FLORENCE, AZ – Supervisors Cheryl Chase and Todd House recently joined 2,300 fellow county officials from across the country during the 2013 NACo Annual Conference: County Solutions and Idea Marketplace in Tarrant County/Fort Worth, Texas to establish national policies affecting counties and work collaboratively to find and share innovative solutions to challenges facing American communities. The theme of this year’s annual conference was Why Counties Matter.
NACo’s Annual Conference is the most important gathering of county officials of the year. Decisions made during the conference allow counties to speak with a strong, clear and unified voice to the Presidential administration, Congress and the American people on issues ranging from transportation and water infrastructure, health care and court and jail systems.
Supervisors House and Chase said the conference was productive and informative.
“There are more than 3,000 counties throughout the country and, while many of our issues are unique to our local areas, there are broad common threads and policy issues we all face,” Supervisor Todd House said. “This forum gave us an opportunity to learn about some of those major issues, particularly infrastructure, transportation and health and human services issues.”