NACo Resources for Texas Members

Founded in 1935, the National Association of Counties (NACo) serves nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees across the country. The Texas Association of Counties works with our national counterpart to provide NACo resources and opportunities to our Texas members.

Take Your Leadership Skills to the Next Level Through the NACo High Performance Leadership Academy

The NACo High Performance Leadership Academy is an online 12-week program that empowers frontline county government professionals with the most fundamental leadership skills to deliver results for counties and communities.

NACo launched this program in partnership with the team from the Professional Development Academy, including General Colin Powell, Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, and many other executives from both private industry and government agencies.

The program has proven relevant and practical for the leaders and is convenient and non-disruptive to busy schedules. The 12 weeks of content are expertly facilitated online, and it takes about 4-5 hours per week for participants to fully engage in the program.

$1,495 per enrollee for TX counties. (Retail Price $2,495)

To enroll visit the NACo High Performance Leadership Academy webpage at

For questions and assistance in enrolling please contact Luke Afeman at Professional Development Academy/NACo Leadership Academy.

“This is a transformational leadership program that has proven to be the most scalable, cost effective, and efficient way to make your leaders better.”

- General Colin Powell

Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy Develops County IT Leaders

NACo's Enterprise Cybersecurity Leadership Academy is an online 12-week program to help your county protect your network and data, and TAC will provide a $1,000 discount on registration. The course focuses on the critical capabilities of planning, decision-making, building strong relationships, clear technology communication and delivering value for your county.
The program is designed for county cybersecurity and IT leaders. Each participant is accountable for his or her individual training progress, but the program includes accountability aids through the direct involvement of each participant's supervisor and a leadership coach who facilitates the 12-week program. The course content can be accessed online from anywhere and completed on the participant's schedule.
$1,495 per enrollee for Texas counties (Retail Price $2,495)
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from some Fortune 500 chief information security officers, who will coach participants on thinking and acting as county cybersecurity leaders. Learn more and enroll.



Nationwide Company Profile 

Nationwide is a U.S.-based Fortune 100* company with a history of strength and stability dating back more than 90 years. With over 46 years of experience in the public sector serving more than 2.5 million participants, Nationwide is a leader in governmental defined contribution plans.  

With a strong service model built around participant retirement needs, Nationwide delivers retirement solutions so members of the Texas Association of Counties can make smart decisions about their financial future. Nationwide goes above and beyond to do the right thing at the right time, so participants get better experiences, and you get a better partner – all with award-winning service recognized by DALBAR1.

Some features of the deferred compensation program available to the Texas Association of Counties include low administrative cost, a Roth 457 plan, diversified investment options, and retirement readiness resources and tools. Retirement specialists throughout Texas are available to meet with participants virtually or face to face to conduct retirement workshops and assist with personal retirement readiness. Nationwide is helping America to prepare for and live in retirement. 

To learn more, contact:
Jose Garza
Program Director
South Texas
(210) 316-8522
Greg Russell
Program Director
North Texas
(470) 216-6872

*Fortune magazine, March 2020.
1DALBAR: Customer Experience Excellence Award 2020, Plan Participant Service Award 2014-2019, Plan Participant Web Experience Award 2016-2021.
  Representatives are registered with Nationwide Investment Services Corporation, member FINRA, and do not offer investment, tax or legal advice.
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