FREE NACo Webinars – Natural Disaster Relief, Building Resilient Economies, Cyber, and Building Codes

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 in October.

NACo Information Series on Treasury’s American Rescue Plan Act Flexibility Guidance: Relief from Natural Disasters

OCTOBER 3, 2023, 2:00 P.M. TO 3:00 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 emergency relief from natural disasters that have occurred, are expected to occur imminently of to occur in the future. Join NACo for the second 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.

Building Resilient Economies in Coal Communities (BRECC) Action Challenge Application Information Session

OCTOBER 4, 2023, 3:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M.          REGISTRATION

Join NACo for an informational webinar on the application process for the Building Resilient Economies in Coal Communities (BRECC) Action Challenge. The BRECC Action Challenge is a team-based technical assistance and capacity-building program resulting in a strategic economic diversification plan. Find out if your community is a good fit as BRECC program specialists walk you through the application process. Attendees will learn program services, eligibility criteria and how to apply for the BRECC Action Challenge. All coal-impacted communities are encouraged to apply!

More information on the BRECC’s partners and core programs are available here.

Transforming Digital Government Experiences

OCTOBER 5, 2023, 1:00 P.M.                                 REGISTRATION        

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, counties are presented with opportunities to enhance the quality of life for their residents through innovative technologies. This webinar will delve into the modern tech stack supporting a thriving, digital community and is intended to assist county leaders in embracing digital transformation to create seamless, accessible government services.

By attending this webinar, participants will:

• Gain insights into how counties can leverage technological advancements to create enhanced resident experiences and access to services through real-world case studies.
• Learn practical strategies for implementing digital tools such as mobile apps, cloud infrastructure, and data-driven solutions to streamline operations and boost resident satisfaction.
• Understand the importance of maintaining data privacy and security in digital initiatives and explore best practices for safeguarding sensitive resident information.

Join NACo for this insightful webinar to uncover the potential of government software modernization and learn how to create a vibrant, connected, and resident-centric community. Explore strategies, case studies, and best practices that empower cities to revolutionize the way residents interact with government, access services, and foster a strong sense of community.

Whether you’re a county official, urban planner, or technology enthusiast, this session will equip you with the tools and knowledge to propel your county’s digital infrastructure forward

Help Eligible Plan Participants Prepare for Their Retirement

OCTOBER 5, 2023, 4:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.          REGISTRATION

OCTOBER 24, 2023, 4:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.        REGISTRATION

OCTOBER 26, 2023, 4:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.        REGISTRATION

Employer-sponsored retirement plans are an essential component of your employees’ benefits package. Join NACo on October 5th, October 24th or October 26th to learn how to help employees save for retirement, helping YOU to improve morale, attract top talent and reduce employee turnover.

For more information check email

Local Regulations, Building Codes, and Fees: Improving County Regulation Systems to Enhance Efficiency

OCTOBER 11, 2023, 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M.          REGISTRATION

Developing property for housing requires following a set of codes and regulations to ensure safety and some counties require a review of construction plans before it can be completed. There are a number of strategies counties can implement to improve regulation systems, such as modernizing permitting and inspection processes, reviewing local regulations on rent and home building, and conducting a cost-benefit analysis on local impact fees to ensure that affordability remains a central goal. In this session, three former housing task force members will discuss actions they have taken to improve counties’ regulation system to enhance efficiency and affordability.

How a Cyber Attacker Moves Through a Network

OCTOBER 17, 2023, 1:00 P.M.          REGISTRATION

To understand the crime, you must first understand the criminal. Step beyond cybersecurity protection and into the mind of a hacker. Cybercriminals maneuver in the shadows, access through backdoors, and exploit vulnerabilities to gain network and systems access. Gain eye-opening insight into the approach, tools, and mindset of cybercriminals through redacted, but real-world, hacking examples of how an attacker moves through a network and how to defend against threat outbreaks.
By attending this webinar, participants will:

• Learn how hackers bypass fixes and security patches to exploit systems

• Walkthrough real examples of various types of vulnerabilities

• Review key storage recommendations and remediation tactics

Designed for a non-technical audience, a Tyler Technologies expert offers an educational breakdown of redacted real-world cyber attacks with a focused goal of understanding more about hackers, how hacking happens, and knowing key vocabulary to feel confident discussing security and vulnerabilities before, and when, they happen.

TechKnow Series: October, November, & December Sessions

October 18, 2023 | 1 PM Eastern – Charting Your AI Growth: A Practical Guide on the Use of Generative AI – What Are All Those Tools

November 20, 2023 | 1 PM Eastern – Charting Your AI Growth: Practical Generative AI – An Introduction to Use Cases

December 13, 2023 | 1 PM Eastern – Charting Your AI Growth: Practical Generative AI – Steps for Productivity Improvements

These are the following dates for the TechKnow Webinar Series this fall following the Tech Xchange Overview where we will discuss the developments of Generative AI as a tool, it’s use cases, and the potential in productivity improvements.

Unlocking Opportunity by Increasing Digital Equity

OCTOBER 23, 2023, 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M.          REGISTRATION

Closing the digital divide means more than building broadband infrastructure in areas that lack it-it also means closing the much larger gap of consumers who don’t subscribe to broadband even when it is available. Billions in federal funding are now available to address these challenges. Despite this, disparities persist in the rates of broadband adoption that undermine opportunities for job training, access to health care, and economic growth. This presentation provided by Comcast will examine the roles county leaders will play in developing digital equity plans that address barriers to broadband availability and adoption and tap into broadband as a powerful tool for economic opportunity.

Land Use, Infrastructure, Planning, and Zoning: Creating a Long-Term Housing and Land Use Plan and Periodically Measure Success Towards Goals

OCTOBER 25, 2023, 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M.          REGISTRATION

Zoning is important to designate how a parcel of land is used within a community, and a community land use plan seeks to properly map out the land within a county jurisdiction. To built, renovate, or provide quality rental housing also requires infrastructure like roads, utilizes, and broadband, some of which counties build, maintain, regulate, or otherwise support. In this session, three former housing task force members will discuss counties land use and zoning plans and how they relate to tacking counties’ housing affordability challenges.

Securing the Vote: Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center – Cybersecurity Solutions for the 2024 General Election
OCTOBER 25, 2023, 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M.          REGISTRATION

The Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC) is a critical resource for cyber threat prevention for the nation’s election offices. To improve the cyber posture of election offices, the EI-ISAC partners with industry leaders to provide no-cost cybersecurity solutions to its members. The EI-ISAC is committed to keeping its members informed and protected against the ever-changing cyber threat landscape.

Join us to hear about the potential threats facing election offices as we approach the 2024 General Election year and the solutions we offer to protect your critical election infrastructure.

As a preview, two of the most beneficial solutions we offer are: Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) and Malicious Domain Blocking and Reporting (MDBR). EDR protects your endpoints by providing threat detection and prevention to quickly identify and stop the spread of ransomware. MDBR prevents your users from connecting to known or suspected malicious websites.

In addition to being no-cost solutions for election offices, these solutions are quick and easy to install. Counties that are under-resourced or lack cybersecurity tools may also be eligible for the no-cost solutions and services we provide.

Supreme Court Preview for Local Governments: 2023-2024 Term
OCTOBER 31, 2023, 1:00 P.M. TO 2:00 P.M.          REGISTRATION

Hosted by the Local Government Legal Center (LGLC), join legal experts in a discussion of the new Supreme Court term and what decisions local governments should watch.  The Supreme Court will rule on several major cases this term, including on issues related to:

  • A possible new standard for employment liability under Title VII;
  • Whether a public official’s social media account can constitute state action for the purposes of the First Amendment;
  • Whether the Supreme Court should overrule Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, which relates to deference that courts should provide administrative agencies; and
  • Whether firearm regulations prohibiting individuals subject to domestic violence restraining orders violate the Second Amendment

Speakers will discuss these cases as well as others that are relevant to local governments.

The LGLC is a coalition of national local government organizations formed in 2023 by the National Association of Counties (NACo), National League of Cities (NLC), International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) to provide education to local governments regarding the Supreme Court and its impact on local governments and local officials and to advocate for local government positions at the Supreme Court in appropriate cases.

Unable to attend the live webinar? Visit NACo Education on Demand for previously recorded trainings.