Publications

Publications

Following is a brief description of each of our main publications. Click on the publication’s name for more information or to download in PDF.

Two of our publications are advertising supported. CLICK HERE to download our rate card.

Annual Report

Produced each October, the Annual Report gives a brief summary of NDACo program highlights, along with financial information. Click the title or image to download it in PDF. (4.1 MB)

Acronym Brochure

NDACo, NDCCA, ILG, TSRP…ever wonder what all those initials stand for? Well, here's your guide. (Note: The document is formatted for legal size - 8.5" X 14" folded for 4 panels.)

Common Ground

Common Ground is intended to foster positive communication and understanding between county officials and legislators. Each month, we cover a different issue of common interest, as well as a few facts about a featured county.

County Budget Memo

 The County Budget Memo is our yearly analysis of projected State Aid and State Highway Fund distributions for use in county budgeting efforts. As always, these are estimates. Relative changes in valuation, population, motor vehicles, etc. may affect some of the actual distribution amounts.

County News

Our bi-monthly newspaper covers timely news on major county issues as well as regular columns on budget matters, technology, professional development, workforce safety, homeland security, retirement and more. County News is advertising supported (see link above) and a great place to get your message in front of the right people if you do business with counties.

 

County Officials Directory  2016 no longer available. Click here to pre-order 2017 Directories

More than a phone book, the directory lists phone, fax, email and mailing addresses for over 700 North Dakota county officials, as well as state agencies, legislators and more, all for the modest cost of $30. Directory data in Microsoft Excel can also be purchased; prices vary, so please call 328-7300. The directory is advertising supported, and a great place to get your message in front of the right people if you do business with counties.

In addition to the printed directory, you can subscribe to our Smartphone Directory App by scanning the QR code at the bottom of this page or use your Smartphone web navigator (Safari, Chrome, etc.) and go to cod.ndaco.org. 

Human Resources Guide for Local Government

The Human Resources guide is a project funded by a grant from The Otto Bremer Foundation in collaboration with NDACo, the ND Insurance Reserve Fund, ND League of Cities, ND Recreation and Parks Association, and the ND School Boards Association. This link will take you to the NDIRF website to download the document.

Leader Letter

The Leader Letter is directed primarily to commissioners and auditors, and features very brief announcements that may have the potential to be on the county board's agenda. It is sent out on the last week of every month, in anticipation of the board meetings that generally occur in the first week of the following month. For back issues of the Leader Letter, please contact Jeff Eslinger at jeff.eslinger@ndaco.org.

 

Training Requirements Brochure

County Commissioners and most elected and appointed county officials are required by state statute to meet certain training standards. The required courses are available through either the Institute of Local Government, or through other sources arranged by the Member Associations.

 

 

Why North Dakota Counties Matter

This brochure highlights the services counties provide to our citizens all across the state of North Dakota. Did you know counties are responsible for over 3,000 bridges in our state? Learn more fascinating facts in this publication.

 

 

Benefits of Membership in NDACo 

Get a quick overview of the many benefits of membership in the ND Association of Counties. A must-read for officials who are new to North Dakota county government, to learn about the resources available to you through YOUR Association.

 

 


National Association of Counties (NACo) Publications

The National Association of Counties website has a searchable list of publications at www.naco.org/publications. Some you may be especially interested include:


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