NACo Annual Meeting Recap
July 23, 2020
In a typical year, many representatives from California counties would have traveled to Florida recently to gather with counties throughout the nation for the NACo Annual Meeting. While NACo was not able to host an in-person Annual Meeting this year, several virtual events were successfully conducted over the past week. These included a town hall, NACo Board of Directors meeting, California Caucus, and Annual Business Meeting. California members were active contributors at these various events. Highlights and significant actions are described below.
NACo Board of Directors Meeting – July 15
- The Board carried over current policy resolutions for another year, with only technical changes to a few resolutions.
- All nine emergency policy resolutions were adopted, many of which focused on COVID-19. This included a resolution sponsored by CSAC affiliate County Welfare Directors Association related to child welfare flexibility and funding.
- NACo Health Steering Committee Chair and Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna facilitated the consideration of Health Committee emergency policy resolutions.
- The NACo Board recognized outgoing NACo Past President and San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox for his years of service.
California Caucus – July 15
- CSAC hosted a virtual California Caucus for counties in conjunction with the NACo virtual events.
- Counties heard from:
- 2nd Vice President candidate Denise Winfrey, County Executive, Will County, Illinois
- NACo staff about the voting credentials and process for the virtual Business Meeting
- CSAC’s Washington DC team, Paragon Government Relations, about the latest federal advocacy updates
NACo Annual Business Meeting – July 20
- Boone County, Kentucky Judge/Executive Gary Moore was sworn in as NACo President by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
- Will County, Illinois County Executive Denise Winfrey was elected as 2nd Vice President.
- Bylaw revisions that were recommended by the Bylaws Committee, chaired by San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox, were adopted. These revisions primarily modernize the Association’s reserve policies and make technical updates to operational procedures.
- See California elections in a separate article here.