Did you know that April was National County Government Month? Perhaps, like DeKalb County, GA, your county provided a community workshop. Check out this information provided by the National Association of Counties and share what your county has done to prepare its citizens.
Since 1991, NACo has encouraged counties across the country to actively promote county government programs and services. National County Government Month (NCGM) is celebrated each April by the nation’s counties to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government. This year’s theme is:
Ready and Resilient Counties: Prepare. Respond. Thrive.
Counties may focus on how they prepare and respond to natural disasters and emergencies or any situation that the counties may face, such as economic recovery or public health and safety challenges.
Counties participate in NCGM by hosting a variety of community outreach events and activities. These include: tours of county facilities, recognition ceremonies for county employees and volunteers, distribution of information about county programs and services, sponsoring student essay or art contests, meetings with business and community leaders, and adoption of resolutions.
Share your county’s plans and engage your community by posting your activities on social media using the hashtag #NCGM. You can send messages on Twitter to @NACoTweets or tag NACo on Facebook.
National County Government Month is a chance for you to show your community and county residents exactly Why Counties Matter.