NACo Provides One-Stop Shop for ARPA Fund Grant Opportunities

Did you know that in addition to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars directly distributed to counties, there are other funding pots that counties are eligible to apply for? You may be wondering what funding sources are available to citizens in your county and what direct assistance is securable for businesses, families and individuals. …

County Leadership Development: Bolster your Succession Plan

As a county leader, you manage several priority-1 decisions, activities, and initiatives every day. Perhaps the most important is personnel development – working hard to make other existing leaders better and emerging leaders ready. As you conduct this work with existing and emerging leaders to make your county stronger, you deserve to have a program …

Congratulations to Idaho’s Graduates from the NACo Leadership Academy

Nine Idaho county staff and elected officials participated in the NACo Leadership Academy, a 12-week online program that empowers front-long county government employees with fundamental leadership skills. Across the country, over 2,800 county employees have participated in NACo’s Leadership Academy. Idaho county staff and elected officials to complete the Academy are: Shelly Blackner, Butte County …

NACo High Performance Leadership Academy

We would like to take this time to acknowledge the 27 Idaho county elected officials and staff members who participated in the NACo Leadership Academy, a 12-week online program that empowers front-line county government employees with fundamental leadership skills. Across the country, 2,295 county employees have participated. To learn more about the Academy, visit the NACo …

NACo High Performance Leadership Academy

This announcement is to provide some details on the new NACo High Performance Leadership Academy (www.naco.org/skills). This is the program NACo launched last year in partnership with the team from the Professional Development Academy, including General Colin Powell, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, and many others. Since the launch last year, the demand for this program by …

NACo PILT Fly-in and White House Briefing Recap

More than 20 Idaho County Commissioners accepted the invitation from President Trump to attend a White House briefing on September 10, as well as participate in the NACo PILT “Fly-In” on September 11. It was very encouraging to hear the reports of the progress that is being accomplished under President Trump’s administration.  We heard remarks …

NACo PILT Fly-In and White House Briefing Recap

More than 20 Idaho County Commissioners accepted the invitation from President Trump to attend a White House briefing on September 10, as well as participate in the NACo PILT “Fly-In” on September 11. It was very encouraging to hear the reports of the progress that is being accomplished under President Trump’s administration.  We heard remarks …

2019 NACo Legislative Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 16 delegates from Idaho joined nearly 2,000 other county leaders in Washington, D.C. for the National Association of Counties (NACo) annual Legislative Conference March 2-6. Participants met with members of the Trump administration and Congress on key issues like disaster recovery, the opioid and substance abuse epidemic, broadband accessibility and revitalizing American …

NACo Legislative Conference Report

Thursday, March 1, 2018 I flew to Washington D.C. to attend the NACo Legislative Conference Friday, March 2, 2018 This morning the owner’s representative of the Cinnabar Mine property and I met with Natural Resource staff in Senator Crapo’s and Senator Risch’s offices. The topic discussed was the access for the landowner to their private …

2017 NACo Annual Conference Report from WIR Representative

Brenda Richards, Owyhee County Treasurer IAC’s WIR Representative The NACO Conference started Thursday, July 20th with many of the Idaho attendees getting together to visit over dinner. Friday, July 21st Resolutions and Subcommittee meetings started.  I attended the Public Lands Steering Committee Subcommittee meeting, chaired by Gila County Arizona Supervisor, Tommie Cline Martin.  The meeting …

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