2008 NACo will Draw National Attention
to Jackson County & Kansas City Area

March 19, 2008 (KANSAS CITY, MO) –  More than 4,000 elected officials and community leaders from across the nation are expected to converge on Greater Kansas City July 11-15 for the 2008 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference & Exposition.

“This conference will draw national attention to the Kansas City area,” said Jackson County Executive Michael D. Sanders. “We are hopeful that the presidential nominees will be in attendance.”

Sanders unveiled the County’s online promotion of the convention during Tuesday’s regular meeting of the County Legislature. The convention logo on the home page of www.JacksonGov.org serves as a link to the NACo information.

Cooperation among the counties and cities within Greater Kansas City and the surrounding region will be essential to making the five-day conference a success. Volunteers are being sought to assist with the effort. More information about volunteering and the 2008 NACo Annual Conference & Exposition is also posted on www.JacksonGov.org.

NACo’s membership includes more than 2,000 counties, representing more than 80 percent of the nation’s population. Founded in 1935, the Association seeks to improve the public’s understanding of county government, to share resources among counties around the nation and to provide a unified voice for counties when discussing issues with the federal government.

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