HOLLY WILLIAMS, NCRCO President
Welcome to the National Conference of Republican County Officials.
We are an affiliate organization of the Republican National Committee
(RNC) and a Republican political entity within the National Association of
Counties (NACo). NACo provides us
with meeting space at their conferences, promotes our activities, and provides
It was exciting to
meet many of you at this year’s NACo Annual Conference in Maryland.
Many of us stood together to fight a resolution “Declaring Gun Violence
as a National Public Health Crisis.”
The resolution’s text encouraged decreasing gun violence among youth, increasing
funding to educational programs, and reducing the number of illegal firearms –
all worthy goals. However, the title
of the resolution was wrong, especially given the wide use of emergency powers
in many of our states. We moved to
change the title of this resolution to a “Declaration About Gun Violence.”
We lost the floor vote 51% to 48%, but this resolution reminded us about
the importance of active participation at NACo by individuals with
conservative values and Republican elected officials.
More importantly, we are here to provide
support and information to Republican County Officials who serve across our
country. NACo is a great
organization for leaders from more than 3,000 counties to work together on
local, state, and federal issues. The
COVID-19 pandemic has led to the expansion of state and federal emergency
powers. I live in Colorado, where
our Governor frequently modified his emergency statewide powers due to the
pandemic. As Republican elected
officials, we are the voice of reason for continued economic recovery, less
government, and more freedom.
This year is a membership “free” COVID year.
No need to pay dues until next February.
We need your participation at NACo.
Call your State Association and ask to serve on a NACo policy committee
and then join us in our Zoom calls, at the Western Interstate Region in Salt
Lake City, or at the February NACo meeting.
There will be an online meeting in late January to discuss policy
resolutions prior to the February legislative conference.I am looking
forward to attending the Western Interstate Region in Salt Lake City, Utah in
October and would encourage you to attend as well (register at www.naco.org).
If you have any questions, my personal cell phone is 719-385-0722 and my
I am in my third year and up for re-election next year.
Because I am busy, please include the words NCRCO in the subject of
your e-mail. I look forward to
working with you this next year.
(719) 385-0722 (Cell)
El Paso County, CO
National Conference of
Republican County Officials
El Paso County, CO
Tazewell County, IL
Fayette County, PA
Beaverhead County, MT
Immediate Past President:
Arapahoe County, CO
NACo Annual Conference
July 21-24, 2022
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