NACo: 2013 County Solutions and Marketplace Workshops – Proposals Wanted

The CALL FOR PROPOSALS for the 2013 County Solutions and Marketplace has opened!

The National Association of Counties’ (NACo) 2013 County Solutions and Marketplace will be held July 19-22 in Tarrant County (Fort Worth, TX).  This conference provides county officials with a great opportunity to vote on NACo’s policies related to federal legislation and regulation; elect officers; network with colleagues; learn about innovative county programs; find out about issues impacting counties across the country; and view products and services from participating companies and exhibitors.

As you begin building your proposals, please ask yourself “why is this session/workshop important to counties?” and “what best practice/innovation will the members receive as a result of attending this session/workshop?” Collaboration with NACo staff is highly encouraged.

Important dates and things to know:

What’s new?

  • New session themes (tracks) added!
  • More educational workshop time blocks added!
  • New session length options added!

Time Formats

  • 50 minutes
  • 60 minutes
  • 75 minutes
  • 90 minutes


  • Healthy Counties: Counties as employers, healthcare issues and counties as providers and funders.
  • Smart Justice: County-municipality collaboration and shared services, pre-trial solutions, technology solutions.
  • Economic Development and Jobs: How are counties playing various roles in economic competitiveness including youth development, infrastructure innovations, entrepreneurship support, workforce readiness (including STEM initiatives) and public-private partnerships?
  • Cyber Security /Technology: Affordable access to broadband, importance of and cost of public safety technology upgrades, struggles with managing data across county departments, addressing cyber terrorism, proactively protecting county data, mitigating threats, hiring IT professionals.
  • Leadership and Management: Workforce recruitment and talent development, social media, citizen engagement, zero-based budgeting service delivery, state & local collaboration, retirement and succession planning.
  • County Resilience: Preparing for local emergencies, coastal habitat restoration.
  • Counties Work: Best practices in county government structure, county employee training, youth engagement
  • Green Government: Smart communities, cost-savings best practices focused on Energy

For questions regarding proposals, contact Amanda Odorimah at 202.942.4225.