NACA News Update – February 2018

Feb 28, 2018 | ARTICLE
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NACA News Update – February 2018

Upcoming Event: NACo Legislative Conference

The NACo Legislative Conference will be held March 3-7, 2018, in Washington, D.C. View the full program and register here.

NACA Schedule of Events at the 2018 NACo Legislative Conference

(All Meetings will be held at the Washington Hilton Hotel)

NACA Executive Board Meeting Saturday, March 3 3pm-5pm Northwest Room;  Lobby Level
NACA Idea Exchange Sunday, March 4 2:30pm-5pm Lincoln East Room; Concourse Level
NACA Reception Sponsored by ICMA-RC Sunday, March 5 5pm-6pm Oak Lawn Room; Lobby Level

Building Citizen Buy-In: with Dena Diorio (NC)

Monday, March 5 10:45am-12pm Columbia 9 & 10; Terrace Level

Building Trust Through Performance Metrics with Peter Austin (IL)

Monday, March 5 3:15pm-4:30pm Columbia 6 & 8; Terrace Level

Counties Care: How to Effectively Serve Families in Need with Matt Smith (MN)

Tuesday, March 6 8am-9:15am  Columbia 6 & 8; Terrace Level 

Call for Ideas: NACA Idea Exchange

There are many issues impacting county governments, and NACA will provide an opportunity to discuss any issues with fellow county professionals during its next Idea Exchange during the NACo Legislative Conference this March. Please, share your ideas by emailing us at

NACA Scholarships Available for 2018 ICMA Regional Conferences

With the generous support of ICMA-RC, NACA is pleased to offer five scholarships, one for each of the five ICMA Regional Conferences this spring. The scholarships of up to $1,500 will cover registration, hotel, and travel expenses. Click here to learn more and submit your application following the deadline schedule outlined below:






March 21-23

February 23


Hershey, Pennsylvania

Hershey Lodge

April 11-13

March 9

Mountain Plains

Arvada, Colorado

Hilton Garden Inn

April 25-27

March 23


Mountain Brook, Alabama

Grand Bohemian

May 2-4

April 6

West Coast

Stevenson, Washington

Skamania Lodge

Upcoming FREE 2018 ICMA Coaching Webinars

ICMA is offering several free Coaching Webinars in 2018! Follow this link to learn more and register today. If you would be interested in acting as a panelist for any of the upcoming sessions below, contact us at and we will provide you with next steps.

A free four-part webinar series from ICMA open to members and non-members will be offered from 1 – 2:30 pm ET on the following dates:

From the NACo Counties Futures Lab: Resources for 2020 Census Preparation

The decennial census has a major effect on counties and county leaders can play a significant role in the effective rollout of the census by: getting involved in the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA); encouraging residents to respond to the 2020 Census and American Community Survey (ACS); and informing federal representatives about the significance of the Census and ACS to your county. Click here for more information and resources.

The Latest from the Center for State and Local Government Excellence

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence (SLGE) published an infographic, State and Local Pensions: A Long-Term View, that shows state and local pension data from the Public Plans Database for funded ratios, required contributions paid, and investment allocations, assumptions, and returns. Click here to check it out.

Sign Up for the NACA Registry

Over 50 NACA members have already signed up to be part of the NACA Registry, which is projected to launch by March! Friend of NACA, eCivis, is developing a new service that will make it possible for NACA members to easily network and ask for assistance from fellow members. If you would like to be one of the first users of this program, please contact with your contact information and eCivis will provide further information after sufficient initial users sign up.

Host a Local Government Management Fellow

The LGMF program is a highly competitive career-development opportunity designed to generate interest in local government careers among recent MPA/MPP graduates and career-changers. Finalists are screened by city and county managers, alumni Fellows, and academics before being sent directly to you for consideration and interview. Click here to learn more about hosting a Fellow.

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