HEADLINESL.A. County hosting National Association of Counties’ 81st Annual Conference
Posted on: 07/20/2016 00:00
Nearly 3,000 elected officials and administrators representing counties across the country will descend upon Los Angeles County this week for the National Association of Counties’ 81st annual conference, July 22-25, in Long Beach. Attendees will meet and discuss a wide range of issues impacting residents living in both urban and rural counties, including healthcare, child sex trafficking, jails, the opioid epidemic and the economy.
“We are thrilled to welcome the National Association of Counties and local leaders from across the country to the largest county in the nation,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. “Hosting this annual conference is an incredible opportunity for the city of Long Beach and with nearly 3,000 attendees it will be one of the largest conferences ever held in the city. As we welcome many first-time visitors to Long Beach, it will be a huge economic driver for our hotels, restaurants and attractions, contributing between five to seven million dollars to the local economy.”
The annual conference will include general sessions, workshops and meetings that are open to credentialed media. Keynote speakers include six-time NBA champion, author, filmmaker and columnist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; record-breaking swimmer, sports broadcaster and author Diana Nyad; co-founder and president of Esri, Jack Dangermond; and Presidential historian and Pulitzer prizewinner Jon Meacham. Attendees can also participate in a community service project to benefit Saving Innocence, a nonprofit partner working with Los Angeles County to combat child sex trafficking throughout the region.
Several local corporate sponsors have stepped up to help make the annual conference a success including: Molina Healthcare, AT&T, Amazon, Walmart, Aetna, Parsons, Comcast and Cisco.
For more information about the National Association of Counties Annual Conference, please visit NACo.org.