News From Across the Nation - Jan. 7, 2019
Dozens of underprivileged children received bicycles over the holidays thanks to a GILA COUNTY program still going strong after 15 years. Bicycles rescued from landfills and donated by the public are refurbished by Department of Corrections inmates hired by the county to rebuild the bikes. Replacement parts are bought by the recycling and landfill department and the county health department kicks in free safety helmets. “It’s heartwarming — it really is,” said Sharon Winters, who manages the county recycling and landfill department. “Not just for the kids and their families. Inmates tell us that being able to give back to children in the community is so meaningful for them, especially for inmates who won’t see their families while they’re incarcerated over the holiday season.”
NCCAE 2019 Agenda
Letter to congressional leaders advocating for PILT and SRS in FY 2019
Big 7 Letter to Congress: House Oversight Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee
Behind the Seal - Jan. 7, 2019
Standing Out in Your Field
I write this while standing in an open 5-acre field in an agricultural area of central Florida. It is miles and miles from the nearest store, gas station or even fast food place.Standing Out in Your Field
Om the Move - Jan. 7, 2019
- First Vice President Mary Ann Borgeson spoke about the Live Healthy program and the NACo-MACo relationship at the Maryland Association of Counties’ Winter Conference in Dorchester County (Cambridge) Jan. 2-4.
Program Manager Nastassia Walsh moderated a roundtable discussion on the opioid epidemic at the Maryland Association of Counties Winter Conference Jan. 4 in Dorchester County, Md. (Cambridge).
Counties can help build the case for investing in early childhood programs
Last year, the cost of center-based infant care exceeded one-year’s tuition and fees at a four-year public college in 28 states and the District of Columbia with the average cost of care exceeding 27 percent of the median household income for single working parents.Counties can help build the case for investing in early childhood programs