Tag Archives: Counties

Apply now for the Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge!

​National Association of Counties (NACo), in partnership with Americans for the Arts, has launched the Creative Counties Placemaking Challenge to train local leaders from rural and mid-sized counties on how to advance arts-based economic and community development. Teams that submit winning applications will attend an in-person, 2 ½-day training and peer exchange workshop on March 28 – 30, 2018 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. First deadline to apply is October 13. Learn more and apply... Read more

Community Health Check-Up: How to Use the 2017 County Health Rankings to Improve Community Health and Wellbeing

​The annual County Health Rankings measure vital health factors in counties across the country. Join our webinar to learn about how to use the Rankings to improve the culture of health in your county! Experts at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute will answer key questions that counties ask about the Rankings, and a county leader will discuss how that county used the Rankings to improve health and well-being. Register now... Read more

NACo 2017 Achievement Awards/Counties Matter Challenge

The National Association of Counties (NACo) recognizes innovative programs in county government through the Achievement Awards Program – an excellent opportunity for counties to promote successes and share best practices. Awards are given in 18 categories and one outstanding program from each category will be selected as the “Best of Category.” By applying for the 2017 Achievement Awards, entries will also be in the running for NACo President Bryan Desloge’s 2016-2017 presidential initiative, The Counties Matter Challenge: Brilliant Ideas at... Read more

Water Infrastructure Investments: Strategies to Improve Your County’s Resilience

Join the National Association of Counties (NACo) on this interactive webinar to learn how counties are innovating to improve the resilience of their county infrastructure, both by building new and retrofitting old. County officials and professional staff will discuss the strategies and tools they are using to prepare their counties for future disasters and every day wear and tear. This discussion will give county elected officials and staff members an idea of next steps they can take to make their... Read more

Rural Impact County Challenge: A National Effort to Combat Rural Child Poverty

Recognizing the critical role local officials play in supporting innovation and change, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the White House Rural Council have come together on a national initiative to help advance counties’ efforts to reduce the number of rural children and families living in poverty. The Rural Impact County Challenge (RICC) seeks to recognize and support counties making real difference in the lives of children in rural communities. Learn more... Read more

Obama Takes on Zoning Laws in Bid to Build More Housing, Spur Growth

The Obama administration is calling on cities and counties to rethink their zoning laws, saying that antiquated rules on construction, housing and land use are contributing to high rents and income inequality, and dragging down the U.S. economy as a whole. The White House published a “toolkit” of economic evidence and policy fixes to help local political leaders fight back against the NIMBYs that tend to hold sway over municipal zoning meetings. Read more... Read more

NACo Annual Conference & Exposition

Join county officials, experts from the private and nonprofit sectors and other leaders from across the country for the 2016 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference and Exposition. This is your chance to exchange cutting-edge best practices and shape NACo’s federal policy agenda for the year ahead. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to access information and resources to address some of our most pressing challenges — the opioid and heroin crisis, criminal justice and mental health reform, transportation and... Read more

Connected Counties: Tech Innovations in Transportation

​This National Association of Counties report features counties that are: 1) creating policies to explore research and testing of connected and autonomous vehicle technology, or 2) conducting research and testing the technology and its application themselves and with partners. While this study focuses primarily on the implications of driverless cars in passenger travel on roadways, this growing industry is poised to reshape transit and freight travel, as well. Learn more... Read more

Keeping Counties Moving: Freight Transportation as an Economic Development Engine

​This National Association of Counties report describes how freight transportation investments can fuel local and regional economic development. The four counties featured in this report have leveraged multi-sector partnerships, public and private funding and regional planning activities to link freight planning with economic development strategies to promote economic competitiveness, create jobs and invest in local communities. Learn more... Read more
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