April 6, 2012                                                            NACO E-Line Archive 

Upcoming Events

NAEM Conference

April 12-15, 2012

Grand Island, Midtown Holiday Inn


The NACO Budget Workshop scheduled for Thursday, May 10, 2012 in Kearney has been canceled.


Treasurers Workshop

June 12-14, 2012

Holiday Inn Express, Norfolk


Highway Superintedents, Surveyors, Engineers Summer Meeting

June 12-14, 2012

Niobrara Lodge, Valentine


Clerks of the District Court Workshop

June 13-14, 2012

North Platte, Sandhills Convention Center


Clerks, Election Commissioners, Register of Deeds Annual Workshop

June 13-15, 2012

Kearney, Holiday Inn 


National Association of Counties Annual Conference & Exposition

July 13-17, 2012

Pittsburgh/Allegheny County, Pennsylvania


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AssocMembersAssociate and Sustaining Members

NACO Associate and Sustaining Members enable NACO to enhance its continuing education programs for county officials across the state. Visit NACO's complete associate and sustaining membership list here.


EducationFoundationEducation Foundation Memorial Program

A gift to NACO's Education Foundation ensures that the children of county officials and county employees are eligible to apply for scholarships to continue their education at Nebraska's higher learning institutions. Whatever their passion - history, art, music, science, education, sports - the NACO Education Foundation will provide them an opportunity to fund their education beyond the K-12 level. Memorial gifts to NACO's Education Foundation are tax deductible and will be a lasting legacy in honor of your loved one's commitment to educating the children of Nebraska's county officials and employees. For more information about how to make a memorial gift, please contact Larry Dix  / 402-434-5660 ext. 226.








JuvenilJusticeIn This Issue


Clerks, Election Commissioners, Register of Deeds Workshop to be Held in Kearney

MIPS Offers New Backup Service

Narrowbanding Deadline Rapidly Approaching

Nebraska PSC Announces Wireless 911 Funding

Nationwide/NACo 2012 Scholarship

2012 Directory of County Officials

News from NACo

NACo Web-based Education

Legal Calendar

County Classifieds

Associate & Sustaining Members

NACO Education Foundation Memorial Program


clerksworkshop2012Clerks, Election Commissioner, Register of Deeds Workshop To Be Held In Kearney 

 Advance registrations can now be made on-line at NACO's website for the County Clerks, Election Commissioners and Registers of Deeds Workshop scheduled for June 13-15, 2012, in Kearney at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center. The annual workshop, sponsored by Nebraska Association of County Officials, will contain over 11 hours of continuing education for Clerks, Registers of Deeds and Election Commissioners combined.


The executive officers of the Clerks, Election Commissioners and Registers of Deeds Association met in March to establish agendas for their respective organizations. A tentative agenda for the workshop can be found here.  This agenda is tentative because confirmation from all speakers has not been received.


Again this year, the registration fee will be $80.00 for registrations received on or before June 1, and $90.00 for those received after this date. This fee includes a luncheon and a banquet on Thursday, a reception on Wednesday evening, a boxed lunch on Friday, all breaks and all handout materials. Lodging and other incidental costs are the responsibility of workshop participants. Cancellations must be received in writing no later than June 8, 2012 to receive a refund. Cancellations made on or before this date in writing will receive a full refund minus a $20.00 administrative fee. Cancellations made after June 8, 2012 will not receive refunds.


Guest rooms may be reserved by contacting the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center at (308) 237-5971. Room rates are $74.95 single/double. When making reservations, inform hotel staff that you are attending the NACO workshop to receive the contracted rate.


To register for the workshop click here.


mips04062012MIPS Offers New Backup Service
A new backup service has been made available to counties running the MIPS' Clerk and Treasurer packages.  At this time the new service is only available to counties running our software on the IBM AS400.  Two important items to consider when doing backups is the backup frequency, and the distance your backup is from your computer.   This backup service makes a complete backup each week.  For the County Clerk's Office this includes all the data for the Payroll, Accounts Payable, and Budget packages.  For the County Treasurer's Office this includes all the data for the General Ledger, Tax Distribution, and Tax Collection packages.   Two iterations of each office's backup will be kept on our servers at all times.  Distance is another factor to consider since the same disaster could destroy both the computer and it's backup (even if it was stored offsite across town).  We feel storing the counties data below ground here in Lincoln is a great choice.  Who better to make sure every shred of data is being backed up to a secure location than the programmer that created the software the counties use each and every day.  This is a great service and we hope counties take advantage of it to secure their data.  At only $5 a week, it is a great deal.  For more information, please email Joe Power at
narrowbandingNarrowbanding Deadline Rapidly Approaching

As the January 1, 2013 narrowbanding deadline rapidly approaches, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) is pleased to announce that a new Narrowband status reporting tool is available for your use.  To view tool click here.


The reports found on the OEC website will illustrate the status of licenses in your area of purview and show you where you need to focus your narrowbanding efforts locally, county or state level and across the Nation.  Specifically, there are tools that enable you to view, at your convenience, Narrowband status maps and reports at the National, State, and County level; these maps are updated weekly.  The maps are similar to those OEC has presented at past meetings, but now they are available online for easy access.
Wireless911Nebraska PSC Announces Wireless 911 Funding

The funding for the 2012-2013 funding year from the Wireless 911-SAM  is due to the Public Service Commission no later than April 15, 2012, for each PSAP to be eligible for funding in the coming fiscal year.  Be sure to include call ratio information for a 12-month period with your filing.


To access the application for funding click here and then click on "PSAP Application".


NationwideScholarshipNationwide/NACo 2012 Scholarship

Nationwide will give four NACo college scholarships-each worth $2,000 to four high school seniors whose parent or grandparent participates in NACo's 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Throughout their 32-year relationship, Nationwide and NACo have been committed to helping you plan for your retirement as well as your family's future!


Deadline for application is April 16, 2012. 


Click here for additional information.


WalkChallenge2012Walk For Your Life Challenge 2012

 As spring is beginning to make an appearance, it is time to start preparing for this year's Walk For Your Life Challenge, which will begin June 4 and end September 30, 2012. An e-mail was sent to all county clerks and last year's contact persons with the details of the challenge. If you would like information on participating, please contact your county's designated contact person or Wendy Kelly at the NACO office.


We encourage participation from all 93 counties. This is a fun challenge that will pay dividends on your health!


NCCGrantsNebraska Crime Commission Grant Announcements

 2011 Title V Delinquency Prevention Grant

Deadline: April 13, 2012


2011 Juvenile Accountability Block (JABG) Grant

Deadline: April 23, 2012


2012 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Grant

Deadline: April 26, 2012


Detailed information, instructions, and applications can be found on the Nebraska Crime Commission's Announcements & Applications webpage.


juvjustpubTechnical Assistance Partnership Releases Juvenile Justice Publications 

The Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (TA Partnership) has released three new publications to help communities meet the mental and behavioral health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system.


For more information on the new  publications click here.


CountygovernementdaycdUpdated County Government Day PowerPoint CD Available
An updated PowerPoint presentation is available on CD for use by counties during their annual County Government Day. The PowerPoint provides a comprehensive look at county government functions in the State of Nebraska. The CD is customizable and is available for $10 to cover processing, shipping and handling. The order form is available here.
Directory2012 Directory of County Officials

The order form for the NACO 2012 Directory of County Officials is available here or on the NACO website. Each directory is $17 if tax-exempt or $18 if taxable.


NACoNewsNews from NACo 

NACo_LogoNational County Government Month


National County Government Month, celebrated each April, provides an outstanding opportunity for you to talk proudly about programs and services that help the residents of your county.


The theme this year is Healthy Counties, Healthy Families.


To see all the resources provided by NACo to help you plan activities, click here.


NACo 2012 Western Interstate Region Conference


Santa Fe County, New Mexico is hosting NACo's 2012 Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference, May 16-18, 2012.


NACo's WIR Conference focuses on public lands and other issues critical to the western region of the United States. This year's conference will feature Dr. Lowell Catlett, a regent's professor/dean and chief administrative officer at New Mexico State University's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. An exciting futurist, Catlett's knowledge of technologies and their implications on the way Americans live and work is addressed in his upbeat presentations.


For additional information about the conference and to register, click here.


County Government Works Survey

We want to measure the success of NACo President Glen Whitley's 2010 - 2011 Presidential Initiative - County Government Works, the goal of which was to raise public awareness and understanding of county government. Materials and information were placed on NACo's website as part of the initiative to help county officials to participate. To help us measure the involvement of county officials and staff in the initiative, please follow the link below to answer four short questions.

Please follow this link to the Survey:   Take the Survey


We would like to have all responses by Friday, March 30.  Thank you for your participation and membership in NACo.


Apply for a 2012 Arts and Culture Award


Has your county used arts, culture or historic preservation to address a particular issue or recently completed a project that preserves arts and culture in the community? If so, now is the time to submit an application for the 2012 NACo Arts and Culture Award and be recognized. Applications are due April 13. For more information and to apply click here


Apply now for 2012 County Courthouse Awards


Applications for the 2012 NACo County Courthouse Awards program are now available. Sponsored by Siemens, the awards recognize innovative governance by individual county elected officials from NACo-member counties. Award winners will receive an engraved plaque that they can display in their county, recognition at the 2012 NACo Annual Conference and a $5,000 college scholarship to present to a graduating high school senior. Applications must be submitted online by April 27.


Make plans now to attend NACO's Annual Conference and Expostion


July 13-17, 2012, Pittsburgh/Allgheny County, Pennsylvania 

Click here for conference overview.

NACoWebEdNACo Web-based Education 
County Operated Senior Care Facilities:  Reposition, Re-Engineer or Retreat?
Thursday, April 19, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM CDT

Within the context of health reform and significant financial pressures, counties are revisiting how to provide senior health care services in a high quality, cost-effective manner. This webinar is designed for counties that continue to operate and fund long term care centers. Learn about ways your county can address the challenges inherent in providing senior health services by implementing innovative strategies to provide quality care that can also offer fiscal relief to your county.

Register here.

For more information on these or other upcoming or previous webinars, visit the NACo Web-based Education page.
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