2022 NACo Legislative Conference

Conference

2022 NACo Legislative Conference

The NACo Legislative Conference brings together nearly 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties and our residents.
2022 NACo Legislative Conference
Assistant Chief Information Officer, Alameda County, Calif.  
 

CIO Forum

Fri. February 11 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Separate registration is required. You can choose to attend the CIO Forum only or add it to your conference registration during the registration process. The cost to attend this program is $100.

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation  
 

Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

Join the Transportation Policy Steering Committee for discussions with our federal and industry partners to learn more about implementation of the bipartisan infrastructure law and other transportation topics of interest. 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 remainder of the 2021– 2022 membership term.

Director of National Research and Impact, One Nation/One Project initiative  
 

Healthy Counties Advisory Board and Arts & Culture Commission Luncheon: Healing through the Arts (By invitation only)

By invitation only

Sun. February 13 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ESTGeorgetown, Concourse Level

Counties across the country are working to support residents experiencing behavioral health challenges and trauma, which in many cases have been exacerbated by social isolation and other aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Incorporating the arts into the healing process is a proven tool to support emotional and mental recovery for veterans, people involved in the justice system and other county residents. It reduces anxiety and depression, supports the coping process and often decreases the need for other forms of medical care. Use of the arts in many forms, including visual and performing arts as well as written word, is happening in community-based organizations as well as health care settings around the country. This joint luncheon between the Healthy Counties Advisory Board and the Arts & Culture Commission will highlight key issues and resources related to the arts as a mechanism for healing.

Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

The Rural Action Caucus will convene to discuss issues important to rural America and to hear from guest speakers, including senior federal officials from the U.S Department of Transportation and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Healthy Counties Advisory Board and Arts & Culture Commission Luncheon: Healing through the Arts (By invitation only)

By invitation only

Sun. February 13 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ESTGeorgetown, Concourse Level

Counties across the country are working to support residents experiencing behavioral health challenges and trauma, which in many cases have been exacerbated by social isolation and other aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Incorporating the arts into the healing process is a proven tool to support emotional and mental recovery for veterans, people involved in the justice system and other county residents. It reduces anxiety and depression, supports the coping process and often decreases the need for other forms of medical care. Use of the arts in many forms, including visual and performing arts as well as written word, is happening in community-based organizations as well as health care settings around the country. This joint luncheon between the Healthy Counties Advisory Board and the Arts & Culture Commission will highlight key issues and resources related to the arts as a mechanism for healing.

Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy  
 

Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

The Rural Action Caucus will convene to discuss issues important to rural America and to hear from guest speakers, including senior federal officials from the U.S Department of Transportation and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions that help urban counties address their most pressing issues. The LUCC meeting at NACo's 2020 Legislative Conference will feature conversations with federal officials and national leaders on topics including substance use disorder, COVID-19 mitigation and urban mobility. All urban county officials are welcome to attend; table seating is reserved for LUCC Steering Committee members.

Director of the Office of Outreach and Project Development, Build America Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation  
 

U.S. Department of Transportation Office Hours: RAISE Grant Program

Mon. February 14 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm ESTMorgan, Lobby Level

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. The popular program helps communities around the country carry out projects with significant local or regional impact. Come speak with senior officials from USDOT, as well as grant writing staff, to learn how to navigate new and existing federal transportation resources.

 

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Human Services Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm ESTColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

The Human Services and Education Steering Committee will receive an update from Capitol Hill on human services priorities for the remainder of the 117th Congress and have the opportunity to develop advocacy strategies for the Legislative Conference Hill Day. Additionally, members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions used to guide NACo’s advocacy efforts before Congress, the White House and federal agencies. 

Health Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 1:15 pm to 4:00 pm ESTColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level
Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  
 

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

Sat. February 12 | 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

The Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee will hear from federal partners on issues related to workforce development and job creation, reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, homelessness and housing access and affordability. Members will receive an update from Capitol Hill on the general landscape and remaining CEWD priorities for the second session of the 117th Congress. Additionally, members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions. 

Free Minds 2022 Congressman John Lewis Fellow  
 

Healthy Counties Advisory Board and Arts & Culture Commission Luncheon: Healing through the Arts (By invitation only)

By invitation only

Sun. February 13 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ESTGeorgetown, Concourse Level

Counties across the country are working to support residents experiencing behavioral health challenges and trauma, which in many cases have been exacerbated by social isolation and other aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Incorporating the arts into the healing process is a proven tool to support emotional and mental recovery for veterans, people involved in the justice system and other county residents. It reduces anxiety and depression, supports the coping process and often decreases the need for other forms of medical care. Use of the arts in many forms, including visual and performing arts as well as written word, is happening in community-based organizations as well as health care settings around the country. This joint luncheon between the Healthy Counties Advisory Board and the Arts & Culture Commission will highlight key issues and resources related to the arts as a mechanism for healing.

Getting The Cash Out Of Cannabis: Understanding The Impacts of Proposed Cannabis Banking Legislation

Mon. February 14 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

To date, 18 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational usage of cannabis to some extent and 36 states have legalized medicinal usage in some form. Yet the industry remains largely cash-only, leading to many public safety concerns for counties in these states. The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act being considered by Congress would provide access to vital banking services such as checking accounts and loans for cannabis-related legitimate businesses. Hear from Capitol Hill, industry and county experts on the potential impacts of the SAFE Banking Act for counties.

Director of the Office of Infrastructure Finance and Innovation, U.S. Department of Transportation  
 

U.S. Department of Transportation Office Hours: RAISE Grant Program

Mon. February 14 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm ESTMorgan, Lobby Level

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. The popular program helps communities around the country carry out projects with significant local or regional impact. Come speak with senior officials from USDOT, as well as grant writing staff, to learn how to navigate new and existing federal transportation resources.

 

Director, Information Technology, Mono County and Town Of Mammoth Lakes, Calif.  
 

CIO Forum

Fri. February 11 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Separate registration is required. You can choose to attend the CIO Forum only or add it to your conference registration during the registration process. The cost to attend this program is $100.

Getting The Cash Out Of Cannabis: Understanding The Impacts of Proposed Cannabis Banking Legislation

Mon. February 14 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

To date, 18 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational usage of cannabis to some extent and 36 states have legalized medicinal usage in some form. Yet the industry remains largely cash-only, leading to many public safety concerns for counties in these states. The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act being considered by Congress would provide access to vital banking services such as checking accounts and loans for cannabis-related legitimate businesses. Hear from Capitol Hill, industry and county experts on the potential impacts of the SAFE Banking Act for counties.

Interim Director for Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation  
 

U.S. Department of Transportation Office Hours: RAISE Grant Program

Mon. February 14 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm ESTMorgan, Lobby Level

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. The popular program helps communities around the country carry out projects with significant local or regional impact. Come speak with senior officials from USDOT, as well as grant writing staff, to learn how to navigate new and existing federal transportation resources.

 

Implementing Local Infrastructure Investments through the Intergovernmental Partnership

Mon. February 14 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ESTColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

On November 15, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. This historic bipartisan legislation is extremely significant for counties, which own and operate more roads and bridges than any other level of government and range beyond transportation to public water systems, electric grids and capital construction of schools, hospitals and jails. Counties invest $134 billion annually in the construction of infrastructure and the operation and maintenance of public works. Learn how county officials can work with state and federal partners to successfully implement the bipartisan infrastructure package.

Transportation Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

Join the Transportation Policy Steering Committee for discussions with our federal and industry partners to learn more about implementation of the bipartisan infrastructure law and other transportation topics of interest. 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 remainder of the 2021– 2022 membership term.

CIO Forum

Fri. February 11 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Separate registration is required. You can choose to attend the CIO Forum only or add it to your conference registration during the registration process. The cost to attend this program is $100.

Senior Vice President, Office of Strategic Engagement, American Bankers Association  
 

Getting The Cash Out Of Cannabis: Understanding The Impacts of Proposed Cannabis Banking Legislation

Mon. February 14 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

To date, 18 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational usage of cannabis to some extent and 36 states have legalized medicinal usage in some form. Yet the industry remains largely cash-only, leading to many public safety concerns for counties in these states. The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act being considered by Congress would provide access to vital banking services such as checking accounts and loans for cannabis-related legitimate businesses. Hear from Capitol Hill, industry and county experts on the potential impacts of the SAFE Banking Act for counties.

Managing Director of Response Operations, Witt O'Brien's  
 

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions that help urban counties address their most pressing issues. The LUCC meeting at NACo's 2020 Legislative Conference will feature conversations with federal officials and national leaders on topics including substance use disorder, COVID-19 mitigation and urban mobility. All urban county officials are welcome to attend; table seating is reserved for LUCC Steering Committee members.

Director of External Affairs, Florida Association of Counties  
 

Working With the Media: Strategies to Effectively Tell Your County’s Story

Mon. February 14 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

As county leaders, we often find ourselves in the news. While most large counties have dedicated communications teams to handle media relations, many smaller counties have only one person responsible for speaking to the media on top of other duties. In this session you will hear from National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) board members on effective strategies and tactics for working with your local media. After the workshop, they will stay to answer questions. In addition, NACIO members offer professional communication advice and consult throughout the year.

Chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, U.S. Senate (D-Mich.)  
 

Telecommunications and Technology Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 1:30 pm to 4:15 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

The Telecommunications &  Technology Steering Committee will receive updates on remaining legislative priorities in the 117th Congress, as well as hear from our federal partners on the opportunities ahead for broadband deployment and cybersecurity implementation in 2022 and beyond.

Getting The Cash Out Of Cannabis: Understanding The Impacts of Proposed Cannabis Banking Legislation

Mon. February 14 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

To date, 18 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational usage of cannabis to some extent and 36 states have legalized medicinal usage in some form. Yet the industry remains largely cash-only, leading to many public safety concerns for counties in these states. The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act being considered by Congress would provide access to vital banking services such as checking accounts and loans for cannabis-related legitimate businesses. Hear from Capitol Hill, industry and county experts on the potential impacts of the SAFE Banking Act for counties.

Associate Administrator, Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth  
 

The Latest Funding Opportunities for Broadband Deployment and Infrastructure

Tue. February 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 am ESTColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

With the passage of the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act, there are various funding opportunities that will lead to much-needed broadband deployment across all unserved and underserved communities. Hear from the Department of Commerce and the Department of Agriculture on the latest funding opportunities for broadband deployment and infrastructure.

Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce, Department of Commerce  
 

Telecommunications and Technology Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 1:30 pm to 4:15 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

The Telecommunications &  Technology Steering Committee will receive updates on remaining legislative priorities in the 117th Congress, as well as hear from our federal partners on the opportunities ahead for broadband deployment and cybersecurity implementation in 2022 and beyond.

Vice President, Public Sector and Strategic Sales, Quickbase  
 

CIO Forum

Fri. February 11 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Separate registration is required. You can choose to attend the CIO Forum only or add it to your conference registration during the registration process. The cost to attend this program is $100.

Information Technology Administrator, Curry County, N.M. and New Mexico Counties IT Affiliate Chairman  
 

IT Standing Committee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 11:00 am to 1:30 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level
Attorney Advisor, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission  
 

Telecommunications and Technology Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 1:30 pm to 4:15 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

The Telecommunications &  Technology Steering Committee will receive updates on remaining legislative priorities in the 117th Congress, as well as hear from our federal partners on the opportunities ahead for broadband deployment and cybersecurity implementation in 2022 and beyond.

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

Sat. February 12 | 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

The Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee will hear from federal partners on issues related to workforce development and job creation, reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, homelessness and housing access and affordability. Members will receive an update from Capitol Hill on the general landscape and remaining CEWD priorities for the second session of the 117th Congress. Additionally, members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions. 

IT Standing Committee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 11:00 am to 1:30 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

CIO Forum

Fri. February 11 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Separate registration is required. You can choose to attend the CIO Forum only or add it to your conference registration during the registration process. The cost to attend this program is $100.

Chief of Staff, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission  
 

Telecommunications and Technology Policy Steering Committee - Business Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 1:30 pm to 4:15 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

The Telecommunications &  Technology Steering Committee will receive updates on remaining legislative priorities in the 117th Congress, as well as hear from our federal partners on the opportunities ahead for broadband deployment and cybersecurity implementation in 2022 and beyond.

CIO Forum

Fri. February 11 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Separate registration is required. You can choose to attend the CIO Forum only or add it to your conference registration during the registration process. The cost to attend this program is $100.

Vice President, Sales & Marketing and Chief Revenue Officer, Seculore Solutions  
 

IT Standing Committee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 11:00 am to 1:30 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

Gulf States Counties and Parishes Caucus Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 8:00 am to 10:00 am ESTColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Hear from policy experts on pressing federal issues impacting Gulf Coast counties and parishes. Caucus members will also discuss federal legislative priorities and strategize for future GSCPC events and initiatives. Caucus membership is open to all NACo county and parish government officials from Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida.

Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

NACo's Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) is the premier national forum for the exchange of ideas and solutions that help urban counties address their most pressing issues. The LUCC meeting at NACo's 2020 Legislative Conference will feature conversations with federal officials and national leaders on topics including substance use disorder, COVID-19 mitigation and urban mobility. All urban county officials are welcome to attend; table seating is reserved for LUCC Steering Committee members.

Executive Government Advisor, Amazon Web Services  
 

IT Standing Committee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 11:00 am to 1:30 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

Gulf States Counties and Parishes Caucus Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 8:00 am to 10:00 am ESTColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Hear from policy experts on pressing federal issues impacting Gulf Coast counties and parishes. Caucus members will also discuss federal legislative priorities and strategize for future GSCPC events and initiatives. Caucus membership is open to all NACo county and parish government officials from Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida.

Director of Cyber Security, Verite Educational Services  
 

IT Standing Committee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 11:00 am to 1:30 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level
Founding Partner and Chief Technology Officer, Sylint Group  
 

IT Advisory Council Meeting

By invitation only

Fri. February 11 | 8:00 am to 11:30 am ESTKalorama, Lobby Level

IT Standing Committee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 11:00 am to 1:30 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level
Director, Election Security Initiative Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)  
 

IT Advisory Council Meeting

By invitation only

Fri. February 11 | 8:00 am to 11:30 am ESTKalorama, Lobby Level

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

The Geographic Information Systems subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Information Technology Standing Committee, with a focus on GIS education, national trends and proposed legislation that might affect GIS. Members are county elected officials, including surveyors and planners, GIS directors and other county GIS leadership. The committee often hears from national organizations such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National States Geographic Information Council, and Esri and is working to include updates from organizations like Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. 

Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 1:00 pm to 3:15 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The Western Interstate Region (WIR) Board of Directors will be joined by officials responsible for improving the health of the National Forest System, experts in best practices for wildfire prevention, and administration officials leading infrastructure improvement policy. Partner organizations supporting better land management and wildlife conservation laws will also discuss their latest efforts to advance shared goals.

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 9:00 am to 11:30 am ESTColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

The Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee will be joined by our federal partners to discuss progress and challenges related to the implementation of new child welfare reforms, as well as the Biden Administration’s ongoing priorities for stabilizing the child care sector. National experts will also present outreach and education opportunities for the second phase of the expanded Child Tax Credit. During a moderated group discussion, committee members will share perspectives on utilizing ARPA Recovery Funds to help vulnerable county residents recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

IT Advisory Council Meeting

By invitation only

Fri. February 11 | 8:00 am to 11:30 am ESTKalorama, Lobby Level
Geographic Information Systems Manager, Flagler County, Fla.  
 

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

The Geographic Information Systems subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Information Technology Standing Committee, with a focus on GIS education, national trends and proposed legislation that might affect GIS. Members are county elected officials, including surveyors and planners, GIS directors and other county GIS leadership. The committee often hears from national organizations such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National States Geographic Information Council, and Esri and is working to include updates from organizations like Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. 

Immigration Reform Task Force (IRTF) Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm ESTInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

Tune in with NACo, county leaders and our federal partners for a live virtual discussion on local government priorities including strengthening the intergovernmental partnership, implementation of the historic American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, critical need for full mandatory funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program, impacts of the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP) and need to amend its current policies and the county role in addressing intergenerational poverty.

Deputy Director for Economic Mobility, White House Domestic Policy Council  
 

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 9:00 am to 11:30 am ESTColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

The Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee will be joined by our federal partners to discuss progress and challenges related to the implementation of new child welfare reforms, as well as the Biden Administration’s ongoing priorities for stabilizing the child care sector. National experts will also present outreach and education opportunities for the second phase of the expanded Child Tax Credit. During a moderated group discussion, committee members will share perspectives on utilizing ARPA Recovery Funds to help vulnerable county residents recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

County Engineer, Polk County, Minn.; National Association of County Engineers  
 

Watching WOTUS: How a Change in Definition Impacts Counties

Mon. February 14 | 10:45 am to 11:45 am ESTColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

The administration recently announced the signing of a proposed rule to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). The agencies propose to reinstate the pre-2015 definition of WOTUS, updated to reflect the consideration of Supreme Court decisions. The WOTUS definition directly impacts counties as owners and operators of local infrastructure. Counties may need to apply for a federal permit to maintain or build new infrastructure projects under the rule. Join this discussion with federal officials responsible for implementing WOTUS to understand the potential impacts of a new rule.

Demonstrating your County is Better Off: Leveraging ARPA Funds for Data and Evidence

Tue. February 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 am ESTColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), through the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), is providing $350 billion for state and local governments to make critical and historical investments in people and infrastructure. As counties develop plans for their ARPA-funded initiatives, leveraging data and evidence will be key to ensuring long-term, equitable outcomes for their residents. Join Results for America and State Recovery Now to learn more about the importance of using and investing in data and evidence with ARPA funds. In this workshop, you will learn current trends and best practices in the use of data and evidence for policymaking, and listen from counties that are leading the field.

IT Advisory Council Meeting

By invitation only

Fri. February 11 | 8:00 am to 11:30 am ESTKalorama, Lobby Level
Geographic Information System Domain Lead, Mission Critical Partners  
 

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

The Geographic Information Systems subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Information Technology Standing Committee, with a focus on GIS education, national trends and proposed legislation that might affect GIS. Members are county elected officials, including surveyors and planners, GIS directors and other county GIS leadership. The committee often hears from national organizations such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National States Geographic Information Council, and Esri and is working to include updates from organizations like Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. 

Acting Associate Director Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Directorate, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services  
 

Immigration Reform Task Force (IRTF) Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm ESTInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level
CEO, America Achieves & Lead Outside Advisor on Education and Skills, Bloomberg Philanthropies  
 

Demonstrating your County is Better Off: Leveraging ARPA Funds for Data and Evidence

Tue. February 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 am ESTColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), through the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), is providing $350 billion for state and local governments to make critical and historical investments in people and infrastructure. As counties develop plans for their ARPA-funded initiatives, leveraging data and evidence will be key to ensuring long-term, equitable outcomes for their residents. Join Results for America and State Recovery Now to learn more about the importance of using and investing in data and evidence with ARPA funds. In this workshop, you will learn current trends and best practices in the use of data and evidence for policymaking, and listen from counties that are leading the field.

Program Director, CTG University at Albany  
 

IT Advisory Council Meeting

By invitation only

Fri. February 11 | 8:00 am to 11:30 am ESTKalorama, Lobby Level
Acting Coordinator, National 911 Program  
 

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

The Geographic Information Systems subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Information Technology Standing Committee, with a focus on GIS education, national trends and proposed legislation that might affect GIS. Members are county elected officials, including surveyors and planners, GIS directors and other county GIS leadership. The committee often hears from national organizations such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National States Geographic Information Council, and Esri and is working to include updates from organizations like Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. 

Immigration Reform Task Force (IRTF) Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm ESTInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

Demonstrating your County is Better Off: Leveraging ARPA Funds for Data and Evidence

Tue. February 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 am ESTColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), through the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), is providing $350 billion for state and local governments to make critical and historical investments in people and infrastructure. As counties develop plans for their ARPA-funded initiatives, leveraging data and evidence will be key to ensuring long-term, equitable outcomes for their residents. Join Results for America and State Recovery Now to learn more about the importance of using and investing in data and evidence with ARPA funds. In this workshop, you will learn current trends and best practices in the use of data and evidence for policymaking, and listen from counties that are leading the field.

Immigration Reform Task Force (IRTF) Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm ESTInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

Tune in with NACo, county leaders and our federal partners for a live virtual discussion on local government priorities including strengthening the intergovernmental partnership, implementation of the historic American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, critical need for full mandatory funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program, impacts of the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP) and need to amend its current policies and the county role in addressing intergenerational poverty.

Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs (FPIGA) Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 9:30 am to 12:00 pm ESTColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

The Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs (FPIGA) Steering Committee will meet to hear from guest speakers on issues related to the 2022 midterm elections and election reform legislation, and impacts of COVID-19 on county budget trends. 

Vice President and Federal Practice Lead, Results for America  
 

Demonstrating your County is Better Off: Leveraging ARPA Funds for Data and Evidence

Tue. February 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 am ESTColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), through the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), is providing $350 billion for state and local governments to make critical and historical investments in people and infrastructure. As counties develop plans for their ARPA-funded initiatives, leveraging data and evidence will be key to ensuring long-term, equitable outcomes for their residents. Join Results for America and State Recovery Now to learn more about the importance of using and investing in data and evidence with ARPA funds. In this workshop, you will learn current trends and best practices in the use of data and evidence for policymaking, and listen from counties that are leading the field.

Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs and Policy, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  
 

Immigration Reform Task Force (IRTF) Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm ESTInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

Justice & Public Safety Policy Steering Committee Meeting - Business Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm ESTLincoln, Concourse Level

The Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee will hear from federal partners and subject matter experts on issues relating to addressing mental health and co-occurring disorders in local courts, reathorization of the National Flood Insurance Program and criminal justice reform. Additionally, members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions. 

Subcommittee Staff Director, Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit, House Committee on Agriculture  
 

Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Farm Bill Advocacy Session

Tue. February 15 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level
Deputy Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water  
 

Watching WOTUS: How a Change in Definition Impacts Counties

Mon. February 14 | 10:45 am to 11:45 am ESTColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

The administration recently announced the signing of a proposed rule to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). The agencies propose to reinstate the pre-2015 definition of WOTUS, updated to reflect the consideration of Supreme Court decisions. The WOTUS definition directly impacts counties as owners and operators of local infrastructure. Counties may need to apply for a federal permit to maintain or build new infrastructure projects under the rule. Join this discussion with federal officials responsible for implementing WOTUS to understand the potential impacts of a new rule.

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

Sat. February 12 | 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm ESTJefferson, Concourse Level

The Environment, Energy and Land Use (EELU) Steering Committee will meet to 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. Additionally, members will hear from national and local experts on regulations impacting counties, implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, coral reef conservation and conserving and managing ecosystems and federal resources.

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

Immigration Reform Task Force (IRTF) Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm ESTInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level
Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Nutrition  
 

Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Farm Bill Advocacy Session

Tue. February 15 | 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level
Director of Elections and Registration, Lycoming County, Pa.  
 

Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs (FPIGA) Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 9:30 am to 12:00 pm ESTColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

The Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs (FPIGA) Steering Committee will meet to hear from guest speakers on issues related to the 2022 midterm elections and election reform legislation, and impacts of COVID-19 on county budget trends. 

How has COVID-19 Changed County Community & Economic Development Planning?

Tue. February 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 am ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed how county residents learn and work, forcing counties to adapt quickly to new challenges. Community and economic development planning is critical to ensuring county preparedness, resilience and long-term prosperity. Hear from academic and local planning experts on strategies and frameworks for counties to consider during long-term pandemic recovery planning.

Chief of U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, U.S. Department of Homeland Security  
 

Immigration Reform Task Force (IRTF) Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm ESTInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

Tune in with NACo, county leaders and our federal partners for a live virtual discussion on local government priorities including strengthening the intergovernmental partnership, implementation of the historic American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, critical need for full mandatory funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program, impacts of the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP) and need to amend its current policies and the county role in addressing intergenerational poverty.

Chief Information Security Officer, Contra Costa County, Calif.  
 

CIO Forum

Fri. February 11 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Separate registration is required. You can choose to attend the CIO Forum only or add it to your conference registration during the registration process. The cost to attend this program is $100.

Deputy Administrator & Director, Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  
 

Health Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 9:30 am to 12:00 pm ESTColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

The Health Steering Committee will be joined by national and local experts for a discussion on how counties and innovators and implementors can assist with implementing the strategic vision for Medicaid and CHIP. The committee will also take part in a breakout discussion with national and federal public health leaders on strategies for modernizing the U.S. public health system. 

Resources


Speakers

How has COVID-19 Changed County Community & Economic Development Planning?

Tue. February 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 am ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed how county residents learn and work, forcing counties to adapt quickly to new challenges. Community and economic development planning is critical to ensuring county preparedness, resilience and long-term prosperity. Hear from academic and local planning experts on strategies and frameworks for counties to consider during long-term pandemic recovery planning.

CIO Forum

Fri. February 11 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Separate registration is required. You can choose to attend the CIO Forum only or add it to your conference registration during the registration process. The cost to attend this program is $100.

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm ESTInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

The Veterans and Military Services Committee will meet to discuss federal policy priorities and best practices for serving veterans in 2022. Members will receive an update from the Department of Veterans Affairs on pressing issues facing veterans, hear from a panel of federal partners, national experts and peers on strategies to eliminate veteran homelessness and learn about advances in art therapy for veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

Chief of Staff, Information Technology Department, King County, Wash.  
 

CIO Forum

Fri. February 11 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Separate registration is required. You can choose to attend the CIO Forum only or add it to your conference registration during the registration process. The cost to attend this program is $100.

Professional Staff Member, Committee on Education and Labor at U.S. House of Representatives  
 

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

Sat. February 12 | 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

The Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee will hear from federal partners on issues related to workforce development and job creation, reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, homelessness and housing access and affordability. Members will receive an update from Capitol Hill on the general landscape and remaining CEWD priorities for the second session of the 117th Congress. Additionally, members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions. 

Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water  
 

Implementing Local Infrastructure Investments through the Intergovernmental Partnership

Mon. February 14 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ESTColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

On November 15, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. This historic bipartisan legislation is extremely significant for counties, which own and operate more roads and bridges than any other level of government and range beyond transportation to public water systems, electric grids and capital construction of schools, hospitals and jails. Counties invest $134 billion annually in the construction of infrastructure and the operation and maintenance of public works. Learn how county officials can work with state and federal partners to successfully implement the bipartisan infrastructure package.

Vice President & Counsel, Risk Management, Associated General Contractors of America  
 

What’s Next for NEPA: Proposed Reforms from the Biden Administration

Mon. February 14 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm ESTColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

The Biden Administration recently proposed reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental review process that would return much of the review criteria to that established under the original law in 1978. These regulatory changes are significant for counties, who serve as environmental co-regulators with our federal partners. Join this workshop to hear from federal officials responsible for implementing NEPA and county officials and representatives of private industries directly impacted by the regulation to better understand impending changes.

Director of Housing, Community Development and Insurance Policy, House Committee on Financial Services, Majority Staff  
 

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

Sat. February 12 | 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

The Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee will hear from federal partners on issues related to workforce development and job creation, reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, homelessness and housing access and affordability. Members will receive an update from Capitol Hill on the general landscape and remaining CEWD priorities for the second session of the 117th Congress. Additionally, members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions. 

Telecommunications Policy Analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce  
 

Implementing Local Infrastructure Investments through the Intergovernmental Partnership

Mon. February 14 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ESTColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

On November 15, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. This historic bipartisan legislation is extremely significant for counties, which own and operate more roads and bridges than any other level of government and range beyond transportation to public water systems, electric grids and capital construction of schools, hospitals and jails. Counties invest $134 billion annually in the construction of infrastructure and the operation and maintenance of public works. Learn how county officials can work with state and federal partners to successfully implement the bipartisan infrastructure package.

Chair, Council on Environmental Quality, Executive Office of the President, the White House  
 

What’s Next for NEPA: Proposed Reforms from the Biden Administration

Mon. February 14 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm ESTColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

The Biden Administration recently proposed reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental review process that would return much of the review criteria to that established under the original law in 1978. These regulatory changes are significant for counties, who serve as environmental co-regulators with our federal partners. Join this workshop to hear from federal officials responsible for implementing NEPA and county officials and representatives of private industries directly impacted by the regulation to better understand impending changes.

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

Sat. February 12 | 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

The Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee will hear from federal partners on issues related to workforce development and job creation, reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, homelessness and housing access and affordability. Members will receive an update from Capitol Hill on the general landscape and remaining CEWD priorities for the second session of the 117th Congress. Additionally, members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions. 

Senior Director for Infrastructure Advancement, Associated General Contractors of America  
 

What’s Next for NEPA: Proposed Reforms from the Biden Administration

Mon. February 14 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm ESTColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

The Biden Administration recently proposed reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental review process that would return much of the review criteria to that established under the original law in 1978. These regulatory changes are significant for counties, who serve as environmental co-regulators with our federal partners. Join this workshop to hear from federal officials responsible for implementing NEPA and county officials and representatives of private industries directly impacted by the regulation to better understand impending changes.

Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor  
 

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

Sat. February 12 | 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

The Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee will hear from federal partners on issues related to workforce development and job creation, reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, homelessness and housing access and affordability. Members will receive an update from Capitol Hill on the general landscape and remaining CEWD priorities for the second session of the 117th Congress. Additionally, members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions. 

Chief of Technology and Administrative Services, New Castle County, Del.  
 

CIO Forum

Fri. February 11 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Separate registration is required. You can choose to attend the CIO Forum only or add it to your conference registration during the registration process. The cost to attend this program is $100.

Director, Department of Small and Local Business Development, District of Columbia  
 

The Power of the Arts: Arts as an Economic Driver

Sun. February 13 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

The Arts and Culture Commission will hear from expert speakers and commission members on leveraging the creative arts as an economic driver at the county level. This meeting is hosted by the NACo Arts and Culture Commission and open to all.

CIO Forum

Fri. February 11 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Separate registration is required. You can choose to attend the CIO Forum only or add it to your conference registration during the registration process. The cost to attend this program is $100.

The Power of the Arts: Arts as an Economic Driver

Sun. February 13 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

The Arts and Culture Commission will hear from expert speakers and commission members on leveraging the creative arts as an economic driver at the county level. This meeting is hosted by the NACo Arts and Culture Commission and open to all.

Senior Advisor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  
 

Rural Action Caucus (RAC) Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

The Rural Action Caucus will convene to discuss issues important to rural America and to hear from guest speakers, including senior federal officials from the U.S Department of Transportation and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Acting Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor  
 

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

Sat. February 12 | 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

The Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee will hear from federal partners on issues related to workforce development and job creation, reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, homelessness and housing access and affordability. Members will receive an update from Capitol Hill on the general landscape and remaining CEWD priorities for the second session of the 117th Congress. Additionally, members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions. 

International Economic Development (IED) Task Force Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ESTColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, international trade and business still faces many disruptions and challenges. County leaders have the opportunity to help residents and businesses navigate these challenges by fostering international business connections and promoting their region abroad. Furthermore, counties provide the key infrastructure necessary for global trade to reach local economies. In this session, county leaders will connect with embassy and business representatives from top U.S. trading partners to learn about the importance of these nations’ investments, as well as how counties can better connect with businesses from these nations. Hosted by the IED Task Force, this session is open to all conference attendees.

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

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

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

Managing Director, Research and Data, Syracuse Institute for Veterans and Military Families  
 

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm ESTInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

The Veterans and Military Services Committee will meet to discuss federal policy priorities and best practices for serving veterans in 2022. Members will receive an update from the Department of Veterans Affairs on pressing issues facing veterans, hear from a panel of federal partners, national experts and peers on strategies to eliminate veteran homelessness and learn about advances in art therapy for veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

County-Based Strategies to Advance Housing Access and Affordability

Mon. February 14 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm ESTColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

County residents are struggling with rising housing costs and relatively stagnant wage growth, leaving many families behind. As housing becomes less affordable, homelessness rises, commutes lengthen and economic activity stagnates. Because of the county role in planning and zoning, counties are in a unique position to respond to affordable housing challenges. Hear from county officials who are pursuing innovative approaches to address the housing affordability crisis.

Executive Director for the Office of Policy, U.S. Department of Energy  
 

Implementing Local Infrastructure Investments through the Intergovernmental Partnership

Mon. February 14 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ESTColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

On November 15, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. This historic bipartisan legislation is extremely significant for counties, which own and operate more roads and bridges than any other level of government and range beyond transportation to public water systems, electric grids and capital construction of schools, hospitals and jails. Counties invest $134 billion annually in the construction of infrastructure and the operation and maintenance of public works. Learn how county officials can work with state and federal partners to successfully implement the bipartisan infrastructure package.

Chief Executive Officer, Americans for the Arts  
 

Healthy Counties Advisory Board and Arts & Culture Commission Luncheon: Healing through the Arts (By invitation only)

By invitation only

Sun. February 13 | 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ESTGeorgetown, Concourse Level

Counties across the country are working to support residents experiencing behavioral health challenges and trauma, which in many cases have been exacerbated by social isolation and other aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Incorporating the arts into the healing process is a proven tool to support emotional and mental recovery for veterans, people involved in the justice system and other county residents. It reduces anxiety and depression, supports the coping process and often decreases the need for other forms of medical care. Use of the arts in many forms, including visual and performing arts as well as written word, is happening in community-based organizations as well as health care settings around the country. This joint luncheon between the Healthy Counties Advisory Board and the Arts & Culture Commission will highlight key issues and resources related to the arts as a mechanism for healing.

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm ESTInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

The Veterans and Military Services Committee will meet to discuss federal policy priorities and best practices for serving veterans in 2022. Members will receive an update from the Department of Veterans Affairs on pressing issues facing veterans, hear from a panel of federal partners, national experts and peers on strategies to eliminate veteran homelessness and learn about advances in art therapy for veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

Vice President of Election Operations, Center for Internet Security  
 

CIO Forum

Fri. February 11 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Separate registration is required. You can choose to attend the CIO Forum only or add it to your conference registration during the registration process. The cost to attend this program is $100.

Someone to Call: Reimagining the County Crisis Response System through 988 Implementation

Mon. February 14 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm ESTColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

As key administrators of the local behavioral health safety net, counties leverage crisis response services to meet the immediate mental and behavioral needs of residents. The enactment of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act created a new pillar in the infrastructure of crisis response to assist people experiencing a mental health or suicidal crisis by directly connecting them with the appropriate services. This panel discussion will explore how the implementation of the National 988 Suicide Hotline will shape the county crisis response infrastructure and how federal legislation can further support its implementation.

Watching WOTUS: How a Change in Definition Impacts Counties

Mon. February 14 | 10:45 am to 11:45 am ESTColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

The administration recently announced the signing of a proposed rule to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). The agencies propose to reinstate the pre-2015 definition of WOTUS, updated to reflect the consideration of Supreme Court decisions. The WOTUS definition directly impacts counties as owners and operators of local infrastructure. Counties may need to apply for a federal permit to maintain or build new infrastructure projects under the rule. Join this discussion with federal officials responsible for implementing WOTUS to understand the potential impacts of a new rule.

Tune in with NACo, county leaders and our federal partners for a live virtual discussion on local government priorities including strengthening the intergovernmental partnership, implementation of the historic American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, critical need for full mandatory funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program, impacts of the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP) and need to amend its current policies and the county role in addressing intergenerational poverty.

Technical Director, Advanced Consulting Group, NF Advanced Consulting  
 

Estate Planning Workshop

Sun. February 13 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ESTTenleytown West, First Floor

In this Nationwide sponsored webinar learn about the concepts used in estate planning and wealth transfer, and what you can learn now to prepare. The topics covered include:

  • What is legacy planning?
  • Understanding the process
  • The conversation you can have with your financial professionals
  • The steps to get the estate planning ball rolling

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

The Geographic Information Systems subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Information Technology Standing Committee, with a focus on GIS education, national trends and proposed legislation that might affect GIS. Members are county elected officials, including surveyors and planners, GIS directors and other county GIS leadership. The committee often hears from national organizations such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National States Geographic Information Council, and Esri and is working to include updates from organizations like Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. 

Veterans and Military Services Committee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm ESTInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

The Veterans and Military Services Committee will meet to discuss federal policy priorities and best practices for serving veterans in 2022. Members will receive an update from the Department of Veterans Affairs on pressing issues facing veterans, hear from a panel of federal partners, national experts and peers on strategies to eliminate veteran homelessness and learn about advances in art therapy for veterans who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

CIO Forum

Fri. February 11 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Separate registration is required. You can choose to attend the CIO Forum only or add it to your conference registration during the registration process. The cost to attend this program is $100.

Senior Director, Congressional Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation  
 

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) will be joined by federal officials responsible for implementing the new infrastructure law and ensuring secure payments to public lands counties. The PLSC will also hear about efforts to better coordinate federal and local resources to prevent, combat and recover from wildfire in rural communities and best practices for partnering with federal agencies.

Immigration Reform Task Force (IRTF) Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm ESTInternational Ballroom West, Concourse Level

CIO Forum

Fri. February 11 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Separate registration is required. You can choose to attend the CIO Forum only or add it to your conference registration during the registration process. The cost to attend this program is $100.

Gulf States Counties and Parishes Caucus Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 8:00 am to 10:00 am ESTColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Hear from policy experts on pressing federal issues impacting Gulf Coast counties and parishes. Caucus members will also discuss federal legislative priorities and strategize for future GSCPC events and initiatives. Caucus membership is open to all NACo county and parish government officials from Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida.

Tune in with NACo, county leaders and our federal partners for a live virtual discussion on local government priorities including strengthening the intergovernmental partnership, implementation of the historic American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, critical need for full mandatory funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program, impacts of the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP) and need to amend its current policies and the county role in addressing intergenerational poverty.

Justice & Public Safety Policy Steering Committee Meeting - Business Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm ESTLincoln, Concourse Level

The Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee will hear from federal partners and subject matter experts on issues relating to addressing mental health and co-occurring disorders in local courts, reathorization of the National Flood Insurance Program and criminal justice reform. Additionally, members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions. 

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

Sat. February 12 | 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm ESTInternational Ballroom East, Concourse Level

The Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee will hear from federal partners on issues related to workforce development and job creation, reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, homelessness and housing access and affordability. Members will receive an update from Capitol Hill on the general landscape and remaining CEWD priorities for the second session of the 117th Congress. Additionally, members will consider and vote on interim policy resolutions. 

Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer, Tidal Basin  
 

Gulf States Counties and Parishes Caucus Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 8:00 am to 10:00 am ESTColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

Hear from policy experts on pressing federal issues impacting Gulf Coast counties and parishes. Caucus members will also discuss federal legislative priorities and strategize for future GSCPC events and initiatives. Caucus membership is open to all NACo county and parish government officials from Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida.

Accessing Federal Resources for Wildfire and Flood Mitigation

Mon. February 14 | 10:45 am to 11:45 am ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

One in three Americans live in a county that was impacted by a natural disaster in 2021. County officials are often the first responders and on the frontlines of protecting the health and safety of residents during natural disasters. Learn how to access federal resources to protect your county against the impacts of wildfire and floods.

Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 9:00 am to 11:30 am ESTColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

The Human Services and Education Policy Steering Committee will be joined by our federal partners to discuss progress and challenges related to the implementation of new child welfare reforms, as well as the Biden Administration’s ongoing priorities for stabilizing the child care sector. National experts will also present outreach and education opportunities for the second phase of the expanded Child Tax Credit. During a moderated group discussion, committee members will share perspectives on utilizing ARPA Recovery Funds to help vulnerable county residents recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

NACo Board of Directors Meeting

Mon. February 14 | 1:45 pm to 4:30 pm ESTJefferson & Lincoln West, Concourse Level

Tune in with NACo, county leaders and our federal partners for a live virtual discussion on local government priorities including strengthening the intergovernmental partnership, implementation of the historic American Rescue Plan Act’s Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, critical need for full mandatory funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program, impacts of the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy (MIEP) and need to amend its current policies and the county role in addressing intergenerational poverty.

CIO Forum

Fri. February 11 | 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

Separate registration is required. You can choose to attend the CIO Forum only or add it to your conference registration during the registration process. The cost to attend this program is $100.

IT Advisory Council Meeting

By invitation only

Fri. February 11 | 8:00 am to 11:30 am ESTKalorama, Lobby Level
Manager, Government Relations, Association for Career & Technical Education  
 

Workforce Development in a Post-COVID World: A Local Approach

Mon. February 14 | 3:15 pm to 4:30 pm ESTColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

With millions of Americans suddenly unemployed and entire industries becoming obsolete or vastly altered, America’s workforce system will need to play a key role in our nation’s recovery. Counties are intimately involved in the planning, management and implementation of the job training programs within the larger workforce system, designed to prepare individuals for jobs that respond to local and regional economic development policies and business needs. Hear from experts on the importance of locally-driven workforce programs as counties continue to economically recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senior Vice President, No Kid Hungry Campaign  
 

Strengthening Anti-Hunger Resources through the 2023 Farm Bill

Mon. February 14 | 10:45 am to 11:45 am ESTColumbia 11 & 12, Terrace Level

With work on the 2023 Farm Bill reauthorization beginning in earnest, Congress and the administration will be negotiating changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides food assistance to millions of low-income county residents and is county-administered in ten states. Join this session for an update from our federal partners on the process and a discussion of key county priorities for strengthening and improving the SNAP program.

GIS Subcommittee Meeting

Sun. February 13 | 9:30 am to 10:45 am ESTColumbia 3 & 4, Terrace Level

The Geographic Information Systems subcommittee is a subcommittee of the Information Technology Standing Committee, with a focus on GIS education, national trends and proposed legislation that might affect GIS. Members are county elected officials, including surveyors and planners, GIS directors and other county GIS leadership. The committee often hears from national organizations such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National States Geographic Information Council, and Esri and is working to include updates from organizations like Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. 

Director of State and Local Policy, Vibrant Health  
 

Someone to Call: Reimagining the County Crisis Response System through 988 Implementation

Mon. February 14 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm ESTColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

As key administrators of the local behavioral health safety net, counties leverage crisis response services to meet the immediate mental and behavioral needs of residents. The enactment of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act created a new pillar in the infrastructure of crisis response to assist people experiencing a mental health or suicidal crisis by directly connecting them with the appropriate services. This panel discussion will explore how the implementation of the National 988 Suicide Hotline will shape the county crisis response infrastructure and how federal legislation can further support its implementation.

Director of Center for Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  
 

Someone to Call: Reimagining the County Crisis Response System through 988 Implementation

Mon. February 14 | 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm ESTColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

As key administrators of the local behavioral health safety net, counties leverage crisis response services to meet the immediate mental and behavioral needs of residents. The enactment of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act created a new pillar in the infrastructure of crisis response to assist people experiencing a mental health or suicidal crisis by directly connecting them with the appropriate services. This panel discussion will explore how the implementation of the National 988 Suicide Hotline will shape the county crisis response infrastructure and how federal legislation can further support its implementation.

Senior Advisor, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration  
 

Navigating Federal Resources to Improve Rural COVID-19 Response Efforts

Tue. February 15 | 8:00 am to 9:15 am ESTColumbia 9 & 10, Terrace Level

COVID-19 vaccination is one of the tools to reduce the rate of severe illness and death in your county. Learn how you can improve vaccination rates in your community to protect rural residents from COVID-19.

Chief Executive of Intergovernmental Relations, U.S. Forest Service  
 

Implementing Local Infrastructure Investments through the Intergovernmental Partnership

Mon. February 14 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ESTColumbia 5 & 7, Terrace Level

On November 15, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. This historic bipartisan legislation is extremely significant for counties, which own and operate more roads and bridges than any other level of government and range beyond transportation to public water systems, electric grids and capital construction of schools, hospitals and jails. Counties invest $134 billion annually in the construction of infrastructure and the operation and maintenance of public works. Learn how county officials can work with state and federal partners to successfully implement the bipartisan infrastructure package.

Public Lands Policy Steering Committee - Subcommittees Meeting

Sat. February 12 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm ESTColumbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level

The Public Lands Steering Committee (PLSC) will be joined by federal officials responsible for implementing the new infrastructure law and ensuring secure payments to public lands counties. The PLSC will also hear about efforts to better coordinate federal and local resources to prevent, combat and recover from wildfire in rural communities and best practices for partnering with federal agencies.