Posts From March, 2013

NACIO workshops highlight NACo conference 

Sessions on social media, transparency increase commissioner awareness
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 2:14:00 PM Categories: NACIO NACo

The National Association of Counties held several informative sessions for county elected officials at the recent National Association of Counties' legislative conference, which was held March 2-5 in Washington, D.C.

County officials and NACIO members share experiences and advice at the Communications Roundtable on March 3.

The series of events began Sunday, March 3, with the annual Communications Roundtable. The session gives county elected officials an opportunity to share their experiences in media relations and ask questions of NACIO members about thorny public relations issues.

On Monday, March 4, Wendy Holmes of Douglas County, Colo., NACIO Second Vice President Lori Hudson of Hillsborough County, Fla., and Washington Examiner report Alan Blinder provided attendees with tips and ideas about increasing trust through transparency.

On Tuesday, March 5, NACIO President Todd McGee, El Paso (Colo.) County Commissioner Sallie Clark and Matthew Fellows, NACo's New Media Manager, discussed social media and ways that counties can use social media to connect with citizens.

All of the sessions were well attended and generated many positive comments from conference attendees. NACIO will once again be invited to host workshops at the NACo Annual Conference in July. The conference will be held July 19-22 in Tarrant County (Fort Worth), Texas. If you have an idea for a 75-minute session that would benefit county elected officials, please contact NACIO President Todd McGee.