2019 VACo Annual Conference


November 10-12, 2019
The Omni Homestead
Bath County, Virginia

2019 marks VACo’s 85th anniversary. The VACo Annual Conference includes:

  • Regional Meetings
  • Steering Committee Meetings
  • VACo’s Annual Business Meeting where the Legislative Program is adopted and the Board of Directors is elected for the upcoming year
  • General Sessions feature state representatives, local government leaders and experts in issues that county governments face
  • Breakout Sessions designed to educate and promote collaboration
  • Exhibit Hall with companies and organizations that offer products and services specifically related to local county government
  • Specialized group meetings focused on directed topics for different county positions
  • Multiple team-building opportunities and networking with peers

Interested in VACo Education? Attending VACo’s Annual Conference is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing localities.  Counties across Virginia often face similar concerns, yet community leaders don’t always take advantage of an invaluable resource: their neighbor in the next county over. With roughly 1000 local government officials, state representatives, speakers, and exhibitors in attendance, the Annual Conference is the perfect place to learn from and join forces with your peers from across the Commonwealth. Don’t miss this chance to visit with state legislators, learn from the experts, and experience the benefits of collaboration and innovation with your fellow local leaders.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
Registration for VACo’s 85th Annual Conference opens in mid-August. Bookmark this page to check back for more information.

LODGING
Per VACo’s Lodging Policy, the room reservation form for The Omni Homestead was sent to County Administrators and confirmed exhibitors on Monday, June 17th. An Alternative Lodging List has been prepared for your convenience. Please note that VACo does not have agreements or arrangements with any of the listed establishments. Additional links are provided on the Bath County visitors’ webpage.

SPONSORSHIPS
The VACo conference could not be possible without the support of our sponsors and premier partners. Sponsorships provide an opportunity for your company to have visibility in the conference program book, conference promotional materials, posted on our website and in our newsletter as well as on social media. Sponsorship can be an important part of your marketing strategy. You can download the 2019 VACo Annual Conference Sponsorship Form here.

2019 EXHIBIT HALL
The exhibit hall will be open on November 10 and 11. Exhibitors who had booth space at the 2018 conference had until March 31st to renew their space and remaining spaces are now available to reserve. The list of available booth spaces (updated 7/15/2019) can be found here.  The 2019 application form is available here.

VACo’s ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, November 9th. The entry fee is $75 per person. Mulligan sales are available in advance and at the check-in table at the event. Proceeds benefit the Bath County Christmas Mother campaign. The registration form can be downloaded here. Golf Sponsorships are available now and can be found on Pg. 2 of the 2019 Sponsorship Form.

VLGMA LUNCHEON
The Virginia Local Government Management Association Luncheon will be on Monday, November 11th. This is a ticketed event and is not included in the conference fee. You can download the registration form here.