Kentucky Association of Counties
Executive director: Bob Arnold; 2008 salary: $178,080
Dues: Range from $400 to about $9,000
Car: Arnold is provided a 2008 BMW X3 SUV
Credit Cards: KACo provides five top managers and 14 other employees with cards. In addition, the president has a credit card for the year he is in office.
Expense Procedures: No detailed expense reports are required. Employees must submit reimbursements and credit card receipts for the approval of their supervisors and, ultimately, Arnold. Since April, all employee expenses also flow through general counsel Tim Sturgill. Arnold's expenses are now submitted to Sturgill for review and to KACo's five-member executive committee for their information.
County Commissioners Association of Ohio
Executive director: Larry Long; 2007 salary: $132,491
Dues: Range from about $4,800 to more than $11,000
Car: Long is provided with a Honda Odyssey.
Credit cards: Issued to policy, insurance and field staff members
Expense procedures: Employees must file detailed monthly expense reports to their supervisors. Each entity has a treasurer on its elected board that also approves spending. The executive director's expenses are approved by the treasurer from the association's executive committee.
Texas Association of Counties
Executive director: Karen Ann Norris, 2007 salary: $218,878
Dues: Range from $550 to $2,440 based on population
Car: Norris doesn't use a TAC vehicle.
Credit cards: Most field, legislative and communications staff members are issued TAC-owned cards
Expense procedures: Employees expenses are first checked by supervisors, then the accounting department. The executive director's expenses are reviewed by auditors and then shown to the board of directors.
Virginia Association of Counties
Executive director: James D. Campbell; 2008 salary: $168,920
Dues: Range from $1,038 to $223,810 per year
Car: The executive director has access to a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Credit cards: One credit card is controlled by the executive director
Expense procedures: Employees fill out expense reports, which are submitted to the executive director for approval. The executive director's expenses are approved by the board of directors as part of the annual budget.