The Virginia Association of Counties strives to keep its members informed in the most timely manner possible. VACo uses a variety of media to fulfill its communication goals. This Web site is the heartbeat of VACo's communication efforts. We update www.vaco.org daily and often create and delete pages to keep the site fresh. VACo also analyzes possible design improvements and considers new technology enhancements to stay up-to-date as Web sites evolve.
Also, VACo keeps its members and other interested parties updated with Twitter and Facebook. We use these communication tools to post news, important information, job listings, videos and photos and other relevant information.
VACo created a YouTube page to organize and store its video. We are dedicated in exploring how video can better serve our members. It is our intention to have a fresh video on our home page as often as possible. When the videos are purged from the front, they will be placed on our YouTube page.
VACo publishes its newsletter, County Connections, twice a month. VACo's legislative bulletin, Capitol Contact, is published at least twice a week when the General Assembly is in session. VACo also issues alerts and e-mail communications when information needs to be quickly dispatched.
County Connections is published by VACo on the 1st and 15th of every month.
Capitol Contact is published electronically at least twice weekly during the General Assembly session.
VACo welcomes media inquiries. We have experts who know the issues well and can give stories perspective and color. Our experts are well-respected in the Commonwealth and have experience working with the media. If our experts cannot answer an inquiry, then VACo often can offer other options.
Contact Gage Harter, director of communications, at 804-343-2502 or firstname.lastname@example.org.