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Spokane County, Defense Department team up on internship program

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County promotes productivity for incarcerated in jail

Hamilton County, Tenn. saw an opportunity for people incarcerated in its jail to advance their education in manner normally reserved for longer-term sentences. 

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Lack of broadband, housing challenge rural counties on workforce development

Although the lack of broadband, transit, childcare and housing are all stacked against rural counties as they develop the kind of robust workforce that can attract business, planning and relationships between state and local government can help alleviate some of those challenges. 

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Counties get creative to attract workforce in the face of a labor shortage

Even with federal support like the American Rescue Plan Act and the CARES Act, local government is one of only two sectors yet to return to pre-pandemic levels of employment, as all other major industry sector employment continues to grow.

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Panel Discussion: Strategies for Transparent and Effective County Budgeting, a NACo EDGE Webinar

Join us for an informative, live discussion as a panel of your peers share their budget transformation stories. Learn how counties like yours have adopted solutions to streamline, modernize, and strengthen how they build and communicate their budgets.
 

See firsthand how these counties:

  • Streamlined and modernized their budgeting approach for greater efficiency
  • Eliminated spreadsheet errors and version control issues
  • Increased collaboration between departments and internal stakeholders
  • Improved budget transparency and citizen engagement

ClearGov Speakers/Moderators:

  • Stephanie Bergman, Partner Marketing Manager, ClearGov
  • Carlie Larffarello, Senior Product Marketing Manager, ClearGov

Guest speakers:

  • Kari Miller, Assistant to the County Judge: Polk County, Texas
  • Amy Dent, Christian County Auditor; Christian County, Missouri
  • Caitlyn Glendenning, ERP Analyst: St. Johns County, Florida
  • Jesse Dunn, Management and Budget Director: St. Johns County, Florida