On March 6th, 2018 the National Association of Counties (NACo) held a press conference in support of important public lands payment programs, Secure Rural Schools (SRS) and Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT).
With the administration and Congress focused on infrastructure, NACo held a briefing on how counties are working to strengthen our national infrastructure network and learn how a strong federal-state-local partnership will help us get there.
Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. was sworn in as the 39th Secretary of Commerce on February 28, 2017. Secretary Ross is the former Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of WL Ross & Co. LLC and has over 55 years of investment banking and private equity experience.
Local, state and federal leaders highlight best practices for intergovernmental collaboration as well as effective coordination with volunteer and faith-based communities during and after a disaster event.
Brock Long was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and began his service as the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in June 2017. Mr. Long has more than 16 years of experience assisting and supporting the federal, state and local governments with building robust emergency management and public health preparedness programs.
The Honorable David J. Shulkin was nominated by President Trump to serve as the ninth Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) and was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 13, 2017. Prior to his confirmation as Secretary, Dr. Shulkin served as VA’s Under Secretary for Health for 18 months, leading the Nation’s largest integrated health care system, with over 1,700 sites of care serving nearly nine million Veterans.
Secretary Elaine L. Chao is currently the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. This is her second cabinet position. She served as U.S. Secretary of Labor from 2001–2009, and is the first Asian American woman to be appointed to the President's cabinet in American history.