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.






The next CEA Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at National Harbor in Prince George's County MD. 

Please RSVP to Co-Executive Director Kelly Griffin at kgrif@optonline.net by July 2, 2021.

CEA Board of Directors Meeting and General Membership Dinner

Sunday, July 11, 2021

McCormick & Schmick’s National Harbor

145 National Plaza

Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745

(301) 567-6224


Board of Directors Meeting at 5:00 p.m. (Current Board members only)

Cocktail Reception at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner at 7:00 p.m. (All CEA members and prospective members are invited for cocktails and dinner)



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.

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Deadline Extended: $120 Million Available in BJA COSSAP Grant  


The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse (COSSAP) grant contains over $120 million in funding and the submissions deadline has been extended to July 6, 2021. Deterra is an eligible expense and you can easily add at-home drug deactivation and disposal to your existing plans or create a standalone plan using our Grant Guide.


Download the guide today or contact our Director of Advocacy, Rob Reynolds, at (612) 358 2046 or rreynolds@DeterraSystem.com to learn more.  


Click here to get the guide.  

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. 


When you need to spend wisely there is only one choice. County Executives of America;

Better Quality for Better Performance. Click HERE for more information.