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NACO Annual Meeting

Nineteen graduates of the Nebraska Association of County Officials (NACO) Institute of Excellence were recognized at the association’s annual conference in Kearney last week. The Institute of Excellence is a year-long leadership development program for county officials and affiliates with county government. It is coordinated NE Extension and taught by UNL, UNO and Extension faculty.
Participants in the program discover their personal leadership attributes, learn communication and collaboration skills, as well as leading more effective meetings and managing conflict. According to Jessica Jones, a co-coordinator and extension educator, “Participants engage in discussions around emerging issues to increase their leadership capacity for managing change.”
Fillmore County Zoning Administrator and Veteran Service Office Administrative Assistant Jennifer Slezak was recognized by 801 county officials attending the conference, for successfully completing the Institute of Excellence and earning a Certificate of Achievement.
Also attending the conference were Fillmore County Clerk Amy Nelson and Fillmore County Treasurer-elect Darcy Nun.