Counties celebrate National County Government Month
Around the United States this April, county governments are making themselves and their functions known to the public in celebration of National County Government Month. Here's a sampling of how counties are celebrating, you can see even more here.
Socks featuring the counties of Washington state help county officials dress to put their best foot forward.
Health department workforce has shrunk 23 percent since 2008
Leaders of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) representing the nation’s nearly 3,000 local health departments recently met with their representatives on Capitol Hill to educate them on the most pressing public health issues affecting their communities. Here, Adriane Casalotti, NACCHO’s chief of Government andHealth department workforce has shrunk 23 percent since 2008
U.S. Senate Confirms David Bernhardt as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior
On April 11, the U.S. Senate voted 56-41 to confirm David Bernhardt as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). Prior to his confirmation, Sec. Bernhardt served as Deputy Secretary of the Interior under Secretary Ryan Zinke, becoming Acting Secretary in January 2019 after Sec. Zinke resigned.U.S. Senate Confirms David Bernhardt as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior
Profiles in Service - April 15, 2019
Roane County, Tenn.
Number of years involved in NACo: Two
Years in public service: 18Profiles in Service - April 15, 2019
Economic Development Administration on chopping block?
As President Trump targets the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for elimination in his 2020 budget proposal, counties are touting the Commerce Department agency as a boost to local economies.
Gunnison County, Colo. Commissioner John Messner testifies April 9 on behalf of NACo on the importance of the U.S. Economic Development Administration before a House subcommittee. Photo by Chris Wathen
No college required: County removes need for degree from some jobs
For years, people who didn’t go to college or didn’t finish college often hit stumbling blocks when applying for certain jobs.
In Boulder County, Colo., depending on their work skills and experience, they might be welcomed with open arms.No college required: County removes need for degree from some jobs
Surveys: A couple thousand dollars for your thoughts?
County officials can’t read residents’ minds, but some try the next best thing to see what their constituents are thinking.
Hillsborough County, Fla. launched an online resident survey April 8, hoping to gather more than 1,000 online responses to add to complement a phone survey of 1,300 people.Surveys: A couple thousand dollars for your thoughts?
Trump Administration issues Executive Order making it harder for states to block oil and gas pipeline projects
On April 10, President Donald Trump issued Executive Order (EO) 13868 directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to review and revise section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).Trump Administration issues Executive Order making it harder for states to block oil and gas pipeline projects