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2021 NACO Annual Conference

Hosted by Churchill County

September 28th-30th

After not being able to gather together in person last year due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are pleased to announce that we are making preparations for an in-person Annual Conference this year!  Please mark your calendars, be on the look out for more information on this years event, and plan to join us in Fallon.

Register Online or by email today!!

Draft Conference Schedule

Educational Sessions

Topics for this years breakout sessions will include, Public Health in a Post COVID World and the County Role, the opioid crisis and associated settlement dollars, public information & media relations, county funding streams, an update on cannabis, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), transportation funding, and public lands and natural resources.

Current Schedule

Tuesday, September 28

County vs. County Golf Tournament – Meet your friends and colleagues at the Churchill County owned, Fallon Golf Course for lunch and a 4 person scramble for 9 holes of fun! The luncheon and check in will begin at 12:30 with a shotgun start at 2:00. The tournament will wrap up at 4:30 with awards. Create your own team or sign up individually and you will be assigned to a team. Don’t golf but don’t want to miss out on the fun? You can also register for the luncheon by itself. (Golf/luncheon $40.00 Luncheon only $15.00)


President’s Reception – In honor of our 2020 President Humboldt County Commissioner Jim French and our 2021 President Clark County Commission Chair Marilyn Kirkpatrick.


Join us at the Oats Park Arts Center for hors d’oeuvres, conversation and amazing works of art.

Wednesday, September 29

General Session – Enjoy an address from our Keynote Speaker Arnold Sanow. Mr. Sanow works with companies, associations and governmental organizations to strengthen customer and workplace engagement and relationships by improving communication, interpersonal relationships, emotional intelligence and presentation skills.

Tour 1:30p – 4:30p – Get an exclusive tour of Churchill County’s new Rafter 3C Civic Center!  Construction started December 2020 and is estimated to be complete in December 2021.  Rafter 3C is an indoor event space available to host livestock events, auto and equipment shows, arena and concert events when it opens in early 2022.  The 75,000 square foot facility is equipped with concession areas and was designed to suit a diverse range of events.  Additionally, the facility will serve as an operations center during major emergency events.  Hardhats will be provided for the tour.

Following the tour of Rafter 3C, tour attendees are invited for a private tour and tasting at Frey Ranch, Nevada’s FIRST Estate Distillery.  A true ‘grain to glass’ operation.  A true ‘grain to glass’ operation.  This unique experience will showcase an operations tour of the distillery and conclude with a tasting. The tour will begin following the luncheon and conclude prior to the Annual Banquet. Registration is be limited based upon transportation.

Annual Banquet & Awards Ceremony – Join us as we celebrate the triumphs of Nevada’s counties over the last two years. The Participatory Democracy Award and Honor Roll, awards will be announced as we dine at the beautiful Lariat Courtyard under the neon glow of the historic Lariat Motel sign.

Thursday, September 30

Tour 11:30a – Wrap up your 2021 Annual Conference experience with a once in a lifetime tour of the Fallon Naval Air Station. Go behind the scenes of the base where the top Naval Aviators go to become “Top Guns” and see where scenes from the famous movie were filmed. Wrap up your tour at the O’Club bar and watch the seconds count down to the graduation of a new class of America’s elite fighting men and women. Lunch will be served and there will be a registration fee for this tour. Registration is limited to 55 and attendees will be required to submit security information. This tour will begin following the end of the educational sessions on Thursday.

We are thankful to these wonderful sponsors for their support of NACO and Nevada’s counties! Do you know someone who would like to support the Annual Conference? Click here for more information.








POWER Classes

The University of Nevada, Extended Studies Program will not be conducting POWER courses in person this year. However, you can register for their online classes later this year by following these links. POWER 1, POWER 2.

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