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2019-2020 NACo Annual Report

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    2019-2020 NACo Annual Report

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    Counties Answer the Call 

    Now more than ever, counties matter. Our nation is facing unprecedented challenges, and America’s counties, parishes and boroughs continue to answer the call, seizing opportunities to save lives and restore our economy.

    Led by 40,000 elected county officials, America’s 3.6 million county employees are on the front lines of our nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Our “We Are Counties” campaign expresses gratitude for the countless sacrifices these employees are making to serve our communities.

    COVID-19’s far-reaching impacts — public health, economy, workforce, technology, human services — add to the strain on our budgets and staff. Before the pandemic, we were already facing mounting challenges like the opioid epidemic and other substance abuse; mental illness, especially in our jails; natural disasters; infrastructure needs; economic disparities; and the list goes on.

    Yet, county leadership, ingenuity and courage are enabling us to overcome historic obstacles. Through NACo, counties have achieved significant victories at the federal level.

    Bipartisan legislation has provided substantial new resources for our communities. Federal coronavirus relief packages delivered support for public health, small businesses and nonprofits, mental health services, nutrition assistance, workforce development and other expenses related to our COVID-19 response. We continue to advocate in a bipartisan fashion for direct, flexible aid to counties of all sizes — while balancing our concerns about the federal debt and deficit.

    We secured full funding for Payments in Lieu of Taxes and a two-year reauthorization of Secure Rural Schools, key programs for public lands and forest counties. We secured additional federal resources for the 2020 Census, election security and FEMA disaster assistance, and a full repeal of the “Cadillac Tax” on employer-sponsored health coverage.

    We celebrated several major milestones over the past year. We reached an all-time NACo membership high, with 79 percent of the nation’s counties. Now in its fifth year, more than 520 counties participate in our Stepping Up initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in jails. And with over 30,000 downloads, NACo’s TestIT app drove improvements to the FCC’s broadband mapping process.

    At a time when we need it the most, NACo has invested in nurturing current and emerging county leaders through world-class online professional development. More than 1,600 county officials from more than 900 counties have enrolled in our High Performance Leadership Academy and Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy.

    Tremendous challenges lie ahead — from our ongoing economic and public health recovery to our efforts to advance racial equity and social justice. But one thing is clear: Counties are answering the call. Through our diversity, we are united as one NACo, fostering healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.

    The 2019-20 Annual Report provides a snapshot of NACo’s successes on behalf of the nation’s 3,069 counties.

    We extend our heartfelt thanks to our members and partners and look forward to continuing to work with you. Together, we can accomplish anything.

    Hon. Mary Ann Borgeson
    NACo President

    Matthew Chase
    NACo Executive Director

    Coronavirus Pandemic and Counties

    The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating impact on our counties, parishes and boroughs. Through our federal policy advocacy, cutting-edge research and solutions-driven programs, NACo has supported our members every step of the way. We developed a coronavirus online hub, including county-level examples of response efforts, county-specific data and analyses of federal actions.

    COVID-19 Federal Advocacy

    Secured the passage of The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which resulted in funding for counties to implement federal child welfare reforms.

    Worked with our federal partners on the passage of the CARES Act, which created a $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund available to counties of 500,000 residents or more. While the Coronavirus Relief Fund provided direct relief to our largest counties, only 5 percent of America’s counties were eligible for direct assistance. Most counties have received allocations through their states. Counties have used CRF funds in innovative ways, such as for small business and nonprofit relief, mental health services, nutrition assistance and workforce development.

    Helped secure bipartisan support of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, also known as the “COVID-19 3.5” relief package, which contained important public health funding.

    We continue to work in a bipartisan fashion to ensure direct and flexible funding for counties is included in the next coronavirus relief package that reflects the roles and responsibilities mandated by federal and state laws and regulations.

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    COVID-19 Resources and Best Practices

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, NACo has produced a variety of resources to help county leaders understand and implement federal guidelines and pursue innovative solutions, including:

    • A tool to compare how counties are using Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations
    • More than 60 articles about COVID-19 in County News
    • Maps of county public health emergency declarations
    • Maps and analyses of county safer-at-home-orders
    • Research on the fiscal and county workforce impacts, and
    • Issue briefs highlighting county approaches to maintaining and adapting service delivery, including health, behavioral health, perinatal supports, childcare, housing, homelessness, child welfare and victim services, unemployment, justice services and first responders and supporting resident-owned small businesses.

    NACo hosted 26 membership calls, providing federal policy updates and connecting members with White House officials and representatives from federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, FEMA and the U.S. Department of Labor.

    As counties lead frontline response efforts, NACo elevated the county story, hosting weekly national media teleconference calls.

    NACo’s We Are Counties campaign is putting faces on the many frontline services counties provide — including 328,000 hospital workers, 330,000 law enforcement officers, 93,000 first responders and many more. The interactive campaign expresses gratitude for county employees’ sacrifices in service to our communities and underscores the need for direct, flexible federal investments in the critical county services.

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    COVID-19 Resources

    NACo has produced a variety of COVID-19 resources to help county leaders

    • Explore the Resources

    Preparing to Reopen America’s Counties

    To assist counties in developing and implementing safe reopening plans, NACo launched an online toolkit and a series of town halls to share noteworthy practices and insights.

    • Learn More

    Membership Engagement and Leadership Experiences

     

    78% of the nation’s counties, parishes and boroughs are NACo members – an all-time high

    99% membership retention rate

    23 states, plus the District of Columbia: 100% NACo membership

    Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California Delaware | Hawaii | Idaho | Kentucky | Maine | Maryland Minnesota | Montana | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Mexico | North Carolina | North Dakota | Oregon | South Dakota | Utah | West Virginia | Wyoming

    1,546 county officials serve on NACo committees

    In partnership with the Professional Development Academy, NACo’s High Performance Leadership Academy and Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy – world-class online professional development designed for county employees enrolled 1,600 county officials from nearly 900 counties and state associations. 

    Policy Advancement

    In addition to COVID-19 policy advocacy, NACo and our members achieved key victories on federal policies that impact counties.

    Significant Accomplishments

    • The NACo TestIT app, drove improvements to improve the FCC’s broadband mapping process and subsequent federal funding decisions
    • Over 30,000 app downloads with over 148,000 tests
    • Full funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program and a two-year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools program
    • 2020 Census: $6.7 billion, a $2.8 billion increase
    • A full repeal of the 40-percent “Cadillac Tax” on employer-sponsored health plans
    • Increased investments in housing, economic and workforce development programs
    • County priorities included in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) reauthorization
    • A final EPA rule to replace the 2015 “Waters of the U.S.” rule
    • Additional investments in election security and administration
    • Funding and financing priorities in federal infrastructure proposals, including increased funding for off-system bridges to over $1 billion, as well as funding for local infrastructure through the Surface Transportation Block Grant
    • Short-term funding extensions for key health programs, including the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, Community Health Centers funding and the National Health Service Corps
    • Enactment of the Family First Transition Act, which secured funding for counties to implement federal child welfare reforms

    Policy Opportunities and Threats

    • Additional COVID-19 federal aid to counties of all sizes to help cover increased expenditures and revenue losses
    • Racial equity and justice
    • Transportation and infrastructure
    • FCC regulations that impact local zoning authority
    • Long-term PILT/SRS certainty and active forest management
    • National Flood Insurance Program
    • Entitlement program reform
    • “Waters of the U.S.” rule finalization
    • Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Reauthorization
    • Election security
    • Opioid epidemic and substance abuse
    • Medicaid Jail Inmate Exclusion policy

    County Average Cellular and Fixed Wireless Download Speeds vs. FCC Minimum Standard

    Thought Leadership

    Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails

    Stepping Up, a partnership between NACo, The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation formed to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails, celebrated its fifth anniversary.

    520 counties have passed a resolution or proclamation to join this national initiative

    2020 Census and Beyond

    With the support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the New Venture Fund, NACo is providing counties with up-to-date information and the county perspective on the Census 2020, including best practices to ensure fair and accurate counts and overcoming challenges associated with shifting timelines and restricted canvassing capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Counties Investing in Early Childhood Development

    NACo launched Counties for Kids, a public awareness campaign designed to arm county leaders with knowledge, tools and resources to improve and expand high-quality services and support for young children and their families.

    Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge

    In partnership with the Aetna Foundation and the American Public Health Association, NACo launched the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge through a competitive application process that produced 10 county and 10 city challenge participants.

    NACo Technology xChange

    The newly formed NACo Tech xChange and Portal has over 430 county technology members and growing. Features include online networking and collaboration, as well as an IT library of policies, job descriptions and best practices.

    Counties Advancing Economic Mobility and Opportunity

    Launched a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to assess the barriers to economic mobility and share scalable, transferable programs across the country.

    Additional signature projects include:

    • Safety & Justice Challenge (with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)
    • Data-Driven Justice (with Arnold Ventures)
    • Housing, Health and Equity Project (with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
    • Getting Social about Smoking Cessation and E-Cigarette Use
    • Healthy Counties Initiative
    • Resilient Counties Initiative
    • Rural Economic Development Innovation Challenge (with the United States Department of Agriculture)
    • Future of Work (with Walmart)
    • Strengthening Coastal Counties’ Resilience Program
    • SolSmart Initiative (with the Solar Foundation, United States
    • Department of Energy)
    • Creative Counties Placemaking Program (with National Endowment for the Arts)
    • My County Works – an activity book for elementary students – distributed more than 4,600 copies, and thousands more through 1,500 online downloads
    • Counties Work online game – more than 2.5 million game plays since its 2017 launch
    • County Solutions middle and high school curriculum – over 19,000 all time page views since April 2017 and more than 6,300 page visits this year

    Digital Outreach

    During the coronavirus pandemic, as we adjust to social distancing and travel restrictions, NACo’s digital outreach is more important than ever. Through video, pre-recorded and live event streaming, NACo.org, our social media channels and email outreach, we are keeping members up-to-date and activating counties to drive progress at all levels, from national to county.

    County News

    Produced 24 issues of County News, along with special editions on substance abuse treatment, health care in jails, serving aging populations and economic development

    Achievement Awards – Celebrating 50 Years of County Excellence and Innovation

    This year, NACo recognized 522 entries from counties and state associations in 30 states

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    Video

    (YouTube, Twitter and Facebook)

    More than 68 new videos, contributing to more than 75,600 views and 66 days of watch time

    Social Media

    (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn)

    Reached over 4.8 million user impressions, an increase of 60 percent

    Livestreaming and Webinars

    Delivered 96 webinars, conference workshop recordings and livestreamed events – including the NACo-Appalachian Regional Commission Opioid Epidemic Capstone Event, the NACo- National Sheriffs’ Association Health Care in Jails Town Hall, Capitol Hill briefings and topics including responding to the coronavirus pandemic, early childhood development, supporting our aging populations and Census 2020 – with over 16,000 attendees and viewers

    NACo.org and County Explorer

    Nearly 3.26 million page views and over 1.37 million sessions, an increase of nearly 60,000 page views

    40 interactive toolkits and reports, utilizing infographics, interactive charts and maps, photos, videos and more

    Cost Saving Solutions

    Nationwide Retirement Solutions

    NACo’s Defined Contribution and Retirement Services Program offers county employees a voluntary, tax-deferred savings opportunity to supplement employer-sponsored retirement plans. It also offers a 401(a) match and stand-alone defined contribution plans.

    More than 424,000 county employees participate in the program with over $21 billion in assets

    Over 3,000 counties and county jurisdictions participate

    Since the partnership began, we’ve served more than 1.6 million county employees and retirees

    41 state associations of counties endorse the program

    Live Healthy U.S. Counties

    1,298 counties participate in the Prescription Discount Program

    33 state associations endorse Rx; 22 endorse Rx, Health and Dental

    County residents have saved $712 million since the program’s inception

     

    New: Three+One

    cashvest® by three+one provides a new and unparalleled level of cash liquidity analysis and data services for local, county, school district and college governing bodies. This new partnership comes at an opportune time for counties in fiscal dire straits, allowing the ability to maximize the value of taxpayer dollars while we face this pandemic.

     

    Revenue Recovery

    The Revenue Recovery Program allows any eligible debt owed to local government agencies to be repaid by withholding state personal income tax refunds, lottery proceeds and other state-level revenue events. This proprietary software managed by NACo FSC shares a vision of healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America through offering an affordable, tailored and efficient method for debt collection.

     

    New: Cybersecurity Collaborative

    In partnership with the Cyber Risk Alliance, state associations of counties and affiliate government organizations, NACo FSC provides a knowledge transfer platform that gives access to top tier public and private cybersecurity professionals. The NACo Cybersecurity Collaborative increases the access to information, intelligence, best practices and resources that creates an agile, cooperative ecosystem. The collective purpose of this network is to proactively strengthen America’s counties to better defend and protect themselves, their communities and our economy from cyberattacks.

     

    NACo Leadership

    NACo Board of Directors

    • Jhonathan Aragon
      Commissioner
      Valencia County, New Mexico
    • Allan Angel
      Commissioner
      Kent County, Delaware
    • Jhonathan Aragon
      Commissioner
      Valencia County, New Mexico
    • Elizabeth Archuleta
      Supervisor, Chair
      Coconino County, Arizona
    • John Aubrey
      County Sheriff
      Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government, Kentucky
    • Orrin Bailey
      CFO
      Kinexus, Michigan
    • Mark Bair
      Commissioner
      Bingham County, Idaho
    • Peter Baldacci
      Commissioner
      Penobscot County, Maine
    • Kathryn Barger
      Supervisor
      Los Angeles County, California
    • Amy Bason
      Deputy Director and General Counsel
      North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, North Carolina
    • John Becker
      Town Supervisor, Chairman
      Madison County, New York
    • Glenn Benton
      Police Juror
      Bossier Parish, Louisiana
    • Ron Berry
      Commissioner
      Roane County, Tennessee
    • Rose Beverly
      Commissioner
      Butte County, Idaho
    • Walter Beyer
      Chief Engineer and Operations Officer
      Elmore County, Alabama
    • Cindy Bobbitt
      Commissioner
      Grant County, Oklahoma
    • Tim Boncoskey
      Assistant Assessor, Recorder, and County Clerk
      San Diego County, California
    • Mary Ann Borgeson
      Commissioner
      Douglas County, Nebraska
    • Ken Borton
      Commissioner
      Otsego County, Michigan
    • Joel Bousman
      Commissioner
      Sublette County, Wyoming
    • Ruby Brabo
      Supervisor
      King George County, Virginia
    • Joe Briggs
      Commissioner
      Cascade County, Montana
    • Jason Brinkley
      County Judge
      Cooke County, Texas
    • Roy C. Brooks
      Commissioner
      Tarrant County, Texas
    • Cindy Bulloch
      County Assessor
      Iron County, Utah
    • Randall Burkhardt
      Assistant Director, Parks, Trails and Building Grounds
      Douglas County, Colorado
    • Irwin Burton
      Councilman
      Sussex County, Delaware
    • Kevin Cann
      Supervisor
      Mariposa County, California
    • Bradley Carlyon
      County Attorney
      Navajo County, Arizona
    • Keith Carson
      Supervisor
      Alameda County, California
    • Toni Carter
      Commissioner, Board Chair
      Ramsey County, Minnesota
    • Rebecca Carter
      Public Information Officer
      Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
    • Katie Cashion
      Commissioner
      Guilford County, North Carolina
    • Greg Cox
      Supervisor
      San Diego County, California
    • Nicholas Crossley
      Director, Emergency Management and Homeland Security
      Hamilton County, Ohio
    • Gordon Cruickshank
      Commissioner
      Valley County, Idaho
    • Laura Curran
      County Executive
      Nassau County, New York
    • Kenneth Dahlstedt
      Commissioner
      Skagit County, Washington
    • Bryan Desloge
      Commissioner
      Leon County, Florida
    • Cheryl Dinolfo
      County Executive
      Monroe County, New York
    • Daryl Dukart
      Commissioner
      Dunn County, North Dakota
    • Julie Ehemann
      Commissioner
      Shelby County, Ohio
    • Lenny Eliason
      Commissioner
      Athens County, Ohio
    • Rodney Ellis
      Commissioner
      Harris County, Texas
    • Brandon Ellison
      County Judge
      Polk County, Arkansas
    • Joy Esparsen
      Deputy Executive Director
      New Mexico Association of Counties, New Mexico
    • Bob Fox
      Commissioner
      Renville County, Minnesota
    • Zach Friend
      Supervisor
      Santa Cruz County, California
    • Kurt Gibbs
      Board Chair
      Marathon County, Wisconsin
    • Sharon Green Middleton
      Council Vice-President
      Baltimore City, Maryland
    • Ricky Harcrow
      Commission President
      DeKalb County, Alabama
    • Jim Hart
      Commissioner
      Madison County, Tennessee
    • George Hartwick
      Commissioner
      Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
    • Sally Heyman
      Commissioner
      Miami-Dade County, Florida
    • Varlin Higbee
      Commissioner
      Lincoln County, Nevada
    • Robert Hill
      Development Director/Emergency Manager
      Brookings County, South Dakota
    • Peggy Hobson Calhoun
      Supervisor
      Hinds County, Mississippi
    • G. Riki Hokama
      Council Member
      Maui County, Hawaii
    • Melvyn Houser
      County Auditor
      Pottawattamie County, Iowa
    • Victor Iverson
      Commissioner
      Washington County, Utah
    • B. Ray Jeffers
      Commissioner
      Person County, North Carolina
    • Larry Johnson
      Commissioner
      DeKalb County, Georgia
    • Tracey Johnson
      Commission Chair
      Washington County, North Carolina
    • Kyle Kessler
      Executive Director
      Association of CMHCs of Kansas, Inc,
    • Marilyn Kirkpatrick
      Commissioner
      Clark County, Nevada
    • Veronica Klinefelt
      Commissioner
      Macomb County, Michigan
    • KipuKai Kuali'i
      Councilmember
      Kauai County, Hawaii
    • William Kyger
      Vice Chairman
      Rockingham County, Virginia
    • Angelo Kyle
      Board Member
      Lake County, Illinois
    • Marcia Lamb
      Treasurer/Auditor/Superintendent of Schools Designee
      Billings County, North Dakota
    • David Landis
      Mayor
      Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska
    • Colleen Landkamer
      Commissioner
      Blue Earth County, Minnesota
    • Tammy Lee
      Commissioner
      Bertie County, North Carolina
    • Christian Leinbach
      Commissioner
      Berks County, Pennsylvania
    • Deborah Lieberman
      Commissioner
      Montgomery County, Ohio
    • Michael Logsdon
      Magistrate
      Oldham County, Kentucky
    • Ray Long
      Chairman
      Morgan County, Alabama
    • Merceria Ludgood
      Commissioner
      Mobile County, Alabama
    • Warren Mackey
      Commissioner
      Hamilton County, Tennessee
    • Richard Malm
      Commissioner
      Jefferson County, Kansas
    • Tyler Massey
      Treasurer
      Hidalgo County, New Mexico
    • Timothy McCormick
      Commissioner
      Ohio County, West Virginia
    • Michael McGinley
      Commissioner
      Beaverhead County, Montana
    • Debbi McGinnis
      Collector of Revenue
      Polk County, Missouri
    • Melissa McKinlay
      Commissioner
      Palm Beach County, Florida
    • Miles Menetrey
      Supervisor
      Mariposa County, California
    • David Meyer
      Chairman
      Washington County, Illinois
    • Amy Milliken
      County Attorney
      Warren County, Kentucky
    • Carol Moehrle
      Public Health Director - Idaho North Central District
      Nez Perce County, Idaho
    • Harrison Moody
      Supervisor
      Dinwiddie County, Virginia
    • Gary Moore
      County Judge/Executive
      Boone County, Kentucky
    • Rick Moorefield
      County Attorney
      Cumberland County, North Carolina
    • Waymon Mumford
      Council Member
      Florence County, South Carolina
    • Kareem Murphy
      Director of Intergovernmental Relations
      Hennepin County, Minnesota
    • Marvin Myers
      Surveyor
      Roscommon County, Michigan
    • David Nicholson
      Circuit Court Clerk
      Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government, Kentucky
    • MaryEllen Odell
      County Executive
      Putnam County, New York
    • Jimmy Odom
      Associate Commissioner
      Cass County, Missouri
    • J. Glenn Osborne
      Social Services Director
      Wilson County, North Carolina
    • Donna Peterson
      Treasurer
      Payette County, Idaho
    • Chester Pintarelli
      Administrator, Medical Care
      Iron County, Michigan
    • Wendy Piper
      Commissioner
      Grafton County, New Hampshire
    • Craig Pope
      Commissioner
      Polk County, Oregon
    • Robert Post
      Commissioner
      Banner County, Nebraska
    • Toni Preckwinkle
      Board President
      Cook County, Illinois
    • David Rabbitt
      Supervisor
      Sonoma County, California
    • Jeff Rader
      Commissioner
      DeKalb County, Georgia
    • Craig Rice
      Council Member
      Montgomery County, Maryland
    • Herbert Richards
      Council Member
      Hawaii County, Hawaii
    • Christopher Rodgers
      Commissioner
      Douglas County, Nebraska
    • Manuel Ruiz
      Supervisor
      Santa Cruz County, Arizona
    • Harvey Ruvin
      Clerk of Courts/Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board
      Miami-Dade County, Florida
    • Jayne Sabaitis
      County Medical Care Facility Administrator
      Branch County, Michigan
    • James Schmidt
      Commissioner
      Lincoln County, South Dakota
    • Martha Schrader
      Commissioner
      Clackamas County, Oregon
    • Carl Seilstad
      Commissioner
      Fergus County, Montana
    • Catherine Senderling-McDonald
      Deputy Executive Director
      County Welfare Directors Association of California, California
    • Robert Sheehan
      Chief Executive Officer
      Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, Michigan
    • Christopher Shoff
      Commissioner
      Freeborn County, Minnesota
    • Steven Singer
      Fire and Rescue Chief
      Powhatan County Fire and Rescue, Virginia
    • Hal Smalley
      Assembly Member
      kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
    • Douglas Smith
      Commissioner
      Martin County, Florida
    • Gene Smith
      NACo Board Representative
      National Association of County Administrators, Michigan
    • James Snyder
      County Legislator
      Cattaraugus County, New York
    • Eric Soileau
      Police Juror
      Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
    • Scott Sorrel
      County Administrator
      Peoria County, Illinois
    • Cheryl Subler
      Executive Director
      County Commissioners Association of Ohio, Ohio
    • Tomas Talamante
      Deputy Chief of Staff
      District of Columbia, Washington DC
    • Shelley Goodman Taub
      Commissioner
      Oakland County, Michigan
    • Nancy Thrash
      Commissioner
      Lamar County, Georgia
    • Thomas Tombarello
      Chair, Commissioner
      Rockingham County, New Hampshire
    • Grant Veeder
      Auditor/Commissioner of Elections
      Black Hawk County, Iowa
    • Chris Villines
      Executive Director
      Association of Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • Kenton Ward
      Surveyor
      Hamilton County, Indiana
    • Patricia Ward
      Community Development/Housing Director
      Tarrant County, Texas
    • Charles Weed
      Commissioner
      Cheshire County, New Hampshire
    • Gloria Whisenhunt
      Commissioner
      Forsyth County, North Carolina
    • Glen Whitley
      County Judge
      Tarrant County, Texas
    • Bob Wilcox
      Executive Director
      South Dakota Counties, South Dakota
    • Denise Winfrey
      Board Speaker
      Will County, Illinois
    • Debbie Wise
      County Circuit Clerk
      Randolph County, Arkansas
    • Terry Wolf
      Commissioner
      Washakie County, Wyoming
    • Jack Woodrum
      Board Member
      West Virginia Association of Counties, West Virginia
    • Edward Zackery
      Veterans Service Office Director
      Medina County, Ohio
    • James Zwetzig
      Commissioner
      Morgan County, Colorado

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    National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) 

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    Now more than ever, counties matter. The 2019-20 Annual Report provides a snapshot of NACo’s successes on behalf of the nation’s 3,069 counties.
    2020-07-20
    Reports & Toolkits
    2021-04-26
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Counties Answer the Call 

Now more than ever, counties matter. Our nation is facing unprecedented challenges, and America’s counties, parishes and boroughs continue to answer the call, seizing opportunities to save lives and restore our economy.

Led by 40,000 elected county officials, America’s 3.6 million county employees are on the front lines of our nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Our “We Are Counties” campaign expresses gratitude for the countless sacrifices these employees are making to serve our communities.

COVID-19’s far-reaching impacts — public health, economy, workforce, technology, human services — add to the strain on our budgets and staff. Before the pandemic, we were already facing mounting challenges like the opioid epidemic and other substance abuse; mental illness, especially in our jails; natural disasters; infrastructure needs; economic disparities; and the list goes on.

Yet, county leadership, ingenuity and courage are enabling us to overcome historic obstacles. Through NACo, counties have achieved significant victories at the federal level.

Bipartisan legislation has provided substantial new resources for our communities. Federal coronavirus relief packages delivered support for public health, small businesses and nonprofits, mental health services, nutrition assistance, workforce development and other expenses related to our COVID-19 response. We continue to advocate in a bipartisan fashion for direct, flexible aid to counties of all sizes — while balancing our concerns about the federal debt and deficit.

We secured full funding for Payments in Lieu of Taxes and a two-year reauthorization of Secure Rural Schools, key programs for public lands and forest counties. We secured additional federal resources for the 2020 Census, election security and FEMA disaster assistance, and a full repeal of the “Cadillac Tax” on employer-sponsored health coverage.

We celebrated several major milestones over the past year. We reached an all-time NACo membership high, with 79 percent of the nation’s counties. Now in its fifth year, more than 520 counties participate in our Stepping Up initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses and substance use disorders in jails. And with over 30,000 downloads, NACo’s TestIT app drove improvements to the FCC’s broadband mapping process.

At a time when we need it the most, NACo has invested in nurturing current and emerging county leaders through world-class online professional development. More than 1,600 county officials from more than 900 counties have enrolled in our High Performance Leadership Academy and Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy.

Tremendous challenges lie ahead — from our ongoing economic and public health recovery to our efforts to advance racial equity and social justice. But one thing is clear: Counties are answering the call. Through our diversity, we are united as one NACo, fostering healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.

The 2019-20 Annual Report provides a snapshot of NACo’s successes on behalf of the nation’s 3,069 counties.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our members and partners and look forward to continuing to work with you. Together, we can accomplish anything.

Hon. Mary Ann Borgeson
NACo President

Matthew Chase
NACo Executive Director

Coronavirus Pandemic and Counties

The coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating impact on our counties, parishes and boroughs. Through our federal policy advocacy, cutting-edge research and solutions-driven programs, NACo has supported our members every step of the way. We developed a coronavirus online hub, including county-level examples of response efforts, county-specific data and analyses of federal actions.

COVID-19 Federal Advocacy

Secured the passage of The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which resulted in funding for counties to implement federal child welfare reforms.

Worked with our federal partners on the passage of the CARES Act, which created a $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund available to counties of 500,000 residents or more. While the Coronavirus Relief Fund provided direct relief to our largest counties, only 5 percent of America’s counties were eligible for direct assistance. Most counties have received allocations through their states. Counties have used CRF funds in innovative ways, such as for small business and nonprofit relief, mental health services, nutrition assistance and workforce development.

Helped secure bipartisan support of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, also known as the “COVID-19 3.5” relief package, which contained important public health funding.

We continue to work in a bipartisan fashion to ensure direct and flexible funding for counties is included in the next coronavirus relief package that reflects the roles and responsibilities mandated by federal and state laws and regulations.

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COVID-19 Resources and Best Practices

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, NACo has produced a variety of resources to help county leaders understand and implement federal guidelines and pursue innovative solutions, including:

  • A tool to compare how counties are using Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations
  • More than 60 articles about COVID-19 in County News
  • Maps of county public health emergency declarations
  • Maps and analyses of county safer-at-home-orders
  • Research on the fiscal and county workforce impacts, and
  • Issue briefs highlighting county approaches to maintaining and adapting service delivery, including health, behavioral health, perinatal supports, childcare, housing, homelessness, child welfare and victim services, unemployment, justice services and first responders and supporting resident-owned small businesses.

NACo hosted 26 membership calls, providing federal policy updates and connecting members with White House officials and representatives from federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, FEMA and the U.S. Department of Labor.

As counties lead frontline response efforts, NACo elevated the county story, hosting weekly national media teleconference calls.

NACo’s We Are Counties campaign is putting faces on the many frontline services counties provide — including 328,000 hospital workers, 330,000 law enforcement officers, 93,000 first responders and many more. The interactive campaign expresses gratitude for county employees’ sacrifices in service to our communities and underscores the need for direct, flexible federal investments in the critical county services.

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COVID-19 Resources

NACo has produced a variety of COVID-19 resources to help county leaders

Preparing to Reopen America’s Counties

To assist counties in developing and implementing safe reopening plans, NACo launched an online toolkit and a series of town halls to share noteworthy practices and insights.

Membership Engagement and Leadership Experiences

 

78% of the nation’s counties, parishes and boroughs are NACo members – an all-time high

99% membership retention rate

23 states, plus the District of Columbia: 100% NACo membership

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California Delaware | Hawaii | Idaho | Kentucky | Maine | Maryland Minnesota | Montana | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Mexico | North Carolina | North Dakota | Oregon | South Dakota | Utah | West Virginia | Wyoming

1,546 county officials serve on NACo committees

In partnership with the Professional Development Academy, NACo’s High Performance Leadership Academy and Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy – world-class online professional development designed for county employees enrolled 1,600 county officials from nearly 900 counties and state associations. 

Policy Advancement

In addition to COVID-19 policy advocacy, NACo and our members achieved key victories on federal policies that impact counties.

Significant Accomplishments

  • The NACo TestIT app, drove improvements to improve the FCC’s broadband mapping process and subsequent federal funding decisions
  • Over 30,000 app downloads with over 148,000 tests
  • Full funding for the Payments in Lieu of Taxes program and a two-year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools program
  • 2020 Census: $6.7 billion, a $2.8 billion increase
  • A full repeal of the 40-percent “Cadillac Tax” on employer-sponsored health plans
  • Increased investments in housing, economic and workforce development programs
  • County priorities included in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) reauthorization
  • A final EPA rule to replace the 2015 “Waters of the U.S.” rule
  • Additional investments in election security and administration
  • Funding and financing priorities in federal infrastructure proposals, including increased funding for off-system bridges to over $1 billion, as well as funding for local infrastructure through the Surface Transportation Block Grant
  • Short-term funding extensions for key health programs, including the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital Program, Community Health Centers funding and the National Health Service Corps
  • Enactment of the Family First Transition Act, which secured funding for counties to implement federal child welfare reforms

Policy Opportunities and Threats

  • Additional COVID-19 federal aid to counties of all sizes to help cover increased expenditures and revenue losses
  • Racial equity and justice
  • Transportation and infrastructure
  • FCC regulations that impact local zoning authority
  • Long-term PILT/SRS certainty and active forest management
  • National Flood Insurance Program
  • Entitlement program reform
  • “Waters of the U.S.” rule finalization
  • Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Reauthorization
  • Election security
  • Opioid epidemic and substance abuse
  • Medicaid Jail Inmate Exclusion policy

County Average Cellular and Fixed Wireless Download Speeds vs. FCC Minimum Standard

Thought Leadership

Stepping Up: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails

Stepping Up, a partnership between NACo, The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation formed to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails, celebrated its fifth anniversary.

520 counties have passed a resolution or proclamation to join this national initiative

2020 Census and Beyond

With the support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the New Venture Fund, NACo is providing counties with up-to-date information and the county perspective on the Census 2020, including best practices to ensure fair and accurate counts and overcoming challenges associated with shifting timelines and restricted canvassing capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Counties Investing in Early Childhood Development

NACo launched Counties for Kids, a public awareness campaign designed to arm county leaders with knowledge, tools and resources to improve and expand high-quality services and support for young children and their families.

Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge

In partnership with the Aetna Foundation and the American Public Health Association, NACo launched the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge through a competitive application process that produced 10 county and 10 city challenge participants.

NACo Technology xChange

The newly formed NACo Tech xChange and Portal has over 430 county technology members and growing. Features include online networking and collaboration, as well as an IT library of policies, job descriptions and best practices.

Counties Advancing Economic Mobility and Opportunity

Launched a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to assess the barriers to economic mobility and share scalable, transferable programs across the country.

Additional signature projects include:

  • Safety & Justice Challenge (with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)
  • Data-Driven Justice (with Arnold Ventures)
  • Housing, Health and Equity Project (with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
  • Getting Social about Smoking Cessation and E-Cigarette Use
  • Healthy Counties Initiative
  • Resilient Counties Initiative
  • Rural Economic Development Innovation Challenge (with the United States Department of Agriculture)
  • Future of Work (with Walmart)
  • Strengthening Coastal Counties’ Resilience Program
  • SolSmart Initiative (with the Solar Foundation, United States
  • Department of Energy)
  • Creative Counties Placemaking Program (with National Endowment for the Arts)
  • My County Works – an activity book for elementary students – distributed more than 4,600 copies, and thousands more through 1,500 online downloads
  • Counties Work online game – more than 2.5 million game plays since its 2017 launch
  • County Solutions middle and high school curriculum – over 19,000 all time page views since April 2017 and more than 6,300 page visits this year

Digital Outreach

During the coronavirus pandemic, as we adjust to social distancing and travel restrictions, NACo’s digital outreach is more important than ever. Through video, pre-recorded and live event streaming, NACo.org, our social media channels and email outreach, we are keeping members up-to-date and activating counties to drive progress at all levels, from national to county.

County News

Produced 24 issues of County News, along with special editions on substance abuse treatment, health care in jails, serving aging populations and economic development

Achievement Awards – Celebrating 50 Years of County Excellence and Innovation

This year, NACo recognized 522 entries from counties and state associations in 30 states

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Video

(YouTube, Twitter and Facebook)

More than 68 new videos, contributing to more than 75,600 views and 66 days of watch time

Social Media

(Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn)

Reached over 4.8 million user impressions, an increase of 60 percent

Livestreaming and Webinars

Delivered 96 webinars, conference workshop recordings and livestreamed events – including the NACo-Appalachian Regional Commission Opioid Epidemic Capstone Event, the NACo- National Sheriffs’ Association Health Care in Jails Town Hall, Capitol Hill briefings and topics including responding to the coronavirus pandemic, early childhood development, supporting our aging populations and Census 2020 – with over 16,000 attendees and viewers

NACo.org and County Explorer

Nearly 3.26 million page views and over 1.37 million sessions, an increase of nearly 60,000 page views

40 interactive toolkits and reports, utilizing infographics, interactive charts and maps, photos, videos and more

Cost Saving Solutions

Nationwide Retirement Solutions

NACo’s Defined Contribution and Retirement Services Program offers county employees a voluntary, tax-deferred savings opportunity to supplement employer-sponsored retirement plans. It also offers a 401(a) match and stand-alone defined contribution plans.

More than 424,000 county employees participate in the program with over $21 billion in assets

Over 3,000 counties and county jurisdictions participate

Since the partnership began, we’ve served more than 1.6 million county employees and retirees

41 state associations of counties endorse the program

Live Healthy U.S. Counties

1,298 counties participate in the Prescription Discount Program

33 state associations endorse Rx; 22 endorse Rx, Health and Dental

County residents have saved $712 million since the program’s inception

 

New: Three+One

cashvest® by three+one provides a new and unparalleled level of cash liquidity analysis and data services for local, county, school district and college governing bodies. This new partnership comes at an opportune time for counties in fiscal dire straits, allowing the ability to maximize the value of taxpayer dollars while we face this pandemic.

 

Revenue Recovery

The Revenue Recovery Program allows any eligible debt owed to local government agencies to be repaid by withholding state personal income tax refunds, lottery proceeds and other state-level revenue events. This proprietary software managed by NACo FSC shares a vision of healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America through offering an affordable, tailored and efficient method for debt collection.

 

New: Cybersecurity Collaborative

In partnership with the Cyber Risk Alliance, state associations of counties and affiliate government organizations, NACo FSC provides a knowledge transfer platform that gives access to top tier public and private cybersecurity professionals. The NACo Cybersecurity Collaborative increases the access to information, intelligence, best practices and resources that creates an agile, cooperative ecosystem. The collective purpose of this network is to proactively strengthen America’s counties to better defend and protect themselves, their communities and our economy from cyberattacks.

 

NACo Leadership

NACo Board of Directors

  • Jhonathan Aragon
    Commissioner
    Valencia County, New Mexico
  • Allan Angel
    Commissioner
    Kent County, Delaware
  • Jhonathan Aragon
    Commissioner
    Valencia County, New Mexico
  • Elizabeth Archuleta
    Supervisor, Chair
    Coconino County, Arizona
  • John Aubrey
    County Sheriff
    Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government, Kentucky
  • Orrin Bailey
    CFO
    Kinexus, Michigan
  • Mark Bair
    Commissioner
    Bingham County, Idaho
  • Peter Baldacci
    Commissioner
    Penobscot County, Maine
  • Kathryn Barger
    Supervisor
    Los Angeles County, California
  • Amy Bason
    Deputy Director and General Counsel
    North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, North Carolina
  • John Becker
    Town Supervisor, Chairman
    Madison County, New York
  • Glenn Benton
    Police Juror
    Bossier Parish, Louisiana
  • Ron Berry
    Commissioner
    Roane County, Tennessee
  • Rose Beverly
    Commissioner
    Butte County, Idaho
  • Walter Beyer
    Chief Engineer and Operations Officer
    Elmore County, Alabama
  • Cindy Bobbitt
    Commissioner
    Grant County, Oklahoma
  • Tim Boncoskey
    Assistant Assessor, Recorder, and County Clerk
    San Diego County, California
  • Mary Ann Borgeson
    Commissioner
    Douglas County, Nebraska
  • Ken Borton
    Commissioner
    Otsego County, Michigan
  • Joel Bousman
    Commissioner
    Sublette County, Wyoming
  • Ruby Brabo
    Supervisor
    King George County, Virginia
  • Joe Briggs
    Commissioner
    Cascade County, Montana
  • Jason Brinkley
    County Judge
    Cooke County, Texas
  • Roy C. Brooks
    Commissioner
    Tarrant County, Texas
  • Cindy Bulloch
    County Assessor
    Iron County, Utah
  • Randall Burkhardt
    Assistant Director, Parks, Trails and Building Grounds
    Douglas County, Colorado
  • Irwin Burton
    Councilman
    Sussex County, Delaware
  • Kevin Cann
    Supervisor
    Mariposa County, California
  • Bradley Carlyon
    County Attorney
    Navajo County, Arizona
  • Keith Carson
    Supervisor
    Alameda County, California
  • Toni Carter
    Commissioner, Board Chair
    Ramsey County, Minnesota
  • Rebecca Carter
    Public Information Officer
    Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Katie Cashion
    Commissioner
    Guilford County, North Carolina
  • Greg Cox
    Supervisor
    San Diego County, California
  • Nicholas Crossley
    Director, Emergency Management and Homeland Security
    Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Gordon Cruickshank
    Commissioner
    Valley County, Idaho
  • Laura Curran
    County Executive
    Nassau County, New York
  • Kenneth Dahlstedt
    Commissioner
    Skagit County, Washington
  • Bryan Desloge
    Commissioner
    Leon County, Florida
  • Cheryl Dinolfo
    County Executive
    Monroe County, New York
  • Daryl Dukart
    Commissioner
    Dunn County, North Dakota
  • Julie Ehemann
    Commissioner
    Shelby County, Ohio
  • Lenny Eliason
    Commissioner
    Athens County, Ohio
  • Rodney Ellis
    Commissioner
    Harris County, Texas
  • Brandon Ellison
    County Judge
    Polk County, Arkansas
  • Joy Esparsen
    Deputy Executive Director
    New Mexico Association of Counties, New Mexico
  • Bob Fox
    Commissioner
    Renville County, Minnesota
  • Zach Friend
    Supervisor
    Santa Cruz County, California
  • Kurt Gibbs
    Board Chair
    Marathon County, Wisconsin
  • Sharon Green Middleton
    Council Vice-President
    Baltimore City, Maryland
  • Ricky Harcrow
    Commission President
    DeKalb County, Alabama
  • Jim Hart
    Commissioner
    Madison County, Tennessee
  • George Hartwick
    Commissioner
    Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
  • Sally Heyman
    Commissioner
    Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Varlin Higbee
    Commissioner
    Lincoln County, Nevada
  • Robert Hill
    Development Director/Emergency Manager
    Brookings County, South Dakota
  • Peggy Hobson Calhoun
    Supervisor
    Hinds County, Mississippi
  • G. Riki Hokama
    Council Member
    Maui County, Hawaii
  • Melvyn Houser
    County Auditor
    Pottawattamie County, Iowa
  • Victor Iverson
    Commissioner
    Washington County, Utah
  • B. Ray Jeffers
    Commissioner
    Person County, North Carolina
  • Larry Johnson
    Commissioner
    DeKalb County, Georgia
  • Tracey Johnson
    Commission Chair
    Washington County, North Carolina
  • Kyle Kessler
    Executive Director
    Association of CMHCs of Kansas, Inc,
  • Marilyn Kirkpatrick
    Commissioner
    Clark County, Nevada
  • Veronica Klinefelt
    Commissioner
    Macomb County, Michigan
  • KipuKai Kuali'i
    Councilmember
    Kauai County, Hawaii
  • William Kyger
    Vice Chairman
    Rockingham County, Virginia
  • Angelo Kyle
    Board Member
    Lake County, Illinois
  • Marcia Lamb
    Treasurer/Auditor/Superintendent of Schools Designee
    Billings County, North Dakota
  • David Landis
    Mayor
    Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska
  • Colleen Landkamer
    Commissioner
    Blue Earth County, Minnesota
  • Tammy Lee
    Commissioner
    Bertie County, North Carolina
  • Christian Leinbach
    Commissioner
    Berks County, Pennsylvania
  • Deborah Lieberman
    Commissioner
    Montgomery County, Ohio
  • Michael Logsdon
    Magistrate
    Oldham County, Kentucky
  • Ray Long
    Chairman
    Morgan County, Alabama
  • Merceria Ludgood
    Commissioner
    Mobile County, Alabama
  • Warren Mackey
    Commissioner
    Hamilton County, Tennessee
  • Richard Malm
    Commissioner
    Jefferson County, Kansas
  • Tyler Massey
    Treasurer
    Hidalgo County, New Mexico
  • Timothy McCormick
    Commissioner
    Ohio County, West Virginia
  • Michael McGinley
    Commissioner
    Beaverhead County, Montana
  • Debbi McGinnis
    Collector of Revenue
    Polk County, Missouri
  • Melissa McKinlay
    Commissioner
    Palm Beach County, Florida
  • Miles Menetrey
    Supervisor
    Mariposa County, California
  • David Meyer
    Chairman
    Washington County, Illinois
  • Amy Milliken
    County Attorney
    Warren County, Kentucky
  • Carol Moehrle
    Public Health Director - Idaho North Central District
    Nez Perce County, Idaho
  • Harrison Moody
    Supervisor
    Dinwiddie County, Virginia
  • Gary Moore
    County Judge/Executive
    Boone County, Kentucky
  • Rick Moorefield
    County Attorney
    Cumberland County, North Carolina
  • Waymon Mumford
    Council Member
    Florence County, South Carolina
  • Kareem Murphy
    Director of Intergovernmental Relations
    Hennepin County, Minnesota
  • Marvin Myers
    Surveyor
    Roscommon County, Michigan
  • David Nicholson
    Circuit Court Clerk
    Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government, Kentucky
  • MaryEllen Odell
    County Executive
    Putnam County, New York
  • Jimmy Odom
    Associate Commissioner
    Cass County, Missouri
  • J. Glenn Osborne
    Social Services Director
    Wilson County, North Carolina
  • Donna Peterson
    Treasurer
    Payette County, Idaho
  • Chester Pintarelli
    Administrator, Medical Care
    Iron County, Michigan
  • Wendy Piper
    Commissioner
    Grafton County, New Hampshire
  • Craig Pope
    Commissioner
    Polk County, Oregon
  • Robert Post
    Commissioner
    Banner County, Nebraska
  • Toni Preckwinkle
    Board President
    Cook County, Illinois
  • David Rabbitt
    Supervisor
    Sonoma County, California
  • Jeff Rader
    Commissioner
    DeKalb County, Georgia
  • Craig Rice
    Council Member
    Montgomery County, Maryland
  • Herbert Richards
    Council Member
    Hawaii County, Hawaii
  • Christopher Rodgers
    Commissioner
    Douglas County, Nebraska
  • Manuel Ruiz
    Supervisor
    Santa Cruz County, Arizona
  • Harvey Ruvin
    Clerk of Courts/Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board
    Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Jayne Sabaitis
    County Medical Care Facility Administrator
    Branch County, Michigan
  • James Schmidt
    Commissioner
    Lincoln County, South Dakota
  • Martha Schrader
    Commissioner
    Clackamas County, Oregon
  • Carl Seilstad
    Commissioner
    Fergus County, Montana
  • Catherine Senderling-McDonald
    Deputy Executive Director
    County Welfare Directors Association of California, California
  • Robert Sheehan
    Chief Executive Officer
    Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, Michigan
  • Christopher Shoff
    Commissioner
    Freeborn County, Minnesota
  • Steven Singer
    Fire and Rescue Chief
    Powhatan County Fire and Rescue, Virginia
  • Hal Smalley
    Assembly Member
    kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
  • Douglas Smith
    Commissioner
    Martin County, Florida
  • Gene Smith
    NACo Board Representative
    National Association of County Administrators, Michigan
  • James Snyder
    County Legislator
    Cattaraugus County, New York
  • Eric Soileau
    Police Juror
    Evangeline Parish, Louisiana
  • Scott Sorrel
    County Administrator
    Peoria County, Illinois
  • Cheryl Subler
    Executive Director
    County Commissioners Association of Ohio, Ohio
  • Tomas Talamante
    Deputy Chief of Staff
    District of Columbia, Washington DC
  • Shelley Goodman Taub
    Commissioner
    Oakland County, Michigan
  • Nancy Thrash
    Commissioner
    Lamar County, Georgia
  • Thomas Tombarello
    Chair, Commissioner
    Rockingham County, New Hampshire
  • Grant Veeder
    Auditor/Commissioner of Elections
    Black Hawk County, Iowa
  • Chris Villines
    Executive Director
    Association of Arkansas County, Arkansas
  • Kenton Ward
    Surveyor
    Hamilton County, Indiana
  • Patricia Ward
    Community Development/Housing Director
    Tarrant County, Texas
  • Charles Weed
    Commissioner
    Cheshire County, New Hampshire
  • Gloria Whisenhunt
    Commissioner
    Forsyth County, North Carolina
  • Glen Whitley
    County Judge
    Tarrant County, Texas
  • Bob Wilcox
    Executive Director
    South Dakota Counties, South Dakota
  • Denise Winfrey
    Board Speaker
    Will County, Illinois
  • Debbie Wise
    County Circuit Clerk
    Randolph County, Arkansas
  • Terry Wolf
    Commissioner
    Washakie County, Wyoming
  • Jack Woodrum
    Board Member
    West Virginia Association of Counties, West Virginia
  • Edward Zackery
    Veterans Service Office Director
    Medina County, Ohio
  • James Zwetzig
    Commissioner
    Morgan County, Colorado

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