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, which began on Friday and will conclude on Tuesday. The conference, which features speakers such as Don Graves, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Rep. Marc Molinaro, R-N.Y., provides an opportunity for county officials to address federal policy issues that directly impact their communities.
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.
The National Association of Counties is “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.
During the conference, about 2,000 elected and appointed county officials have engaged in policy and educational sessions, interfaced with federal officials, and participated in congressional meetings according to the conference organizers.
County officials from around the country have come together to focus on federal policy issues affecting their communities at this conference. It is an excellent opportunity for them to learn about new developments in various fields like healthcare, education