Larry Dix
Larry Dix

NACO Executive Director

Welcome to the 124th annual conference of the Nebraska Association of County Officials. I believe that the next few days will provide each of you with an opportunity that is invaluable in your advancement as a county official.

As we now have another election behind us, we have those who are participating in our annual conference for the first time and we also have those who are participating for the last time. Either way, I commend you for taking the step to become a public servant. I am constantly reminded of the fact that the challenges we face every day are significant and that you as public officials must put your best foot forward as servants to the tax paying public. You are held to a higher standard, as you should be, and you all represent county government in a positive light.

I would ask you to make every effort to meet fellow county officials incoming and outgoing. Take time to introduce yourself and make sure that all officials are made to feel welcome. We all share such a common bond and common issues in Nebraska.

Our vendors are a very important part of our conference. Please take time to visit the vendor area and thank the vendors for having a booth. This year the location of the vendors has expanded once again as these folks are anxious to do business with Nebraska counties. Please take time to visit their booths and thank them for being here with us.

On Friday morning, I feel it is a must that you attend the NACO Business Meeting as there are important votes to be taken in regards to the NACO Secretary-Treasurer who will be elected from the Northeast District this year.

I sincerely hope that you find this conference educational and of great value in obtaining information on how to serve the citizens of Nebraska in the most cost effective and efficient manner. As always, if there is anything I can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to ask.