Counties work to eliminate traffic fatalities
Traffic safety movements have been gaining momentum over the past few years and all share the common goal of reaching zero traffic-related deaths.Counties work to eliminate traffic fatalities
Purpose, not politics, provides meaning
Roy Spence preaches purpose not politics to NACo General Session audience.
Roy Spence, CEO of the Purpose Institute, tells the NACo General Session audience July 15 about creating marketing that evokes emotion. Photo by Denny Henry
Sesame Street partnership prioritizes youth
Counties and Sesame Workshop working together can bring more public awareness to the empowerment of circles of care within communities.
Jeanette Betancourt and her Sesame Street colleague Cookie Monster take the stage at the General Session. Photo by Denny Henry
Census outreach should focus on hard-to-count populations
Reaching hard-to-count populations will be key to ensuring a correct 2020 census.
Tim Olson, associate director for field operations at the Census Bureau, hopes most people will respond to the 2020 census online, but knows many will prefer the paper copies that are being printed for every home in the United States. Photo by Denny Henry
NACo Lights Up Clark County for #NACoAnn
More than 3,000 officials, speakers, vendors and guests are arriving in Clark County, Nev. for NACo's 84th Annual Conference and Exposition.
Second Vice President Gary Moore, President Greg Cox, Clark County Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick , First Vice President Mary Ann Borgeson, Immediate Past President Roy Charles Brooks, Clark County Manager Yolanda King and NACo Executive Director Matt Chase let people know that even though the sign says Las Vegas, visitors are in Clark County, Nev. Photo by Hugh Clarke
County officials tackle fixing loss of federal health benefits in jail
The NACo-National Sheriffs' Association Task Force met to address the Medicaid inmate exclusion policy.
Arapahoe County, Colo. Commissioner Nancy Sharpe leads a town hall discussion Sunday on the loss of health benefits in jail. Photo by Denny Henry
Workforce inclusion, extension of services key to immigrant integration
Without a federal policy on how best to integrate immigrants, the onus falls on state and local governments and nonprofit organizations to ease new arrivals’ way into the communities in which they’re settling
Jim Zwetzig, a Morgan County, Colo. commissioner, explains why his local nonprofit has done a more effective job helping immigrants integrate than a government directive would have done. Amanda Bergson-Shilcock of the National Skills Coalition is to his right. Photo by Denny Henry.
County branding means more than a logo
Branding your county is a time-consuming, deliberative process, but one that can unify residents in the end.
Tooele County, Utah Commissioner Shawn Milne describes his county's process for identifying its branding strategy. Photo by Denny Henry