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Counties Reach Out to Communities During National County Government Month


Posted Date: 
June 4, 2012
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Jim Philipps, Media Relations Manager

James Madison argued in 1822 information is essential for a popular and effective government. That’s why it’s critical that counties remain committed, creative and aggressive informing the communities they serve about the role and responsibilities of county government, and the essential services and programs available. During the month of April, hundreds of counties did just that during the 2012 National County Government Month.

Many activities were wrapped around this year’s theme: Healthy Counties, Healthy Families. The theme fit nicely with NACo President Lenny Eliason’s 2011–12 “Healthy Counties” presidential initiative that is urging counties to promote healthy living and lifestyle choices.

In New Hampshire, the association of counties sponsored a breakfast hosting the governor and the state’s executive councilors.

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