Happy National County Government Month!

Counties across NYS are showcasing the many ways they serve their communities. 

National County Government Month (NCGM), held each April, is a celebration of county government. Counties are encouraged to schedule activities to connect with constituents and highlight effective programs. It's the perfect opportunity to raise public awareness and understanding about the various services your county provides to the community.

Follow NYSAC on Twitter for County Government Month highlights (@NYSCounties) and be sure to enter our County Photo Contest!

Resources to help you celebrate your county:
101 Ways Counties Serve New Yorkers and Strengthen the Quality of Their Communities (Counties are encouraged to adapt this NYSAC report for their own use.)

Model press release for NY counties (April 2019)

NYSAC press release

Celebrating County Government Month in NY - short video.

Counties Work - iCivics game for use with students of all ages - students learn about local government by playing a county official responding to citizen requests. 

View County Government Month resources from the National Association of Counties, including a sample proclamation, media relations tools, logos, and tools for teaching students about county government.

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