April is National County Government Month and is an opportunity to raise public awareness about county services, programs and responsibilities. National County Government Month is sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo).
This year's theme is "Safe and Secure Counties.”
County resources are the core building blocks for healthy, vibrant and safe communities. Nationwide, counties invest more than $100 billion annually in transportation, broadband services, water systems, and public facilities.
People depend on counties to provide services that build, maintain and protect their homes, schools and neighborhoods. Counties build infrastructure, maintain roads and bridges, provide public health services, administer justice, keep communities safe, run elections, keep vital records, build and maintain parks and recreational areas, and so much more.