About NACo

NACo strengthens America’s counties, serving nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees.


Through NACo, counties unite to advocate for county priorities in federal policymaking, promote exemplary county policies and practices, nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks, optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and enrich the public’s understanding of county government. Across America, there are:


County governments


County elected officials


County employees

Clapping people.

Join your fellow county leaders. Become a member today.

When your county is a member of NACo, all county elected officials and staff are members and can access, engage, network, save and succeed.

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NACo Values

We are passionate about advancing excellence in public service to help people and places thrive across America.

We embrace and respect our diversity of experience, heritage and thought.

We sustain our ingenuity and impact by harnessing our collective knowledge and by cultivating collegiality, civility and inclusivity.

We are steadfast in our shared pursuit to enrich our membership value exponentially, guided by the belief that stronger counties result in a stronger America.

Performance Priorities

Inspire exemplary county leadership
  • Intensify member participation and experiences
  • Present world-class forums for peer networking and knowledge exchange
  • Cultivate leadership skills development and lifelong learning
  • Optimize alliances with state associations, affiliates and strategic partners

Achieve county priorities in national policymaking
  • Elevate the importance of counties in setting America’s public policy
  • Attain county policy priorities at the federal level
  • Drive favorable national and state policy initiatives and models
  • Produce definitive, actionable county research and data analytics

Amplify county solutions in public service excellence
  • Empower county leaders with evidence-based policies and practices
  • Forge multi-sector partnerships for county innovation and impact
  • Showcase and recognize county excellence
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government through civic and youth education

Optimize county and association resources and cost savings
  • Secure and sustain the association’s financial position
  • Be impeccable stewards of the association’s assets
  • Evolve existing enterprise programs for sustained member value
  • Advance new value-added, cost-effective solutions for counties and the public

Perform as a preeminent association
  • Embody NACo’s Values and Code of Practice
  • Thrive as a premier employer of choice
  • Expand the skills, horizons and engagement of the NACo staff
  • Assist counties in workforce attraction, retention and wellness
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NACo EDGE establishes sustainable, cost-saving and value-added solutions that can be applied to counties nationwide. By providing quality solutions, we strive to develop and maintain healthy, vibrant and safe counties across the United States.

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