On May 3, 2019, NACO Board of Directors announced that Josh Skavdahl, Sioux County Commissioner, has been appointed the new Second Vice President of NACO. Commissioner Skavdahl has served on the NACO Board of Directors as the Panhandle District Representative. Congratulations Commissioner Josh Skavdahl!
NACO hosted the Annual Legislative Social
2019 Scholarships Awarded
Twelve children of county officials and employees have been selected to receive $1,000 NACO scholarships to assist with college tuition and expenses for the 2019-20 school year. The recipients and the counties of their sponsoring parents are:
- Trysha Brierly, Dawes County
- Troy Cooley, Jr., Douglas County
- Daniel Fleischer, Clay County
- Colby Grossart, Greeley County
- Logan Gustafson, Nance County
- Madison Jones, Sarpy County
- Sadie Lamplot, Cuming County
- Garret Malander, Nance County
- Carson Morgan, Howard County
- Carter Ossian, Butler County
- Tiana Rice, Morrill County
- Conner Stevens, Keith County
A special scholarship, the Ronda L. Dix Memorial Scholarship, was awarded to Amya Harris-Harper of Sarpy County.
Photos and biographical information about the recipients will appear in a future edition of the E-Line.
2019 NACO Scholarship Bios
Stepping Up Summit
NACO and Lancaster County hosted a Stepping Up Summit a National Initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness in jails. The keynote speaker was Judge Steve Leifman, Associate Administrative Judge of the Miami-Dade County Court-Criminal Division. From 2010 to 2018, Judge Leifman chaired the Florida Supreme Court’s Task Force on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in the Court. As a result of Judge Leifman’s work, Miami-Dade County has seen significant reductions in arrests and recidivism rates among individuals with mental illnesses, the burden of providing psychiatric services through the jail has been eased, and the county is saving millions of dollars annually. Due to his expertise in the areas of criminal justice and mental health, Judge Leifman has been appointed to serve in a variety of capacities on local, state, and national bodies. Judge Leifman has been featured in many national and local television programs, radio programs and articles regarding mental health and the criminal justice system and he has also authored and published numerous articles and book chapters on mental illnesses and the criminal justice system.
Please email Danielle Belina to be added to our contact list for future educational materials and summits as they become available.
Please email Danielle Belina with any road closures, updates or questions.
TestIT: How Fast is Your Broadband – Download and use this app to gather data on your current internet speed. The National Association of County Officials is using the data to help identify gaps in the nation’s rural broadband coverage.
Go to https://www.naco.org/testit for more information. Available for IOS and Android.
NACO Board Officers
Left to right: Judy Mutzenberger, M. Timothy Nolting, Deb Schorr, Theresa Puls and Earl McNutt.
County Purchasing Act
2020 Government Committee Recommendations
OpenSky Policy Institute
Election results for counties with a MIPS website can be
MIPS Election Site
NACO’s 2019-2020 Directory of County Officials is now available for purchase. This resource provides names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses of every county official within the state, as well as a listing of county board meeting days, NACO districts, county seats, NACO officers and directors, affiliate officers and NACO Staff. The NACO Directory is also available online in a searchable, electronic format which is accessed through our website at: http://www.nacone.org then by selecting the “County Officials Directory” icon from this page. The electronic version is updated on a continuous basis to reflect any changes that occur between publications. If you desire a printed version please print the order form and return it to the NACO office for processing, or email it to Danielle Belina.
Open Meetings Act
NACO’s newly revised and updated 2018 County Board Handbook is now available. The current price remains the same as last year -- $80.00 plus $18.00 for shipping and handling. Since the handbook is newly revised, there are no updates to last year’s book.
An additional feature this year is the availability of the 2018 County Board Handbook online. If you would like to obtain an online version of the 2018 County Board Handbook or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.