Nebraska Association of County Officials

1335 H Street Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone: (402) 434-5660
Fax: (402) 434-5673
Nebraska Stepping Up Summit
New Searchable County Officials Directory
NACO is excited to announce that there is a new searchable Directory of Nebraska County Officials available on our webpage. The interactive directory assists in quick access to easily lookup contact information by name, county or office. Please visit our website at  and select the blue button that says “County Officials Directory Online” to start using the directory today.  Please send an email to if you have any questions or concerns about the content of the directory. 
NACO on Social Media
NACO has been working on its social media presence, and plans on using these tools as a means of quickly disseminating information relevant to county government. We hope you will find them helpful.
We have updated our Facebook page, and will use it to provide news on what is going on in the office, as well as upcoming events of interest to the counties. We have also registered an account on Twitter, as @NACO_Nebraska, and will use this account to provide newsworthy items and to get information out more quickly if needed. We welcome any suggestions or feedback.
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US Supreme Court Midterm Articles
Following are links to a series of articles on United States Supreme Court cases relevant to local governments from the 2019 midterm. 

The information contained in the articles was compiled by the State and Local Legal Center, (SLLC) an organization which files amicus curiae briefs in support of state and local governments in the U.S. Supreme Court, conducts moot courts for attorneys arguing before the Supreme Court, and provides other assistance to States and local governments in connection with Supreme Court litigation.  For more information about this organization, click here .

Click on the following articles for your review and to share these articles as well
Legal Line
Fitness for Confinement Case Decided by Nebraska Supreme Court
The Nebraska Supreme Court today declined to determine whether Chase County or the City of Imperial was responsible for costs of a fitness for confinement examination for an inmate. In Chase County v. City of Imperial , 302 Neb. 395, __ N.W.2d ___(2019), the court determined that the county, city, district court, and Court of Appeals had not considered whether the arrestee or his insurer could pay all or part of the medical bill. Therefore, there was no showing that the “appropriate governmental entity” was liable for medical costs. The court concluded that a declaratory judgment was not available due to the lack of a justiciable controversy between the parties.
In Chase County v. City of Imperial , Imperial police arrested an individual for disturbing the peace and transported him to the Chase County jail for booking. Because he was heavily intoxicated, jail personnel requested medical clearance before he could be admitted to the jail. The hospital submitted the $436 bill for the fitness for confinement examination to the county and later to the city. The county and the city each contended that the other party was responsible for payment.

To read more. Click here .

Editor's Note: Legal Line is a feature that will periodically appear in NACO E-Line. This article has been prepared by Beth Ferrell of the NACO legal staff. Legal Line is not intended to serve as legal advice. Rather, it is published to alert readers to court decisions and legal or advisory matters important to county government. For a specific opinion on how the information contained in this article or that which will be discussed in future issues relates to your county, consult your county attorney or personal counsel.
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 .
News from NACo
NACo Webinars
Rural Early Childhood Peer Learning Network
Mar. 19, 2019
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CST
Contact Tracy Steffek
(202) 661-8813

Peer Learning Networks are quarterly webinars consisting of smaller networking groups for small/rural, mid-size/suburban and large/urban counties. This webinar allows counties an opportunity to interactively connect with each other on early childhood topics and share best practices. Join NACo for our first Peer Learning Network webinar of the year to engage in peer-to-peer discussion about convening early childhood stakeholder groups and how to build a case for early investments in your county!  To learn more information or to sign up to receive updates about Peer Learning Network events, please visit: .
Southeast District Meeting
Southeast Community College, Career Academy, Lincoln
March 14, 2019

Northeast District Meeting
Northeast Community College, Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk
March 15, 2019
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Central District Meeting
Leadership Center, Aurora
March 21, 2019

Panhandle District Meeting
Prairie Winds Community Center, Bridgeport
March 27, 2019

West Central District Meeting
Ogallala Convention Center, Quality Inn & Suites, Ogallala
March 28, 201

Nebraska's Stepping Up Initiative
Cornhusker Marriott, Lincoln
April, 17, 2019
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Nebraska Association of County Officials
1335 H Street Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: (402) 434-5660
Fax: (402) 434-5673
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