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Our Sponsors & Partners


The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments.  Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.  NOBCO is an affiliate of NACo and both organizations work together on critical issues impacting their constituencies.  


NOBCO takes a deeper dive to look at, study, and inform county officials on issues NACo addresses from the perspective of the impact to Black County Officials.  Together we are able to strengthen some of our most vulnerable communities to build a stronger America.


Nationwide – On Your Side

Products/Services: Financial Management/Services, Retirement Planning

Nationwide has the expertise to create and deliver the right solutions and strategies for your retirement program needs. Nationwide provides product solutions such as 457(b) and 401(a) programs for public employees, that will help prepare employees for retirement. 

Nationwide surrounds the plan with industry expertise by simplifying retirement planning with insights from the Nationwide Retirement Institute, by consulting with highly experienced representatives in person or over the phone and by providing an award-winning call center support area for plan participants. 

We support your plan and your employees every set up of the way. Nationwide is a proven partner in delivering the kind of one-one-one support to ensure participants are ready for retirement. 

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Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46.5 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services. For more information, see and learn about how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @AetnaNews


The Center for Black Health & Equity envisions a world where all people of African descent are able to obtain their optimal health outcomes. Our mission is to facilitate public health programs and services to benefit communities and people of African descent.

We build the capacity of strategic partners, public health organizations so that they may advocate for culturally appropriate solutions that promote health equity. We focus our efforts on issues related to tobacco use, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and COVID-19 disparities.

We believe that the first step to mobilizing communities is to become aware of the root causes of health disparities. This means examining and reversing the impact of institutional social structures that impact African American health.


Founded in 1991, the Center for Black Equity (CBE), is the oldest and only Black LGBT organization in the United States. The Center for Black Equity works to achieve equality and justice for Black LGBT communities through expansive platforms focused on Health Equity, Economic Equity and Social Equity. The organization works to increase the public’s understanding of the challenges LGBT communities face on a daily basis and facilitate the erosion of misconceptions and prejudices. The Center for Black Equity also works to revitalize the public’s commitment to advocate collaboratively for immediate institutional changes in laws, policies, programs and resource availabilities that allow everyone, including Black LGBT people, to compete effectively in the marketplace. NOBCO is partnering with CBE to raise awareness on Black LGBT issues in counties across the United States.


Charter Communications is America’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products. Charter is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect more than 26 million residential and business customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of Charter’s business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our 94,000 employees.

For more information about Charter, visit the Charter Newsroom or Investor Relations.

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Founded in 2003, Channing Capital Management is a Chicago-based investment management boutique serving institutional investors. Today, under the leadership of the founding partners Rodney B. Herenton and Wendell E. Mackey, CFA, we remain committed to our original core values: Competitive Excellence; Collaboration and Teamwork; Strong Ethics: Clients First; and Mutual Respect.

Since inception, we have grown our assets under management to more than $3.6 billion (as of December 31, 2021) using a consistent, singular investment approach: Intrinsic Value. Long-term performance and tailored client service are long-standing precepts that drive everything we do. Our clients are confident that we strictly adhere to our investment approach through all market cycles. We believe in it, and they trust us. And we are easily accessible, and always maintain open communication.


Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.


CTIA represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and companies throughout the mobile ecosystem.

CTIA represents the U.S. wireless communications industry. From carriers and equipment manufacturers to mobile app developers and content creators, we bring together a dynamic group of companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st Century connected life.

As the voice of America’s wireless industry, CTIA:

Advocates for legislative and regulatory policies at federal, state, and local levels that foster the continued innovation, investment and increasing economic impact of America’s wireless industry. CTIA is active on a wide range of issues including spectrum policy, wireless infrastructure, and the Internet of Things, among others.

Convenes the industry to tackle our most difficult challenges and coordinates voluntary best practices and initiatives. CTIA works with members to develop test plans and certification processes for mobile devices, coordinates with members and other industry leaders to ensure the security of mobile networks and devices, and leads industry initiatives to enhance accessibility, improve 9-1-1 location accuracy, and deter phone theft.

Promotes our members through numerous campaigns aimed at building awareness among policymakers and the general public, as well as through industry-leading events on topics ranging from cybersecurity to 5G.


FLHI partners with healthcare providers, health volunteers, politicians, various media and service oriented organizations in their communities to offer large-scale wellness and other outreach platforms to minority populations through local churches, community events and more.

FLHI’s national outreach efforts are to improve community-based care coordination, address social determinants of health, and focus on preventive care for the most vulnerable populations worldwide.


The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, founded in 1970 as the Black think tank, works with experts to provide evidence-based research, accessible solutions, and technical assistance to assist communities with large African American populations to solve problems. The natural synergies between the Joint Center and NOBCO create opportunities for collaboration to continue the work to empower and transform counties and communities of elected and appointed county officials throughout the country.  Increasing black political participation continues to be goal because it is the most direct route to improving the economic and social concerns of marginalized and vulnerable populations.


Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP is a national law firm with a practice dedicated to the collection of delinquent government receivables.
For over 45 years now, Linebarger has been providing customized collection programs for its public sector clientele. Our services allow our clients to spend more of their time and limited resources on providing the core services their constituents expect, while avoiding unnecessary tax increases and cuts to essential public services.

Our People – A Customer-Driven Focus: The cornerstone of our law firm is our people and their commitment to delivering the best customer service possible.

A Unique Service Offering – A History of Success: Our law firm has successfully merged the practice of law, with the business of collections and advanced technology to create a unique service offering. The result has been the recovery of billions of dollars in additional revenue for our government clients.

Compliance with the Law: Lawyers supervise and participate in our clients’ collection programs, and they must abide by the strict rules prescribed by the supreme courts in each of the states where they are licensed to practice law. Our law firm also must comply with the laws that govern the collection industry.


The Pretrial Justice Institute formally began operations in 1977 in the footprint of criminal justice reform.  NOBCO established their partnership with PJI out of our understanding criminal justice reform as a pressing issue to the growth and comprehensive wellbeing of African American communities.  Whether it’s education, housing, health, or employment, the economic impact of an unfair criminal justice system must be addressed.  The American system of bail is fundamentally incapable of doing the job we expect from it. Those with money—regardless of where they got the money or their danger to the community or victims—can purchase their freedom while poor defendants remain in jail pending trial, which can sometimes last years. In light of the increasing growth of mass incarceration of black, brown, and poor people this is a partnership where more is gained than lost by working together.


The Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) aims to be the leading transformational force for health equity in policy, leadership development, and research. Rooted in the legacy of our founder,  16th U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, SHLI’s mission is to create systemic change at the intersection of policy and equity by focusing on three priority areas: the political determinants of health, health system transformation, and mental and behavioral health. In conjunction with key strategic partners, SHLI enhances leadership among diverse learners, conducts forward-thinking research on the drivers of health inequities, and advances evidence-based policies; all in an effort to contribute to the achievement of health equity for all population groups.


Verizon Communications Inc. operates America’s most reliable wireless network. The company’s business focus is to deliver the promise of the digital world to customers. Guided by that objective, Verizon has become the largest wireless service provider in the U.S., as measured by the total number of customers. 

Today, more than 98 percent of the U.S. population has access to Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Verizon is investing to accelerate 5G for its customers, which will be the foundation for creating more internet-connected devices, making cities smarter, energy grids more efficient, and transportation safer. Verizon also operates Fios, the most awarded all-fiber network in the industry.

Verizon maintains a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion. By celebrating diversity across all spectrums, including but not limited to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran/military status, and age, Verizon is a stronger company and culture. 

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