NACA News Update – February 2019

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Mar 20, 2019 | ARTICLE

NACA News Update

February 2019

NACo Legislative Conference

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March 2-6, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference brings together over 1,500 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 and educational sessions, interact with federal officials and participate in congressional briefings and meetings. .

NACA Events

Saturday, March 2
NACA Executive Board Meeting

3:00-5:00 PM ET

Gunston West/East, Terrace Level, Washington Hilton

Sunday, March 3
County Administrators' Idea Exchange

3:00-5:30 PM ET

Gunston West/East, Terrace Level, Washington Hilton

NACA Reception, sponsored by ICMA-RC

5:30-6:30 PM ET

Fairchild West/East, Terrace Level, Washington Hilton

Monday, March 4
New Revenue on the Horizon: Collections via Online Sales Tax and Tax Refund Intercept

with Randell Woodruff, County Manager, Pender County, NC; NACA VP, Southeast Region

10:45-11:45 AM ET

Columbia 6 & 8, Terrace Level, Washington Hilton


New Research Shows Few Employer-Based Financial Literacy Programs Available for Local Government Workers, Despite Need

A new report from the provides an in-depth analysis of local government financial literacy programs across the U.S. The report finds that only about one in four local government employers offer financial literacy programs to their workforce, according to a new survey of human resources directors. .

County Awarded Grant for Jail Chemical Addiction Program

Montgomery County, Indiana is launching a new Jail Chemical Addiction Program thanks to a $43,000 grant from the state attorney general. During the 90-day voluntary program, inmates struggling with addiction will be placed in a separate jail pod and will participate structured activities including housework, homework, and individual and group therapy, as well as time for recreation and faith. .

Career Compass No. 68: My 1:1 Meetings Are a Waste of Time

Conducting 1:1 meetings with direct reports should not be perceived as a burden. Rather, they are a great opportunity to engage staff and support them. In this issue of , Dr. Frank Benest discusses how you can make the most out of these opportunities. .

Career Compass No. 69: Psychological Safety: The One Key Determinant of Team Effectiveness

To determine what made great teams, Google undertook “Project Aristotle”, and found that the key determinant of team effectiveness is “psychological safety.” In this issue of , Dr. Frank Benest discusses how you can promote psychological safety. .

Help ICMA Build a Collection of Resources on Equity & Inclusion

This will equip local governments with resources to build equitable and inclusive organizations and communities. Thirty-two communities contributed to this toolkit, and the resources include a focus on community relations, delivery of services, and internal practices. Now ICMA wants your help.


If your community has a resource to share or if you are looking for specific resources on an equity and inclusion topic, email .

Professional Development Opportunities


The 2019 ICMA Regional Conferences will send you home with the ideas and know-how you need to reshape and create new innovations in your organization and community.


Have you never attended an ICMA Regional Conference? NACA offers a scholarship of up to $1500 in each region! .


Upcoming FREE ICMA Webinars & E-Learning Events

February 21, 2019 from 10:30 AM 12:00 PM ET


Join experts from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National League of Cities (NLC) and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) to hear the latest insights on this new and exciting technology.


April 10, 2019 from 2:00-3:30 PM ET

  • What are the most prevalent ethical issues and how can you spot them?
  • What are examples of when you need to say "no" and how to do so effectively?
  • How can you strengthen the ethical culture in your organization and what roles can everyone play?
Nominate Rising Stars in your Health Department!

Improving community health requires effective state and local health departments, and a strong and diverse public health workforce. Fresh perspectives, new ideas, creative problem-solving, and innovative solutions benefit communities and improve the field of public health. That’s why the de Beaumont Foundation created the “40 Under 40 in Public Health” list. The foundation is seeking nominations for people who are showing leadership and making communities healthier. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 28, 2019, and the list will be announced in spring 2019. .

Sign up for NACA County Connect


provides a platform for county professionals to receive insights and guidance from fellow county professionals and industry experts. Unlike a typical Q&A board, NACA County Connect will put you in direct contact with a subject matter expert. Whatever your question, challenge, or interest, you can expect a prompt response from someone.


This service is open and free for all NACA members.


Join a NACA Committee


NACA’s Committee Chairs are still seeking volunteers to serve on a variety of NACA Committees. . For more information or if you would like to be considered to serve on any NACA Committees, email us at .


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From the :
Current County CAO and Assistant CAO Openings
CAO Positions

County Administrator.

County Administrator. Salary: $112,365-$137,335

County Administrator. Salary: $173,000-$190

County Administrator. Salary: DOQ/DOE

County Administrator. Salary: $107,000-$160,000 plus benefits including deferred compensation, pension and insurance

County Administrator. Salary: $150,000-$204,000

County Administrator. Salary: $127,911-$170,173


Assistant Manager. Salary: $125,000 DOQ

Assistant County Administrator - Engineering. Salary: $125,000doq

Assistant/Deputy County Administrator. Salary: $84,408-$124,824

Deputy County Administrator/Chief of Staff. Salary: $175,000-$210,000 DOQE

Deputy Director of Emergency Management. Salary: $9,578-$11,642 Monthly - DOE