Unlock the Power of CJCCs: Getting Started, What You need to Know

March 11, 2024

Monday, March 11, 2024 | 2:30 - 4:00 PM ET 

Uniting key stakeholders from government, criminal justice and the community, Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils (CJCC) offer an effective way to improve your local justice system. Learn the essential elements of establishing and strengthening CJCCs, the driving force behind successful criminal justice efforts in leading counties. Whether you're looking to create a CJCC from scratch or enhance an existing one, discover the invaluable insights needed to make your county's justice system more efficient, fair and just.

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Five Keys to Enhancing Civic Engagement: Meeting Diverse Community Needs with 21st-Century Solutions

March 12, 2024

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 |  1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

With only 41% of citizens satisfied with their government’s information-sharing practices and the needs of communities becoming more diverse, civic engagement can be a huge challenge. Luckily, there is a modern approach.

During this webinar, we’ll unpack 5 actionable steps to enhance civic engagement. The communities around the country that are employing these keys are experiencing an engaged community like never before. 

Webinar Agenda: 

Civic engagement statistics 
5 keys to enhance your civic engagement 
Success stories from your peers 

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How Franklin County Ohio Modernized Government Experiences (GX) For Staff and Residents Using Low/No

March 14, 2024

Join us for an eye-opening webinar as we explore Franklin County, Ohio's journey to solving long-standing challenges. Uncover how they've embraced "Rapid Low-Code Application Development" to become faster and more collaborative and pave the way for smarter governance through iterative solutions.

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From Care to Productivity: Leveraging Mental Health First Aid Strategies to Cultivate a Thriving and

March 14, 2024

Thursday, March 14 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST

County elected officials and staff are essential frontline service providers, especially during challenging times. This webinar offers vital training from the National Council on Mental Wellbeing’s Mental Health First Aid at Work program. Participants will gain actionable strategies for recognizing and addressing mental health concerns in the workplace, identifying team members grappling with mental health or substance abuse issues, and fostering a supportive organizational culture that prioritizes wellbeing.

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County Strategies Supporting Older Adults and Their Caregivers

March 18, 2024

Monday, March 18, 2024 |  1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Description: Caregivers provide care every day to the growing aging population in communities across the nation. They also fill the ever-growing gaps in the direct care workforce and help older adults age in place. County leaders are shifting their systems and implementing service delivery approaches to expand caregiver access to services and supports. Join NACo and the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) to learn more about the new Action Guide for counties, how counties can leverage the National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers and innovative programs at the local level to support family caregivers and increase their access to county-based services.


 

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Embracing Financial Innovation: Empowering Beaufort County's Treasurer's Department

March 20, 2024

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 |  1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Join us for an insightful webinar as we delve into the cutting-edge financial strategies employed by Maria Walls, Treasurer of Beaufort County, SC. Discover how she is transforming fiscal management with the support of the cashVest program. 

In this interactive session, Treasurer Walls will share her experiences and success stories in leveraging data to optimize the county's liquidity, maximize returns, and enhance overall financial performance. Learn about the strategic decisions made possible by this unique program that has generated over $12 million dollars for her community in the last 12 months alone!

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Demystifying Student Debt Forgiveness for County Employees

March 26, 2024

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 |  1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Did you know that it is highly-likely that many of your county employees qualify for this new student debt forgiveness that seems to be dominating the headlines?

The real question is: are they aware of it? Are they maximizing their student debt forgiveness?

With new student loan payments coming back late in 2023, many are scrambling to find ways to cover student debt payments that have been paused for over 3 years! With 150+ debt relief programs out there and different qualification requirements for each, the process remains extremely confusing and cumbersome.  

Please join us as we speak with student debt forgiveness expert Tony Raffa who will clear up much of the confusion out there as we cover:

  • Overview of current student debt relief programs and who is eligible.
  • Common issues with applying for and receiving student debt forgiveness
  • Upcoming deadlines that those with student debt need to be aware of
  • A new tool available to help your employees calculate their potential student debt relief and cut through the red tape when applying.
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Insights from the Reaching Rural Initiative - Navigating Leadership, Innovation and Community Impact

March 27, 2024


Thursday, March  27 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST

The Reaching Rural Initiative brings together rural practitioners from different professional backgrounds to advance solutions to address the persistent challenges of substance use in their communities. Over the last year, Reaching Rural fellows convened, received coaching and participated in skill-building workshops to help them improve outcomes in their home communities. This webinar will highlight key insights gleaned from county elected officials who joined Reaching Rural and charted their course for continued progress in addressing substance use.

Hear how the lessons learned from 2023 Reaching Rural Fellows can be adapted within other rural communities to more effectively address substance use disorder. This webinar is hosted by NACo and its partners at the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR). The Reaching Rural Initiative is co-sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State Justice Institute.

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A Bright Future: Preserving Coal Community Assets for Solar Opportunities

March 28, 2024

Thursday, March 14 | 3:00 - 4:00 pm EST

Join NACo’s Building Resilient Economies in Coal Communities (BRECC) National Network for a learning session focused on the benefits and challenges of solar energy innovation in coal communities.

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