NDACo’s original purpose—legislative lobbying—remains a priority service today. NDACo’s reputation as a fair and forward-thinking representative of local government has earned respect among legislators and the media. Our legislative staff tracks major bills of interest to counties and alerts officials to major developments.
Our primary resource for updates on legislative activity is our blog: ndcounties.blogspot.com.
There, you'll find videos, commentary, our popular Weekly Report, schedules of hearings, testimony you can read, and many other resources.
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Lobbying Tips (NDACo document created for county officials)
Helpful Information From the State
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Every few years, someone proposes the wholesale reorganization or consolidation of several counties. The issue has been thoroughly studied. The links below will download the NDSU County Consolidation study and NDACo's PowerPoint presentation on the same subject.
NDSU County Consolidation Study
This is a PDF of the study conducted by NDSU
This PowerPoint shows the many services that counties have already consolidated.