MACo enhances the public service mission of counties by promoting integrity and providing proactive leadership while acknowledging and respecting Montana’s diversity.
Ravalli County Commissioner, Greg Chilcott, took up the presidential reins of NACo’s Western Interstate Region (WIR) on May 13th during a remote WIR Board Meeting. The Officers were scheduled to take their new positions at the WIR Conference in Mariposa County, California; however, the event was cancelled due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Association of Counties’ Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel the NACo Annual Conference and proceed with a virtual Annual Business Meeting, which will include the election for 2nd Vice President, bylaws amendments, and other association business.
The National Association of Counties has been contacted by the IHG hotel chain (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Staybridge, etc.) regarding hotel arrangements for healthcare workers, National Guard, patients, and first responders and is offering assistance.
As is always the case at NACo conferences, the world of Technology was a busy one.We started with the CIO Forum /Tech Summit on the morning of February 28th at 9 a.m. and spent the day discussing best practices for county IT operations.
NACo is closing in on their 2020 Achievement Awards deadline, coming up on March 30th. In celebration of 50 years of county innovation, they are encouraging counties, parishes, and boroughs across the country to submit their most innovative programs to be highlighted at a national level.
With 2019 nearing an end, the National Association of Counties (NACo) is leading a coalition of counties, school districts and other interested organizations in sending a letter to congressional leaders urging them to fully fund the Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for FY 2020 and reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program until a permanent solution is developed. Congress must work quickly to pass several bills to keep the government open and fund important programs before the end of the year – ideal opportunities to fully fund PILT and reauthorize the SRS program.
Applications are now open for the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2020 Achievement Awards! The Achievement Awards Program is a non-competitive awards program that seeks to recognize innovative county government programs. One outstanding program from each category will be selected as the “Best of Category.”