partnership with Nevada HAND, Clark County, the Boys & Girls Club, Lutheran Social Services of Southern Nevada. Space is limited; please email Daria Daniel at ddaniel@naco.org for more information.

Executive Director, San Diego Veterans Coalition  
 

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

County governments play a critical role as public service providers for America’s citizens, including millions of veterans and their families. 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.

Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amLas Vegas 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

The outdoor recreation economy employs millions of Americans and generates billions of dollars annually while creating tax revenue local governments use to provide essential services. Hear from government and private-sector experts on the current state of the outdoor recreation economy, its future outlook and how your county can support a recreation economy.

County Talk - Salesforce: Government AppExchange - Platform for Government Modernization

Sat. July 13 | 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm

Low-code, platform based tools are the backbone of government for the future. Agencies demand flexibility in software solutions that provide agile processes with low-click solutions. This enables governments to adapt at light speed with minimum-to-no interruptions within their environments. This facilitates the potential for a library of solutions built by government for government. Join us to learn about the Salesforce Government AppExchange and hear from Orange County on how they implemented a Salesforce solution to impact outcomes, modernize the mission, and create better customer experience.

Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amLas Vegas 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

The outdoor recreation economy employs millions of Americans and generates billions of dollars annually while creating tax revenue local governments use to provide essential services. Hear from government and private-sector experts on the current state of the outdoor recreation economy, its future outlook and how your county can support a recreation economy.

Emergency Manager, Ramsey County, Minn.  
 

Disaster Management Symposium Part I: Improving Your Leadership Role in Incident Management

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amJubilee Ballroom 1, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Join us for a conversation with local elected officials and county leaders who have experience in incident management to learn about best practices during all-hazards incident management.

Disaster Management Symposium: Part II: An Interactive Roundtable will begin at 10:30a.m. in the same room.

Smarter Counties Technology Forum

Sun. July 14 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Formerly known as the CIO Forum and Smarter Counties, this combined event will address the needs of CIOs as well as elected officials.  Attendees can expect to hear from subject-matter experts who will explore important technology industry trends that have implications on county government operations and services.  Participants will learn about the evolving capabilities of 5G technology, and explore how counties are using technology to work smarter, improve outcomes and save money. 

Smarter Counties Technology Forum

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 1, Jubilee Tower, 3rd Fl. | Bally's

This combined event addresses the needs of CIOs and elected officials. Attendees will hear from subject matter experts on important technology industry trends that have implications for county government operations and services, including 5G and cybersecurity.

Manager, Field Operations, Clark County Department of Family Services  
 

Mobile Workshop: Southern Nevada Children’s Assessment Center

Sun. July 14 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pmSouthern Nevada Children's Assessment Center (SNCAC)

Tour the Southern Nevada Children’s Advocacy Center and learn about multidisciplinary team responses to child abuse and victim advocacy. Discover how they have used a multidisciplinary model to better respond to and address the needs of child victims of sex trafficking in Clark County and their families.

Transportation for all mobile workshops will be provided from the Uber/Lyft pick-up zone at Bally’s Flamingo Road exit. For those who RSVP’d, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure to board the buses and guarantee your seat. Standby attendees will be accommodated as space becomes available.

Director of Human Services, Sonoma County  
 

Solutions Session: How Counties are Changing Lives Today

Sun. July 14 | 10:30 am to 11:45 amLas Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This session will focus on how Sonoma, San Diego and Washoe counties are transforming service delivery and improving client outcomes by applying the right technology and enable a person centered approach to care. Placing the individual at the center, instead of the program, has resulted in significant benefits for both the individual and the county. Join the discussion!

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee - Afternoon Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 1:30 pm to 4:30 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 1 - 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Join the Justice and Public Safety Committee for a panel discussion with Clark County, Nevada public safety officials about mass casualty incident preparedness, response, and recovery. The committee will also be joined by the National Weather Service and FEMA about severe weather decision-making support services and the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).

New Revenue on the Horizon

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amLas Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This workshop will give counties ideas, tools and training for generating new revenue. The first part of the workshop will focus on a new NACo program built in partnership with state associations of counties to intercept tax refunds of individuals who have not paid debts owed to county governments. The second part of the workshop will provide training on additional strategies for revenue enhancement through various case studies.

Architects of Health & Housing: County Strategies for Promoting Affordable, Safe and Healthy Homes

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 2, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Every county resident needs a place to call home, but in 2019, not all homes are healthy and affordable. Many county residents are forced to choose between affordability and health, but the two shouldn't be mutually exclusive. Join NACo and other thought leaders for an interactive session on how you can stand at the intersection of healthy AND affordable housing in your county, whether urban, suburban, exurban or rural.

Deputy Regional Administrator, Region IX, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)  
 

Health Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 11:45 amBronze 3 & 4, Grand Ballroom | Bally's

The Health Steering Committee will discuss challenges around health care service delivery to rural residents and how counties can leverage recent innovations to improve health care systems for local communities. Committee members will also review key federal safety-net programs, such as community health centers and Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments that help counties meet residents’ health care needs. For this discussion, members will be joined by local health practitioners to discuss county priorities in federal safety-net programs as Congress prepares to reauthorize these programs later this fiscal year.

County Talk - KPMG: Behavioral Health & Justice: Challenge Your Assumptions, Uncover Your Opportunity

Sat. July 13 | 9:15 am to 9:45 amParis Ballroom | Paris

There is no single solution to one of the greatest issues facing our communities, and there is no better way to start than understanding what assets you may already possess.  Join KPMG to discuss building a continuum of care model that brings together innovative and performance-driven solutions for real and lasting change – built upon a foundation of your existing capacity and strengths.

Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amLas Vegas 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

The outdoor recreation economy employs millions of Americans and generates billions of dollars annually while creating tax revenue local governments use to provide essential services. Hear from government and private-sector experts on the current state of the outdoor recreation economy, its future outlook and how your county can support a recreation economy.

Reducing Criminal Justice Fines & Fees: Can Counties Afford it?

Mon. July 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amLas Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

As jurisdictions have seen revenue from taxes and grants shrink, many have turned to administrative fees as a way to help fund the criminal justice system. Today, it is common for defendants to pay fees for: being booked in jail, making phone calls inside the jail, diversion, indigent defense, posting a bond, being sentenced to probation, and restoring driver licenses, among other actions. Judges can also order convicted individuals to pay a fine for each guilty charge, often in lieu of jail time. However, data shows that the criminal justice system disproportionately impacts the poor, and the responsibility of paying fines and fees can lead to devastating effects for these individuals, significant costs to county government to attempt to collect less than 100 percent of levied fees and fines, and unintended consequences within other areas government. National experts and county leaders will discuss their experiences and work to better align policy goals while balancing revenue impacts and upholding public safety.

General Manager, Online Dispute Resolution, Tyler Technologies  
 

Solutions Session: And Justice for All: Leveraging Technology to Break Down Barriers in the Justice System

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 3:30 pmLas Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Counties across America are seeking to break down barriers to justice while simultaneously increasing court efficiencies. Barriers to accessing justice differ from individual to individual. For some, a barrier may be the inability to pay, while for others, a barrier could be the distance to the court combined with unreliable transportation. While technology cannot help the public overcome every challenge faced within the court system, Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) can be a significant step towards closing the gap between the privileged and the underserved in the eyes of the law. Learn how the Family Mediation Center in Clark County, Nevada, leveraged this technology to help residents avoid having to miss work to attend hearings during court hours, resulting in 100% of the cases reaching a resolution outside of the court’s normal operating hours.

Manager, Housing and Community Development Division, Orange County, Fla.; President, National Association for County Community and Economic Development  
 

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

Fri. July 12 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmVersailles Ballroom 1 & 2 | Paris

Members will hear from national policy experts on economic and workforce development issues. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions and platform changes that are used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Immigration Reform Task Force Meeting

Sun. July 14 | 8:00 am to 10:00 amChampagne Ballroom 2 | Paris

Often serving as the health care providers of last resort for the uninsured and underinsured, counties provide health care to our nation’s residents, regardless of immigration status, as mandated by federal and state laws and policies. During this session, the Immigration Reform Task Force will be joined by experts and local leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities that arise in providing health care and social services to immigrant populations.

Disaster Management Symposium Part I: Improving Your Leadership Role in Incident Management

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amJubilee Ballroom 1, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Join us for a conversation with local elected officials and county leaders who have experience in incident management to learn about best practices during all-hazards incident management.

Disaster Management Symposium: Part II: An Interactive Roundtable will begin at 10:30a.m. in the same room.

Resilient Counties Lunch: Developing New Partnerships in National-Regional Water Resiliency and Innovation

Sat. July 13 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmVersailles Ballroom 1 & 2 | Paris

The increasing number, depth, breadth and magnitude of water- and weather-related incidents has overwhelmed traditional methodologies and capabilities. The nearly $500 billion in FEMA/FIMA and global insurance-reinsurance losses demands a heightened focus on pre-disaster mitigation. Panelists and attendees will have a conversation about water resiliency, and how county governments and their public utility counterparts are pursuing bold investments in infrastructure and forging new regional and national partnerships focused on water supply, sanitation and flood control infrastructure and operations

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

Lunch: Healthy Counties: Addressing Youth Substance Abuse

Sat. July 13 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmSkyview 5 & 6, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Supporting the well-being and development of youth is critical to the future of our counties, states and nation. In a rapidly changing world, counties must be innovative and strategic preventing substance use and abuse among youth populations. Continue the dynamic conversation begun at NACo's 2019 Legislative Conference to explore best practices and emerging strategies counties are employing to engage and educate youth and discuss new approaches that leverage partnerships and resources.

Vice President, Community Health & Impact, CVS Health; President, Aetna Foundation  
 

Health is Local: A Fireside Chat with Dr. Garth Graham

Sat. July 13 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pmSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Research has shown that your zip code has a greater impact on your life expectancy  than your genetic code. Join us for this unique dialogue to ask questions and hear directly from Dr. Garth Graham about the social determinants of health affecting our communities’ health. You will also hear from counties firsthand who are successfully addressing some of these factors locally to improve the health of their residents.

13 Ways to Kill Your Community

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Join Doug Griffiths, author of 13 Ways to Kill Your Community and founder of 13 Ways, an organization dedicated to helping communities grow and thrive, for a revelatory and insightful look at the often universal challenges that limit community success and how to overcome them.

This workshop is part of NACo's Next Generation Network leadership development series. Next Generation Network thanks Capital Group for their generous sponsorship.

NCCAE Professional Development Session

Sun. July 14 | 10:30 am to 11:45 amVersailles Ballroom 4 | Paris
President/CEO, Nevada Rural Hospital Partners  
 

Health Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 11:45 amBronze 3 & 4, Grand Ballroom | Bally's

The Health Steering Committee will discuss challenges around health care service delivery to rural residents and how counties can leverage recent innovations to improve health care systems for local communities. Committee members will also review key federal safety-net programs, such as community health centers and Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments that help counties meet residents’ health care needs. For this discussion, members will be joined by local health practitioners to discuss county priorities in federal safety-net programs as Congress prepares to reauthorize these programs later this fiscal year.

Administrator, Clark County Museum System; Visiting Expert, Pawn Stars, History Channel  
 

Celebrate the end of a busy week by joining us for food and fun at the iconic Brooklyn Bowl. Great food, music and bowling await you! You won’t want to miss a performance from the ever-popular cover band, the Australian Bee Gees, plus appearances from a few special guests. Wear your best concert t-shirt and get ready for some epic photo opportunities.

Transportation provided, check out the NACo conference app for specific details.

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

Fri. July 12 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmSkyview 5 & 6, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

The Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) will discuss federal land and mineral management priorities with officials from federal land management agencies. Additionally, the PLSC will hear from experts on how some counties utilize special districts to target federal land payments toward specific county priorities and how to set up a special district in their home county.

Director of Community Services, Dakota County, Minn.  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Join the Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee to hear from local leaders about how counties are creating more seamless, effective and sustainable policies that advance social and economic mobility and improve the health and well-being of people and communities. The Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee will also consider and vote on proposed platform changes and policy resolutions.

Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation, Office of Innovative Program Delivery, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation  
 

Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

Fri. July 12 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmPlatinum, Grand Ballroom | Bally's

Join NACo’s Subcommittees Meeting where we will discuss federal policy issues related to transportation and infrastructure development, including highway and road safety, railways, ports and aviation.

Mobile Workshop: Springs Preserve, Boomtown 1905 and WaterWorks Exhibits

Sun. July 14 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pmSprings Preserve, Waterworks & Boomtown 1905

The RSVP list for this tour is currently full. Onsite attendees will be accommodated on a space-available basis. 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Springs Preserve commemorates Southern Nevada's dynamic history. Owned by the Las Vegas Valley Water District, the Springs Preserve sits at the site of the valley’s original water infrastructure. Developed through an inclusive community process, Springs Preserve features museums, gardens, exhibits and natural areas for guests to learn about building a more sustainable future. WaterWorks showcases the inner workings of water resource treatment and delivery in Southern Nevada. Take an optional stroll through Boomtown 1905, a recreation of a historical streetscape of Las Vegas from 1905 to 1920. Transportation for all mobile workshops will be provided from the Uber/Lyft pick-up zone at Bally’s Flamingo Road exit. For those who RSVP’d, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure to board the buses and guarantee your seat. Standby attendees will be accommodated as space becomes available.

County Talk - Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson: Finding Hidden Revenue and Using Technology to Collect It

Sat. July 13 | 10:15 am to 10:45 amParis Ballroom | Paris

New technologies are having an impact in the collections of receivables and other arenas related to county revenue. From homestead exemption abuse to short-term rental issues, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP dedicates its substantial technological horsepower to detection and collection of public revenue in the U.S., collecting over $1 billion in assets for clients each year. Attorneys Mark Harris and Pete Slover will share insights regarding technology that can discover untapped revenue and improve collections, amongst other topics.

Community Health Care Planner, Polk County, Fla.  
 

Substance Use Interventions in the Justice System

Sat. July 13 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This workshop focuses on innovative strategies and programs counties are using to meet the needs of justice-involved individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). County leaders will discuss increasing connections to treatment for individuals with SUDs at different touch points in the justice system, including during interactions with law enforcement, in jail and during community reentry, to improve public safety and use taxpayer resources effectively.

Large Urban County Caucus

Sat. July 13 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmChampagne 1 & 2 | Paris

NACo’s Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the consideration of issues relating to America’s metropolitan county governments (those with a population of at least 500,000 residents). All conference attendees with an interest in urban county matters are invited to attend this semiannual meeting of the caucus, which brings together county leaders, national experts and federal officials for discussions that aim to strengthen the operations of the nation’s largest counties and the ability of urban county leaders to serve their residents.

Officer, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department  
 

Substance Use Interventions in the Justice System

Sat. July 13 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This workshop focuses on innovative strategies and programs counties are using to meet the needs of justice-involved individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). County leaders will discuss increasing connections to treatment for individuals with SUDs at different touch points in the justice system, including during interactions with law enforcement, in jail and during community reentry, to improve public safety and use taxpayer resources effectively.

Action Learning Coach, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps  
 

Architects of Health & Housing: County Strategies for Promoting Affordable, Safe and Healthy Homes

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 2, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Every county resident needs a place to call home, but in 2019, not all homes are healthy and affordable. Many county residents are forced to choose between affordability and health, but the two shouldn't be mutually exclusive. Join NACo and other thought leaders for an interactive session on how you can stand at the intersection of healthy AND affordable housing in your county, whether urban, suburban, exurban or rural.

Understanding the County Role in the Growing World of Legal Cannabis

Sat. July 13 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmBronze 2 & 3, Grand Salon | Bally's

To date, ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational usage of cannabis to some extent, with another 33 states having legalized medicinal usage in some form. Understanding what effect state legalization may have on your county and how best to prepare to navigate and regulate the fast-growing cannabis industry is vital. Hear from industry and county experts who will provide firsthand knowledge about the successes and pitfalls of implementing cannabis regulations.

Healthy Counties Advisory Board Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 8:30 am to 10:00 amLas Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Counties coast to coast are tackling health equity from a multitude of angles. Members of the Healthy Counties Advisory Board and those that are interested in joining Healthy Counties are invited to hear how their peers across the nation are working to improve health equity in their county. Following the panel, attendees will have an opportunity to converse with panelists in small groups and participate in brainstorming activities that will inform future Healthy Counties programming.

Senior Deputy Director, Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles County, Calif.  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 11:45 amSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Join the Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee for a special preview of the new HBO documentary FOSTER, and hear from the film’s producer, Deborah Oppenheimer, and county representatives about how local governments can serve as conveners to bring stakeholders together to strengthen the nation’s child welfare systems. Committee members will also hear from federal, state and local representatives about how counties can prepare for implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) as the September 2019 date approaches.

 

Administrator, Foreign Agriculture Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture  
 

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee - Meetings

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pmVersaille 1 & 2 | Paris
Program Advisor to the Assistant Secretary, Office of Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  
 

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

Fri. July 12 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pmVersailles Ballroom 1 & 2 | Paris

Members will hear from national policy experts on economic and workforce development issues. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions and platform changes that are used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Executive Director, Washington State Association of Counties  
 

Understanding the County Role in the Growing World of Legal Cannabis

Sat. July 13 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmBronze 2 & 3, Grand Salon | Bally's

To date, ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational usage of cannabis to some extent, with another 33 states having legalized medicinal usage in some form. Understanding what effect state legalization may have on your county and how best to prepare to navigate and regulate the fast-growing cannabis industry is vital. Hear from industry and county experts who will provide firsthand knowledge about the successes and pitfalls of implementing cannabis regulations.

Industry Lead, Health & Human Services, U.S. State and Local Government, IBM Global Business Services  
 

Smarter Counties Technology Forum

Sun. July 14 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Formerly known as the CIO Forum and Smarter Counties, this combined event will address the needs of CIOs as well as elected officials.  Attendees can expect to hear from subject-matter experts who will explore important technology industry trends that have implications on county government operations and services.  Participants will learn about the evolving capabilities of 5G technology, and explore how counties are using technology to work smarter, improve outcomes and save money. 

Smarter Counties Technology Forum

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 1, Jubilee Tower, 3rd Fl. | Bally's

This combined event addresses the needs of CIOs and elected officials. Attendees will hear from subject matter experts on important technology industry trends that have implications for county government operations and services, including 5G and cybersecurity.

Airport Chief Marketing Officer, Clark County Department of Aviation  
 

International Economic Development Task Force Meeting and Tour of McCarran International Airport

Sun. July 14 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pmMcCarran International Airport

In place of a standard meeting, the International Economic Development Task Force will be taking a mobile tour of the McCarran International Airport’s newly upgraded Terminal 3. At this meeting, attendees will receive a behind-the-scenes look at new innovations in airport technology and management that improve the flow of people and goods both domestically and internationally. Representatives of Clark County will also discuss how the airport attracts new international flights to increasingly make the county more connected with the global economy.

Due to security requirements only those pre-registered for the tour will be able to attend. 

Arts & Culture Commission Reception (invitation only)

Sun. July 14 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmOFFSITE: Clark County Government Center Rotunda
Executive Director of Social Services, Maryland Department of Human Services  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 11:45 amSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Join the Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee for a special preview of the new HBO documentary FOSTER, and hear from the film’s producer, Deborah Oppenheimer, and county representatives about how local governments can serve as conveners to bring stakeholders together to strengthen the nation’s child welfare systems. Committee members will also hear from federal, state and local representatives about how counties can prepare for implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) as the September 2019 date approaches.

 

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pmSkyview 5 & 6, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

The Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) will discuss legislation in the 116th Congress related to public access to federal lands, payments to federal lands counties and federal land and resource management. Members will also converse with federal and state officials about areas where all levels of government can partner together to improve landscape health. Finally, the PLSC will consider and vote on proposed platform changes and policy resolutions.

Special Assistant to the Associate Commissioner, Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 11:45 amSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Join the Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee for a special preview of the new HBO documentary FOSTER, and hear from the film’s producer, Deborah Oppenheimer, and county representatives about how local governments can serve as conveners to bring stakeholders together to strengthen the nation’s child welfare systems. Committee members will also hear from federal, state and local representatives about how counties can prepare for implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) as the September 2019 date approaches.

 

Marketing Manager, Developer & Investor Solutions, ProLink Solutions  
 

County Talk - ProLink Solutions: Technology Solutions to Capture & Utilize Housing and Tenant Data Metrics

Sat. July 13 | 11:15 am to 11:45 am

Local government agencies need affordable technology solutions that make it easy to capture, access and utilize housing data. Many counties currently store random housing data that varies by funding source, in excel workbooks or antiquated and siloed databases making it difficult to access and use the data. ProLink Solutions provides software solutions to capture, manage, and report on the large quantity of housing and tenant data required by jurisdictions for outcome reporting. ProLink’s goal is to help localities capture and maintain consistent housing and tenant data metrics, from time of application through annual compliance monitoring, so they can make prudent lending decisions and effectively address economic inequality based on current and historical data. The added bonus of adopting ProLink’s data standards is that localities could also agree to share similar data metrics with neighboring jurisdictions in order to collaboratively address economic inequality across county lines.

Large Urban County Caucus

Sat. July 13 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmChampagne 1 & 2 | Paris

NACo’s Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the consideration of issues relating to America’s metropolitan county governments (those with a population of at least 500,000 residents). All conference attendees with an interest in urban county matters are invited to attend this semiannual meeting of the caucus, which brings together county leaders, national experts and federal officials for discussions that aim to strengthen the operations of the nation’s largest counties and the ability of urban county leaders to serve their residents.

Executive Director, California State Association of Counties  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 11:45 amSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Join the Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee for a special preview of the new HBO documentary FOSTER, and hear from the film’s producer, Deborah Oppenheimer, and county representatives about how local governments can serve as conveners to bring stakeholders together to strengthen the nation’s child welfare systems. Committee members will also hear from federal, state and local representatives about how counties can prepare for implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) as the September 2019 date approaches.

 

County Talk - ProLink Solutions: Technology Solutions to Capture & Utilize Housing and Tenant Data Metrics

Sat. July 13 | 11:15 am to 11:45 am

Local government agencies need affordable technology solutions that make it easy to capture, access and utilize housing data. Many counties currently store random housing data that varies by funding source, in excel workbooks or antiquated and siloed databases making it difficult to access and use the data. ProLink Solutions provides software solutions to capture, manage, and report on the large quantity of housing and tenant data required by jurisdictions for outcome reporting. ProLink’s goal is to help localities capture and maintain consistent housing and tenant data metrics, from time of application through annual compliance monitoring, so they can make prudent lending decisions and effectively address economic inequality based on current and historical data. The added bonus of adopting ProLink’s data standards is that localities could also agree to share similar data metrics with neighboring jurisdictions in order to collaboratively address economic inequality across county lines.

Illusionist, New York Times crossword writer and television producer  
 
Global Manager: State/Provincial Government Industry Solutions and Government Trade Associations, Esri  
 

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 8:00 am to 9:30 amJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Join the GIS Subcommittee for a discussion focused on the timely and successful deployment of next-generation telecommunications services throughout the nation and an exploration of innovative ideas for local leaders to ensure all residents are counted during the upcoming 2020 Census.

County Talk - Esri: A Whole New Level of Smart Communities Through Geospatial Infrastructure

Fri. July 12 | 4:15 pm to 4:45 pmParis Ballroom | Paris

The concept of smart communities is evolving as states, counties and municipalities rally around the promise of smart to reshape our collective thinking. How our communities run in the future and how citizens perceive government services depends on our ability to embrace smart. Smart communities push aside politics and preconceptions in favor of data and analytics to make decisions. High-performing organizations use location as the standard analytical approach to achieve new insight. Increasingly, smart devices, the "Internet of things" and cloud computing feed data on the locations of people, nature, vehicles, and infrastructure. If you are interested in learning about how how you seemingly unrelated trends from technology, policy, and digital transformation can change the way you solve for real world problems, this is the session for you. We will explore how:

  • Geo-enabling data and enterprise systems can bring about business intelligence
  • Communities are leveraging technological advances to support infrastructure needs, social inequities, housing issues, and transportation networks
  • Communities can lead the way through the use of the geospatial infrastructure
Chief Medical Officer and Director of Clinical Services, Southern Nevada Health District  
 

Immigration Reform Task Force Meeting

Sun. July 14 | 8:00 am to 10:00 amChampagne Ballroom 2 | Paris

Often serving as the health care providers of last resort for the uninsured and underinsured, counties provide health care to our nation’s residents, regardless of immigration status, as mandated by federal and state laws and policies. During this session, the Immigration Reform Task Force will be joined by experts and local leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities that arise in providing health care and social services to immigrant populations.

Sesame Street in Communities: Supporting Children and Families

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amBronze 2 | Bally's
Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC) builds on an almost 50-year commitment to supporting children’s developmental, physical and emotional needs. Learn how SSIC is partnering with counties to leverage the power of its trusted brand, friendly characters, and research-based educational resources to improve outcomes for children and their families. This workshop will also highlight how to access free online tools and resources provided by SSIC. Attendees will also hear how Transylvania County, N.C., a Sesame Street Community, is supporting young children through SSIC and the county’s early childhood agenda.

Making Your Mark with a County Brand

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amLas Vegas 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Is your county brand due for a refresh? Join NACo's County News and learn about what makes an effective and impactful county brand and why it matters.

Telling Your County's Story When the Media Won't

Mon. July 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amChampagne Ballroom 1 | Paris

Join NACIO and learn how to effectively communicate your county's message with easy-to-use and low-cost tools.

Program Manager, IT Strategy, Hennepin County, Minn.  
 

Nurturing County Leaders

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 3:30 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Join Dr. Tim Rahschulte of the Professional Development Academy and a panel of NACo High Performance Leadership Academy (HPLA) alumni for an in-depth conversation on addressing professional development among county employees. Learn about NACo’s partnership with PDA to create a leadership development program specifically designed for front-line county employees, incorporating over 100 executives, thought leaders and academics, including retired U.S. Army General Colin Powell and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith. HPLA alumni will share their experiences and how you can identify and empower existing and emerging leaders in your workforce.  

Solutions Session: How Counties are Changing Lives Today

Sun. July 14 | 10:30 am to 11:45 amLas Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This session will focus on how Sonoma, San Diego and Washoe counties are transforming service delivery and improving client outcomes by applying the right technology and enable a person centered approach to care. Placing the individual at the center, instead of the program, has resulted in significant benefits for both the individual and the county. Join the discussion!

Leadership Symposium

Invitation Only

Thu. July 11 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmBronze 2 | Bally's

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, Census Counts, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  
 

2020 Census: Making It Count

Mon. July 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amChampagne Ballroom 2 | Paris

The 2020 Census rollout is less than a year away. Learn about timelines, public engagement strategies, the digital submission process, hiring enumerators and the impact that undercount could have on your county in a panel discussion with advocates, county leaders and more.

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

Healthy Counties Advisory Board Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 8:30 am to 10:00 amLas Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Counties coast to coast are tackling health equity from a multitude of angles. Members of the Healthy Counties Advisory Board and those that are interested in joining Healthy Counties are invited to hear how their peers across the nation are working to improve health equity in their county. Following the panel, attendees will have an opportunity to converse with panelists in small groups and participate in brainstorming activities that will inform future Healthy Counties programming.

Solutions Session: How Counties are Changing Lives Today

Sun. July 14 | 10:30 am to 11:45 amLas Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This session will focus on how Sonoma, San Diego and Washoe counties are transforming service delivery and improving client outcomes by applying the right technology and enable a person centered approach to care. Placing the individual at the center, instead of the program, has resulted in significant benefits for both the individual and the county. Join the discussion!

Lunch: Healthy Counties: Addressing Youth Substance Abuse

Sat. July 13 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmSkyview 5 & 6, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Supporting the well-being and development of youth is critical to the future of our counties, states and nation. In a rapidly changing world, counties must be innovative and strategic preventing substance use and abuse among youth populations. Continue the dynamic conversation begun at NACo's 2019 Legislative Conference to explore best practices and emerging strategies counties are employing to engage and educate youth and discuss new approaches that leverage partnerships and resources.

Western Interstate Region Board of Directors Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 12:30 pm to 3:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 2, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

The Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors will discuss legislation related to federal land management priorities, wildlife conservation and transportation and infrastructure. Members will also hear from partner organizations on rural economic development and new efforts to kickstart distance learning opportunities. Finally, members will have the opportunity to discuss a newly created guidebook created by NACo and the U.S. Forest Service.

Creating Vibrant Communities Through Public Art: A Meeting of the NACo Arts & Culture Commission

Sat. July 13 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This meeting will focus on how public art programs can strengthen community and improve quality of life. Nevada Arts Council will discuss how you can better engage with your state arts agencies and what types of programs and resources it has available to counties in Nevada. Clark and Washoe Counties, Nev. will then delve into the public art programs and projects that they have developed and implemented locally. 

Luncheon Session: Supporting Our Nation's Aging Population at the Local Level

Fri. July 12 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

By 2035, for the first time in our nation’s history, the population of adults 65 and older will outnumber children younger than 18. Whether it’s creating supports for home-based care and caregivers, building safe and accessible communities for people of all ages or promoting social integration among our aging populations, counties are leveraging local resources to support our nation’s older adults. Hear from national and local leaders about the challenges and benefits of supporting our nation’s aging population, and how counties are satisfying the increased demand for services and an infrastructure that addresses the needs of this changing demographic.

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

Fri. July 12 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmSkyview 5 & 6, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

The Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) will discuss federal land and mineral management priorities with officials from federal land management agencies. Additionally, the PLSC will hear from experts on how some counties utilize special districts to target federal land payments toward specific county priorities and how to set up a special district in their home county.

County Information Security Officer, Tarrant County, Texas  
 

Smarter Counties Technology Forum

Sun. July 14 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Formerly known as the CIO Forum and Smarter Counties, this combined event will address the needs of CIOs as well as elected officials.  Attendees can expect to hear from subject-matter experts who will explore important technology industry trends that have implications on county government operations and services.  Participants will learn about the evolving capabilities of 5G technology, and explore how counties are using technology to work smarter, improve outcomes and save money. 

Smarter Counties Technology Forum

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 1, Jubilee Tower, 3rd Fl. | Bally's

This combined event addresses the needs of CIOs and elected officials. Attendees will hear from subject matter experts on important technology industry trends that have implications for county government operations and services, including 5G and cybersecurity.

IT Standing Committee Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 9:45 am to 11:30 amJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Join the IT Standing Committee for a discussion focused on creating a cybersecurity culture and managing human factors of risk, creating a successful state or countywide cybersecurity awareness events and the findings of NACo’s Blueprint for county technology.

New Revenue on the Horizon

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amLas Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This workshop will give counties ideas, tools and training for generating new revenue. The first part of the workshop will focus on a new NACo program built in partnership with state associations of counties to intercept tax refunds of individuals who have not paid debts owed to county governments. The second part of the workshop will provide training on additional strategies for revenue enhancement through various case studies.

Chief Deputy Treasurer - Tax Collector, Mariposa County, Calif.  
 

New Revenue on the Horizon

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amLas Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This workshop will give counties ideas, tools and training for generating new revenue. The first part of the workshop will focus on a new NACo program built in partnership with state associations of counties to intercept tax refunds of individuals who have not paid debts owed to county governments. The second part of the workshop will provide training on additional strategies for revenue enhancement through various case studies.

"I am Jane Doe" Documentary Screening and Human Trafficking Panel

Thu. July 11 | 4:00 pm to 6:30 pmSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Human trafficking is an issue impacting every community in America. Join NACo for a screening of “I am Jane Doe,” a powerful documentary which led to the passage of federal policy in support of the victims of this crime. The film will be preceded by a panel discussion with national experts from Polaris and Thomson Reuters and county officials who are working to combat human trafficking and exploitation in their communities. This event is sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

Reducing Criminal Justice Fines & Fees: Can Counties Afford it?

Mon. July 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amLas Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

As jurisdictions have seen revenue from taxes and grants shrink, many have turned to administrative fees as a way to help fund the criminal justice system. Today, it is common for defendants to pay fees for: being booked in jail, making phone calls inside the jail, diversion, indigent defense, posting a bond, being sentenced to probation, and restoring driver licenses, among other actions. Judges can also order convicted individuals to pay a fine for each guilty charge, often in lieu of jail time. However, data shows that the criminal justice system disproportionately impacts the poor, and the responsibility of paying fines and fees can lead to devastating effects for these individuals, significant costs to county government to attempt to collect less than 100 percent of levied fees and fines, and unintended consequences within other areas government. National experts and county leaders will discuss their experiences and work to better align policy goals while balancing revenue impacts and upholding public safety.

Principal Analyst and Manager. Thomson Reuters Special Services LLC  
 

"I am Jane Doe" Documentary Screening and Human Trafficking Panel

Thu. July 11 | 4:00 pm to 6:30 pmSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Human trafficking is an issue impacting every community in America. Join NACo for a screening of “I am Jane Doe,” a powerful documentary which led to the passage of federal policy in support of the victims of this crime. The film will be preceded by a panel discussion with national experts from Polaris and Thomson Reuters and county officials who are working to combat human trafficking and exploitation in their communities. This event is sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

County Talk - ProLink Solutions: Technology Solutions to Capture & Utilize Housing and Tenant Data Metrics

Sat. July 13 | 11:15 am to 11:45 am

Local government agencies need affordable technology solutions that make it easy to capture, access and utilize housing data. Many counties currently store random housing data that varies by funding source, in excel workbooks or antiquated and siloed databases making it difficult to access and use the data. ProLink Solutions provides software solutions to capture, manage, and report on the large quantity of housing and tenant data required by jurisdictions for outcome reporting. ProLink’s goal is to help localities capture and maintain consistent housing and tenant data metrics, from time of application through annual compliance monitoring, so they can make prudent lending decisions and effectively address economic inequality based on current and historical data. The added bonus of adopting ProLink’s data standards is that localities could also agree to share similar data metrics with neighboring jurisdictions in order to collaboratively address economic inequality across county lines.

Commissioner, Palm Beach County, Fla.; South Region, Next Generation NACo Network  
 

"I am Jane Doe" Documentary Screening and Human Trafficking Panel

Thu. July 11 | 4:00 pm to 6:30 pmSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Human trafficking is an issue impacting every community in America. Join NACo for a screening of “I am Jane Doe,” a powerful documentary which led to the passage of federal policy in support of the victims of this crime. The film will be preceded by a panel discussion with national experts from Polaris and Thomson Reuters and county officials who are working to combat human trafficking and exploitation in their communities. This event is sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee - Meetings

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pmVersaille 1 & 2 | Paris

Creating Vibrant Communities Through Public Art: A Meeting of the NACo Arts & Culture Commission

Sat. July 13 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This meeting will focus on how public art programs can strengthen community and improve quality of life. Nevada Arts Council will discuss how you can better engage with your state arts agencies and what types of programs and resources it has available to counties in Nevada. Clark and Washoe Counties, Nev. will then delve into the public art programs and projects that they have developed and implemented locally. 

Leadership Symposium

Invitation Only

Thu. July 11 | 12:00 pm to 5:00 pmBronze 2 | Bally's

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.

Commissioner, Tooele County, Utah.; Vice Chair, Next Generation NACo Network  
 

Making Your Mark with a County Brand

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amLas Vegas 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Is your county brand due for a refresh? Join NACo's County News and learn about what makes an effective and impactful county brand and why it matters.

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Committee Mobile Workshop: Boulder Highway Collaborative Campus (RSVP Required)

The RSVP list for this tour is currently full. Onsite attendees will be accomodated on a space-available basis

Fri. July 12 | 9:45 am to 11:45 amBoulder Highway Collaborative Campus

Join the Community, Economic and Workforce Development Committee for a tour of the Boulder Highway Collaborative Campus, an innovative affordable housing site created in partnership with Nevada HAND, Clark County, the Boys & Girls Club, Lutheran Social Services of Southern Nevada. Space is limited; please email Daria Daniel at ddaniel@naco.org for more information.

2020 Census: Making It Count

Mon. July 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amChampagne Ballroom 2 | Paris

The 2020 Census rollout is less than a year away. Learn about timelines, public engagement strategies, the digital submission process, hiring enumerators and the impact that undercount could have on your county in a panel discussion with advocates, county leaders and more.

President and CEO, California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH)  
 

Health Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 11:45 amBronze 3 & 4, Grand Ballroom | Bally's

The Health Steering Committee will discuss challenges around health care service delivery to rural residents and how counties can leverage recent innovations to improve health care systems for local communities. Committee members will also review key federal safety-net programs, such as community health centers and Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments that help counties meet residents’ health care needs. For this discussion, members will be joined by local health practitioners to discuss county priorities in federal safety-net programs as Congress prepares to reauthorize these programs later this fiscal year.

"I am Jane Doe" Documentary Screening and Human Trafficking Panel

Thu. July 11 | 4:00 pm to 6:30 pmSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Human trafficking is an issue impacting every community in America. Join NACo for a screening of “I am Jane Doe,” a powerful documentary which led to the passage of federal policy in support of the victims of this crime. The film will be preceded by a panel discussion with national experts from Polaris and Thomson Reuters and county officials who are working to combat human trafficking and exploitation in their communities. This event is sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

IT Standing Committee Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 9:45 am to 11:30 amJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Join the IT Standing Committee for a discussion focused on creating a cybersecurity culture and managing human factors of risk, creating a successful state or countywide cybersecurity awareness events and the findings of NACo’s Blueprint for county technology.

Executive Director, Western Governors Association  
 

Western Interstate Region Board of Directors Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 12:30 pm to 3:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 2, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

The Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors will discuss legislation related to federal land management priorities, wildlife conservation and transportation and infrastructure. Members will also hear from partner organizations on rural economic development and new efforts to kickstart distance learning opportunities. Finally, members will have the opportunity to discuss a newly created guidebook created by NACo and the U.S. Forest Service.

Associate Director for Field Operations, U.S. Census Bureau  
 

2020 Census: Making It Count

Mon. July 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amChampagne Ballroom 2 | Paris

The 2020 Census rollout is less than a year away. Learn about timelines, public engagement strategies, the digital submission process, hiring enumerators and the impact that undercount could have on your county in a panel discussion with advocates, county leaders and more.

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 11:45 amSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Join the Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee for a special preview of the new HBO documentary FOSTER, and hear from the film’s producer, Deborah Oppenheimer, and county representatives about how local governments can serve as conveners to bring stakeholders together to strengthen the nation’s child welfare systems. Committee members will also hear from federal, state and local representatives about how counties can prepare for implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) as the September 2019 date approaches.

 

Manager, Economic Development Division, Los Angeles County, Calif.  
 

County Talk: Los Angeles County Economic Development: Retooling for Job Creation with a Case Study on the Bio and Life Science Sector

Sat. July 13 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmParis Ballroom | Paris

Strong regional and local economies generate the revenue governments use to provide public safety services and social safety net programs.  Using a targeted approach that includes industry specific job training programs, supporting growth sector small businesses and repurposing underutilized county property, Los Angeles County is facilitating sustainable business expansion and exciting job creation for the region.  This session includes a case study on how Los Angeles County is supporting the growth and expansion of the bioscience and life science industry.

Celebrate the end of a busy week by joining us for food and fun at the iconic Brooklyn Bowl. Great food, music and bowling await you! You won’t want to miss a performance from the ever-popular cover band, the Australian Bee Gees, plus appearances from a few special guests. Wear your best concert t-shirt and get ready for some epic photo opportunities.

Transportation provided, check out the NACo conference app for specific details.

Senior Vice President of Innovation & Impact, ChangeLab Solutions  
 

Architects of Health & Housing: County Strategies for Promoting Affordable, Safe and Healthy Homes

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 2, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Every county resident needs a place to call home, but in 2019, not all homes are healthy and affordable. Many county residents are forced to choose between affordability and health, but the two shouldn't be mutually exclusive. Join NACo and other thought leaders for an interactive session on how you can stand at the intersection of healthy AND affordable housing in your county, whether urban, suburban, exurban or rural.

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

County governments play a critical role as public service providers for America’s citizens, including millions of veterans and their families. 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.

Government Affairs Director, San Miguel County, Colo.  
 

Fueling Economic Opportunity with Community Solar Energy

Sun. July 14 | 10:30 am to 11:45 amLas Vegas 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Although millions of Americans are choosing to power their lives using renewable resources, many households and businesses face physical or financial barriers to benefiting from solar energy. Community solar projects offer the opportunity to build stronger, more resilient electric grids while expanding energy access and reducing energy burdens for low-to-moderate income residents. Learn best practices for installing and using community solar projects through development case examples.

Western Interstate Region Board of Directors Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 12:30 pm to 3:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 2, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

The Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors will discuss legislation related to federal land management priorities, wildlife conservation and transportation and infrastructure. Members will also hear from partner organizations on rural economic development and new efforts to kickstart distance learning opportunities. Finally, members will have the opportunity to discuss a newly created guidebook created by NACo and the U.S. Forest Service.

Deputy Public Health Director, Durham County, N.C.  
 

Demystifying Health Equity: County Approaches and Strategies

Mon. July 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amVersailles Ballroom 3 & 4 | Paris
What does health equity look like in practice? What does equitable health mean at the local level and how are counties expected to pursue equity in their respective communities? Join an interactive panel discussion featuring county officials, and equity thought leaders and as we explore strategies and resources to support counties in operationalizing health equity in policy and practice.

Nurturing County Leaders

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 3:30 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Join Dr. Tim Rahschulte of the Professional Development Academy and a panel of NACo High Performance Leadership Academy (HPLA) alumni for an in-depth conversation on addressing professional development among county employees. Learn about NACo’s partnership with PDA to create a leadership development program specifically designed for front-line county employees, incorporating over 100 executives, thought leaders and academics, including retired U.S. Army General Colin Powell and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith. HPLA alumni will share their experiences and how you can identify and empower existing and emerging leaders in your workforce.  

Acting Administrator and General Counsel, U.S. Small Business Administration  
 

Nurturing County Leaders

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 3:30 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Join Dr. Tim Rahschulte of the Professional Development Academy and a panel of NACo High Performance Leadership Academy (HPLA) alumni for an in-depth conversation on addressing professional development among county employees. Learn about NACo’s partnership with PDA to create a leadership development program specifically designed for front-line county employees, incorporating over 100 executives, thought leaders and academics, including retired U.S. Army General Colin Powell and Dr. Marshall Goldsmith. HPLA alumni will share their experiences and how you can identify and empower existing and emerging leaders in your workforce.  

Immigrant Integration Efforts at the Local Level

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 3:30 pmLas Vegas 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

While it is the federal government’s responsibility to set immigration policy and determine an individual’s immigration status, counties are best positioned to integrate immigrant populations while serving our broader communities. Counties have a key role in implementing innovative policies and programs that ensure immigrants are integrated into new communities in a manner that benefits the local economy and culture. Hear from national and local leaders about the challenges and benefits of integrating new populations, and what this looks like at the county level.

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

Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meetings

Fri. July 12 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmPlatinum, Grand Ballroom | Bally's

Join NACo’s Subcommittees Meeting where we will discuss federal policy issues related to transportation and infrastructure development, including highway and road safety, railways, ports and aviation.

Smarter Counties Technology Forum

Sun. July 14 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Formerly known as the CIO Forum and Smarter Counties, this combined event will address the needs of CIOs as well as elected officials.  Attendees can expect to hear from subject-matter experts who will explore important technology industry trends that have implications on county government operations and services.  Participants will learn about the evolving capabilities of 5G technology, and explore how counties are using technology to work smarter, improve outcomes and save money. 

Smarter Counties Technology Forum

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 1, Jubilee Tower, 3rd Fl. | Bally's

This combined event addresses the needs of CIOs and elected officials. Attendees will hear from subject matter experts on important technology industry trends that have implications for county government operations and services, including 5G and cybersecurity.

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 8:00 am to 9:30 amJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Join the GIS Subcommittee for a discussion focused on the timely and successful deployment of next-generation telecommunications services throughout the nation and an exploration of innovative ideas for local leaders to ensure all residents are counted during the upcoming 2020 Census.

IT Standing Committee Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 9:45 am to 11:30 amJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Join the IT Standing Committee for a discussion focused on creating a cybersecurity culture and managing human factors of risk, creating a successful state or countywide cybersecurity awareness events and the findings of NACo’s Blueprint for county technology.

Executive Vice President, Client Experience and Public Sector, NetSmart  
 

Demystifying Health Equity: County Approaches and Strategies

Mon. July 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amVersailles Ballroom 3 & 4 | Paris
What does health equity look like in practice? What does equitable health mean at the local level and how are counties expected to pursue equity in their respective communities? Join an interactive panel discussion featuring county officials, and equity thought leaders and as we explore strategies and resources to support counties in operationalizing health equity in policy and practice.
COO, Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada  
 

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Committee Mobile Workshop: Boulder Highway Collaborative Campus (RSVP Required)

The RSVP list for this tour is currently full. Onsite attendees will be accomodated on a space-available basis

Fri. July 12 | 9:45 am to 11:45 amBoulder Highway Collaborative Campus

Join the Community, Economic and Workforce Development Committee for a tour of the Boulder Highway Collaborative Campus, an innovative affordable housing site created in partnership with Nevada HAND, Clark County, the Boys & Girls Club, Lutheran Social Services of Southern Nevada. Space is limited; please email Daria Daniel at ddaniel@naco.org for more information.

County Talk: Los Angeles County Economic Development: Retooling for Job Creation with a Case Study on the Bio and Life Science Sector

Sat. July 13 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmParis Ballroom | Paris

Strong regional and local economies generate the revenue governments use to provide public safety services and social safety net programs.  Using a targeted approach that includes industry specific job training programs, supporting growth sector small businesses and repurposing underutilized county property, Los Angeles County is facilitating sustainable business expansion and exciting job creation for the region.  This session includes a case study on how Los Angeles County is supporting the growth and expansion of the bioscience and life science industry.

Healthy Counties Advisory Board Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 8:30 am to 10:00 amLas Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Counties coast to coast are tackling health equity from a multitude of angles. Members of the Healthy Counties Advisory Board and those that are interested in joining Healthy Counties are invited to hear how their peers across the nation are working to improve health equity in their county. Following the panel, attendees will have an opportunity to converse with panelists in small groups and participate in brainstorming activities that will inform future Healthy Counties programming.

Program Management and Company Lead, Measurement Lab  
 

Rural Action Caucus

Sat. July 13 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pmChampagne Ballroom 3 & 4 | Paris

NACo’s Rural Action Caucus will take a deeper dive into the data behind the newly released “TestIT” app as we explore the connection between national broadband data and federal funding. RAC members will hear from the TestIT App Developer and representatives from Measurement Labs to learn how to access and analyze the data being collected by the app. Additionally, the caucus will discuss the challenges and opportunities to the upcoming 2020 Census and highlight best-practices for complete count committees.

Director, Department of Health Services, Sonoma County, Calif.  
 

Solutions Session: How Counties are Changing Lives Today

Sun. July 14 | 10:30 am to 11:45 amLas Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This session will focus on how Sonoma, San Diego and Washoe counties are transforming service delivery and improving client outcomes by applying the right technology and enable a person centered approach to care. Placing the individual at the center, instead of the program, has resulted in significant benefits for both the individual and the county. Join the discussion!

Officer, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department  
 

Substance Use Interventions in the Justice System

Sat. July 13 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This workshop focuses on innovative strategies and programs counties are using to meet the needs of justice-involved individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). County leaders will discuss increasing connections to treatment for individuals with SUDs at different touch points in the justice system, including during interactions with law enforcement, in jail and during community reentry, to improve public safety and use taxpayer resources effectively.

Director, Behavioral Health Division, Clackamas County, Ore.  
 

Luncheon Session: Supporting Our Nation's Aging Population at the Local Level

Fri. July 12 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmJubilee Ballroom 3, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

By 2035, for the first time in our nation’s history, the population of adults 65 and older will outnumber children younger than 18. Whether it’s creating supports for home-based care and caregivers, building safe and accessible communities for people of all ages or promoting social integration among our aging populations, counties are leveraging local resources to support our nation’s older adults. Hear from national and local leaders about the challenges and benefits of supporting our nation’s aging population, and how counties are satisfying the increased demand for services and an infrastructure that addresses the needs of this changing demographic.

Director of Government and Legislative Affairs, National District Attorneys Association  
 

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee - Morning Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 11:30 amLas Vegas Ballroom 1 - 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

The Justice and Public Safety Committee will receive an update on the new NACo and National Sheriffs’ Association joint task force, aimed at highlighting the impact of federal policy on county jail inmate health care and recidivism rates. The committee will also discuss the evolution of decision-making in prosecution and diversion within the criminal justice system.

Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Services  
 

New Revenue on the Horizon

Sun. July 14 | 9:00 am to 10:15 amLas Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This workshop will give counties ideas, tools and training for generating new revenue. The first part of the workshop will focus on a new NACo program built in partnership with state associations of counties to intercept tax refunds of individuals who have not paid debts owed to county governments. The second part of the workshop will provide training on additional strategies for revenue enhancement through various case studies.

Executive Director, Public Children Services Association of Ohio  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 11:45 amSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Join the Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee for a special preview of the new HBO documentary FOSTER, and hear from the film’s producer, Deborah Oppenheimer, and county representatives about how local governments can serve as conveners to bring stakeholders together to strengthen the nation’s child welfare systems. Committee members will also hear from federal, state and local representatives about how counties can prepare for implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) as the September 2019 date approaches.

 

Family Mediation Center Manager, Nevada 8th Judicial District Court, Clark County, Nev.  
 

Solutions Session: And Justice for All: Leveraging Technology to Break Down Barriers in the Justice System

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 3:30 pmLas Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Counties across America are seeking to break down barriers to justice while simultaneously increasing court efficiencies. Barriers to accessing justice differ from individual to individual. For some, a barrier may be the inability to pay, while for others, a barrier could be the distance to the court combined with unreliable transportation. While technology cannot help the public overcome every challenge faced within the court system, Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) can be a significant step towards closing the gap between the privileged and the underserved in the eyes of the law. Learn how the Family Mediation Center in Clark County, Nevada, leveraged this technology to help residents avoid having to miss work to attend hearings during court hours, resulting in 100% of the cases reaching a resolution outside of the court’s normal operating hours.

County Talk - Thomson Reuters: One Tool: Connecting County Data to Address Public Safety, Families' Stability and Financial Stewardship

Fri. July 12 | 5:15 pm to 5:45 pm

As a trusted steward of government funds and duties, it can be daunting to provide everything to those in need in your county. What if there were easy-to-use tools that could be deployed across your county agencies to help protect residents, dispense fair and equitable justice and keep communities healthy and prosperous? Join us to hear how government agencies are utilizing Thomson Reuters CLEAR data to problem-solve and increase connections within your community.

Senior Managing Consultant, PFM Group Consulting LLC  
 

Reducing Criminal Justice Fines & Fees: Can Counties Afford it?

Mon. July 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amLas Vegas Ballroom 1 & 2, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

As jurisdictions have seen revenue from taxes and grants shrink, many have turned to administrative fees as a way to help fund the criminal justice system. Today, it is common for defendants to pay fees for: being booked in jail, making phone calls inside the jail, diversion, indigent defense, posting a bond, being sentenced to probation, and restoring driver licenses, among other actions. Judges can also order convicted individuals to pay a fine for each guilty charge, often in lieu of jail time. However, data shows that the criminal justice system disproportionately impacts the poor, and the responsibility of paying fines and fees can lead to devastating effects for these individuals, significant costs to county government to attempt to collect less than 100 percent of levied fees and fines, and unintended consequences within other areas government. National experts and county leaders will discuss their experiences and work to better align policy goals while balancing revenue impacts and upholding public safety.

Division Chief, Science and Geospatial Services, Office of Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  
 

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

Fri. July 12 | 1:00 pm to 4:30 pmSkyview 2 - 4, Resort Tower-26th Fl.| Bally's

Members will hear from speakers on better land use and watershed planning data, tools and trainings to prepare and mitigate against changing weather patterns. Steering committee members will also consider policy resolutions and platform changes that are used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Supervisor, At-Risk Youth Support Unit, Clark County Department of Family Services  
 

Mobile Workshop: Southern Nevada Children’s Assessment Center

Sun. July 14 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pmSouthern Nevada Children's Assessment Center (SNCAC)

Tour the Southern Nevada Children’s Advocacy Center and learn about multidisciplinary team responses to child abuse and victim advocacy. Discover how they have used a multidisciplinary model to better respond to and address the needs of child victims of sex trafficking in Clark County and their families.

Transportation for all mobile workshops will be provided from the Uber/Lyft pick-up zone at Bally’s Flamingo Road exit. For those who RSVP’d, please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to tour departure to board the buses and guarantee your seat. Standby attendees will be accommodated as space becomes available.

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 9:00 am to 11:45 amSkyview 1, Resort Tower-26th Fl. | Bally's

Join the Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee for a special preview of the new HBO documentary FOSTER, and hear from the film’s producer, Deborah Oppenheimer, and county representatives about how local governments can serve as conveners to bring stakeholders together to strengthen the nation’s child welfare systems. Committee members will also hear from federal, state and local representatives about how counties can prepare for implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) as the September 2019 date approaches.

 

Solutions Session: Crisis Intervention: Assess, Decide, Act

Sun. July 14 | 3:45 pm to 5:00 pmLas Vegas 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This workshop will include crisis intervention training, providing every attendee with tangible, evidence-based tools to help prevent, identify and deescalate a crisis. Attendees will learn how to recognize common signs of behavioral escalation in others and how to intervene at the lowest level, how to conduct a workplace behavioral risk assessment and implement a plan of action to mitigate environmental risk and how our own triggers shape our worldview and impact our daily interactions.  The panel will discuss Mental Health First Aid which will equip attendees with the resource to identify someone experiencing mental health challenges or substance use disorder.

 

Substance Use Interventions in the Justice System

Sat. July 13 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 3 & 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

This workshop focuses on innovative strategies and programs counties are using to meet the needs of justice-involved individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). County leaders will discuss increasing connections to treatment for individuals with SUDs at different touch points in the justice system, including during interactions with law enforcement, in jail and during community reentry, to improve public safety and use taxpayer resources effectively.

Manager, Insurance and Federal Claims, EY  
 

Resilient Counties Lunch: Developing New Partnerships in National-Regional Water Resiliency and Innovation

Sat. July 13 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pmVersailles Ballroom 1 & 2 | Paris

The increasing number, depth, breadth and magnitude of water- and weather-related incidents has overwhelmed traditional methodologies and capabilities. The nearly $500 billion in FEMA/FIMA and global insurance-reinsurance losses demands a heightened focus on pre-disaster mitigation. Panelists and attendees will have a conversation about water resiliency, and how county governments and their public utility counterparts are pursuing bold investments in infrastructure and forging new regional and national partnerships focused on water supply, sanitation and flood control infrastructure and operations

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

Disaster Management Symposium Part II: Interactive Roundtable

Sun. July 14 | 10:30 am to 11:45 amJubilee Ballroom 1, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

Following part one, join us for an interactive roundtable exercise led by subject matter experts and delve deeper into the role of senior elected leadership in disaster management.

Disaster Management Symposium: Part I: Improving Your Leadership Role in Incident Management will immediately precede it at 9:00 a.m. in the same room.

Senior Director, Leadership Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University  
 

Understanding Generational Ethics: A Leadership Ethics Study

Mon. July 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 amLas Vegas Ballroom 5 & 6, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

 County workforces and leaders are becoming more generationally diverse. Learn how understanding generational ethics - values that drive viewpoints and decisions - can help you create and sustain a more engaged workforce and lead more effectively. 

Attorney, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP  
 

County Talk - Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson: Finding Hidden Revenue and Using Technology to Collect It

Sat. July 13 | 10:15 am to 10:45 amParis Ballroom | Paris

New technologies are having an impact in the collections of receivables and other arenas related to county revenue. From homestead exemption abuse to short-term rental issues, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP dedicates its substantial technological horsepower to detection and collection of public revenue in the U.S., collecting over $1 billion in assets for clients each year. Attorneys Mark Harris and Pete Slover will share insights regarding technology that can discover untapped revenue and improve collections, amongst other topics.

Vice President for Policy and Public Affairs, Western Governors University  
 

Western Interstate Region Board of Directors Meeting

Sat. July 13 | 12:30 pm to 3:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 2, Jubilee Tower-2nd Fl. | Bally's

The Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors will discuss legislation related to federal land management priorities, wildlife conservation and transportation and infrastructure. Members will also hear from partner organizations on rural economic development and new efforts to kickstart distance learning opportunities. Finally, members will have the opportunity to discuss a newly created guidebook created by NACo and the U.S. Forest Service.

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee - Afternoon Meeting

Fri. July 12 | 1:30 pm to 4:30 pmLas Vegas Ballroom 1 - 4, Jubilee Tower-3rd Fl. | Bally's

Join the Justice and Public Safety Committee for a panel discussion with Clark County, Nevada public safety officials about mass casualty incident preparedness, response, and recovery. The committee will also be joined by the National Weather Service and FEMA about severe weather decision-making support services and the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).

Vice President of Product Strategy, Tyler Technologies  
 

Smarter Counties Technology Forum

Sun. July 14 | 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Formerly known as the CIO Forum and Smarter Counties, this combined event will address the needs of CIOs as well as elected officials.  Attendees can expect to hear from subject-matter experts who will explore important technology industry trends that have implications on county government operations and services.  Participants will learn about the evolving capabilities of 5G technology, and explore how counties are using technology to work smarter, improve outcomes and save money. 

Smarter Counties Technology Forum

Sun. July 14 | 2:15 pm to 5:00 pmJubilee Ballroom 1, Jubilee Tower, 3rd Fl. | Bally's

This combined event addresses the needs of CIOs and elected officials. Attendees will hear from subject matter experts on important technology industry trends that have implications for county government operations and services, including 5G and cybersecurity.

Medical Director of Biosciences for Los Angeles County  
 

County Talk: Los Angeles County Economic Development: Retooling for Job Creation with a Case Study on the Bio and Life Science Sector

Sat. July 13 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pmParis Ballroom | Paris

Strong regional and local economies generate the revenue governments use to provide public safety services and social safety net programs.  Using a targeted approach that includes industry specific job training programs, supporting growth sector small businesses and repurposing underutilized county property, Los Angeles County is facilitating sustainable business expansion and exciting job creation for the region.  This session includes a case study on how Los Angeles County is supporting the growth and expansion of the bioscience and life science industry.

Co-Founder and CEO of The Purpose Institute