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In 2016, over ONE THIRD of all households were overburdened by housing costs. This phenomenon does not exist solely in large counties; rather, medium-sized and small counties in every region of the country are also struggling with unaffordable housing costs.

Affordable Housing Toolkit

By Ian Jefferies. 

For Railroads and NACo, Important Goals to Achieve Together in 2019 And Beyond

First settled in the 1750s, when the leading cause of death in Southern Colonial America was Malaria – 1 in 4 Anglican missionaries died within five years of arrival in the Carolinas.  Mecklenburg County, N.C. residents would turn to local healers and minister-physicians for a cure to their ailments.

Clergy from participating faith-based organizations assembled for the Healthiest Cities and Counties Program press conference in Mecklenburg County, N.C. Photo courtesy of Mecklenburg County.

Mecklenburg County enacts healthy change through church

EELU 2018-2019 Committee Roster

EELU 2018-2019 Committee Roster

In May 2018, NACo conducted a survey to assess key aspects of county emergency management, including organizational structure, budgets and funding, personnel and training, use of technology and ways counties collaborate with other government entities and nongovernmental organizations. This report presents the findings from the Survey on Emergency Management in County Government.

Emergency Management in County Government: A National Survey

Livestream: Creative Counties Forum

Livestream: CIO Forum

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) recently announced the winners of the 2018 Clearinghouse Awards, affectionately known as the Clearie Awards.

Five counties among those nationally recognized for best practices in elections administration


Counties Are Encouraged to Weigh In on Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule

Buckhannon - Upshur Chamber of Commerce West Virginia Association of Counties shared a post.
Rob Glad I finally had the chance to meet and chat with former DuPonter Mark Bowe and his father at the CAWV Construction Expo today. Panther Pride and Barnwood Builders !!
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Winter Waterland at City of Charleston – Stormwater Program | Downtown Charleston WV ArtWalk Stop by to see the Snowmen of the City Service Center before they melt away!  Charleston’s community of snowmen show how they spend their time enjoying an
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Spotlight West Virginia This height comparison graphic gives you a new look at the New River Gorge Bridge. - By Carly Norosky
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'One in a Million' Yellow Cardinal Spotted Experts propose different theories for why bird's plumes have a mysteriously mustard hue.
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12 Jul
2019 NACo Conference and Exposition
07.12.2019 - 07.15.2019

From the Director

05 October 2018
We just held our 2018 Fall Board Meeting of WVACo at the Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg - Wood ...
05 October 2018
Wow! Our new website! Welcome. What do you think?  Check it out: the counties' page that gives ...