NACo’s Annual Conference and Exposition provides an opportunity for all county leaders and staff to learn, network and guide the direction of the association. The Annual Conference, held each July, is hosted by a NACo member county.
The Annual Conference provides county officials with a great opportunity to vote on NACo’s policies related to federal legislation and regulation; elect officers; network with colleagues; learn about innovative county programs; find out about issues impacting counties across the country; and view products and services from participating companies and exhibitors.â€‹
Exhibiting at the NACo Annual Conference will provide you with benefits you don’t get at other trade shows.
Exhibiting at the NACo Annual Conference will provide you with benefits you don’t get at other trade shows. Be a part of the entire action by not only exhibiting, but by attending the sessions and social events to increase your networking opportunities. You will learn and gather vital information for your company to grow sales to county governments - or begin to sell to this very lucrative market.
Attend educational sessions to find out more about what local government leaders are faced with and concerned about.
Make contact with over 2,000 of the nation’s local government leaders which represent over 80% of the nation’s population!
Showcase your product to county government leaders, state associations of counties, county professional affiliates and more!
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States. Founded in 1935, NACo assists America’s 3,069 counties in pursuing excellence in public service to produce healthy, vibrant, safe and resilient counties. NACo promotes sound public policies, fosters county solutions and innovation, promotes intergovernmental and public-private collaboration and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.
With its headquarters on Capitol Hill, NACo is a full-service organization that delivers its services through its dedicated and skilled staff who comprise the following departments: Executive Management, Legislative Affairs, Public Affairs, County Solutions and Innovation, Information Technology, Finance and Administration and the Financial Service Corporation.â€‹
Assistant Secretary, Community Planning & Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Neal Rackleff currently serves as Assistant Secretary of the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In that capacity, Assistant Secretary Rackleff is responsible for the administration of nearly $40.9 billion in HUD federal funding appropriated to help communities across America recover from disasters, alleviate homelessness, revitalize communities and develop high quality, affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families.
Approximately $35.4 billion of CPD’s funds are appropriated to help rebuild areas devastated by the 2017 hurricanes impacting Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The remaining funds support the Community Development Block Grant program, HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Solutions Grants, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building, and Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS), which address homelessness, community revitalization and affordable housing initiatives.
Mr. Rackleff has spent over 20 years working at the intersection of the public and private sectors, focusing on community development efforts that resurrect ailing communities and provide high-quality housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income families. Prior to joining HUD, he was a Partner at Locke Lord L.L.P., a nationally recognized law firm, where he focused his practice on community and economic development, affordable housing, inner-city revitalization, and public/private partnerships.
Previously, Mr. Rackleff served as Director for the City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department, where he oversaw the production of approximately 10,000 high-quality affordable multifamily homes and assisted 1,700 single-family homeowners with reconstruction of hurricane-damaged homes. During his tenure, chronic homelessness declined in Houston over 70% and the City of Houston became the first major city to effectively end veterans’ homelessness.
Mr. Rackleff graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University and received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Southern California. He currently resides in Arlington, VA with his wife, Christa, and has four children.