2021 Virtual NACo Legislative Conference

2021 Virtual NACo Legislative Conference

General Session

Wed. March 24 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

Speakers to be added as they are confirmed, stay tuned for developments.

Technical Strategist, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency  
 

IT Standing Committee

Thu. March 11 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

Join IT Standing Committee members to hear updates on important technology initiatives including the implementation of DotGov (.Gov) and recent cyber attacks and defense strategies. Members will also receive an update on how NACo, along with other national associations are partnering on critical technology efforts including broadband.
 

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Join GIS Subcommittee members to hear presentations from the U.S. Census and how counties are using GIS to address emerging pandemic needs such as vaccine site locations. NACo Corporate sponsor ESRI will also provide an overview of the role that GIS can play in redistricting.
 

Advocacy in the 117th: An Insider's Guide to Success

Wed. March 24 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

Corporations, industry groups, labor unions and advocacy organizations spend billions of dollars each year to increase their access and influence on federal policy makers. The long line of professional advocates with endless resources can make access and influence a challenge for local governments. This workshop brings together former senior hill staff to provide an insiders perspective on effective strategies for gaining and maintaining access to key federal policy decision-makers.

Public Servant, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency  
 

IT Standing Committee

Thu. March 11 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

Join IT Standing Committee members to hear updates on important technology initiatives including the implementation of DotGov (.Gov) and recent cyber attacks and defense strategies. Members will also receive an update on how NACo, along with other national associations are partnering on critical technology efforts including broadband.
 

Director, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Agriculture  
 

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions that help urban counties address their most pressing issues. The LUCC meeting at NACo's 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference will feature conversations with national leaders and congressional staff on topics including FY 2022 appropriations, COVID-19 vaccine distribution and criminal justice reform. All urban county officials are welcome to attend.

Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Tue. March 09 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Join the Environment, Energy and Land Use (EELU) Steering Committee’s Meeting as members will discuss proposed policy resolutions related to the EELU policy platform. Members will hear from sponsors who submitted policy resolutions and have the opportunity to ask questions before they are voted on at the EELU business meeting.

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Mon. March 08 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee will be joined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Congressman Jim Costa (Calif.-16) who will provide an update on some of the efforts underway in the 117th Congress to bolster opportunities for American farmers and the role counties can play in the local, domestic, and global food supply chain. Members will discuss how local officials can best work with our federal partners to address these ongoing issues.”

Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:30 pm to 4:15 pm EST

The Western Interstate Region (WIR) is dedicated to the promotion of Western interests within NACo. Its membership consists of fifteen Western states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah and Washington). WIR Members will learn about public lands and rural development priorities for the 117th Congress and the Biden administration, new disaster prevention and mitigation programs, and regulatory issues important to western counties.

Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Members of the Rural Action Caucus will examine a wide range of issues including how to leverage the community college system to future-proof the local economy, rural broadband connectivity challenges and opportunities, and efforts to bolster our nation’s food and nutrition systems.

Public Engagement in Policy and Budgeting

Tue. April 20 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Counties are facing multiple complex challenges where community participation is needed to find promising solutions with limited resources. This workshop will help county leaders develop and leverage tools to address community priorities within their budget. Counties will learn how to establish a participatory budgeting process using an equity lens that identifies and addresses community needs.

Assistant Commissioner of Risk Reduction and Recovery at NYC Emergency Management  
 

FEMA’s new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program provides funding to states and localities to implement pre-disaster mitigation activities that reduce risk and disaster costs, and increase the resilience of critical infrastructure. BRIC replaced the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program as part of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) of 2018 and allows for FEMA, with respect to each major disaster, to set aside up to six percent of the aggregate amount of federal assistance for the BRIC program. This workshop provides counties with insights on how to access and utilize BRIC, including additional information program, application process and project eligibility.

Deputy Assistant Secretary, State and Local Engagement at the U.S. Department of Education  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Mon. March 08 | 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST

Join the Human Services and Education Steering Committee for a discussion with our federal partners on new opportunities for strengthening the social safety net in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Congressional staff and officials from the White House Domestic Policy Council, U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Communications and Outreach and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agency for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services will join the meeting for updates and open discussion. Committee members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies. Members will hear from sponsors who have submitted interim resolutions and have the opportunity to ask questions before voting on proposed measures.

Professional Staff (Majority), House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health  
 

Health Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Members of the NACo Health Steering Committee will hear from members of Congress and congressional staff on the latest updates in federal health policy and funding on issues ranging from COVID-19 relief to health equity, and highlight key policy wins from the past year, while outlining priorities for the upcoming year. Health Steering Committee members will vote on interim policy resolutions discussed during the resolutions meeting.

Senior Counsel (Majority), Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions  
 

Health Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Members of the NACo Health Steering Committee will hear from members of Congress and congressional staff on the latest updates in federal health policy and funding on issues ranging from COVID-19 relief to health equity, and highlight key policy wins from the past year, while outlining priorities for the upcoming year. Health Steering Committee members will vote on interim policy resolutions discussed during the resolutions meeting.

Municipal Ombudsman, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  
 

Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Tue. March 09 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Join the Environment, Energy and Land Use (EELU) Steering Committee’s Meeting as members will discuss proposed policy resolutions related to the EELU policy platform. Members will hear from sponsors who submitted policy resolutions and have the opportunity to ask questions before they are voted on at the EELU business meeting.

Executive Leadership Team, W. Haywood Burns Institute  
 

Public Engagement in Policy and Budgeting

Tue. April 20 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Counties are facing multiple complex challenges where community participation is needed to find promising solutions with limited resources. This workshop will help county leaders develop and leverage tools to address community priorities within their budget. Counties will learn how to establish a participatory budgeting process using an equity lens that identifies and addresses community needs.

FEMA’s new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program provides funding to states and localities to implement pre-disaster mitigation activities that reduce risk and disaster costs, and increase the resilience of critical infrastructure. BRIC replaced the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program as part of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) of 2018 and allows for FEMA, with respect to each major disaster, to set aside up to six percent of the aggregate amount of federal assistance for the BRIC program. This workshop provides counties with insights on how to access and utilize BRIC, including additional information program, application process and project eligibility.

Deputy Director for Economic Mobility, White House Domestic Policy Council  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Mon. March 08 | 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST

Join the Human Services and Education Steering Committee for a discussion with our federal partners on new opportunities for strengthening the social safety net in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Congressional staff and officials from the White House Domestic Policy Council, U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Communications and Outreach and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agency for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services will join the meeting for updates and open discussion. Committee members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies. Members will hear from sponsors who have submitted interim resolutions and have the opportunity to ask questions before voting on proposed measures.

Senior Health Policy Adviser (Majority), Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions  
 

Health Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Members of the NACo Health Steering Committee will hear from members of Congress and congressional staff on the latest updates in federal health policy and funding on issues ranging from COVID-19 relief to health equity, and highlight key policy wins from the past year, while outlining priorities for the upcoming year. Health Steering Committee members will vote on interim policy resolutions discussed during the resolutions meeting.

Deputy Associate Administrator for Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  
 

Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Tue. March 09 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Join the Environment, Energy and Land Use (EELU) Steering Committee’s Meeting as members will discuss proposed policy resolutions related to the EELU policy platform. Members will hear from sponsors who submitted policy resolutions and have the opportunity to ask questions before they are voted on at the EELU business meeting.

Federal Agencies Unplugged

Thu. March 25 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Join NACo for a virtual meet and greet with intergovernmental affairs representatives from a variety of federal agencies. Learn about how you can leverage intergovernmental partnerships, make connections with federal officials and network with colleagues and peers! Members will be able to visit “Federal Agency Tables” in Zoom Breakout Rooms to hear from these representatives and share your county’s stories. Participating federal agencies include:

Building Data Bridges for Insight and Engagement

Thu. March 18 | 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm EDT

County decision-makers can miss the big picture when a jurisdiction’s data is siloed or inaccessible. Critical business systems that enable operations for ERP, asset management, permitting and licensing and appraisal and tax all hold valuable information that can remain locked in a single department. Connecting this information from multiple sources empowers leaders and employees at all levels to create efficiencies, monitor trends and solve problems. The resulting insights help ensure equitable service delivery and responsive, data-driven strategies to support economic recovery and community success. Effective internal data sharing manifests externally as well, providing the public with improved transparency, service and two-way engagement opportunities. Explore how this works in practice with Clermont County, Ohio, where leaders have connected data, systems and people to transform internal operations and enhance public service.

FEMA’s new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program provides funding to states and localities to implement pre-disaster mitigation activities that reduce risk and disaster costs, and increase the resilience of critical infrastructure. BRIC replaced the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program as part of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA) of 2018 and allows for FEMA, with respect to each major disaster, to set aside up to six percent of the aggregate amount of federal assistance for the BRIC program. This workshop provides counties with insights on how to access and utilize BRIC, including additional information program, application process and project eligibility.

Health Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Members of the NACo Health Steering Committee will hear from members of Congress and congressional staff on the latest updates in federal health policy and funding on issues ranging from COVID-19 relief to health equity, and highlight key policy wins from the past year, while outlining priorities for the upcoming year. Health Steering Committee members will vote on interim policy resolutions discussed during the resolutions meeting.

Deputy Assistant Secretary, House Affairs, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy  
 

Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Tue. March 09 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Join the Environment, Energy and Land Use (EELU) Steering Committee’s Meeting as members will discuss proposed policy resolutions related to the EELU policy platform. Members will hear from sponsors who submitted policy resolutions and have the opportunity to ask questions before they are voted on at the EELU business meeting.

Federal Agencies Unplugged

Thu. March 25 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Join NACo for a virtual meet and greet with intergovernmental affairs representatives from a variety of federal agencies. Learn about how you can leverage intergovernmental partnerships, make connections with federal officials and network with colleagues and peers! Members will be able to visit “Federal Agency Tables” in Zoom Breakout Rooms to hear from these representatives and share your county’s stories. Participating federal agencies include:

Deputy Auditor, Clermont County, Ohio  
 

Building Data Bridges for Insight and Engagement

Thu. March 18 | 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm EDT

County decision-makers can miss the big picture when a jurisdiction’s data is siloed or inaccessible. Critical business systems that enable operations for ERP, asset management, permitting and licensing and appraisal and tax all hold valuable information that can remain locked in a single department. Connecting this information from multiple sources empowers leaders and employees at all levels to create efficiencies, monitor trends and solve problems. The resulting insights help ensure equitable service delivery and responsive, data-driven strategies to support economic recovery and community success. Effective internal data sharing manifests externally as well, providing the public with improved transparency, service and two-way engagement opportunities. Explore how this works in practice with Clermont County, Ohio, where leaders have connected data, systems and people to transform internal operations and enhance public service.

Deputy Undersecretary for Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture  
 

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Mon. March 08 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee will be joined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Congressman Jim Costa (Calif.-16) who will provide an update on some of the efforts underway in the 117th Congress to bolster opportunities for American farmers and the role counties can play in the local, domestic, and global food supply chain. Members will discuss how local officials can best work with our federal partners to address these ongoing issues.”

Chief of Staff, Summit County Executive Shapiro, Ohio  
 

COVID-19 Impacts on Your County's Fiscal Health: Budget Planning Opportunities & Challenges

Wed. March 24 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

COVID-19 has had great impacts on many aspects of our residents' lives, including county government finances. This session provides an in-depth exploration of county budgetary planning in the wake of COVID-19 and ideas for future fiscal health.

Health Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Members of the NACo Health Steering Committee will hear from members of Congress and congressional staff on the latest updates in federal health policy and funding on issues ranging from COVID-19 relief to health equity, and highlight key policy wins from the past year, while outlining priorities for the upcoming year. Health Steering Committee members will vote on interim policy resolutions discussed during the resolutions meeting.

Federal Agencies Unplugged

Thu. March 25 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Join NACo for a virtual meet and greet with intergovernmental affairs representatives from a variety of federal agencies. Learn about how you can leverage intergovernmental partnerships, make connections with federal officials and network with colleagues and peers! Members will be able to visit “Federal Agency Tables” in Zoom Breakout Rooms to hear from these representatives and share your county’s stories. Participating federal agencies include:

Building Data Bridges for Insight and Engagement

Thu. March 18 | 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm EDT

County decision-makers can miss the big picture when a jurisdiction’s data is siloed or inaccessible. Critical business systems that enable operations for ERP, asset management, permitting and licensing and appraisal and tax all hold valuable information that can remain locked in a single department. Connecting this information from multiple sources empowers leaders and employees at all levels to create efficiencies, monitor trends and solve problems. The resulting insights help ensure equitable service delivery and responsive, data-driven strategies to support economic recovery and community success. Effective internal data sharing manifests externally as well, providing the public with improved transparency, service and two-way engagement opportunities. Explore how this works in practice with Clermont County, Ohio, where leaders have connected data, systems and people to transform internal operations and enhance public service.

Chief of Staff, Consolidated Human Services Agency, Mecklenburg County, N.C.  
 

With U.S. tenants in billions of dollars of debt with their landlords, housing insecurity is a critical issue for millions across the country that has only been worsened by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, county governments must both support their residents through various housing services and rapidly and effectively distribute billions of dollars of housing assistance funding from the federal government. Join us for a session on best practices in housing and rental assistance aid disbursement that will feature housing expert recommendations as well as county program examples from across the country. 

COVID-19 Impacts on Your County's Fiscal Health: Budget Planning Opportunities & Challenges

Wed. March 24 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

COVID-19 has had great impacts on many aspects of our residents' lives, including county government finances. This session provides an in-depth exploration of county budgetary planning in the wake of COVID-19 and ideas for future fiscal health.

Federal Agencies Unplugged

Thu. March 25 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Join NACo for a virtual meet and greet with intergovernmental affairs representatives from a variety of federal agencies. Learn about how you can leverage intergovernmental partnerships, make connections with federal officials and network with colleagues and peers! Members will be able to visit “Federal Agency Tables” in Zoom Breakout Rooms to hear from these representatives and share your county’s stories. Participating federal agencies include:

Principal Product Manager, Tyler Technologies  
 

Building Data Bridges for Insight and Engagement

Thu. March 18 | 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm EDT

County decision-makers can miss the big picture when a jurisdiction’s data is siloed or inaccessible. Critical business systems that enable operations for ERP, asset management, permitting and licensing and appraisal and tax all hold valuable information that can remain locked in a single department. Connecting this information from multiple sources empowers leaders and employees at all levels to create efficiencies, monitor trends and solve problems. The resulting insights help ensure equitable service delivery and responsive, data-driven strategies to support economic recovery and community success. Effective internal data sharing manifests externally as well, providing the public with improved transparency, service and two-way engagement opportunities. Explore how this works in practice with Clermont County, Ohio, where leaders have connected data, systems and people to transform internal operations and enhance public service.

With U.S. tenants in billions of dollars of debt with their landlords, housing insecurity is a critical issue for millions across the country that has only been worsened by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, county governments must both support their residents through various housing services and rapidly and effectively distribute billions of dollars of housing assistance funding from the federal government. Join us for a session on best practices in housing and rental assistance aid disbursement that will feature housing expert recommendations as well as county program examples from across the country. 

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Mon. March 08 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee will be joined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Congressman Jim Costa (Calif.-16) who will provide an update on some of the efforts underway in the 117th Congress to bolster opportunities for American farmers and the role counties can play in the local, domestic, and global food supply chain. Members will discuss how local officials can best work with our federal partners to address these ongoing issues.”

Federal Agencies Unplugged

Thu. March 25 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Join NACo for a virtual meet and greet with intergovernmental affairs representatives from a variety of federal agencies. Learn about how you can leverage intergovernmental partnerships, make connections with federal officials and network with colleagues and peers! Members will be able to visit “Federal Agency Tables” in Zoom Breakout Rooms to hear from these representatives and share your county’s stories. Participating federal agencies include:

Building Data Bridges for Insight and Engagement

Thu. March 18 | 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm EDT

County decision-makers can miss the big picture when a jurisdiction’s data is siloed or inaccessible. Critical business systems that enable operations for ERP, asset management, permitting and licensing and appraisal and tax all hold valuable information that can remain locked in a single department. Connecting this information from multiple sources empowers leaders and employees at all levels to create efficiencies, monitor trends and solve problems. The resulting insights help ensure equitable service delivery and responsive, data-driven strategies to support economic recovery and community success. Effective internal data sharing manifests externally as well, providing the public with improved transparency, service and two-way engagement opportunities. Explore how this works in practice with Clermont County, Ohio, where leaders have connected data, systems and people to transform internal operations and enhance public service.

With U.S. tenants in billions of dollars of debt with their landlords, housing insecurity is a critical issue for millions across the country that has only been worsened by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, county governments must both support their residents through various housing services and rapidly and effectively distribute billions of dollars of housing assistance funding from the federal government. Join us for a session on best practices in housing and rental assistance aid disbursement that will feature housing expert recommendations as well as county program examples from across the country. 

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Mon. March 08 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee will be joined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Congressman Jim Costa (Calif.-16) who will provide an update on some of the efforts underway in the 117th Congress to bolster opportunities for American farmers and the role counties can play in the local, domestic, and global food supply chain. Members will discuss how local officials can best work with our federal partners to address these ongoing issues.”

With U.S. tenants in billions of dollars of debt with their landlords, housing insecurity is a critical issue for millions across the country that has only been worsened by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, county governments must both support their residents through various housing services and rapidly and effectively distribute billions of dollars of housing assistance funding from the federal government. Join us for a session on best practices in housing and rental assistance aid disbursement that will feature housing expert recommendations as well as county program examples from across the country. 

Healthcare Checkup: The Rollout of the National Vaccine

Wed. March 24 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

Nearly three months into the Biden Administration’s national COVID-19 vaccine strategy, this session will evaluate progress on local vaccination uptake, as well as challenges and successes from on-the-ground implementation. Attendees will hear from local communities about lessons learned and best practices, and engage with federal experts and discuss ongoing local needs for COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts.

Federal Agencies Unplugged

Thu. March 25 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Join NACo for a virtual meet and greet with intergovernmental affairs representatives from a variety of federal agencies. Learn about how you can leverage intergovernmental partnerships, make connections with federal officials and network with colleagues and peers! Members will be able to visit “Federal Agency Tables” in Zoom Breakout Rooms to hear from these representatives and share your county’s stories. Participating federal agencies include:

Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Josephine County, Ore.  
 

Healthcare Checkup: The Rollout of the National Vaccine

Wed. March 24 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

Nearly three months into the Biden Administration’s national COVID-19 vaccine strategy, this session will evaluate progress on local vaccination uptake, as well as challenges and successes from on-the-ground implementation. Attendees will hear from local communities about lessons learned and best practices, and engage with federal experts and discuss ongoing local needs for COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts.

Federal Agencies Unplugged

Thu. March 25 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Join NACo for a virtual meet and greet with intergovernmental affairs representatives from a variety of federal agencies. Learn about how you can leverage intergovernmental partnerships, make connections with federal officials and network with colleagues and peers! Members will be able to visit “Federal Agency Tables” in Zoom Breakout Rooms to hear from these representatives and share your county’s stories. Participating federal agencies include:

Professor of Medicine and Public Health & Co-Director of the Center for Research Engagement, Yale School of Medicine  
 

Advancing Health Care in Jails through Access to Medicaid

Thu. March 25 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Under Section 1905(a)(A) of the Social Security Act, the use of federal medical funds and services for “inmates of a public institution” is prohibited, through what is known as the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP). This policy has created unintended impacts on the local criminal justice system and for counties, and has contributed to the national behavioral and mental health crisis and rates of jail recidivism. Convened in March 2019, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) joint task force worked to identify challenges posed by the MIEP. Join NACo, NSA, and the Major County Sheriff’s of America alongside partner organizations and members of Congress, to highlight legislation in the 117th Congress aimed at making needed amendments to this federal policy. 

Healthcare Checkup: The Rollout of the National Vaccine

Wed. March 24 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

Nearly three months into the Biden Administration’s national COVID-19 vaccine strategy, this session will evaluate progress on local vaccination uptake, as well as challenges and successes from on-the-ground implementation. Attendees will hear from local communities about lessons learned and best practices, and engage with federal experts and discuss ongoing local needs for COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts.

Future of Retirement Security

Fri. March 12 | 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm EST

This workshop will provide a legislative update on the future of retirement security, evaluate plan design issues and examine the impact retirement security is having on minority communities.

Federal Agencies Unplugged

Thu. March 25 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Join NACo for a virtual meet and greet with intergovernmental affairs representatives from a variety of federal agencies. Learn about how you can leverage intergovernmental partnerships, make connections with federal officials and network with colleagues and peers! Members will be able to visit “Federal Agency Tables” in Zoom Breakout Rooms to hear from these representatives and share your county’s stories. Participating federal agencies include:

Director, Office of Affordable Housing Programs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  
 

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Mon. March 08 | 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST

Members will hear from federal officials and congressional staff on the latest community, economic and workforce development federal policy and funding issues, including the latest on the FY 2022 appropriations process. CEWD Steering Committee members will vote on interim policy resolutions discussed during the resolutions meeting.

Director of Health Care Reform and Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation  
 

Healthcare Checkup: The Rollout of the National Vaccine

Wed. March 24 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

Nearly three months into the Biden Administration’s national COVID-19 vaccine strategy, this session will evaluate progress on local vaccination uptake, as well as challenges and successes from on-the-ground implementation. Attendees will hear from local communities about lessons learned and best practices, and engage with federal experts and discuss ongoing local needs for COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts.

Federal Agencies Unplugged

Thu. March 25 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Join NACo for a virtual meet and greet with intergovernmental affairs representatives from a variety of federal agencies. Learn about how you can leverage intergovernmental partnerships, make connections with federal officials and network with colleagues and peers! Members will be able to visit “Federal Agency Tables” in Zoom Breakout Rooms to hear from these representatives and share your county’s stories. Participating federal agencies include:

Advancing Health Care in Jails through Access to Medicaid

Thu. March 25 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Under Section 1905(a)(A) of the Social Security Act, the use of federal medical funds and services for “inmates of a public institution” is prohibited, through what is known as the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP). This policy has created unintended impacts on the local criminal justice system and for counties, and has contributed to the national behavioral and mental health crisis and rates of jail recidivism. Convened in March 2019, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) joint task force worked to identify challenges posed by the MIEP. Join NACo, NSA, and the Major County Sheriff’s of America alongside partner organizations and members of Congress, to highlight legislation in the 117th Congress aimed at making needed amendments to this federal policy. 

Healthcare Checkup: The Rollout of the National Vaccine

Wed. March 24 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

Nearly three months into the Biden Administration’s national COVID-19 vaccine strategy, this session will evaluate progress on local vaccination uptake, as well as challenges and successes from on-the-ground implementation. Attendees will hear from local communities about lessons learned and best practices, and engage with federal experts and discuss ongoing local needs for COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts.

Assistant County Administrator, Douglas County, Neb.  
 

Programs and Services Committee Meeting

Fri. March 12 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST

All conference attendees are welcome to attend this meeting of NACo's Programs and Services Standing Committee, which advises the association's officers and Board of Directors regarding the development and evaluation of programs and services for NACo members. This meeting will focus on key NACo programs and services, including NACo High Performance Leadership Academy, Corporate Premier Program and county networks and learning communities facilitated by the Counties Futures Lab. Committee members will hear about NACo’s ongoing projects and provide feedback through live polling and discussion to help maximize the impact of these initiatives and help shape NACo’s strategy in formulating future initiatives to strengthen America’s counties.

Federal Agencies Unplugged

Thu. March 25 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Join NACo for a virtual meet and greet with intergovernmental affairs representatives from a variety of federal agencies. Learn about how you can leverage intergovernmental partnerships, make connections with federal officials and network with colleagues and peers! Members will be able to visit “Federal Agency Tables” in Zoom Breakout Rooms to hear from these representatives and share your county’s stories. Participating federal agencies include:

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Join GIS Subcommittee members to hear presentations from the U.S. Census and how counties are using GIS to address emerging pandemic needs such as vaccine site locations. NACo Corporate sponsor ESRI will also provide an overview of the role that GIS can play in redistricting.
 

Federal Agencies Unplugged

Thu. March 25 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Join NACo for a virtual meet and greet with intergovernmental affairs representatives from a variety of federal agencies. Learn about how you can leverage intergovernmental partnerships, make connections with federal officials and network with colleagues and peers! Members will be able to visit “Federal Agency Tables” in Zoom Breakout Rooms to hear from these representatives and share your county’s stories. Participating federal agencies include:

Healthcare Checkup: The Rollout of the National Vaccine

Wed. March 24 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

Nearly three months into the Biden Administration’s national COVID-19 vaccine strategy, this session will evaluate progress on local vaccination uptake, as well as challenges and successes from on-the-ground implementation. Attendees will hear from local communities about lessons learned and best practices, and engage with federal experts and discuss ongoing local needs for COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts.

Manager, Training and Organizational Development, Montgomery County, Md.  
 

Programs and Services Committee Meeting

Fri. March 12 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST

All conference attendees are welcome to attend this meeting of NACo's Programs and Services Standing Committee, which advises the association's officers and Board of Directors regarding the development and evaluation of programs and services for NACo members. This meeting will focus on key NACo programs and services, including NACo High Performance Leadership Academy, Corporate Premier Program and county networks and learning communities facilitated by the Counties Futures Lab. Committee members will hear about NACo’s ongoing projects and provide feedback through live polling and discussion to help maximize the impact of these initiatives and help shape NACo’s strategy in formulating future initiatives to strengthen America’s counties.

Federal Agencies Unplugged

Thu. March 25 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

Join NACo for a virtual meet and greet with intergovernmental affairs representatives from a variety of federal agencies. Learn about how you can leverage intergovernmental partnerships, make connections with federal officials and network with colleagues and peers! Members will be able to visit “Federal Agency Tables” in Zoom Breakout Rooms to hear from these representatives and share your county’s stories. Participating federal agencies include:

Advancing Health Care in Jails through Access to Medicaid

Thu. March 25 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Under Section 1905(a)(A) of the Social Security Act, the use of federal medical funds and services for “inmates of a public institution” is prohibited, through what is known as the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP). This policy has created unintended impacts on the local criminal justice system and for counties, and has contributed to the national behavioral and mental health crisis and rates of jail recidivism. Convened in March 2019, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) joint task force worked to identify challenges posed by the MIEP. Join NACo, NSA, and the Major County Sheriff’s of America alongside partner organizations and members of Congress, to highlight legislation in the 117th Congress aimed at making needed amendments to this federal policy. 

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Mon. March 08 | 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST

Members will hear from federal officials and congressional staff on the latest community, economic and workforce development federal policy and funding issues, including the latest on the FY 2022 appropriations process. CEWD Steering Committee members will vote on interim policy resolutions discussed during the resolutions meeting.

NACo Tech Xchange Presents: Public Records Requests - 150% Growth in Complexity and the 8 Reasons CIOs Choose to Modernize

Thu. May 06 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Join us for a discussion with Rita Reynolds, NACo CIO and a State Tech IT Influencer, and Jen Snyder, GovQA's Chief Evangelist who will examine reasons why Government CIOs need to modernize technology now including the top eight reasons modernizing public records request processing is crucial. There will also be a discussion around the PiPRIndex, a historic marker that reflects a 150% growth in the complexity of managing public records requests over the past three years. We’ll talk about each of the seven figures that compose the PiPRIndex and how these figures represent a broader trend felt by most state and local governments.

This webinar will cover:

  • Growing volume and the seven metrics that make up the PiPRIndex: file quantity, file size, video files, file type, interactions, clarification emails and time spent;
  • How to use this data to support technology investment decisions that address increases in public records complexity;
  • How to compare your agency’s own complexity figures with those of your peers;
  • 8 reasons that CIOs are modernizing public records request processing with cloud technology.

Director, Field Engagement & Tax Opportunity Network, Prosperity Now  
 

Reducing Child Poverty through the Child Tax Credit

Tue. April 06 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes a historic temporary investment in the Child Tax Credit, expanding both its size and its eligibility guidelines in 2021. As a result, an estimated 27 million children will qualify for new levels of direct income support which could cut child poverty in half this year. Join this NACo Webinar for an overview of key outreach and tax assistance strategies to ensure vulnerable families in your county can access these new benefits.
 

Advancing Health Care in Jails through Access to Medicaid

Thu. March 25 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Under Section 1905(a)(A) of the Social Security Act, the use of federal medical funds and services for “inmates of a public institution” is prohibited, through what is known as the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP). This policy has created unintended impacts on the local criminal justice system and for counties, and has contributed to the national behavioral and mental health crisis and rates of jail recidivism. Convened in March 2019, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) joint task force worked to identify challenges posed by the MIEP. Join NACo, NSA, and the Major County Sheriff’s of America alongside partner organizations and members of Congress, to highlight legislation in the 117th Congress aimed at making needed amendments to this federal policy. 

Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Department of Labor  
 

Community, Economic and Workforce Development Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Mon. March 08 | 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST

Members will hear from federal officials and congressional staff on the latest community, economic and workforce development federal policy and funding issues, including the latest on the FY 2022 appropriations process. CEWD Steering Committee members will vote on interim policy resolutions discussed during the resolutions meeting.

Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Members of the Rural Action Caucus will examine a wide range of issues including how to leverage the community college system to future-proof the local economy, rural broadband connectivity challenges and opportunities, and efforts to bolster our nation’s food and nutrition systems.

Principal Research Associate, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center  
 

Reducing Child Poverty through the Child Tax Credit

Tue. April 06 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes a historic temporary investment in the Child Tax Credit, expanding both its size and its eligibility guidelines in 2021. As a result, an estimated 27 million children will qualify for new levels of direct income support which could cut child poverty in half this year. Join this NACo Webinar for an overview of key outreach and tax assistance strategies to ensure vulnerable families in your county can access these new benefits.
 

Vice President of Business Development and Program Management, Nationwide  
 

Myth Busters – Annuities, These Are Not Your Parents Investments Any Longer

Wed. March 24 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

Join us for an engaging conversation centered on recent federal guidance on how annuities are changing the retirement industry as employees head toward retirement and consider various distribution options from their retirement plans.

Next Gen Meeting: Mind the Generational Gap

Fri. March 12 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST

A generational gap is widening in the workplace. While baby boomers express reluctance about retiring, millennials have become the single largest and commonly most talked about demographic in the American labor force. Recognizing that each of these generations have very different needs, especially in light of COVID, what value do participants place on retirement? This session will include a discussion on market trends and highlight insights from each of the generations as they pursue better retirement outcomes.

Emergency Rental Assistance Programs: Understanding ERAP I and ERAP II

Tue. April 13 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Please join NACo and Witt O’Brien’s to learn about similarities and differences between the Consolidated Appropriations Act and American Rescue Plan emergency rental assistance programs, including spend deadlines, use of funds and other critical factors such as best practices and avoiding pitfalls.

Strengthening Veterans Services through County Partnerships

Thu. March 25 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

County Veteran Service Officers (CVSOs) are often the first point of contact for veteran services, including VA health care, housing and transition assistance programs. CVSOs in 36 states and two Native American tribes process more than $22 billion annually in claims for direct compensation and pension benefits for veterans. But because these offices are almost entirely funded by counties, they often face resource challenges—particularly in areas with high demand or in counties serving veterans in rural areas. Join county leaders, County Veteran Service Officers and Members of Congress for a discussion of key legislation that would strengthen critical services for veterans.

Next Gen Meeting: Mind the Generational Gap

Fri. March 12 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST

A generational gap is widening in the workplace. While baby boomers express reluctance about retiring, millennials have become the single largest and commonly most talked about demographic in the American labor force. Recognizing that each of these generations have very different needs, especially in light of COVID, what value do participants place on retirement? This session will include a discussion on market trends and highlight insights from each of the generations as they pursue better retirement outcomes.

Emergency Rental Assistance Programs: Understanding ERAP I and ERAP II

Tue. April 13 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Please join NACo and Witt O’Brien’s to learn about similarities and differences between the Consolidated Appropriations Act and American Rescue Plan emergency rental assistance programs, including spend deadlines, use of funds and other critical factors such as best practices and avoiding pitfalls.

Council Member, Volusia County, Florida and Chair of NACo Veterans and Military Services Committee  
 

Strengthening Veterans Services through County Partnerships

Thu. March 25 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

County Veteran Service Officers (CVSOs) are often the first point of contact for veteran services, including VA health care, housing and transition assistance programs. CVSOs in 36 states and two Native American tribes process more than $22 billion annually in claims for direct compensation and pension benefits for veterans. But because these offices are almost entirely funded by counties, they often face resource challenges—particularly in areas with high demand or in counties serving veterans in rural areas. Join county leaders, County Veteran Service Officers and Members of Congress for a discussion of key legislation that would strengthen critical services for veterans.

Navigate Grants: Tips to Work Yourself out of Local Government Silos and Into Federal Funding

Wed. March 24 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

In this session, you'll learn the basics of federal grants, including guidance regarding the American Rescue Plan, pre-registration requirements for federal grants, tips for preparing your county for grant applications and how to win at the county level.

Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture  
 

Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Members of the Rural Action Caucus will examine a wide range of issues including how to leverage the community college system to future-proof the local economy, rural broadband connectivity challenges and opportunities, and efforts to bolster our nation’s food and nutrition systems.

NACo National Membership Call

Tue. April 06 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Join the National Association of Counties (NACo) for a National Membership Call on the implementation of the American Rescue Plan and to hear about the Biden Administration’s proposal for infrastructure investments, the American Jobs Plan. 

Finance, Pension and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee Meeting

Tue. March 09 | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

The FPIGA Steering Committee will be joined by Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (Ohio-3) and other panelists who will share their efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the financial services space. They will also be joined by congressional staff to hear about the latest activity around federal tax policies and outlook for 2021. Additionally members will be joined by national and local experts for a discussion on how counties are navigating the impact of COVID-19 on their credit ratings as well as existing and new issuances. Members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Strengthening Federal Policy for Infants and Toddlers with County Insights

Wed. March 24 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Counties are implementing early childhood innovations that draw on leading practices for advancing policies, services and systems that benefit infants and toddlers and put them developmentally on track for kindergarten. This workshop focues on challenges and opportunities local leaders are facing in building robust support for young children aged prenatal to three and federal policy that can strengthen these efforts.

Business Development Manager, Capital Group  
 

Next Gen Meeting: Mind the Generational Gap

Fri. March 12 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST

A generational gap is widening in the workplace. While baby boomers express reluctance about retiring, millennials have become the single largest and commonly most talked about demographic in the American labor force. Recognizing that each of these generations have very different needs, especially in light of COVID, what value do participants place on retirement? This session will include a discussion on market trends and highlight insights from each of the generations as they pursue better retirement outcomes.

Senior Policy Advisor, Rural Utility Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture  
 

Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Members of the Rural Action Caucus will examine a wide range of issues including how to leverage the community college system to future-proof the local economy, rural broadband connectivity challenges and opportunities, and efforts to bolster our nation’s food and nutrition systems.

NACo National Membership Call

Tue. April 06 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Join the National Association of Counties (NACo) for a National Membership Call on the implementation of the American Rescue Plan and to hear about the Biden Administration’s proposal for infrastructure investments, the American Jobs Plan. 

Collector of Revenue, Audrain County, Mo.; Vice Chair, Next Generation NACo Network  
 

Next Gen Meeting: Mind the Generational Gap

Fri. March 12 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST

A generational gap is widening in the workplace. While baby boomers express reluctance about retiring, millennials have become the single largest and commonly most talked about demographic in the American labor force. Recognizing that each of these generations have very different needs, especially in light of COVID, what value do participants place on retirement? This session will include a discussion on market trends and highlight insights from each of the generations as they pursue better retirement outcomes.

Manager, Criminal Justice Research, The Pew Charitable Trusts  
 

The Rising Cost of Jails

Thu. April 15 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Since 1977, jail and other local corrections costs have risen sixfold, with local jail expenditures reaching $25 billion. Newly released data indicates that U.S. jail populations dropped 25 percent from June 2019 to June 2020, driven mostly by COVID-19. At an average annual cost of $34,000 per incarcerated person, finding ways to reduce the use of jails represents significant cost savings for counties.

This webinar features new research from the Pew Charitable Trusts that shows jail costs are rising even as crime and new jail admissions are falling. County leaders will share their perspective on the rising cost of jails and practical solutions for reducing local expenses and preserving public safety.

Associate Professor and Associate Director, School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership; Associate Director, Center for Political Thought and Leadership, Arizona State University  
 

Join NACo and Adam Seagrave of the Arizona State University Center for Political Thought and Leadership for a session on civic education and civil discourse in American Constitutional democracy today. Learn more about ASU's Educating for American Democracy project and learn how county leaders can advance civic education and discourse at the local level.

Senior Director, National Environmental Policy Act  
 

Examine how counties can be involved in the land use process, federal permitting and permit streamlining. This session also outlines our expectations for the new administration.Examine how counties can be involved in the land use process, federal permitting and permit streamlining. This session also outlines our expectations for the new administration.

Faculty Emeritus, Institute of American Indian Arts  
 

Arts & Culture Commission Meeting

Thu. March 11 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

NACo’s Arts & Culture Committee presents Using the Arts to Bridge Racial & Cultural Divides, a meeting open to all NACo members. The meeting will showcase the work of the committee and celebrate the many cultures that contribute to the arts across the United States. Committee members will present a diverse assortment of arts installations and programming from their counties. Expert presenters from organizations including Americans for the Arts, the Institute of American Indian Arts and PolicyLink will discuss the importance of the arts to communities, the critical role of the arts in racial equity, and more. The committee will also honor former Chair Shelley Taub as this year’s winner of the Public Leadership in the Arts Award, in partnership with Americans for the Arts.

Director of Standards and Accountability, Davidson County Sheriff's Office, Davidson County, Tenn.  
 

The Rising Cost of Jails

Thu. April 15 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Since 1977, jail and other local corrections costs have risen sixfold, with local jail expenditures reaching $25 billion. Newly released data indicates that U.S. jail populations dropped 25 percent from June 2019 to June 2020, driven mostly by COVID-19. At an average annual cost of $34,000 per incarcerated person, finding ways to reduce the use of jails represents significant cost savings for counties.

This webinar features new research from the Pew Charitable Trusts that shows jail costs are rising even as crime and new jail admissions are falling. County leaders will share their perspective on the rising cost of jails and practical solutions for reducing local expenses and preserving public safety.

Join iCivics for a discussion on how county leaders can support civic education on a local level and empower, educate and engage. This webinar focuses on iCivics resources for counties, junior and senior high school curricula, acitivities for elementary students and the iCivics online educational game.

iCivics provides equitable and non-partisan civic education through curricular resources, games, learning materials, digital literacy tools and more. Founded in 2009 by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics has grown into the nation’s premier non-profit civic education power and has launched the Educating for American Democracy National Forum.

Deputy Division Director, FEMA Public Assistance Division  
 

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Mon. March 08 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST


The Justice and Public Safety Committee will be joined by Congresswoman Val Demings (D-Fla.) to discuss the outlook for criminal justice reform in the 117th Congress and hear from the U.S. Department of Justice about upcoming policy and justice program assistance opportunities in 2021. Additionally, committee members will hear from FEMA and Capitol Hill staff on the outlook for emergency management related legislation and policy changes. This committee will also review and vote on interim policy resolutions.
 

Strengthening Federal Policy for Infants and Toddlers with County Insights

Wed. March 24 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Counties are implementing early childhood innovations that draw on leading practices for advancing policies, services and systems that benefit infants and toddlers and put them developmentally on track for kindergarten. This workshop focues on challenges and opportunities local leaders are facing in building robust support for young children aged prenatal to three and federal policy that can strengthen these efforts.

Arts & Culture Commission Meeting

Thu. March 11 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

NACo’s Arts & Culture Committee presents Using the Arts to Bridge Racial & Cultural Divides, a meeting open to all NACo members. The meeting will showcase the work of the committee and celebrate the many cultures that contribute to the arts across the United States. Committee members will present a diverse assortment of arts installations and programming from their counties. Expert presenters from organizations including Americans for the Arts, the Institute of American Indian Arts and PolicyLink will discuss the importance of the arts to communities, the critical role of the arts in racial equity, and more. The committee will also honor former Chair Shelley Taub as this year’s winner of the Public Leadership in the Arts Award, in partnership with Americans for the Arts.

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions that help urban counties address their most pressing issues. The LUCC meeting at NACo's 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference will feature conversations with national leaders and congressional staff on topics including FY 2022 appropriations, COVID-19 vaccine distribution and criminal justice reform. All urban county officials are welcome to attend.

The Rising Cost of Jails

Thu. April 15 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

Since 1977, jail and other local corrections costs have risen sixfold, with local jail expenditures reaching $25 billion. Newly released data indicates that U.S. jail populations dropped 25 percent from June 2019 to June 2020, driven mostly by COVID-19. At an average annual cost of $34,000 per incarcerated person, finding ways to reduce the use of jails represents significant cost savings for counties.

This webinar features new research from the Pew Charitable Trusts that shows jail costs are rising even as crime and new jail admissions are falling. County leaders will share their perspective on the rising cost of jails and practical solutions for reducing local expenses and preserving public safety.

Join iCivics for a discussion on how county leaders can support civic education on a local level and empower, educate and engage. This webinar focuses on iCivics resources for counties, junior and senior high school curricula, acitivities for elementary students and the iCivics online educational game.

iCivics provides equitable and non-partisan civic education through curricular resources, games, learning materials, digital literacy tools and more. Founded in 2009 by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics has grown into the nation’s premier non-profit civic education power and has launched the Educating for American Democracy National Forum.

Senior Director of State Affairs, American Gas Association  
 

Energizing County Economies through Energy

Wed. March 24 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Learn how counties, particularly small and medium-sized counties, can build more robust economies through new energy opportunities. Explore federal programs to help customers and local governments create greater energy affordability, security and resiliency.

Deputy Director of Programs, San Francisco Arts Commission  
 

Arts & Culture Commission Meeting

Thu. March 11 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

NACo’s Arts & Culture Committee presents Using the Arts to Bridge Racial & Cultural Divides, a meeting open to all NACo members. The meeting will showcase the work of the committee and celebrate the many cultures that contribute to the arts across the United States. Committee members will present a diverse assortment of arts installations and programming from their counties. Expert presenters from organizations including Americans for the Arts, the Institute of American Indian Arts and PolicyLink will discuss the importance of the arts to communities, the critical role of the arts in racial equity, and more. The committee will also honor former Chair Shelley Taub as this year’s winner of the Public Leadership in the Arts Award, in partnership with Americans for the Arts.

NACo Immediate Past President; Judge/Executive, Boone County, Ky.  
 

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions that help urban counties address their most pressing issues. The LUCC meeting at NACo's 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference will feature conversations with national leaders and congressional staff on topics including FY 2022 appropriations, COVID-19 vaccine distribution and criminal justice reform. All urban county officials are welcome to attend.

Join your NABCO/NOBCO family for a presentation on managing your vaccine plan. Learn how technology can support your efforts. We'll also give an update on what we've been doing to keep our organizations focused on forward progress in a pandemic. 

Securing Long-Term Local Investments in the FAST Act Reauthorization

Thu. March 25 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Counties play a major role in transportation and infrastructure, owning 45 percent of public roads and nearly 40 percent of America's bridges - more than any other public entity. As a result of the significant county stake, surface transportation laws and the funding and policies they authorize are critical for local projects. The current surface law, P.L. 114-94/the FAST Act, will expire in September. Join this Capitol Hill briefing to hear local priorities from county leaders, as well as outlooks and updates from Members of Congress tasked with renewing the surface transportation law.

Vice President, Equity and Local Arts Engagement, Americans for the Arts  
 

Arts & Culture Commission Meeting

Thu. March 11 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

NACo’s Arts & Culture Committee presents Using the Arts to Bridge Racial & Cultural Divides, a meeting open to all NACo members. The meeting will showcase the work of the committee and celebrate the many cultures that contribute to the arts across the United States. Committee members will present a diverse assortment of arts installations and programming from their counties. Expert presenters from organizations including Americans for the Arts, the Institute of American Indian Arts and PolicyLink will discuss the importance of the arts to communities, the critical role of the arts in racial equity, and more. The committee will also honor former Chair Shelley Taub as this year’s winner of the Public Leadership in the Arts Award, in partnership with Americans for the Arts.

Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)  
 

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions that help urban counties address their most pressing issues. The LUCC meeting at NACo's 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference will feature conversations with national leaders and congressional staff on topics including FY 2022 appropriations, COVID-19 vaccine distribution and criminal justice reform. All urban county officials are welcome to attend.

Stormwater and Environmental Programs Manager, Department of Public Works, New Castle County, Del.  
 

Monitoring the Spread of COVID-19 Through Environmental Scanning

Tue. April 20 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar counties will hear from Biobot Analytics on how it uses technology to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in communities through wastewater sampling, which can be used to inform planning for mobile test centers and vaccination sites. Tune in to learn more about how you can use wastewater testing data as part of your long-term COVID-19 mitigation and response strategy.

State & Local CTO/Chief Architect at ServiceNow  
 

Join your NABCO/NOBCO family for a presentation on managing your vaccine plan. Learn how technology can support your efforts. We'll also give an update on what we've been doing to keep our organizations focused on forward progress in a pandemic. 

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Mon. March 08 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST


The Justice and Public Safety Committee will be joined by Congresswoman Val Demings (D-Fla.) to discuss the outlook for criminal justice reform in the 117th Congress and hear from the U.S. Department of Justice about upcoming policy and justice program assistance opportunities in 2021. Additionally, committee members will hear from FEMA and Capitol Hill staff on the outlook for emergency management related legislation and policy changes. This committee will also review and vote on interim policy resolutions.
 

Senior Director of Programs, The Solar Foundation  
 

Energizing County Economies through Energy

Wed. March 24 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Learn how counties, particularly small and medium-sized counties, can build more robust economies through new energy opportunities. Explore federal programs to help customers and local governments create greater energy affordability, security and resiliency.

Monitoring the Spread of COVID-19 Through Environmental Scanning

Tue. April 20 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar counties will hear from Biobot Analytics on how it uses technology to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in communities through wastewater sampling, which can be used to inform planning for mobile test centers and vaccination sites. Tune in to learn more about how you can use wastewater testing data as part of your long-term COVID-19 mitigation and response strategy.

CDC Wastewater Surveillance Manager, Virginia Department of Health  
 

Monitoring the Spread of COVID-19 Through Environmental Scanning

Tue. April 20 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT

In this webinar counties will hear from Biobot Analytics on how it uses technology to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in communities through wastewater sampling, which can be used to inform planning for mobile test centers and vaccination sites. Tune in to learn more about how you can use wastewater testing data as part of your long-term COVID-19 mitigation and response strategy.

Staff Director, Majority, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure  
 

Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Mon. March 08 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST


The Justice and Public Safety Committee will be joined by Congresswoman Val Demings (D-Fla.) to discuss the outlook for criminal justice reform in the 117th Congress and hear from the U.S. Department of Justice about upcoming policy and justice program assistance opportunities in 2021. Additionally, committee members will hear from FEMA and Capitol Hill staff on the outlook for emergency management related legislation and policy changes. This committee will also review and vote on interim policy resolutions.
 

Human Services Manager & Program Director; Ramsey County Mental Health  
 

Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers: A New Model for Integrating Health, Behavioral Health and Crisis Response

Wed. March 24 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

This session provides an overview of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) program, highlights the successes of counties and local governments who have participated in the Medicaid demonstration program and provides insight on how counties can work with states to implement this model in their communities. The CCBHC model of service delivery puts emphasis on whole-person care using evidence-based practices, regardless of a resident’s residence or ability to pay, and allows counties to leverage federal Medicaid and other grant funds to provide high-quality wraparound services to residents. 

 

Senior Consultant for Clinical Operations, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office  
 

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Thu. March 11 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST

Join NACo’s Veterans and Military Services Standing Committee to discuss how counties can work with our state, federal and local partners to address issues facing our nation’s veterans. During this meeting, committee members will be joined by congressional staff and officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to discuss major priorities such as helping veterans weather the COVID-19 pandemic, advancing solutions for veteran suicide prevention, expanding access to care and services for women veterans, and addressing toxic exposure. Partners will also share new resources and opportunities for serving military caregivers and provide a helpful overview of the county-military partnerships available through the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program.

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management and Planning, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education  
 

Strengthening County Partnerships with Post-Secondary Education Systems and Enhancing Local Workforce Opportunities

Thu. April 22 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Counties are supporting and leading local innovation to strengthen post-secondary education systems to promote economic mobility, improve outcomes and create career pathways for residents. Local leaders are leveraging the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and other federal programs to drive collaboration among county-based sectors and systems. This session explores the role and authority of counties in post-secondary education systems, including community colleges, and what is needed at the federal and local levels to improve career readiness opportunities.

Digital Equity Partnerships as a Critical Recovery Tool

Thu. March 18 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on nearly every aspect of our daily lives, shining a brighter light on existing disparities in our communities, including those related to digital equity. As counties make the pivot towards economic recovery, creating partnerships that work towards closing the digital divide is a critical component in ensuring everyone has the tools they need to build back stronger. Join this session to hear about best practices in developing partnership strategies that break down barriers when it comes to digital engagement, literacy and access, and engaging with public, philanthropic, and private sector organizations to implement solutions in your communities.

Join your NABCO/NOBCO family for a presentation on managing your vaccine plan. Learn how technology can support your efforts. We'll also give an update on what we've been doing to keep our organizations focused on forward progress in a pandemic. 

Chief of Staff, Sheriff’s Office, Lake County, Ill.  
 

Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

Fri. March 26 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

What is the latest landcape from the federal policy persepctive in criminal justice reform? Reducing incarceration rates is a major goal of counties across the country, who understand that – to reduce the jail population – the ongoing issue of racial and ethnic disparities , along with mental health and substance abuse, within the criminal justice system should be addressed. This workshop examines how engaging community stakeholders and ensuring that local justice initiatives are grounded in racial equity can advance meaningful justice reform.

Deputy Director, Franklin County Job and Family Services, Franklin County, Ohio  
 

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions that help urban counties address their most pressing issues. The LUCC meeting at NACo's 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference will feature conversations with national leaders and congressional staff on topics including FY 2022 appropriations, COVID-19 vaccine distribution and criminal justice reform. All urban county officials are welcome to attend.

Associate Director of the Higher Education Project, Bipartisan Policy Center  
 

Strengthening County Partnerships with Post-Secondary Education Systems and Enhancing Local Workforce Opportunities

Thu. April 22 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Counties are supporting and leading local innovation to strengthen post-secondary education systems to promote economic mobility, improve outcomes and create career pathways for residents. Local leaders are leveraging the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and other federal programs to drive collaboration among county-based sectors and systems. This session explores the role and authority of counties in post-secondary education systems, including community colleges, and what is needed at the federal and local levels to improve career readiness opportunities.

Digital Equity Partnerships as a Critical Recovery Tool

Thu. March 18 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on nearly every aspect of our daily lives, shining a brighter light on existing disparities in our communities, including those related to digital equity. As counties make the pivot towards economic recovery, creating partnerships that work towards closing the digital divide is a critical component in ensuring everyone has the tools they need to build back stronger. Join this session to hear about best practices in developing partnership strategies that break down barriers when it comes to digital engagement, literacy and access, and engaging with public, philanthropic, and private sector organizations to implement solutions in your communities.

Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

Fri. March 26 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

What is the latest landcape from the federal policy persepctive in criminal justice reform? Reducing incarceration rates is a major goal of counties across the country, who understand that – to reduce the jail population – the ongoing issue of racial and ethnic disparities , along with mental health and substance abuse, within the criminal justice system should be addressed. This workshop examines how engaging community stakeholders and ensuring that local justice initiatives are grounded in racial equity can advance meaningful justice reform.

Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs  
 

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Thu. March 11 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST

Join NACo’s Veterans and Military Services Standing Committee to discuss how counties can work with our state, federal and local partners to address issues facing our nation’s veterans. During this meeting, committee members will be joined by congressional staff and officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to discuss major priorities such as helping veterans weather the COVID-19 pandemic, advancing solutions for veteran suicide prevention, expanding access to care and services for women veterans, and addressing toxic exposure. Partners will also share new resources and opportunities for serving military caregivers and provide a helpful overview of the county-military partnerships available through the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) program.

Director of Administration, Erie County, Pa.  
 

Strengthening County Partnerships with Post-Secondary Education Systems and Enhancing Local Workforce Opportunities

Thu. April 22 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Counties are supporting and leading local innovation to strengthen post-secondary education systems to promote economic mobility, improve outcomes and create career pathways for residents. Local leaders are leveraging the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and other federal programs to drive collaboration among county-based sectors and systems. This session explores the role and authority of counties in post-secondary education systems, including community colleges, and what is needed at the federal and local levels to improve career readiness opportunities.

Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers: A New Model for Integrating Health, Behavioral Health and Crisis Response

Wed. March 24 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

This session provides an overview of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) program, highlights the successes of counties and local governments who have participated in the Medicaid demonstration program and provides insight on how counties can work with states to implement this model in their communities. The CCBHC model of service delivery puts emphasis on whole-person care using evidence-based practices, regardless of a resident’s residence or ability to pay, and allows counties to leverage federal Medicaid and other grant funds to provide high-quality wraparound services to residents. 

 

National Counterintelligence Coordinator/Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Intelligence Community  
 

IT Standing Committee

Thu. March 11 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

Join IT Standing Committee members to hear updates on important technology initiatives including the implementation of DotGov (.Gov) and recent cyber attacks and defense strategies. Members will also receive an update on how NACo, along with other national associations are partnering on critical technology efforts including broadband.
 

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation  
 

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions that help urban counties address their most pressing issues. The LUCC meeting at NACo's 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference will feature conversations with national leaders and congressional staff on topics including FY 2022 appropriations, COVID-19 vaccine distribution and criminal justice reform. All urban county officials are welcome to attend.

President, Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College  
 

Strengthening County Partnerships with Post-Secondary Education Systems and Enhancing Local Workforce Opportunities

Thu. April 22 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Counties are supporting and leading local innovation to strengthen post-secondary education systems to promote economic mobility, improve outcomes and create career pathways for residents. Local leaders are leveraging the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and other federal programs to drive collaboration among county-based sectors and systems. This session explores the role and authority of counties in post-secondary education systems, including community colleges, and what is needed at the federal and local levels to improve career readiness opportunities.

Education on NACo FSC partnerships used to address county pain points in our unique environment with cost saving solutions from our three areas of focus: employee benefit solutions, financial solutions and technology solutions. This workshop serves to highlight one program from each focus area and provides an opportunity to hear from current users of selected programs.

Executive Director, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Lucas County, Ohio  
 

Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

Fri. March 26 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

What is the latest landcape from the federal policy persepctive in criminal justice reform? Reducing incarceration rates is a major goal of counties across the country, who understand that – to reduce the jail population – the ongoing issue of racial and ethnic disparities , along with mental health and substance abuse, within the criminal justice system should be addressed. This workshop examines how engaging community stakeholders and ensuring that local justice initiatives are grounded in racial equity can advance meaningful justice reform.

Education on NACo FSC partnerships used to address county pain points in our unique environment with cost saving solutions from our three areas of focus: employee benefit solutions, financial solutions and technology solutions. This workshop serves to highlight one program from each focus area and provides an opportunity to hear from current users of selected programs.

Policy Analyst, Office of the Dane County Board of Supervisors, Dane County, Wisc.  
 

Public Engagement in Policy and Budgeting

Tue. April 20 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Counties are facing multiple complex challenges where community participation is needed to find promising solutions with limited resources. This workshop will help county leaders develop and leverage tools to address community priorities within their budget. Counties will learn how to establish a participatory budgeting process using an equity lens that identifies and addresses community needs.

Information Security Officer, Bentley University  
 

Education on NACo FSC partnerships used to address county pain points in our unique environment with cost saving solutions from our three areas of focus: employee benefit solutions, financial solutions and technology solutions. This workshop serves to highlight one program from each focus area and provides an opportunity to hear from current users of selected programs.

Senior Vice President, Federal Public Affairs, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC  
 

Advocacy in the 117th: An Insider's Guide to Success

Wed. March 24 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

Corporations, industry groups, labor unions and advocacy organizations spend billions of dollars each year to increase their access and influence on federal policy makers. The long line of professional advocates with endless resources can make access and influence a challenge for local governments. This workshop brings together former senior hill staff to provide an insiders perspective on effective strategies for gaining and maintaining access to key federal policy decision-makers.

Emergence of Telehealth Solutions in a Remote Landscape

Wed. March 24 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

Understanding the emergence of telehealth in the age of COVID-19 and how residents are accessing healthcare in the remote landscape. NACo's Live Healthy Discount program and other providers are increasing offerings to enhance residents' physical and mental health.

Tax and Economic Policy Adviser, U.S. Senate Finance Committee  
 

Finance, Pension and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee Meeting

Tue. March 09 | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

The FPIGA Steering Committee will be joined by Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (Ohio-3) and other panelists who will share their efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the financial services space. They will also be joined by congressional staff to hear about the latest activity around federal tax policies and outlook for 2021. Additionally members will be joined by national and local experts for a discussion on how counties are navigating the impact of COVID-19 on their credit ratings as well as existing and new issuances. Members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Director, Louisville Metro Criminal Justice Commission, Ky.  
 

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions that help urban counties address their most pressing issues. The LUCC meeting at NACo's 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference will feature conversations with national leaders and congressional staff on topics including FY 2022 appropriations, COVID-19 vaccine distribution and criminal justice reform. All urban county officials are welcome to attend.

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

Transportation Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Mon. March 08 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Join the Transportation Policy Steering Committee for discussions with our federal partners, including the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, to learn more about developments around the upcoming surface transportation reauthorization, as well as a potential infrastructure package – both of which will directly impact  county transportation and infrastructure projects. During this meeting, members of the committee will also consider and vote on interim policy resolutions that will be used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies for the 2020 – 2021 term.

Finance, Pension and Intergovernmental Affairs Committee Meeting

Tue. March 09 | 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

The FPIGA Steering Committee will be joined by Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (Ohio-3) and other panelists who will share their efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion within the financial services space. They will also be joined by congressional staff to hear about the latest activity around federal tax policies and outlook for 2021. Additionally members will be joined by national and local experts for a discussion on how counties are navigating the impact of COVID-19 on their credit ratings as well as existing and new issuances. Members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies.

Director, Policy and Advocacy, National Council for Behavioral Health  
 

Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers: A New Model for Integrating Health, Behavioral Health and Crisis Response

Wed. March 24 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

This session provides an overview of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) program, highlights the successes of counties and local governments who have participated in the Medicaid demonstration program and provides insight on how counties can work with states to implement this model in their communities. The CCBHC model of service delivery puts emphasis on whole-person care using evidence-based practices, regardless of a resident’s residence or ability to pay, and allows counties to leverage federal Medicaid and other grant funds to provide high-quality wraparound services to residents. 

 

Assistant Director for Fire and Aviation, Bureau of Land Management  
 

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Fri. March 12 | 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) Members will hear from federal officials on the latest public lands issues, including new efforts to better manage our national forests, reduce the threat of wildfire and partner with federal agencies to accomplish shared goals. The PLSC will review the federal outlook for public lands issues in 2021 and also consider one policy resolution to further guide NACo’s advocacy efforts.

Digital Equity Partnerships as a Critical Recovery Tool

Thu. March 18 | 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on nearly every aspect of our daily lives, shining a brighter light on existing disparities in our communities, including those related to digital equity. As counties make the pivot towards economic recovery, creating partnerships that work towards closing the digital divide is a critical component in ensuring everyone has the tools they need to build back stronger. Join this session to hear about best practices in developing partnership strategies that break down barriers when it comes to digital engagement, literacy and access, and engaging with public, philanthropic, and private sector organizations to implement solutions in your communities.

General Session

Wed. March 24 | 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT

Speakers to be added as they are confirmed, stay tuned for developments.

Clerk, House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, U.S. House of Representatives  
 

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions that help urban counties address their most pressing issues. The LUCC meeting at NACo's 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference will feature conversations with national leaders and congressional staff on topics including FY 2022 appropriations, COVID-19 vaccine distribution and criminal justice reform. All urban county officials are welcome to attend.

Vice Chair, NACo Human Services and Education Subcommittee on Education, Children and Families; Deputy Administrator for Health and Human Services, Franklin County, Ohio  
 

Reducing Child Poverty through the Child Tax Credit

Tue. April 06 | 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 includes a historic temporary investment in the Child Tax Credit, expanding both its size and its eligibility guidelines in 2021. As a result, an estimated 27 million children will qualify for new levels of direct income support which could cut child poverty in half this year. Join this NACo Webinar for an overview of key outreach and tax assistance strategies to ensure vulnerable families in your county can access these new benefits.
 

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions that help urban counties address their most pressing issues. The LUCC meeting at NACo's 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference will feature conversations with national leaders and congressional staff on topics including FY 2022 appropriations, COVID-19 vaccine distribution and criminal justice reform. All urban county officials are welcome to attend.

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Mon. March 08 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee will be joined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Congressman Jim Costa (Calif.-16) who will provide an update on some of the efforts underway in the 117th Congress to bolster opportunities for American farmers and the role counties can play in the local, domestic, and global food supply chain. Members will discuss how local officials can best work with our federal partners to address these ongoing issues.”

Examine how counties can be involved in the land use process, federal permitting and permit streamlining. This session also outlines our expectations for the new administration.Examine how counties can be involved in the land use process, federal permitting and permit streamlining. This session also outlines our expectations for the new administration.

Geospatial Systems Architect, Washington County, Min.  
 

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Wed. March 10 | 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

Join GIS Subcommittee members to hear presentations from the U.S. Census and how counties are using GIS to address emerging pandemic needs such as vaccine site locations. NACo Corporate sponsor ESRI will also provide an overview of the role that GIS can play in redistricting.
 

Director, Federal Liaison Center, Government Finance Officers Association  
 

COVID-19 Impacts on Your County's Fiscal Health: Budget Planning Opportunities & Challenges

Wed. March 24 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EDT

COVID-19 has had great impacts on many aspects of our residents' lives, including county government finances. This session provides an in-depth exploration of county budgetary planning in the wake of COVID-19 and ideas for future fiscal health.

Immigration Reform Task Force Meeting

Thu. March 11 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Members of NACo’s Immigration Reform Task Force (IRTF) will hear from White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Julie Chavez Rodriguez on the Biden Administration's plans for immigration reform. Task force members will also hear a panel on and discuss how federal immigration issues impact local workforce needs in various industries and how the current federal immigration system impacts the availability of a legal workforce. Additionally, Task Force members will also discuss next steps for the immigration consensus principles and avenues for advocacy within NACo’s policy steering committees.

Securing Long-Term Local Investments in the FAST Act Reauthorization

Thu. March 25 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Counties play a major role in transportation and infrastructure, owning 45 percent of public roads and nearly 40 percent of America's bridges - more than any other public entity. As a result of the significant county stake, surface transportation laws and the funding and policies they authorize are critical for local projects. The current surface law, P.L. 114-94/the FAST Act, will expire in September. Join this Capitol Hill briefing to hear local priorities from county leaders, as well as outlooks and updates from Members of Congress tasked with renewing the surface transportation law.

Subcommittee Chair, NACo Transportation Committee Highway/Highway Safety Subcommittee; Commissioner, Lane County, Ore.  
 

Securing Long-Term Local Investments in the FAST Act Reauthorization

Thu. March 25 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Counties play a major role in transportation and infrastructure, owning 45 percent of public roads and nearly 40 percent of America's bridges - more than any other public entity. As a result of the significant county stake, surface transportation laws and the funding and policies they authorize are critical for local projects. The current surface law, P.L. 114-94/the FAST Act, will expire in September. Join this Capitol Hill briefing to hear local priorities from county leaders, as well as outlooks and updates from Members of Congress tasked with renewing the surface transportation law.

Transportation Policy Steering Committee Meeting

Mon. March 08 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

Join the Transportation Policy Steering Committee for discussions with our federal partners, including the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, to learn more about developments around the upcoming surface transportation reauthorization, as well as a potential infrastructure package – both of which will directly impact  county transportation and infrastructure projects. During this meeting, members of the committee will also consider and vote on interim policy resolutions that will be used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies for the 2020 – 2021 term.

Speakers to be added as they are confirmed.

Director of Human Resources, Benefits, Wellness & Risk Manager, Dunn County, N.D.  
 

Programs and Services Committee Meeting

Fri. March 12 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST

All conference attendees are welcome to attend this meeting of NACo's Programs and Services Standing Committee, which advises the association's officers and Board of Directors regarding the development and evaluation of programs and services for NACo members. This meeting will focus on key NACo programs and services, including NACo High Performance Leadership Academy, Corporate Premier Program and county networks and learning communities facilitated by the Counties Futures Lab. Committee members will hear about NACo’s ongoing projects and provide feedback through live polling and discussion to help maximize the impact of these initiatives and help shape NACo’s strategy in formulating future initiatives to strengthen America’s counties.

Securing Long-Term Local Investments in the FAST Act Reauthorization

Thu. March 25 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Counties play a major role in transportation and infrastructure, owning 45 percent of public roads and nearly 40 percent of America's bridges - more than any other public entity. As a result of the significant county stake, surface transportation laws and the funding and policies they authorize are critical for local projects. The current surface law, P.L. 114-94/the FAST Act, will expire in September. Join this Capitol Hill briefing to hear local priorities from county leaders, as well as outlooks and updates from Members of Congress tasked with renewing the surface transportation law.