NACA News Update – January 2018

Feb 8, 2018 | ARTICLE
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NACA News Update – January 2018

Register Now for these Upcoming Events

The NACo Legislative Conference will be held March 3-7, 2018, in Washington, D.C. View the current schedule of events and register here by Friday, January 19, to receive the discounted early bird rate.

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:

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 7-9

February 9


Columbus, Ohio

Renaissance Columbus Downtown

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

NACA Members on the Move

Congratulations to these NACA members, who have recently moved into new positions:

  • Todd Leopold was selected to be the County Executive Officer for Placer County, California, starting January 22, 2018. Read more here.
  • James Jayne has been selected to be the Interim County Manager for Coconino County, Arizona. He has been with Coconino County since August 2017, serving as the Director of Special Initiatives. Read more.
  • Randy Scholz has been selected as the new County Administrator for Chippewa County, Wisconsin, starting February 12, 2018. Read more.

Join the NACA Program Committee

This is a call for volunteers to join NACA’s Program Committee. This committee is responsible for helping to coordinate and advocate for county management-specific programming across a number of professional conferences, including those held by NACo and ICMA. This committee has several available slots, should not be overly demanding on your time, and only requires that you bring your ideas and experience to the table. The three primary conference focuses for the upcoming year are:

  • NACo Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. – March 2018
  • NACo Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee – July 2018
  • ICMA Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland – September 2018

Additional details about these conferences and requests for proposals focused on the professional management of counties will be distributed to the NACA membership as information becomes available. If you are interested in joining the Program Committee, email us at for more information.   

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.

Be a Presenter for 2018 ICMA Coaching Webinars

NACA is now an official Outreach Partner of the ICMA Coaching Program! 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. Click on the webinar titles below for more details:

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.

2018 ICMA Award Nominations Open through March 2

ICMA's Local Government Excellence Awards celebrate the value of professional management and honors creative contributions to professional local government leadership. The Awards highlight public awareness of the value of professional management and its impact to the quality of life in our communities. Learn more.

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