Nebraska Association of County Officials

1335 H Street Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone: (402) 434-5660
Fax: (402) 434-5673
PSC Seeks 911 Service System
Committee Members
David Sankey, State 911 Director at the Nebraska Public Service Commission has announced that with the passage of LB 993 this legislative session, the PSC is beginning to transition to Next Generation 911. One of the first steps in that process is to assemble the 911 Service System Advisory Committee. The committee will provide valuable input to the Commission on all matters related to the deployment and operation of the 911 Service System.

There are several seats on this newly formed committee that are reserved for county officials and NACO members. Sankey envisions the committee to be formed in early July. If you or anyone within your jurisdiction is interested in applying for these seats, read this news release and follow the included instructions.
2018 NACO Scholarship Recipients
Announced
2018 NACO Scholarships Awarded
 
Twelve children of county officials and employees have been selected to receive $1,000 NACO scholarships to assist with college tuition and expenses for the 2018-19 school year. The recipients and their home counties are:
 
Raegan Andresen, Saunders County; Colby Camelin, Washington County; Easton Clark, Lincoln County; Cara DeMers, Hamilton County; Katelyn Fischer, Cedar County; Hope Gubbels, Dakota County; Sheyenne Hammond, Cherry County; Camry Moore, Saline County; Sophia Svanda, Cass County; Dalton Tremayne, Thurston County; Kyla Wallinger, Holt County; and Nick Wordekemper, Dawes County.
 
A special scholarship, the Ronda L. Dix Memorial Scholarship, was awarded to Gretchen Sornson of Otoe County.
                                                                                                                                           
For pictures and a brief biography of each recipient, click here .
Deputy Director Position To Be Filled
NACO is in the initial phase of fulfilling the transition plan approved by the NACO Board of Directors earlier this year. Zelle Resource Solutions has been contracted to search for a Deputy Director who will be hired and will move into the Executive Director role within 2-3 years as determined by NACO's Executive Committee.

If you or someone from your community may be interested in this Deputy Director position, please read this job description in its entirety and follow the enclosed directions.
MIPS and TVI Partnership Formed
MIPS Inc is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Tax Valuation Inc.
  
A partnership contract has been signed with Tax Valuation Inc (TVI) for appraiser services for all Nebraska counties. 
 
MIPS and TVI will be working to provide ways for counties to obtain appraisal expertise for all areas of mass appraisal. As with all MIPS products, the impetus behind this partnership is to bring more efficiency to counties in this time of budget constraints. TVI and MIPS will be working on solutions that will assist in all facets of the tax valuation process.
 
By working together, the staffs of TVI and MIPS will be creating options for all 93 counties that have never existed before. We believe this partnership will evolve into a model that will save counties time and money for their mass appraisal needs.
 
Many ideas have already been discussed on how to help all 93 counties with the mass appraisal and tax valuation process. Many more will be rolled out in the future.
 
This partnership takes effect immediately and will provide Nebraska counties an opportunity to obtain needed appraisal expertise. MIPS Inc and Tax Valuation Inc are Nebraska corporations.
Government Ethics Training Open to
County Officials
The Nebraska Bar Association has asked to share this seminar information with individuals who may be interested in the topics related to employment issues. This seminar is being presented by the Government and Administrative Practice Section of the Nebraska Bar Association.
 
This seminar is open to attorneys who can register at the link contained within. The seminar will be held Friday, June 1 at the University of Nebraska, College of Law, 1875 North 42nd Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.
 
Additionally, the seminar is open to non-attorney county officials, too—anyone who can use the information. The labor/employment presentations in the morning should be of broad interest. Non-lawyer registration is $87 for the day. The morning focus on labor and employment issues will be of most interest to non-lawyers. A non-lawyer can’t register online; he or she will need to call the number listed on the seminar agenda or fill out the paper registration and just note they’re sending a non-lawyer registration. See the contact information for Amy Prenda.
Grants Training Available
Omaha Police Department and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Omaha, May 17-18, 2018. This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines. Attend this class and you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

To read more about the training and available discounts, click here .
MIPS Bytes
Out with the Old and In with the New

You bought a new PC, so now what do you do with your old PC that no longer serves a purpose. You don’t want the old PC just sitting around taking up space and collecting dust. When you are ready to get rid of the old PC, there are a few things that you should do to get that old PC cleaned up before you get it off your hands.

Many older computers can still do basic functions like browsing the internet or checking email. You could sell it, but computers drop in price so rapidly that anything you get for it may not be worth the hassle. A better option may be to give it away or donate it to anybody that could use it. Another option would be to recycle it. Some electronic stores accept old electronic devices and will dispose of them for you.

Whatever you decide, it is usually a good idea to clear any data off the PC in case someone finds your old hard drive. If you plan to give the PC to someone, you can clear the data by formatting the hard drive and re-installing the operating system on the PC. A Windows 10 PC has the new refresh option that does this for you and sets the operating system back to its original installation state. Drivers and other software may also need to be re-installed.

Another option would be to physically destroy the hard drive. If this is the case, the new user would need to provide a hard drive before the PC would be usable again. To destroy a hard drive, simply remove the hard drive from the PC and smash it or drill holes through it. The reflective discs inside the hard drive are what the data is stored on so focus on destroying these. A very strong magnet would also do the trick. 

Depending on how much effort you want to put into getting rid of your old PC, trying to find a different use for it is always better than trashing it. If you do choose to destroy it, do your research and destroy it in a responsible manner.
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 larrydix@nacone.org .

The CD order form is available here .
2017 County Board Handbook and Revisions
Newly Revised -- 2017 County Board Handbook and Related Revisions are Now Available

The cost for a current handbook, including legislative information from the 2017 session, is $80.00/book plus $18.00 shipping and handling per book. The 2017 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 or by clicking here .

If you are interested in purchasing a complete handbook or a supplement please contact Deb Spira or call her at (402) 434-5660 ext. 232.
News from NACo
NACo Annual Conference Resolutions Process Now Open!

Submit Your Policy Resolutions and Platform Changes by June 13

In preparation for the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2018 Annual Conference , held in Nashville/Davidson County, Tenn. from July 13–16, we invite NACo members to submit policy resolutions and platform changes to be considered by NACo's membership at the conference. All resolutions and platform changes must be submitted electronically (preferably as a Word document) via email to resolutions@naco.org by June 13, 2018.
NACo Webinars
May 23, 2018
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CDT
Contact: Ricardo Aguilar

Ricardo Aguilar, Data Analyst for the Counties Futures Lab, is leading a webinar for the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) to showcase NACo's County Explorer tool. For more information, please contact Ricardo or the IAAO .
County Board Workshop
June 6 - 8, 2018
Holiday Inn, Kearney
Clerks of the District Court Workshop
June 6-7, 2018
Holthus Center, York
Highway Superintendents, Surveyors & Engineers Workshop
June 12 - 14, 2018
The Peppermill, Valentine
Clerks, Register of Deeds & Election Commissioners
June 13 - 15, 2018
The Marriott Cornhusker, Lincoln
Thank you for keeping up to date on the latest NACO News,

Sincerely,

Nebraska Association of County Officials
1335 H Street Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 434-5660
Fax: (402) 434-5673
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