NACo Announces Fall Education Sessions for Local Government Officials

The National Association of Counties (NACo) offers an array of timely, practical education webinars to county officials and staff around the country.  The fall line up of web-based education series has been announced.  To register, click the links below.   For more information contact NACo’s Education and Training Associate Amanda Odorimah.

Preparing Your County for Electric Vehicles
(Thursday, September 15, 2pm-3:15pm)
Several counties across the country are taking a leadership role and partnering to prepare their communities for the use of electric vehicles. Learn how you can prepare your community and build the infrastructure necessary to operate and maintain electric vehicles for both internal county and community-wide use.

Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Promote County Health
(Thursday, September 22, 2pm-3:15pm)
In today’s challenging economic climate, public-private community partnerships can be particularly effective in helping enhance county health and wellness initiatives. Participate in this webinar to learn about examples of cooperative opportunities with the private sector that can increase the capacity of your local health promotion efforts and how your county can capitalize on these types of collaborations.

Improving Local and State Partnerships in Sentencing and Corrections
(Wednesday, September 28, 2pm-3:15pm)
Faced with growing prison populations, shrinking budgets, and high recidivism rates, states are seeking strategies that improve public safety, hold offenders accountable, and use taxpayers’ dollars wisely. Because some of these strategies can lead to larger county responsibilities, some states and counties are looking to develop more effective partnerships. Join this webinar to learn about “Performance incentive funding,” an idea which state fiscal incentives are provided to community corrections agencies or local entities to design and utilize community-based programs as alternatives to incarceration. Reinvesting state savings in community based programs that are evidence-based can improve public safety and control costs for both counties and states.

Green Purchasing 2.0: No Compromising on Cost & Performance
(Thursday, October 13, 2pm-3:15pm)
“No matter the environmental benefits, green products that cost more and perform worse than traditional products are not sustainable.” This is the new mantra working its way through the manufacturing and purchasing fields—resulting in a rethinking of green purchasing. An increasing number of counties and organizations are using tools to identify and source green products. Learn how you can find these products for use in your county and how NACo’s tools can help you.

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