April Is National County Government Month

National County Government Month (NCGM), held each April, is an annual celebration of county government. Since 1991, the National Association of Counties (NACo) has encouraged counties to actively promote the services and programs they offer.

NACo’s NCGM resources provide a host of tools and ideas to highlight innovative programs and raise public awareness and understanding about the bevy of services counties provide each and every day for communities across Maryland.

According to the National Association of Counties (NACo):

The coronavirus pandemic highlights the importance of county government. Counties are on the front lines protecting our communities from coronavirus and other illnesses that have the potential to become a pandemic. Counties support over 900 hospitals and operate over 1,900 public health departments, which are the ground troops in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. Local health departments are working to protect public health by communicating with transportation officials, educating health care providers and communicating to the public best practices to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.

If you have questions about National County Government Month, please contact Brian Namey at BNamey@NACo.org or 202.942.4220.

Visit the NACo website for more information.

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