2016 Annual Conference

VACo’s 82nd Annual Conference


Plan Ahead — mark your calendars now:

November 13-15, 2016
The Omni Homestead Resort
Bath County, Virginia

The Annual Conference is VACo’s premiere event. This VACo event 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 over 100 businesses and organizations with products and services to meet county government needs
  • Specialized group meetings focused on directed topics for different county positions.
  • Multiple team-building opportunities

VACo Education provides a forum where information is shared. We understand that many counties face similar issues and by making connections at events, VACo members can collaborate on innovative ways to improve Virginia’s communities. Building Bridges makes a stronger Virginia. With roughly 1,000 local government officials, state representatives, speakers and exhibitors in attendance, it is the perfect opportunity to learn and join forces with peers from across the state. Attendees take away an abundance of knowledge through connections with colleagues.


View the Annual Conference Agenda. Updated 10/4/16

Registration for the 2016 VACo Annual Conference is open. Download the 2016 Conference Registration form .

Mail or fax your completed form with check or credit card information to:

1207 E. Main Street, Suite 300
Richmond, VA  23219                       Fax: 804.788.0083

VACo’s online registration system is available for your convenience.  Click here for FAQs.
Need help with the online registration? Try our Step-by-Step Instructions.


Please note: For your protection and to keep in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Security guidelines, VACo cannot accept or process credit card information sent via email. You can still scan & email your registration form without the credit card number to ccameron@vaco.org; just follow-up by calling 804.788.6652 with your payment information. For more information on PCI Compliance, visit https://www.pcicomplianceguide.org.

Exhibit dates are November 13 & 14.
Download our 2016 Exhibitor Application. September 30 is the cutoff date for being listed in the conference program book. Applications received October 1 and after must be paid in full at the time of submission.

Are there any booths left?  There are a few booths left but they’re going fast. Reserve yours today. Exhibit Booth Availability List (Updated 10/13/2016 – Available booths are highlighted in yellow on the list.)   Exhibit Hall Layout

Can’t make it to the 2016 conference? Plan now to exhibit at the 2017 VACo Annual Conference. Download the 2017 exhibitor application. A new pricing tier will be in effect in 2017. See the new pricing on the 2017 exhibit hall layout.

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities [updated 10/7/2016]

Golf Tournament Sponsorships [Updated 10/5/2016]

Lodging at The Omni Homestead:  
The room reservation form was sent to county members and confirmed exhibitors on June 15, 2016. You must use the room request form designated for the 2016 VACo Annual Conference to receive the special rate.
Other registrants who did not receive the room form on June 15 may request one by calling 804.788.6652. Room forms will be sent to those who have registered for the conference. The hotel fills up fast so it is recommended to submit your form as soon as possible. Send your room request form(s) to The Omni Homestead (not VACo). FAX: 540.839.7670. (No phone call room reservations, please.)

Are you new to The Omni Homestead room reservation process?  Read the VACo Lodging Guidelines

Looking for other places to stay near the Omni Homestead? 2016 Alternative Lodging

The deadline for getting your company’s advertisement or sponsorship information included in the Conference Program booklet is September 30. For more information on the conference book and advertising opportunities, contact Gage Harter. Download the Advertising Order Form here.

VACo’s 82nd Annual Golf Tournament – Saturday, November 12   Download Registration Form

The VLGMA Luncheon will be held Monday, November 14, at 12:45 p.m.  This is a ticketed event [not included in conference fee].   VLGMA Registration Form