Next week, Supervisors Kevin Cann (Mariposa) and Lee Adams (Sierra) will join RCRC staff at the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Western Interstate Region (WIR) 2019 Conference in Spokane County, Washington.  Supervisor Cann serves as First Vice President of WIR, and Supervisor Adams serves as RCRC’s WIR representative. 

WIR is dedicated to the promotion of western state interests, and the WIR Conference brings together county officials, federal, state, and regional policymakers to focus on unique pressing issues affecting rural communities.  This year’s conference will feature notable speakers, including James Hubbard, Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s for Natural Resources and Environment, and Kim Wyman, Secretary of State of the State of Washington.

Each year, the WIR Conference is hosted by a county within the fifteen Western states and provides attendees with the opportunity to interact with federal, state and regional policymakers, participate in educational sessions and take home tools to address challenges.  Recently, RCRC, the California State Association of Counties, and Mariposa joined forces to bring the NACO’s WIR Conference to California in 2020.  The NACO’s WIR 2020 Conference will be hosted at the world-renowned Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite in Mariposa County.