The Association of Indiana Counties, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established in 1957 for the betterment of county government. The various functions of the AIC include lobbying the Indiana General Assembly on behalf of counties, serving as liaison among counties, state and federal agencies as well as providing technical assistance and training to county officials and employees.
The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) was established in 1957 for the betterment of county government. AIC's purposes and goals are to seek the betterment of county government through: representation of counties at the Indiana General Assembly; research and dissemination of information; communications through publications and seminars; professional training and educational programs; liaison between counties, state and federal agencies; and technical and managerial assistance.
While there are a number of agencies and groups offering assistance to county government, AIC is the only entity that represents the legislative needs of Indiana counties.
Meet the elected county officials who direct Association policy and management. An Executive Committee oversees administration and presidents and vice presidents from the six AIC districts also serve on the board.
Meet the Association staff who organize the various programs & activities for members and associations. The staff has varying responsibilities from lobbying and legislative efforts to coordinating conferences & special events. Click on their name for contact information.
We are conveniently located in downtown Indianapolis less than one block from the Indiana state capital at 101 West Ohio Street in the Old National Bank building.Click above on "location" for a map to our office.
Legal Counsel for the Association of Indiana Counties
The AIC Newscenter is a resource for members, the news media, other government entities, and citizens to learn about AIC issues in the news. You are free to get AIC news in a way that is convenient for you: through social media, this website, rss feeds, etc.
If you are a county elected official that represents an AIC affiliate office you automatically receive the Indiana News 92 magazine every other month and the eNewsletter. If you are not receiving these please update your contact info by filling out the online form by clicking here.
The AIC and its partners are continually looking for programs that help counties to purchase goods and services for the best rates possible. Joint purchasing programs offer many money saving opportunities for local governments.
The National Association of Counties offers counties the opportunity to help make the cost of prescription drugs more affordable for all citizens. NACo member counties can do this and also retain $1 of the program administration fee from each prescription filled. This money can be used for the county's general operating fund.
The AIC honors a handful of counties each year for their achievements and innovations through the AIC County Awards Program. Professional video productions of each award winning county are a great way to promote the good that county government is doing across Indiana.
The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) is dedicated to assisting county government officials and employees. We help you become more efficient, solve tough problems, and find the resources county officials need to do their job well. We believe the starting point to all of this is through education and training.
Many affiliates now have training requirements upon taking office, thanks to legislation passed by the General Assembly in recent years. This link provides information for each affiliate that has required training, including the statutes that pertain to the training, what sources of funding are available and what courses have been approved.
The AIC's professional development courses are called the AIC Institute. We offer about one course per month and provide county officials and county employees the opportunity to achieve different levels of accomplishments- from the certificate to the Platinum Masters Pin.
Browse step-by-step tutorials created by the AIC to learn how to navigate social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, or learn how to access the Indiana General Assembly's website to look up information regarding the current legislative session.
Every odd year after elections for county officials, the AIC hosts the Newly Elected Officials Seminar as a basic introductory class to introduce newly elected officials to county government. Our next training will be December 14-16 2016 at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone. CLICK HERE for more details.
The AIC provides a variety of legislative services to its members in Indiana's 92 counties. Members are encouraged to use this form to sign up for Legislative Bulletins that are sent throughout the year as well as during the legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly.
The Annual Conference provides AIC members an opportunity to attend educational workshops, view an exhibit hall of over one hundred booths and meet and build relationships with over 500 county elected officials and county employees from throughout the state of Indiana. The conference location rotates around the state of Indiana and dates vary.
Please mark your calendar for our 2017 Conference in Switzerland County September 25 - 28, 2017.
The AIC hosts an annual legislative conference during the mid-point of both the long and short legislative sessions. This is a great opportunity to learn about important legislative issues that affect county government as well as a great opportunity to learn how to advocate for your county at the statehouse. Check back in early January for information about the upcoming Legislative Conference.
The AIC travels to each of Indiana's six districts following the conclusion of each legislative session. These meetings are a great opportunity to learn about new laws impacting county government, and a great networking opportunity. These meetings are open to county officials, county employees and AIC Associate partners.
The AIC in conjunction with the State Board of Accounts holds newly elected officials training every other year. These meetings are open to officials who've never held an elected office as well as incumbent office holders.
The AIC appreciates the support of our Associate members and vendors.We strive to provide you with opportunities to connect with a variety of county officials from each of our 92 counties.
A list of the programs specifically endorsed by the Association.
The Association provides a variety of programs and services for members. The organization is strategically organized so that members can interact based on county office type and their specific region within the state of Indiana.
All of Indiana's 92 counties are members of the AIC. Membership consists of entire counties rather than individual office holders. They can be urban, suburban, or rural counties. Their sizes range from Marion County, with a population of over 750,000 to Ohio County, with a population of slightly more than 5,000. A county's membership enables its elected and appointed officials to become participants in AIC. They have the opportunity to serve as AIC officers, as members of the AIC Board of Directors and on various committees.
AIC affiliates are organizations representing individual county office holders. Individual office holders participate via representation on the Board of Directors, the Legislative Committee and several other committees which guide the AIC staff in performing their jobs. To affiliate, an organization must petition and be approved by the Board of Directors. Most affiliate groups sponsor meetings in addition to those regularly scheduled during AIC conferences.
Read AIC's eNewsletter - Feb. 3, 2017
Read today's eNewlsetter. Calls to action on annexation and municipal bonds! Also read about the On Local Government webinar this month with Purdue Local Government expert Dr. Larry DeBoer.