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.
COUNTY EXECUTIVES OF AMERICA
2020 ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE
Thursday, February 27 - Friday, February 28, 2020
Board of Directors Meeting and Leadership Conference
College Park, MD
(Just prior to NACo Legislative Meeting Sat. February 29 – Wed. March 4, 2020)
Sunday, July 19, 2020
General Membership Dinner Meeting
Orlando (Orange County), Florida
(To coincide with NACo Annual Meeting Fri. July 17 – Mon. July 20, 2020)
Friday, December 4, 2020
Political Roundtable and Board of Directors Meeting
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with comments or questions.
PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR INDUSTRY LEADERS
The members of our respective organizations, Electronic Security Association, Security Industry Association and The Monitoring Association play a vital role by providing critical intrusion, fire and emergency medical monitoring for American families and businesses. We are also committed to doing our part to help fight the coronavirus pandemic during this extraordinary time.
As states and local governments are promulgating quarantine orders, mandatory business closures and urging citizens to “shelter in place” to limit the spread of the coronavirus, it is critical that these measures do not inadvertently limit essential businesses and services that support the critical infrastructure needed to successfully fight the pandemic. Hospitals, banks, pharmacies, utilities, government buildings and homes with personal emergency response systems (PERS) are just a few examples of the infrastructure our members service with intrusion, fire and medical monitoring.
On March 28, 2020 the U.S Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Administration (CISA) released the Administration’s updated "Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce" for identifying “essential critical infrastructure workers.” We ask that you help us communicate to state and local officials, as appropriate, that any orders issued among your membership follow this guidance in identifying essential services and workers that should remain available. These CISA guidelines will also be updated as stakeholders with good arguments for inclusion are added, thus negating the need for updates to state and local executive orders that refer specifically to these guidelines.
We know this is an extraordinary time in American history and we hope to work with organizations such as yours to create more uniformity among states and local governments that issue executive orders. We hope the need for these measures will dissipate quickly and that we can all get back to work.
COUNTY EXECUTIVES OF AMERICA WOULD LIKE TO SEND A SPECIAL THANKS TO SENATOR CHRIS COONS, FORMER CEA BOARD MEMBER, FOR HIS LEADERSHIP IN INCLUDING COUNTIES IN THE SENATE PASSED STIMULUS BILL.
ALSO, THANK YOU TO SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER FOR RESPONDING TO CEA VICE PRESIDENT AND SEVIER COUNTY TN MAYOR, LARRY WATERS TO INCLUDE 1099 WORKERS.
AND LASTLY, THANK YOU TO CEA PRESIDENT AND ALBANY COUNTY NY COUNTY EXECUTIVE DAN McCOY FOR HIS WORK WITH SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER.
A MESSAGE FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
On behalf of U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, please see an important message regarding financial service sector guidance to State and local officials as they work to protect their communities while ensuring continuity of critical functions to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.
A message from U.S. Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection David B. Lacquement:
Workers across the financial services sector play an important role in supporting the American people and our Nation’s economy. Consistent with the need to ensure access for essential financial services workers, Secretary Mnuchin issued the attached memorandum. This memorandum points to guidelines from the President and the Department of Homeland Security, which provides guidance to State and local officials as they work to protect their communities while ensuring continuity of critical functions to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.
Everyone should follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as State and local officials regarding strategies to limit disease spread. We are dedicated to working closely with all of you to ensure the safety of the workforce and ensure the continued operations of the financial services sector in support of our Nation’s economy.
Thank you for your continued support.
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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