The National Association of Counties (NACo) is a group that represents the interests of America’s county governments. This organization, which was founded in 1970, serves nearly 40,000 county elected officials and over 3.6 million county employees. The NACo is governed by an executive committee and board of directors, who oversee its operations.
During the 2024 NACo Legislative Conference held in Washington, D.C., President Joe Biden spoke about his administration’s investment in American jobs and boasted a strong economy. He also took aim at his Republican rival, Donald Trump, in his speech. Other speakers at the conference include Don Graves, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Rep. Marc Molinaro, R-N.Y., who will be speaking during the general session on Tuesday.
The conference began on Friday and will continue until Tuesday. About 2,000 elected and appointed county officials have gathered to engage in policy and educational sessions, interface with federal officials, and participate in congressional meetings.
The NACo conference is an important opportunity for county officials to address federal policy issues that directly impact their communities. By bringing together representatives from around the country to focus on these issues, the NACo aims to create a more effective voice for counties at the federal level.
Overall, this year’s NACo Legislative Conference has been a valuable opportunity for county officials to learn about new policies and engage with federal officials on key issues affecting their communities. With more than 40 years of experience representing America’s counties at the federal level, the NACo continues to play a crucial role in shaping policies that benefit residents across the country.