The National Association of Counties (NACo) hosts free webinars every month to provide county leaders and professionals with knowledge on best practices and hot topics in various areas.
Join NACo for the following webinars September 18th through September 28th.
Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: The Junior Commissioner Program and Civic Engagement for Youth
SEPTEMBER 18, 2023, 2:00 P.M. TO 3:00 P.M. REGISTRATION
Are you interested in engaging the next generation in civic participation and community leadership? The Junior Commissioner program offered by Knox County, Tennessee provides an excellent opportunity for young people to learn about local government and engage in civic and public service within their community. In this webinar, NACo will discuss the importance of civic engagement for the next generation by exploring how the Junior Commissioner program is helping young people develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of how local government works, and contribute to their communities. Join in to hear from Knox County Commissioner Larsen Jay about the impact of the program on participants and their communities. Discussion will also include best practices for developing and implementing similar programs in your community and tips on engaging young people.
NACo Information Series on Treasury’s ARPA Flexibility Guidance: Transportation Infrastructure Project
SEPTEMBER 20, 2023, 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M. REGISTRATION
On August 10, the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) released their Interim Final Rule (IFR) for the bipartisan State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act (i.e. Cornyn/Padilla Amendment) that allows counties to invest American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) dollars in a broad range of transportation infrastructure projects. Join for the third in a series of information sessions where NACo will walk through key features of Treasury’s Interim Final Rule for the ARPA SLFRF and how counties can effectively take advantage of the new flexibilities and invest these dollars at the local level.
Counties and other local governments are at the frontlines of extreme climate-related events, leading the immediate disaster response and recovery, despite the availability of internal infrastructure and resources. While disaster resilience is an intergovernmental responsibility, the capacity of local governments to prepare, respond and recover is critical to mitigating the loss and damage caused by disasters.
This National Preparedness Month, please join NACo for an engaging discussion of the key elements of capacity for disaster resilience. Speakers will highlight how to build and sustain local capacity to secure funds, staffing and partnerships, drawing on findings from an intergovernmental roundtable convened by NACo and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The 2023 Roundtable Report on Building Local Capacity for Disaster Mitigation can be downloaded here.
County IT organizations are already overloaded dealing with cyber threats that could result in data breaches, loss of system access resulting in the unavailability of critical services, and more. New cyber threats generated by AI or chat add additional complexity on top of everything else. Celerium just completed a successful four-month pilot project with NACo that explored new ways of automatically defending counties against cyber threats. This webinar will provide important information to help counties understand the emerging threats they face and how to address them:
*The evolution from traditional to new emerging threats.
*How IT organizations can address or even reduce the average time to detect a data breach (IBM research found an average of 207 days (6.9 months) to detect a breach).
*The need for county executive visibility into cyber compromise activity, which could result in a lack of trust with county residents as well as larger legal impacts.
*How overloaded IT departments can easily assess and actively defend against cyber compromises and emerging threats.
*Brief summary of Celerium’s successful cybersecurity pilot with NACo.
Unable to attend the live webinar? Visit NACo Education on Demand for previously recorded trainings.