America’s nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees are on the frontlines of the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. As the country emerges from the pandemic and grapples with the toll it has taken on our citizens, counties are responding and rebuilding.
It was a lean two years in Gardiner, Mont. As the COVID-19 pandemic depressed two summers’ worth of visitors to Yellowstone National Park, businesses in the 900-person Park County town bided their time and looked ahead to the fated “normal summer” when they could serve tourists again.
The Atlantic hurricane season is here and according to NOAA Climate Prediction Center, 2022 is going to be an above-normal season with 14 - 21 named storms and 6 -10 hurricanes, with three to six being major hurricanes (Categ
As county leaders across the nation grapple with wildfire risk and impact, expert practitioners and local leaders have developed a variety of tools and strategies to help mitigate wildfire impacts on lives, property and communities.
The NACo Annual Conference is the largest meeting of county elected and appointed officials from across the country. Participants from counties of all sizes come together to shape NACo's federal policy agenda, share proven practices and strengthen knowledge networks to help improve residents’ lives and the efficiency of county government.
The NACo Resilient Counties Initiative builds leadership capacity to identify and manage risk, and prepare counties to become more flexible and responsive to system shocks and stresses. It has a holistic approach to resilience, examining social and economic resilience, sustainability and disaster management.