December 31, 2020
Virtual New County Board Member Orientation

Registration is now open for the Virtual New County Board Member Orientation.

Newly elected and appointed county board members have two available dates to choose from Saturday January 9th, 2021 and Saturday January 16th, 2021.

A county board handbook will be mailed to all attendees prior to the orientation. 

2021 COOL Network

A new online learning opportunity will be available in February 2021. To learn more click on the syllabus below and registration is now open nacone.org/registration



2021 Scholarship Opportunity

Applications are being accepted for twelve $1,000 scholarships that will be awarded to seniors graduating from Nebraska high schools. Children, stepchildren, and children under the legal guardianship of Nebraska county officials and employees are eligible. Recipients must further their education within the state of Nebraska. A special award, the Ronda Dix Memorial Scholarship, may be presented to an applicant planning a career in nursing. Additional information and the application form can be found here. The scholarship application deadline is March 1, 2021.

NACO and MIPS Staff Members Email Address Change

Please note effective January 1, 2021 all NACO and MIPS staff will have new email addresses. The new email address will be firstname.lastname@nebraskacounties.org.


NACO and Three+One Cyber Side Chat via Zoom Webinar

On January 6, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. CST, please join the CEO of three+one, Joe Rulison as he discusses his 2021 Outlook. 

Learn more about three+one at nacone.org

When: Jan 6, 2021 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: NACO and three+one cyber side chat -2021 Outlook

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


2021 County Board Handbooks

2021 County Board Handbooks are now available for purchase. Please print form and return to the NACO office or email it to Peggy Brass


NACo Leadership Academy Graduates

14 Nebraska County staff members participated in the NACo Leadership Academy, a 12-week online program that empowers front-long county government employees with fundamental leadership skills. Across the country, nearly 3,000 county employees participated.

Tammy Haney, Boyd County Assessor
Sheri McCord, Garden County Treasurer
Jon Cannon, NACO Deputy Director
Katrina Cole, Seward County Diversion Director
Amy Peterson, Thayer County Assessor
Gary Ratzlaff, Webster County Commissioner
Bernadette Littlejohn, Deuel County Treasurer
Linn Moore, Cass County Election Commissioner
Laurie Jones, Keith County HR Manager
Christa Beckmann, Knox County Deputy Assessor
Jeff Hackerott, Madison County Assessor
Heather Sikyta, Sherman County Attorney
Cody Colt, Thurston Public Works Director
Michael Grayum, Thurston City Administrator

Congratulations to all of these individuals who completed the program. To learn more about the Academy, visit the NACo website here.


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