American City County Exchange

Task Force Description

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As municipal leaders, you make daily decisions that directly impact your neighborhood roads, schools and property taxes.

How much more effective could you be if you had access to ground-breaking research and the nation’s top industry experts, or if you could share ideas and experiences with your counterparts from around the country so you can learn what works without repeating others’ mistakes?

The American City County Exchange (ACCE) is America’s only non-partisan free market forum for village, town, city and county policymakers. ACCE brings together local elected officials, leading industry experts and policy analysts to share ideas and experiences with their counterparts from around the country.

Members of the American City County Exchange receive academic research and analysis from policy experts who work with issues, processes and problem-solving strategies upon which municipal officials vote. Provided with important policy education, lawmakers become more informed and better equipped to serve the needs of their communities. Join us today.

ACCE Mission Statement

The Mission of American City County Exchange is to advance limited government and free market principles in local government through model policies, conferences and online collaboration.

ACCE Value Statement

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.

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3rd ACCE Annual Meeting – July 27 – July 29, 2016

We look forward to hosting the 3rd ACCE Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 27 – July 29, 2016! Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana as well as the second-largest city in the Midwest. It also happens to be within eight-hours driving distance for 50% of the population of the United States.

The ACCE Annual Meeting is designed to bring together local elected officials and members of the private sector to discuss and exchange policy ideas.

Some of our past plenary speakers at annual meeting have included Governor Scott Walker, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Dr. Ben Carson and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.

We look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis!

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ACCE Reg Rates

All Model Policies

  • Proclamation Recognizing Tax Freedom Day Draft

    Whereas, Tax Freedom Day is a significant date for taxpayers and lawmakers because it represents how long Americans as a whole have to work in order to pay the nation’s tax burden, and Whereas, Americans will collectively spend more on taxes in [Insert Current Year] than they will on food, …


    WHEREAS, [Insert Jurisdiction] is a political subdivision, created by the [Insert State] WHEREAS, [Insert Jurisdiction] is tasked by the [Insert State] to carry out certain core responsibilities as approved by [Insert State]. WHEREAS, those core responsibilities are outlined in the [Insert State Code or Charter] WHEREAS, a local minimum wage …

  • An Ordinance for Local Coordination on Federal Regulations Draft

    (A) Definitions. (1) “Coordinate” means the action necessary to achieve coordination. (2) “Coordination” means the process by which an agency of the federal government brings its regulations, whether proposed or established, into consistency with the public policy of [Insert Jurisdiction].  This process includes a series of regular meetings in [Insert …

  • An Ordinance to Repeal Personal Property Tax Collection Draft

    WHEREAS, Ordinance No. [Insert number], passed on [Insert date], established personal property tax collection in [Insert Jurisdiction], and WHEREAS, the [Insert State] [insert state statute] has given [Insert Jurisdiction] the option not collect personal property taxes, and WHEREAS, personal property taxes make it impossible for businesses and citizens to own …

  • ACCE Principles of Taxation Final

    The fundamental principles presented here provide guidance for a neutral and effective tax system; one that raises needed revenue for core functions of government, while minimizing the burden on citizens. Simplicity – The tax code should be easy for the average citizen to understand, and it should minimize the cost …

  • A Resolution to Establish a Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights for Residents of (INSERT JURISDICTION) Final

    WHEREAS, this great nation is built on the solid foundation of government being of the people, by the people and for the people, and WHEREAS, it has become too commonplace for governments at all levels, to solve financial problems by creating new taxes and/or increasing existing taxes with little or …

+ All American City County Exchange Model Policies