County News Podcast

Stories behind the stories, lessons on county leadership, and more - your audio companion to County News

About the Podcast

Take a deep dive on issues impacting local governments across the country, share in lessons on leadership from county leaders and their counterparts in Washington, and learn more about what it takes to strengthen America's counties on the County News Podcast from the National Association of Counties.

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Podcast: Mental health and the criminal justice system

Miami-Dade County, Fla. Administrative Judge Steve Leifman joined the County News Podcast to outline systems that can be put in place in counties across the country.

Ravalli County, Mont. Commissioner Greg Chilcott talks to colleagues before the General Session at the 2022 NACo Annual Conference. Photo by Denny Henry
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National Center for Public Lands Counties builds a legacy of knowledge, experience

Ravalli County, Mont. Commissioner Greg Chilcott outlines plans for the National Center for Public Lands Counties.

NACo President Mary Jo McGuire addresses county officials at the 2024 Legislative Conference. Photo by Denny Henry
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Podcast: ForwardTogether during National County Government Month

NACo President Mary Jo McGuire spoke to the County News Podcast about National County Government Month seen through the prism of her presidential theme: ForwardTogether — connect, inspire and lead.

Tom Rolfe, Lewis and Clark County, Mont. Photo by Leon Lawrence III
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Podcast: Making intergovernmental connections at NACo's Federal Agency Expo

A handful of county officials and a federal exhibitor talked on the County News Podcast about the connections they hoped to make and what they hoped to learn during the Federal Agency Expo at the NACo Legislative Conference.

Boone County, Mo. Clerk Brianna Lennon joins us in studio for the first episode of the County News Podcast.
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Podcast: Election officials talk shop

The hosts of High Turnout, Wide Margins join NACo's inaugural podcast to discuss how they manage elections in Boone and St. Louis counties in Missouri, what elected officials should know about election administration and more.

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Members of the Hope Squad pose for a photo.
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Student-led Hope Squads give students a peer to talk to

Walworth County, Wisc.’s Hope Squad offers students someone their age to talk to when they don’t want to share their feelings with an adult.

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Summit encourages optimism despite childhood trauma

Although adverse childhood experiences can have deleterious effects on people's mental health later in life, Mendocino County, Calif.'s recent summit taught that it isn't a foregone conclusion.

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Shelby County engages youth for better mental health services

Leaders responded when members of Shelby County, Tenn.’s youth coalition pointed out that mental health services were far less accessible than was previously thought.