American City County Exchange (ACCE) Second Annual Meeting a Success

The 2nd Annual Meeting of the American City County Exchange (ACCE) has come to a successful conclusion. In attendance were local elected officials from almost half of the states in the U.S. The workshops were detailed and technical, focusing on free market solutions to policy problems, government efficiency and learning about the emergence of new technology and emergency services.

ACCE Sal DiCiccioPhoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio delivered a challenging presentation on how he led Phoenix from a 6-month permitting process to a 24-hour permitting process for new buildings.

ACCE Kevin FaulconerSan Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer was the guest speaker for the ACCE reception on Wednesday night.  He stressed the importance of innovation and efficiency in local government.

ACCE Nick LicataSeattle City Councilman Nick Licata was also in attendance. ACCE Director Jon Russell said, “Nick walked away from the meeting expressing his appreciation for new ideas, some of which he would like to explore in Seattle. Nick actively participated with private and public sector members in discussion of future model policy.”


ACCE Annual Meeting Testimonials:

“ACCE got its sea legs under it in San Diego, demonstrating that it will become the city/county powerhouse in free market model policy development. The phenomenal growth in just the second year proves the thirst for free market collaboration and interaction.”

–Keith Self, County Judge, Collin County


“This was my first ACCE meeting and I’m glad to be involved.  I met other elected officials from communities across the nation who face some of the same concerns and problems that my community faces.  Some had even found answers to their problems and were there to share not only their stories, but the recipes used to reach success. “

–Deanna Alexander, Milwaukee County Supervisor


“The ACCE conference was an invaluable opportunity to share best practices, exchange innovative ideas, and meet other municipal leaders. Each city or county is unique, but we all face similar challenges, and ACCE provides the perfect forum to help local leaders effectively shape policy and tackle tough issues.”

–Ellen Troxclair, Austin City Council


About the American City County Exchange (ACCE)

The American City County Exchange brings together local elected officials and private sector members to develop public policy that promotes accountability, transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness rooted in limited government and free market principles.

ACCE Leadership:

Culpeper, Virginia, Town Councilman Jon Russell, ACCE Director

Stratford, Connecticut, Mayor John Harkins, National Chair

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