Two Weeks Left! Apply for NACo 2022-2023 Presidential Appointments

Do you want to be a part of advocacy efforts on the national level? Apply today to be considered for a leadership or committee appointment on a steering, standing, or ad hoc committee for the 2022–2023 presidential year. There are two ways to participate: 1. APPLY THROUGH THE NACo PRESIDENT APPOINTMENT PROCESS The NACo president makes certain appointments after review of member applications. To be considered for a presidential appointment to any of the following…

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NACo Webinar: The Opioid Crisis – Latest Medical Innovations

Join the National Association of Counties (NACo) for a webinar, “The Opioid Crisis: Using the Latest Medical Innovations to Help Counties Respond to a Complex and Evolving Public Health Emergency,” on May 23, 2–3 PM EST. County leaders are working diligently to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment, preventing overdose deaths and supporting those in recovery. The opioid misuse and use disorder affects millions of families across the United States and has…

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Fun Fact: This County Has the Largest Locomotive

The world’s largest Mallet, or steam-powered locomotive, in operation was placed into service last week in Allegany County. Maryland Thunder will be part of a regular rotation for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s (WMSR) 16-mile excursion from Cumberland to the Frostburg Depot. It was constructed in 1949 by Baldwin Locomotive Works and was built to handle the heaviest coal trains until it was retired in 1956. The 643,100-pound engine was stored at the B&O Museum…

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NACo Webinar: County Initiatives for Suicide Prevention

Join the National Association of Counties (NACo) for a webinar, “County Initiatives for Suicide Prevention” on May 16, 3–4 PM EST. Counties across the country are taking a proactive approach regarding suicide awareness and prevention. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on many peoples’ mental health and has exacerbated mental illnesses for those previously diagnosed. Join NACo during Mental Health Awareness Month to hear from counties implementing innovative and supportive programming geared toward…

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Fun Fact: This County Landmark Opens to Public For the First Time in Forever

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located in Montgomery County is open to the public for the first time in over forty years. The Washington D.C. area Mormon temple was the first temple built in the Eastern United States (and in Maryland). Symbolism abounds in every detail of the temple’s architecture. There are seven floors, representing the six days of creation and the day of rest. The 6 gold-spired temple (a well-known landmark…

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NACo Webinar: Leveraging ARPA Funds to Prevent Violent Crime

Join the National Association of Counties (NACo) for a webinar, “Leveraging ARPA Funds to Prevent Violent Crime,” on May 11, 2–3 PM EST. Counties are using resources from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to fund violence prevention and crime reduction programs in their communities. Counties have been using this funding to support community-based organizations and violence interrupters, as well as youth-centered wellness groups and hospital-linked intervention programs. Join NACo for a webinar that will…

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NACo Webinar: Prenatal-to-Three Support

Join the National Association of Counties (NACo) for a webinar, "Prenatal-to-Three Urban Peer Learning Network: Using Data to Inform Local PN-3 Efforts," on May 5, 2–3 PM EST. By assessing local systems that support prenatal to three, counties can increase their understanding of the opportunities, experiences, and challenges faced by families. Collecting and centralizing data can help counties set metrics and identify which programs and services are most successful. Join this conversation with national experts…

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Fun Fact: County Celebrity Spotting

A TV series based on Laura Lippman’s novel “Lady in the Lake” is set to begin filming in Baltimore City next week. New York Times bestselling novelist Laura Lippman was born in Atlanta, Georgia but raised in Columbia, Maryland. Her novel, "Lady in the Lake," is set in 1960s Baltimore, so it is only appropriate that it will be filmed there. The series will star well-known actresses Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong’o. The TV series…

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Fun Fact: Relive a Washington Expedition in This County

President George Washington has history in just about every county in Maryland, but did you know you can walk in his footsteps in Allegany County? It’s true! On the George Washington Trail 1753, retrace the steps of Washington’s first military and diplomatic venture to Pittsburgh, PA, through Allegany County. The mission? To deliver a diplomatic message to the French from the Virginia Governor ordering them to evacuate what is present day western Pennsylvania and eastern…

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NACo Now Accepting Applicants for Presidential Appointments 2022-2023

Do you want to be a part of advocacy efforts on the national level? Apply today to be considered for a leadership or committee appointment on a steering, standing, or ad hoc committee for the 2022–2023 presidential year. There are two ways to participate: 1. APPLY THROUGH THE NACo PRESIDENT APPOINTMENT PROCESS The NACo president makes certain appointments after review of member applications. To be considered for a presidential appointment to any of the following…

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