National Association of Counties
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments before the
Administration and Congress. NACo provides essential services to the nation’s 3,068 counties. Driven by a strong membership, NACo’s board of directors represents counties across America. NACo’s executive committee is comprised of four officers elected by the membership, along with a regional representative from each of the four regions in the country. County leaders develop and shape the association’s mission and goal. NACo is headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. with a professional staff led by Executive Director Matthew Chase. NACo Website
Western Interstate Region (WIR)
The Western Interstate Region is affiliated with the National Association of Counties (NACo) and is dedicated to the promotion of Western interests within NACo. These interests include public land issues (use and conservation), community stability and economic development, and the promotion of the traditional Western way of life. Its membership consists of 15 Western states (AK, HI, WA, OR, CA, ID, NV, AZ, MT, WY, CO, NM, UT, ND, SD), with membership funded through the individual state associations. Western Interstate Region (WIR) Website.
NACo holds three major conferences throughout the year. NACo conferences address current issues facing counties, and provide an opportunity for members to network and gain knowledge and information to take back and use in their own county. Many other meetings, retreats and forums are available throughout the year.
March 3-7, 2018
March 2-6, 2019
February 29 – March 4, 2020
July 13-16, 2018
May 23-25, 2018