Elmore County leaders convene at national conference to discuss solutions that bolster America’s communities

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Elmore County Commissioners Troy Stubbs, Kenny Holt and Bart Mercer joined more than 3,000 county leaders July 13-16 in Nashville/Davidson County, Tenn. at the 83rd National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference and Exhibition.

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