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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.

Counties celebrate National County Government Month

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 and

Health department workforce has shrunk 23 percent since 2008

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

Ron Berry

Board Member
Roane County, Tenn.

Number of years involved in NACo: Two

Years in public service: 18

Profiles in Service - April 15, 2019

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

Economic Development Administration on chopping block?

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

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?

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

Including a Spotlight on environment and energy

County News - April 15, 2019

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