National Assocation of Counties (NACo)
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization representing county governments in the U.S.
NACo provides essential services to the nation's 3,000-plus counties. NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides services to save counties and taxpayers money.
The organization is involved in a number of issues and special projects that deal with homeland security, transportation, energy and environmental management, workforce development, geographical information systems, drug abuse and access to health care.
NACo understands the importance of strong public-private partnerships and is committed to assisting counties and businesses explore new, innovative ways of working together.
County officials and their staffs also participate through NACo's 23 affiliates.
NACo's committees, whose members include county officials from every region of the country, are charged with evaluating issues and policies. Their policy development process leads to the publication of the American County Platform, which NACo uses as a guide to deliver county government's message.
Boone County Judge/Executive and KACo President Gary Moore currently serves as NACo president.
National County Government Month is celebrated each April.
For more information, go to www.naco.org/.