Application for 2024–2025 Presidential Leadership and Committee Appointments

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Hon. James Gore

NACo First Vice President; Supervisor, Sonoma County, Calif.

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Thank you for your dedication to your county and counties across America through your membership in the National Association of Counties (NACo).

While you serve your county in vast ways, I ask you to strongly consider submitting your name for a leadership position at NACo. Together, we can achieve results for our counties and the people we serve each and every day.

These appointments are for:

  • Policy Steering Committee chairs and vice chairs and subcommittee chairs and vice chairs
  • Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) and Rural Action Caucus (RAC) chairs and vice chairs
  • Standing Committee chairs, vice chairs and members
  • Ad Hoc Committee, Task Force and Advisory Board chairs and vice chairs
  • At-Large NACo Board Directors

Presidential Appointment Application

To be considered for a presidential appointment to any of the following committees or as an at-large director for the NACo Board of Directors, you MUST complete the online application by 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 26, 2024.

Below is more information about each committee. Each term is for one year, July–July. Committee leaders must cover their own travel and conference expenses.

IMPORTANT: Policy steering committee membership is not a part of this application process. State associations of counties are responsible for nominating general members of policy steering committees.

To become a member of a policy steering committee you must contact your state association. They will submit the nomination to NACo.

Policy Steering Committee Leadership

The 10 policy steering committees will each have a leadership team consisting of a chair, an appropriate number of vice chairs, and subcommittee chairs and vice chairs. Applicants who have been active members of the steering committee will be given preference in consideration for these appointments. The applicant should be willing to help coordinate leadership conference calls, develop meeting agendas and participate in outreach with federal officials, if necessary. These appointments are for one year.

LUCC and RAC Leadership

The Large Urban County Caucus and Rural Action Caucus will each have a chair and an appropriate number of vice chairs. Applicants who have been active members of these caucuses will be given preference in consideration for these appointments. These appointments are for one year.

At Large Appointments to the NACo Board of Directors

Each president appoints 10 at-large directors to the NACo Board of Directors for a one-year term. These appointments are to add balance to the Board with respect to any inequities between urban, suburban and rural, gender, geography and minority representation. These appointments are for one year.

Standing Committees

The Standing Committees provide important feedback and facts to the NACo Board of Directors and Executive Committee.

  • Information Technology. Advises on information technology issues and provides oversight on NACo information technology projects. (Appoints the chair and vice chairs for a one-year term.)
    • FutureTech Subcommittee. Explores advanced and emerging technologies for improved county policymaking and decision-making, asset and program management, performance evaluation, and overall delivery of public services. Formerly known as the GIS Subcommittee. (Appoints the chair and vice-chairs for a one-year term.)
  • Programs and Services. Advises the development and evaluation of programs and services for NACo members. (Appoints the chair and vice chairs for a one-year term.)
  • Membership. Actively recruits and retains member counties, parishes and boroughs to advance NACo's number one performance priority of county official engagement. (Appoints the chair and vice chairs for a one-year term.)

Ad Hoc Committees, Advisory Boards and Task Forces

The Ad Hoc Committees are as follows:

  • Arts and Culture Commission. Demonstrates how the arts can be used by county officials to promote economic development and provide solutions to many of the challenges that they face, through workshop sessions, field trips, special publications and its annual Arts and Culture awards, which recognize counties working to foster an environment where arts and culture can thrive to create more livable communities. (Appoints the chair and vice-chairs for a one-year term.)
  • County Technology Advisory Council. Vets and advises NACo on core technology priorities, programs, services and events that NACo should focus on for the current and upcoming year. (Appoints the chair and vice-chairs for a one-year term.)
  • Resilient Counties Advisory Board. Provides information, guidance and support to the NACo Resilient Counties Initiative. (Appoints the chair and vice-chairs for a one-year term.)
  • Healthy Counties Advisory Board. Provides information, guidance and support to the NACo Healthy Counties Initiative. (Appoints the chair and vice-chairs for a one-year term.)
  • Immigration Reform Task Force. Educates Congress, the administration and NACo members on the impact of immigration on counties and helps advocate for NACo's priorities. (Appoints the chair and vice-chairs for a one-year term.)
  • International Economic Development Task Force. Provides information, guidance and support for international economic development activities, including tools for county officials. (Appoints the chair and vice-chairs for a one-year term.)
  • Veterans and Military Services Committee. Engages NACo and its members to develop and highlight county best practices and policies to promote innovative programs, services and benefits for military service members, veterans and their families. (Appoints the chair and vice chairs for a one-year term.)
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Apply Today

The presidential appointments application form must be completed by anyone who would like to be considered for a leadership appointment on a steering, standing or ad hoc committee for the 2024–2025 presidential year. The online application form is available here.

The deadline for submitting your application is 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 26, 2024.

Thank you in advance for your interest in serving, and I look forward to receiving your application.

Please direct any questions to committee@naco.org.

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