County officials from across the nation will be traveling to Tarrant County for the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2013 County Solutions and Marketplace conference, the association’s 78th annual conference, scheduled for July 19-22 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
The NACo conference gives member elected officials a chance to vote on NACo policies related to federal legislation, elect NACo officers, network with county officials from other states and meet with a wide range of vendors providing products and services to counties.
Featured educational topics will include: healthy counties, smart justice, county resiliency, leadership and management, technology, green government, public awareness and the economy. There will also be a three-hour program on “Solutions for Shale Impacted Counties.”
Conference attendees will be getting a real feel for Texas living during the conference celebration event on July 22, during which visitors will let loose at Billy Bob’s Texas, known as the world’s largest honky tonk and a 12-time winner of the Country Music Association’s Music Club of the Year award. The night will feature live pro bull riding, Texas barbecue and a live performance by Grammy-nominated country artist Pat Green.
To register, a county must be a member of NACo. NACo membership has several benefits for members, including access to NACo programs and services — such as the NACo Prescription Drug Discount Card Program, which saves citizens an average of 24 percent on their prescription drug costs; the Grants Clearinghouse and the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance — and the opportunity to be part of the national voice heard in Washington, D.C. NACo also provides educational opportunities and leadership development programs throughout the year.
For more information on the conference or NACo, visit the NACo website.