Conference Agenda

Town hall on the Opioid Epidemic: Leading in a Crisis

Feb. 26, 2017 , 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Thurgood Marshall South/West
Contact Hadi Sedigh (202) 942-4213

In countless communities across the nation, abuse of prescription drugs and heroin has reached epidemic levels, leading to unprecedented rates of drug overdoses and related fatalities. As this public health crisis has unfolded, local leaders are formulating effective responses. Much progress has been made on this front, but much work remains to be done. During this audience-focused town hall, NACo members will discuss local stories, successes and challenges with an expert panel that includes several members of the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic. Attendees are encouraged to review the Task Force’s report and recommendations, A Prescription for Action, available at, prior to the meeting, and all NACo members are invited to submit questions for this townhall before the event by emailing

Expert panel:

  • County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, Erie County, Pennsylvania (moderator)
  • Judge Gary Moore, Boone County, Kentucky (co-chair of national city-county opioid task force)
  • Board Chair Phyllis Randall, Loudoun County, Virginia
  • Mayor Steve Williams, Huntington, West Virginia
  • Dr. Richard Jorgensen, Coroner, DuPage County, Illinois
  • Asst. Police Chief Russ Hamill, Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Dr. Christopher Jones, Acting Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, Science and Data Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Conference

    2017 NACo Legislative Conference

    New Administration + New Congress = New Opportunities. Participate in second-to-none educational sessions, interact with federal officials and deliver the message that federal policies matter to counties and counties matter to America!

    Town hall on the Opioid Epidemic: Leading in a Crisis is a part of 2017 NACo Legislative Conference.

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