Nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees have gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 2024 National Association of Counties Legislative Conference, where they will focus on federal policy issues affecting their communities. The conference, which began on Friday and concludes on Tuesday, brings together county officials from around the country to engage in policy and educational sessions, interface with federal officials, and participate in congressional meetings.
President Joe Biden delivered a speech at the conference, highlighting his administration’s investment in American jobs and boasting a strong economy. He also criticized his Republican rival, Donald Trump. Other speakers at the general session include Don Graves, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Rep. Marc Molinaro, R-N.Y.
The National Association of Counties is an organization owned by America’s county governments with oversight and governance by an executive committee and board of directors. This organization serves nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees.
County officials have come together to address federal policy issues that directly impact their communities during this conference. It provides a platform for them to learn about new policies and regulations that affect their counties, as well as an opportunity to meet with federal officials to discuss their concerns.
This conference has brought together elected and appointed officials from around the country to focus on important issues affecting their communities. It is an important event for county officials who are seeking to improve the lives of their residents through effective policy-making at the federal level.