June 3, 2016                                                                                  NACO E-Line Archive  

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CODCClerks of the District Court Summer Workshop
June 8-10, 2016
Buffalo Point Steakhouse

ClerksClerks, Register of Deeds and Election Commissioners Workshop
June 15-17, 2016
Cornhusker Hotel

HighwaySuptsHighway Superintendent, Surveyors, Engineers Workshop
June 14-16, 2016
Hotel Grand Conference Center (Formerly Mid-Town Holiday Inn)
Grand Island
Registration Form

TreasurersTreasurers Workshop
June 14-16, 2016
McCook (June 14)
Hayes Center (June 15-16)
Registration Form

AssessorsAssessors Workshop
August 22-25, 2016
Holiday Inn

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annualroomsAnnual Conference Room Reservations To Open Soon!
The 2016 NACO Annual Conference will be held in Kearney at the Younes Convention Center. The conference dates are December 14th through the 16th.  The general agenda for the conference is here.

Rooms have been contracted at the LaQuinta 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.

Rooms will be available for booking on and after June 9th, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. CDT.

All rooms booked earlier than the above listed date will not be guaranteed at the contracted rates.

Reservations for the 2016 NACO Annual Conference may be made beginning June 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. 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 11, 2016. Any reservation being held under the county name after this date will be cancelled.
LaQuinta 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  

SummerworkshopsSummer Workshop Registration Deadlines Are Fast Approaching
Four Summer Workshops remain scheduled for June of this year and one in August.  Have you registered for the workshop of your respective group?

Clerks of the District Court Workshop
Deadline May 19th - Late registration still available
Clerks, Register of Deeds and Election Commissioners Workshop
Deadline June 3rd - Late registration still available
Highway Superintendents, Surveyors and Engineers Workshop
Deadline April 15 or ASAP
Treasurers Workshop

Deadline June 3rd - Late registration still available

Assessors Workshop
Deadline August 12th

If you haven't already registered for your specific workshop, please click on your group name and then review the agenda which appears in the left column of this edition and follow up with the registration process.  It's simple, easy and it lets others know how to plan best for those in attendance

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Compatibility Mode in Microsoft Office

When you open a document created in an older version of Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint in a modern version of Office, you may see "Compatibility Mode" appear after the name of the document in the title bar. While this is not something you should usually worry about, it changes the way the document appears and prevents you from using some modern features.

Modern versions of Microsoft Office have introduced new features that aren't compatible with older versions of Microsoft Office. Modern versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint also handle document formatting a bit differently from older versions. When you create a new document in Office 2013 or 2016, it's created as a modern document with access to all these new features and the latest formatting styles.

Compatibility Mode is intended to ensure users of different versions of Microsoft Office can continue working together and documents created with older versions of Office won't look any different when they're opened in future versions of Office. The exact features that are disabled in Compatibility Mode depend on which Office application you're using and which type of Compatibility Mode a document is using.

You can find out which Compatibility Mode a document is in. To do so, open a document that's in Compatibility Mode and click File > Info > Check for Issues > Check Compatibility. To get a document out of Compatibility Mode, open it in the appropriate Office application and click File > Info > Convert. This will convert the older document to a modern type of Office document.

Don't do this if you (or someone else) need to work with the document using an older version of Office, like Office 2010.
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.

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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.

As of  January 2016, NACO will no longer print the hard copy of the directory and send one to each county.  The directory has been made a part of the NACO website through a clickable and searchable icon and will be updated as corrections are submitted. The directory on the website is downloadable for a printed copy and it can also be transferred electronically to office computers and devices with memory storage such as smartphones and ipads.

For a copy of the latest 2015 directory, click here for the order form.

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County_Board_Handbook_2012 2015 County Board  Handbook and Revisions
The 2015 County Board Handbook and related revisions are now available! The cost for a current handbook, including legislative information from the 2015 session, is $80.00/book plus $18.00 shipping and handling per book. The 2015 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. For questions, contact Elaine Menzel by email or call her at (402) 434-5660 ext. 225.

News From NACo

Join county officials, experts from the private and nonprofit sectors and other leaders from across the country in Los Angeles County, Calif. for the 2016 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition. 

nacowebNACo Webinars
Saving Lives through Local Road Safety Planning
June 30, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm CDT

Contact: Jenna Moran (202) 942-4224
Join us on this interactive webinar to learn about Local Road Safety Plans (LRSPs), and how your county can benefit from the development and implementation of one. Federal, state, and local transportation experts will discuss the recognized positive impacts LRSPs have on local road safety through collaboration with safety stakeholders, building awareness and correlation with the State Strategic Highway Safety Plans (SHSP). LRSPs are designed to build on the foundation established by the SHSP. They can also provide the basis for systemic implementation of safety measures across the entire jurisdiction. This presentation will provide an overview of LRSP with a focus on (1) the "why" of developing Local Road Safety Plans; (2) the benefits realized and (3) different approaches to the development and implementation of the plans.   

Nebraska Association of County Officials
1335 H Street | Lincoln, NE 68508 | 402-434-5660