DARRY STACEY, NCRCO President
Welcome to the National
Conference of Republican County Officials. We provide support and
information to the thousands of Republicans who serve as county officials across
While partisan rhetoric seems to dominate the discourse at the federal
level, it is easy to forget that everyday counties provide services that
directly affect people’s day to day lives. From road and bridge
maintenance to county health centers, county servants are working to improve the
lives of Americans.
The effects we have are tangible and goes beyond the philosophical, the
ideology or the policy brief; we touch real people with real needs
county officials have to balance their responsibilities and goals with an ever
increasing swirl of federal and state regulations, often made by well
intentioned lawmakers who view issues only from the 30,000’ policy level.
As Republican county officials
we work to cut through the demagoguery of bureaucracy and find streamlined
solutions that preserve county funding, reach our mandates and serve the
citizens in the best way possible. The NCRCO was designed to help
facilitate these goals.
We know that there is no one size fits all answer to
the problems that face our counties, but through communication and sharing ideas
we innovate best practices to common issues and pool our talent and resources in
ways yet unimagined.
What once started as a group of dedicated public servants who interacted
at NACo events has grown to a community of Republican leaders who are working
together to bring voice and thought to how Republican ideas can and should shape
policy. We are becoming a clarion voice on how federal policy has real
world implications and are being proactive at the federal and state levels.
Now more than ever, it is important to ensure that conservative county
voices are heard. I would ask that you join our cause and lend your voice
to thousands of other Republican County Officials that are joining together in
I look forward to seeing many of you at the next NACo event, and to
working with all Republican county officials across the country.