Schmidt participates in NACo conference

Shawano County Supervisor Peter Schmidt joined more than 3,000 county leaders July 13-16 in Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee, at the 83rd National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference and Exposition.

Attendees adopted positions on pressing federal policies affecting counties and exchanged innovative solutions to challenges facing American communities.

More than three dozen educational workshops and meetings explored topics including affordable housing, technology, reducing the number of mentally ill individuals in jails, the opioid epidemic, disaster preparedness and recovery, and other topics important to counties across the country.

Supervisor Schmidt participated in several workshops, including ones one the economy, dealing with critical confronations and juvenile justic reform.

Notable speakers included U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.; Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund; representatives from the Trump Administration; and Eddie George, National Football League athlete and entrepreneur.

Conference delegates discussed federal policy and legislation on a wide range of key topics, like transportation and infrastructure, rural and urban development, energy, federal public lands and active forest management, public safety, emergency preparedness and response, housing and community development, health, and other topics.

More information is available at http://www.naco.org/counties-matter.