Welcome to the official website for the National Association of County Information Officers, better known as NACIO.

County communications professionals deal with all types of communication projects for multiple departments on a daily basis. And while the projects may vary, there is one common thread - teach project tells the story of county government to county residents.

NACIO strives to not only bring together county and state association communicators but also to share valuable communication and networking opportunities to those wanting to learn how to tell their county’s story more effectively.

Want to learn more? Check out how to Get Involved section under the about us tab, engage with us on social media, and consider entering our Awards of Excellence contest, which recognizes the best in county communications throughout the country.

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2024 NACIO Awards of Excellence

The 2024 NACIO Awards of Excellence submissions are now closed. Winners will be announced in July.

Become a Member

If having direct access to a group of peers across the country who handle the same roles, responsibilities and issues as you in your role as a government communicators sounds beneficial, please join our group. NACIO provides networking and learning opportunities geared specifically for those in county government and state association positions.

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As an active affiliate of the National Association of Counties (NACo), NACIO works to promote the value of professional PIOs and communicators to county governments. NACIO members serve as judges for NACo's annual National County Government Month contest, and NACIO experts present highly entertaining workshops on media relations best practices at the NACo Annual and Legislative conferences.

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