Welcome to County Executives of America (CEA), the only non-partisan association dedicated specifically to chief elected county officials. Our organization has spent over 40 years helping county leaders reach their goals. 


Whether you are interested in strong advocacy, economic development, grant and appropriations research, legislative and regulatory analysis, or if you simply want to participate in a working dialogue with your colleagues across the country, County Executives of America can help you.


CEA began as a league formed by county executives who believed that the job as the chief elected officer of a county was too important to overlook. Their initial desire to create an alliance that would assist county officers in executing their duties sparked a dramatic evolution that produced today's association of over 700 counties.

CEA's current membership includes County Executives, County Judges, Parish and Borough Presidents, City-County Mayors, Commission Presidents and Chairs, and all county leaders elected at-large by the public constituency.





Meeting 1:

Thursday, March 25 - Friday, March 26, 2021

In-person and virtual Board of Directors Meeting 

Washington, DC

Meeting 2:

Sunday, July 11, 2021

National Harbor

Prince George's County MD

(To coincide with NaCo Convention)

Meeting 3: TBA

All agendas and hotel information will follow at a later date.  Your participation is vital to the success of the meetings and the future of the County Executives of America.  Contact Deputy Executive Director Kelly Griffin by phone at (646) 337-6644, or via email at kgrif@optonline.net with comments or questions.




For Immediate Release June 30, 2021

Washington D.C.

Contact: Kelly Griffin (646) 337-6644





The County Executives of America, a national bipartisan coalition of more than 700 elected officials who serve as their county’s chief elected executive, came out today in support of an historic $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure initiative which if enacted, will be the largest investment in American infrastructure in a century.


The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework was announced by President Biden and a coalition of Congressional lawmakers from both sides of the aisle earlier this week and includes funding for a number of broad-reaching projects and initiatives aimed at upgrading and improving the nation’s critical infrastructure.


With the goal of improving the lives of millions of Americans, highlights of the Framework include investments in clean transportation such as modernizing and expanding rail and public transit networks and systems across the country while substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions; repairing and rebuilding America’s roads and bridges with the largest investment since the construction of the interstate highway system; investing in clean drinking water and wastewater infrastructure including eliminating the nation’s lead service lines and pipes, the largest investment of this nature in America’s history; energy transmission and capacity upgrades and alternatives as well as the creation of a vast network of electric vehicle charging stations; and a dedicated investment in universal broadband with the ultimate goal of delivering high-speed internet to every home.


CEA President Dan McCoy (Albany County NY Executive) said of the association’s support, “This historic bipartisan infrastructure agreement includes investments that will make life better for millions of Americans by creating a generation of good-paying union jobs, promoting local and national economic growth and better positioning American workers, farmers and business-owners for success in the 21st century.”


McCoy continued, “As members of a bipartisan government coalition and the chief executives of our home county governments, we at CEA continually work to find common ground so we especially appreciate the bipartisan nature of this Framework. Our members will work alongside the Biden Administration, Congressional leaders and our own delegations as well as our colleagues in local governments to ensure this Framework and the investment it makes in our infrastructure and the American people becomes a reality. We call on Congress to pass this meaningful legislation without hesitation.”


CEA Co-Executive Director Kelly Griffin added, “The County Executives of America appreciates the leadership of President Biden and his Administration as well as the bipartisan Congressional group who negotiated this historic compromise. Our county leaders are eager to move forward with local infrastructure projects that will be made possible with funding from this critical infrastructure legislation.”


Infrastructure Fact Sheet





U.S. Department of Treasury Covid-19 Economic Relief Information is available by clicking HERE.

CEA Executive Director, Michael Griffin speaks with Senator Chris Coons for CEA Board of Directors meeting on March 26, 2021.


Drug-neutralizing pouch helps prevent overdoses   


In Minnesota’s most populous county, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is combating drug overdoses by providing Deterra® Drug Deactivation and Disposal System to residents for safe, at-home disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications.   


Click here to read the full story.   

FREE Prescription Discount Drug Card from CEA


This card will provide you with savings of up to 80% at more than 68,000 pharmacies across the country including CVS/pharmacy, Kmart, Rite Aid, Walmart, Walgreens and many more.

You can print as many cards as you need.  

Please feel free to forward this FREE Prescription Drug Card to your friends and family.

This discount card program provides the following:

1. Savings on brand and generic medications.

2. Discounts on prescriptions for pets.

3. Complete confidential use (no name required on card).

How to use:  Print this pre-activated card, bring into your pharmacy, and save up to 80% on your next prescription.  




CEA Overview

About Us


We know county officials work hard to accommodate the needs of the people they serve and to remain effective leaders, they must continue their important role in shaping national policy.


County Executives of America provides its members with the voice they need to remain strong politically and economically.  


CEA works directly with the principal decision-makers in all areas of the federal government so our members get their questions heard and answered.


We also work with private sector business leaders from around the world in order to create economic opportunities for our members' local communities and offer valuable county programs that will help our members cut county costs and improve local services.


In short, we work for our members so they can do more for their counties.  Click HERE for more information.



Our member meetings with top federal officials are effective and our highly-focused seminars and conferences bring together key county players!


FREE!! Federal and Foundation Grant Searches

FREE!! Legislative Advocacy

FREE!! Public-Private Partnership Assistance


It is easy to find out more about the benefits of being a CEA member! Just call County Executives of America at:

202-628-3585 and request the County Executives of America's member brochure.


Membership dues to County Executives of America are tax-deductible. 


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