The National Association of Counties Annual Report is now available online. The Report outlines NACo’s goals and accomplishments over the past year.
An excerpt from the remarks of NACo President, Glen Whitley:
I’m proud of the many achievements and the tremendous progress we made on these priorities. We have taken important steps toward being a choice for Washington. In May, we had an excellent five-hour meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, five Cabinet-level Secretaries and other senior Administration officials. The next day, officials from the Large Urban County Caucus were joined by seven senators, led by Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, in a news conference regarding turning Medicaid into a block grant program.
Over the past year, we raised public understanding about counties through our successful County Government Works Campaign. We now have an online toolkit to help county officials tell the story of the good work that county government does every day. We are developing an online game about county government for students. There are “how-to” templates in the toolkit to assist in writing an informational fact-filled pamphlet, giving a speech about your county or even setting up a citizen university.
We have energized county officials to tell the county story and they are excited to do it. County officials from across the country are participating in the County Government Works campaign and the National Association of County Information Officers is helping. My goal is to get everybody on board…
In addition, NACo reached 100 percent membership earlier this year. All 3,068 counties in the country were members because a special one-year program added 724 new NACo members. Our challenge now is for these counties to rejoin next year.
To read more about NACo’s accomplishments in 2010/2011, please click here.