Commissioners & Supervisors

Wednesday, December 13 - General Activities

Thursday, December 14

Diamond Ballrooms 1, 2, 6 & 7      map-icon

8:30 a.m.—10:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion to Address Information Technology

In the changing and challenging world of information technology a panel will discuss a variety of topics including the use of private email, current advances in technology, essential hardware and software, use of passwords and encryption, ensuring access to public records and at the same time maintaining the security of those documents. It will also take a look into how personal accounts can become part of a public records search and have a question and answer period that will allow participants to have their technology concerns addressed.

10:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Joint Session With Local Health Departments (LHDs) & NACo’s County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R)

Bringing the application of County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to the local level, the Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors (NALHD) will share how they have embraced the CHR&R model and approach as a framework for moving toward Local Health Department’s (LHDs) goals of a healthy, Good Life for all Nebraskans.

CHR&R tools and resources are helping LHDs to identify opportunities to strategically address the many factors that drive health outcomes and costs. LHDs will share examples of their work engaging with county and regional partners to address health-related community needs that benefit all.

12:00 p.m.—Lunch On Your Own
1:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m. Concurrent Break Out Sessions (Choose One Of The Following Sessions)
Nebraska Regional Interoperability Network Governance (NRIN)
Diamond Ballroom 1

From Chadron to Sidney and on to Nebraska City, responders will soon have access to a state-wide network that was designed to improve interoperable communications across Nebraska.

Local responders can now use statewide communication resources and new, developing technologies by utilizing the transport capabilities this network offers.

NRIN is a locally-owned, point-to-point IP-based, microwave network that uses towers across the state to connect public safety answering points (PSAP) and 911 centers.

This transport system has 100 megabytes per second speed and runs at 5(9s) capability, meaning that 99.999 percent of the time there is a redundant connection available.

The network can transport large amounts of data, radio, voice and video quickly and efficiently in a secure and reliable fashion.

The build-out is entirely grant funded and has an estimated completion date of August, 2019.

Leadership & Organizational Behavior For Strategic Planning
Diamond Ballroom 2

Dr. Susan Jensen, University of Nebraska Kearney will focus on leadership and human behavior with an emphasis on how group dynamics, decision making, team building, culture, and conflict impacts individual and group performance.

These are all strategic planning factors in leading change throughout the coming years.

Transportation Asset Management & Community Signing
Diamond Ballroom 6

Nebraska local public agencies and communities face the ongoing challenge of managing their local transportation systems, paying particular attention to minimizing risks and maximizing safety on rural roads.

Proactive measures such as providing and maintaining roadway signage, guardrails, and right-of-way are cost effective methods for improving safety. However, before an entity can thoroughly assess potential safety risks, it must develop an accurate database of roadway assets, documenting both their locations and condition.

Nebraska LTAP has procured grants to assist Nebraska counties and communities in developing and implementing transportation asset management systems to address this need. Nebraska LTAP will provide an overview of the benefits and resources available to Nebraska communities through these grants, as well as highlights of the 2017 Transportation Asset Management and Community Signing projects.

Disaster Preparedness at the Local Level of Government
Diamond Ballroom 7

Todd Manns, owner of the Blue Cell, LLC. a national planning company that provides specific training, exercising, consulting and deployment services will offer critical information relating to disaster preparedness, initial response, long range clean up and eventual recovery from events that you only hoped would not appear in your back yard.

When those disasters present themselves, he will discuss the importance of continuity of government, the establishment of an emergency operations center with county board members involved in the planning and logistics of response and recovery, and use examples from Nebraska jurisdictions that he has worked extensively with to show their importance.

2:30 p.m.—3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions (Choose One Of The Previously Listed Afternoon Sessions)
4:00 p.m.

Social Hall Vendor Activity

5:00 p.m.

Vendor Sponsored Activities

Friday, December 15 - General Activities