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    NACo Membership Blueprint

    My County.

     

    My NACo.

    Make the Most of Your NACo Membership.

    Not a NACo member? Click here to learn more about joining.
     

    Download Blueprint

    Watch Video

    When your county joins, all county elected officials and staff are members and can:

    • Access
    • Engage
    • Network
    • Save
    • Succeed

    Access a seat at the table

    Access through advocacy

    You have a unified, non-partisan seat at the table in Washington, D.C. to fight unfunded mandates and unnecessary regulations. Your personal engagement can help secure federal policy and resources that support your county and your residents.

    Access experts

    Members have access to best practices, reports and regularly hear from and often speak directly with experts on issues like economic development, broadband, criminal justice, public safety and other timely, relevant issues that impact our communities.

    Access curated, county-relevant data

    NACo's County Explorer online interactive tool aggregates more than 800 data points on counties, parishes and boroughs, helping you tell the county story, support projects and grant proposals, and build credibility with key stakeholders.

    Picture Link

    When we come together as counties, our collective voice is insurmountable.

    – President Larry Johnson, Commissioner, DeKalb County, Ga. 

    Engage on the issues that matter

    Engage with other members

    The challenges you face are challenges other members are dealing with. Exchange best and promising practices so you, and they, aren’t re-inventing the wheel for every issue.

    Engage in important conversations

    With over 30 member-led committees, task forces, caucuses and advisory boards, you can help drive national policy and solve issues for counties, parishes and boroughs throughout the country – including your own.

    Help your team be more engaged

    County-focused professional development opportunities like our free webinars, High Performance Leadership Academy and Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy help you and your entire county staff gain the skills and knowledge needed to lead a county in the 21st century.

    Picture Link

    The smallest counties can have representation in NACo committees, same as the largest counties. 

    – Hon. Melissa Cribbins, Commissioner, Coos County, Ore.

    Network with counties nationwide

    Network with people who know how things work

    Member counties range in size from 418 residents to nearly 10 million residents and face rural, suburban and urban challenges every day. Connect with peers who know what it’s like to be in your shoes, who you can talk to for real-world answers, not theories or guesses.

    Add NACo staff, and their extensive networks, to yours

    Add NACo staff, and their extensive networks, to yours. It isn’t just other members you can reach out to. Every member of the NACo staff is here to help connect you to leaders, experts and the right people in government, the private sector and allied organizations.

    Networking opportunities are everywhere

    From conferences to committees to video calls and meetings, there are many opportunities to meet and connect with new people dealing with similar issues that you’re facing. And it isn’t all business. Important friendships are made too!

    Photo Link

    No matter what you’re facing, chances are someone else has gone through it. As a member, I can connect with those folks. It helps me do my job better.

    – Hon. Commissioner Merceria Ludgood, Mobile County, Ala.

    Save money, time and resources

    Help your residents save

    All your residents can save money on prescriptions, health and dental costs through the NACo member-only Live Healthy Prescription Discount Program. This program is a no-cost, no-contract benefit available to NACo member counties, parishes and boroughs. Residents have saved more than $715 million since the program began.

    Help your county save

    Savings takes many forms for NACo members. Accessing important technology infrastructure resources through the Tech Xchange, learning about federal grant opportunities to help save taxpayers dollars or maximizing your cash investments through cashvest® by three+one.

    Help your elected officials and staff save more

    We all worry about saving for retirement. Through NACo’s Deferred Comp Program administered by Nationwide, every county employee can save more for retirement. The program is an opt-in, tax-deferred savings program that supplements employer-sponsored retirement plans. More than 1.5 million employees and retirees have accumulated more than $23 billion in extra retirement savings.

    Photo link

    Whether it's legislation, rule-making or funding, NACo has a seat at the table on our behalf. It's one of the best ROI's a county could have!

    – Hon. Robert Gelder, Commissioner, Kitsap County, Wash.

    Succeed as a county and as an individual

    The personal success of more than 82% of U.S. counties, parishes and boroughs including yours.

    Better Leaders

    Stronger Federal Policy

    Growing Economies

    Healthier Residents

    Shared Solutions

    Engaged Employees

    Lower Cost Prescriptions

    Lasting Friendships

    Healthy, Safe and Vibrant Communities

    Photo link

    At NACo, issues get elevated to the forefront when people are talking about problems together – the issue is then escalated and NACo provides resources for it.

    – Hon. Ron Berry, Commissioner, Roane County, Tenn.

    What's Next

    Whatever your priorities are, NACo has a network or resource for you.

    Committee Involvement

    Advance sound public policies and strengthen valuable relationships

    NACo.org/GetInvolved

    COVID-19 Clearinghouse

    Access resources on coronavirus response and recovery

    NACo.org/COVID19

    Webinars

    Frequent digital sessions outlining new and innovative county programs

    NACo.org/Webinars

    Conferences & Events

    Set the federal policy agenda, learn from experts and network with peers

    NACo.org/Events

    Leadership Training

    Invest in frontline staff and elected officials with an online academy

    NACo.org/Skills

    County News

    Award-winning publication sent to your inbox every Tuesday

    NACo.org/News

    County Data

    Access over 800 data points on all 3,069 counties, parishes and boroughs

    CE.NACo.org

    Cost Savings

    Save your county, staff and residents time and money

    NACo.org/CostSavings

    NACo Staff

    NACo professionals are an extension of county members and staff

    NACo.org/Staff

    Civic Education

    Enrich the public’s understanding of county government

    NACo.org/iCivics

     

    My County.  
    2021-06-03
    Reports & Toolkits
    2021-11-02

My County.

 

My NACo.

Make the Most of Your NACo Membership.

Not a NACo member? Click here to learn more about joining.
 

Download Blueprint

Watch Video

When your county joins, all county elected officials and staff are members and can:

Access a seat at the table

Access through advocacy

You have a unified, non-partisan seat at the table in Washington, D.C. to fight unfunded mandates and unnecessary regulations. Your personal engagement can help secure federal policy and resources that support your county and your residents.

Access experts

Members have access to best practices, reports and regularly hear from and often speak directly with experts on issues like economic development, broadband, criminal justice, public safety and other timely, relevant issues that impact our communities.

Access curated, county-relevant data

NACo's County Explorer online interactive tool aggregates more than 800 data points on counties, parishes and boroughs, helping you tell the county story, support projects and grant proposals, and build credibility with key stakeholders.

Picture Link

When we come together as counties, our collective voice is insurmountable.

President Larry Johnson, Commissioner, DeKalb County, Ga. 

Engage on the issues that matter

Engage with other members

The challenges you face are challenges other members are dealing with. Exchange best and promising practices so you, and they, aren’t re-inventing the wheel for every issue.

Engage in important conversations

With over 30 member-led committees, task forces, caucuses and advisory boards, you can help drive national policy and solve issues for counties, parishes and boroughs throughout the country – including your own.

Help your team be more engaged

County-focused professional development opportunities like our free webinars, High Performance Leadership Academy and Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy help you and your entire county staff gain the skills and knowledge needed to lead a county in the 21st century.

Picture Link

The smallest counties can have representation in NACo committees, same as the largest counties. 

Hon. Melissa Cribbins, Commissioner, Coos County, Ore.

Network with counties nationwide

Network with people who know how things work

Member counties range in size from 418 residents to nearly 10 million residents and face rural, suburban and urban challenges every day. Connect with peers who know what it’s like to be in your shoes, who you can talk to for real-world answers, not theories or guesses.

Add NACo staff, and their extensive networks, to yours

Add NACo staff, and their extensive networks, to yours. It isn’t just other members you can reach out to. Every member of the NACo staff is here to help connect you to leaders, experts and the right people in government, the private sector and allied organizations.

Networking opportunities are everywhere

From conferences to committees to video calls and meetings, there are many opportunities to meet and connect with new people dealing with similar issues that you’re facing. And it isn’t all business. Important friendships are made too!

Photo Link

No matter what you’re facing, chances are someone else has gone through it. As a member, I can connect with those folks. It helps me do my job better.

Hon. Commissioner Merceria Ludgood, Mobile County, Ala.

Save money, time and resources

Help your residents save

All your residents can save money on prescriptions, health and dental costs through the NACo member-only Live Healthy Prescription Discount Program. This program is a no-cost, no-contract benefit available to NACo member counties, parishes and boroughs. Residents have saved more than $715 million since the program began.

Help your county save

Savings takes many forms for NACo members. Accessing important technology infrastructure resources through the Tech Xchange, learning about federal grant opportunities to help save taxpayers dollars or maximizing your cash investments through cashvest® by three+one.

Help your elected officials and staff save more

We all worry about saving for retirement. Through NACo’s Deferred Comp Program administered by Nationwide, every county employee can save more for retirement. The program is an opt-in, tax-deferred savings program that supplements employer-sponsored retirement plans. More than 1.5 million employees and retirees have accumulated more than $23 billion in extra retirement savings.

Photo link

Whether it's legislation, rule-making or funding, NACo has a seat at the table on our behalf. It's one of the best ROI's a county could have!

Hon. Robert Gelder, Commissioner, Kitsap County, Wash.

Succeed as a county and as an individual

The personal success of more than 82% of U.S. counties, parishes and boroughs including yours.

Better Leaders

Stronger Federal Policy

Growing Economies

Healthier Residents

Shared Solutions

Engaged Employees

Lower Cost Prescriptions

Lasting Friendships

Healthy, Safe and Vibrant Communities

Photo link

At NACo, issues get elevated to the forefront when people are talking about problems together – the issue is then escalated and NACo provides resources for it.

Hon. Ron Berry, Commissioner, Roane County, Tenn.

What's Next

Whatever your priorities are, NACo has a network or resource for you.

Committee Involvement

Advance sound public policies and strengthen valuable relationships

NACo.org/GetInvolved

COVID-19 Clearinghouse

Access resources on coronavirus response and recovery

NACo.org/COVID19

Webinars

Frequent digital sessions outlining new and innovative county programs

NACo.org/Webinars

Conferences & Events

Set the federal policy agenda, learn from experts and network with peers

NACo.org/Events

Leadership Training

Invest in frontline staff and elected officials with an online academy

NACo.org/Skills

County News

Award-winning publication sent to your inbox every Tuesday

NACo.org/News

County Data

Access over 800 data points on all 3,069 counties, parishes and boroughs

CE.NACo.org

Cost Savings

Save your county, staff and residents time and money

NACo.org/CostSavings

NACo Staff

NACo professionals are an extension of county members and staff

NACo.org/Staff

Civic Education

Enrich the public’s understanding of county government

NACo.org/iCivics

 

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