National County Government Month (NCGM), held each April, is an annual celebration of county government. For the past 25 years, the National Association of Counties (NACo) has encouraged counties to promote county services and programs during April. NCGM is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the vital role counties play in residents’ lives every day.

NCGM’s theme is consistent with NACo Pres. Sallie Clark’s presidential initiative: “Safe and Secure Counties.” It focuses on counties’ service in three distinct areas:

– Ensuring public safety;
– Preserving public health and well-being; and
– Promoting local economies.

The NCGM 2016 Toolkit is now available at Download the toolkit for ideas about engaging your community and celebrating county government in action.