National Association of Counties (NACo)

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The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America's 3,069 county governments.  Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public's understanding of county government, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.


NACo conferences are key opportunities to exchange cutting-edge best practices and shape NACo’s federal policy agenda for the year ahead. 

2020 NACo Legislative Conference
February 29-March 4, 2020 in Washington, DC

The NACo Legislative Conference brings together nearly 2,000 elected and appointed county officials to focus on federal policy issues that impact counties and our residents. Attendees have the opportunity to engage in second-to-none policy sessions, interact with federal officials and participate in congressional briefings and meetings. This is a one-of-a-kind advocacy opportunity you will not want to miss.

2019 Annual Conference Highlights        
Clark County, Nevada

The NACo Annual Conference & Exposition is the largest meeting of county elected and appointed officials from across the country. Participants from counties of all sizes come together to shape NACo's federal policy agenda, share proven practices and strengthen knowledge networks to help improve residents’ lives and the efficiency of county government.  

The UCCI Executive Committee and Executive Director Mike McCreery were selected as NACo's '2019 Recruiter of the Year' and were officially recognized at the Membership Committee meeting held during the Annual Conference. Details available at this link.

Members of the Executive Committee present were David Meyer, President (Washington County Chair); David Zimmerman, Vice President (Tazewell County Chair); Joseph Payette, Secretary (Carroll County); and Board Members Samuel Newton (Stephenson County Vice Chair) and Matthew Prochaska (Kendall County Board Member).

NACo Scholarships Available to Illinois Counties

  • NACo High Performance County Leadership Academy
  • NACo Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy

For more details, or assistance in finding out if you/your county are eligible, please contact either NACo Membership Services at membership@naco.org or 1-888-407-NACo (6226).

Archived Articles from NACo County News NOW

  • June 21, 2018 ... Win for Counties in Supreme Court Sales Tax Decision
    U.S. Supreme Court overturns "physical presence" standard in major sales tax collection case

    South Dakota versus Wayfair Supreme Court Decision.  In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that states and local governments can require vendors with no physical presence in the state to collect and remit existing sales taxes on remote or online purchases.  Learn more at County News link above.

  • January 31, 2018 ... Supreme Court to hear case on internet sales tax collection