VACo exists to support county officials and to effectively represent, promote and protect the interests of counties to better serve the people of Virginia. VACo’s missions are to be:
VACo is governed by a board of directors made up of local government officials. VACo’s legislative steering committees monitor state and national legislative activities for changes affecting local governments and recommend an annual legislative program, which is adopted at the annual conference.
VACo hosts its annual conference each November as well as educational seminars.
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 works cooperatively with its national counterpart, the National Association of Counties.
VACo exists to support county officials and to effectively represent, promote and protect the interests of counties to better serve the people of Virginia.
VACo is rooted from four pillars – advocacy, education, membership engagement and business development.
VACo’s lobbying efforts have helped stem the tide of unfunded mandates and have saved counties millions of dollars every year. Our educational programs offer county leaders and staff opportunities to become more effective in their communities. VACo’s membership engagement include regional meetings and Board of Supervisors presentations as well as providing services for legal, financial, programmatic and other matters pertaining to county operations. Our business development opportunities offer savings and innovative approaches to delivering services at the county level. They include insurance, deferred compensation, finance and investment programs and much more.
Please contact Dean Lynch at email@example.com or 804.343.2511 for more information about your membership.
The Virginia Association of Counties has recognized many important county and individual achievements over the years. VACo is proud of all its members who have earned these honors.