July 24, 2015                                                                                NACO E-Line Archive  

Upcoming Events

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Assessor's Workshop   

Sandhill's Convention Center  & Quality Inn & Suites

North Platte, NE

August 24 - 27  

Register Here 


Central District Meeting

Holiday Inn   

Kearney, NE
September 17, 2015

Agenda coming soon


Northeast District Meeting
St. Benedictine Center, Schuyler, NE
September 18, 2015

Agenda coming soon


Panhandle District Meeting
Gering Civic Center
Gering, NE
September 23, 2015

Agenda coming soon


West Central District Meeting
September 24, 2015

Agenda coming soon


Register of Deeds Workshop
Holiday Inn
Kearney, NE

October 14, 2015


10th Annual NACO Legislative Conference
Holiday Inn
Kearney, NE

October 15, 2015


Southeast District Meeting
Mahoney State Park
October 22, 2015

Agenda coming soon


Nebraska Weed Control Fall Training
Kearney, NE

November 5 - 6, 2015


121st Annual NACO Conference

Younes Conference Center  

Kearney, NE

December 9 - 11, 2015



To view all upcoming events, click here.



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In This Issue  

Annual Conference Hotel Reservations

Training to Better Serve Veterans

2015 Nebraska Infrastructure Protection Conference

MIPS Bytes     

County Government Day PowerPoint  

2015 County Official Directory Order Form  

2014 County Board Handbook and Revisions  

News From NACo  

NACo Web-Based Education 

County Classifieds   

Legal Calendar

Associate & Sustaining Members 

annconfresAnnual Conference Hotel Reservations
The 2015 NACO Annual Conference will be held in Kearney at the Younes Convention CenterThe conference dates are December 9th through the 11th.

The Kearney Visitor's Bureau has a webpage designed specifically for conference information as it becomes available through the planning process.  You can visit that page by clicking here.

Rooms have been contracted at the Wingate inn, the Hampton Inn, the Holiday Inn, the Holiday Inn Express, the Comfort Inn and the Fairfield Inn for $99.95 per night for single and double rooms and suites are contracted for $149.95 per night.

You must phone the hotel of choice to make reservations stating that you are attending the conference to receive the group discounted room rate. Only guaranteed reservations will be accepted. Reservations must be guaranteed with either a credit card or by direct billing back to your county.


PLEASE NOTE: Reservations may be made initially under the county name but must all have individual names of who will occupy each room no later than November 10, 2015. Any reservation being held under the county name after this date will be cancelled.




Wingate Inn:     (308) 237-4400


Hampton Inn:    (308) 234-3400


Fairfield Inn:      (308) 236-4200


Comfort Inn:      (308) 236-3400


Holiday Inn:      (308) 237-5971




Holiday Inn Express:                                       (308) 234-8100  


Best Western Mid Nebraska Inn & Suites:        (308) 234-2541


AmericInn:                                                     (308) 234-7800


Country Inn & Suites:                                      (308) 236-7500


Ramada Inn:                                                   (308) 237-3141  

vetserveTraining to Better Serve Veterans

The Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors (NALHD) are supporting and coordinating 5 No Wrong Door trainings across the state (see attached flyer for dates and locations). These trainings have been developed by the multi-disciplinary Veteran's Brain Injury Task Force over the past several years to give community members from a range of professions/organizations a solid understanding of issues that Veterans, service members, and their families/loved ones face. The training also gives participants resources and strategies they can use to serve Veterans, service members, and their families better.

To view the informational flyer to obtain more details, click here.

Susan Bockrath, Executive Director of the NALHD says that, "I want to make sure that other folks, especially those who maybe don't think their work relates to Veterans, know that these trainings are coming up and that there really is value for everyone... teachers, principals, county clerks, law enforcement...everyone."
neinfrast 2015 Nebraska Infrastructure Protection Conference 

Share, collaborate, and network with those protecting Nebraska's critical infrastructure assets. The Nebraska Infrastructure Protection Conference is the only Nebraska-specific conference that brings together government, private sector, and non-profit industry representatives for participation in Nebraska's Homeland Security Initiatives.


This year's conference will be held on September 1 and 2 at the La Vista Embassy Suites.  The agenda has been released and can be found here.  Registration information can be found here

mipsbytesMIPS Bytes


Buying a PC from the box stores or from on-line stores like Amazon is usually the simplest and cheapest option, Right?  You get the PC out of the box and within minutes you have the cables hooked up and the PC powered on.  After entering some generic user information, you are up and going.  Now the bad news.  You want to write a letter or open an excel document, but the PC didn't come with Microsoft Office.  Do you go back to the store to pick up a copy of Microsoft Office, or can it be downloaded over the internet? Which version do you buy?  Do you need Microsoft Access?  Or, you are in a business environment and you try to connect your PC with other computers or a server, and find out that your version of Windows doesn't support it.  You come to the realization that the simplest and cheapest option wasn't so simple and cheap.


The better option, if you are buying a PC for the county office environment, is buying your PC through a company like MIPS Inc.  Here, a few pointed questions can get you started in the right direction.  MIPS does offer group PC purchases with what we consider as an ideal configuration for the county office environment.  Need a printer or scanner, MIPS can help with that also.


As always, talk with your IT staff first before buying a PC for the office.  Whether you are buying a PC for the home or office, do your homework, ask questions, read reviews and see what others are saying.

Countygovernementdaycd County Government Day PowerPoint
The PowerPoint presentation is available electronically at no charge (sent via e-mail) 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 and can be customized by each county. CD's are also available for $10.00 each to cover processing, shipping and handling. To request the County Government Day PowerPoint electronically, please e-mail your request to The CD order form is available here .
NACO's 2015 Directory of County Officials is a valuable resource that not only gives you names, addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and e-mail addresses of every county official in the state, but includes a listing of county board meeting days, NACO districts, county seats, NACO officers and directors, affiliate officers and NACO staff.  In January, county clerks for each county will receive one complimentary copy of the directory intended for use by all offices in their courthouse.  For additional copies, click here for the order form.
County_Board_Handbook_2012 2014 County Board  Handbook and Revisions
The 2014 County Board Handbook and related revisions are now available. The cost for a current handbook, including legislative information from the 2014 session, is $80.00/book plus $18.00 shipping and handling per book. The 2014 Supplement to the County Board Handbook is available for $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping and handling. The order form is available on the NACO website here. For questions, contact Ashley Vandeloo by clicking here or call her at (402) 434-5660 ext. 223.
nacoNews From NACo


NACo Committee Leadership Presidential Appointments



Chair:  Mary Ann Borgesen - Commissioner, Douglas County, NE




Chair:  Lloyd Hara - Assessor, King County, WA
Vice Chairs:
  1. Helen Pircell - County Recorder, Maricopa County, AZ
  2. Chris Rodgers - Commissioner, Douglas County, NE
  3. Joe Briggs-Commissioner, Cascade County,MT
  4. Buster Johnson - Supervisor,Mohave County,AZ
  5. SethCrawford - Commissioner, Crook County, OR
  6. Victoria Reinhardt - Commissioner, Ramsey County, MN               




Chair: Joan Garner - Commissioner, Fulton County, GA

Vice Chairs:

1. Lenny Eliason - Commissioner, Athens County, OH

2. Elizabeth Stefanics - Commissioner, Santa Fe County, NM

3. Doris Karloff - Supervisor, Saunders County, NE

4. Nick Macchione - Agency Director/Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, San Diego County, CA 

5. Karen Toles - Council Member, Prince George's County, MD

6. Angelica Baltazar - Health and Human Services Specialist, ESRI

To view all the NACo presidential committee appointments, click here.  

nacoweb NACO Web-based Education 

 Stepping Up: Examining Treatment and Service Capacity and Identifying State and Local Policy and Funding Barriers  

Join NACo for the next webinar in the Stepping Up series to learn about strategies for examining treatment and service capacity and identifying state and local policy and funding barriers to minimizing contact with the justice system and providing treatment and supports in the community. As the first of three webinars focused on Module 3 of Stepping Up, a national expert will provide an overview of the Sequential Intercept Model to identify criminal justice system intercept points (e.g., arrest, pretrial, reentry, etc.) where change can be made to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in jails.
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