Register NOW for County Officials Academy
Take a quick glance at the tentative agenda at www.ndaco.org/academy and you'll see that there's something for every county official at the 2015 County Officials Academy, March 9-10. This year's event is held at the fantastic new ND Heritage Center. It's the ideal place for new county officials to gather to learn about the duties of their office, meet colleagues from around the state, and gather lots of great ideas. Veteran officials gain from attending as well, and it's a great excuse to go across the street and pay a visit to your local legislators!
Registration opens January 15 and will remain available online through March 4, 2105.
Watch: County Officials testify on "Surge Funding."
We will be posting regular comments, videos and alerts there, and invite you to join in the conversation. There's a space at the bottom where you can sign up for email alerts so you know whenever there's a new post to see. The blog will also link to our regular features, like bill tracking, hearing schedules, etc. We hope you'll bookmark it and keep up on important county legislation: ndcounties.blogspot.com.
This video explains how it all works...
We're hard at work compiling all the new data and will soon have them printed and ready to ship. You can order online now and choose whether to pay by invoice or by credit card. You can always find the order link under the Publications tab, or just click on the picture of the book cover.
But don't forget, we've also created a smartphone app with all the same data, but it is updated live, so it's never obsolete. With it, you can search for county officials by county, by name or by position. Just scan the QR code below with your phone and you'll get a chance to test it out for 2 days before deciding if you want a one-year subscription for only $9.99 (cheap). If you don't have a QR reader, open your SmartPhone's web browser (Safari or Google, etc) and navigate to cod.ndaco.org. Let us know if you love it, or just like it, and if there's any way we can improve it.
And check out our new publication:
Why ND Counties Matter
In step with the National Association of Counties' campaign to get the word out about Why Counties Matter (see video below), this publication shows Why North Dakota Counties Matter, with facts and stats that show our commitment to the citizens of this great state.
How to Understand your Property Tax Statement
ND Tax Department provided this video explaining the new North Dakota Property Tax Statement.
What's a Mill?
There is proposal to change state and local laws to refer to dollar values instead of mills. Will that make it more clear? Learn more about the mysterious beast called a "mill" and decide for yourself. Click here to go to our Understanding Property Taxes page or find it under the "About Counties" tab.