Throughout National County Government Month, Smith County has worked to highlight various county departments and employees, and what they do for local citizens.
On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, the Smith County Commissioners Court approved a resolution declaring April 2017 as National County Government Month in Smith County.
A “Fact of the Day” was posted each week day throughout the month, and news releases were sent out about several departments and programs including special projects at the Records Services Department, a Vocational Trades Program at Juvenile Services; plans for a second Veterans Treatment Court; a new initiative called, “Connecting Communities,” and various other programs.
During April, Smith County officials and employees aided in hosting a Young Adult Job Fair, helped John Tyler High School graduating seniors prepare for life after high school; donated surplus computer equipment to an area nonprofit to help school children; held its annual County-Wide Clean Up; and participated in a regional emergency management drill.
The theme for this year’s celebration of National County Government Month (NCGM) was “Brilliant Ideas at Work,” to showcase how counties are trailblazing new approaches to seize opportunities and overcome community challenges.
“We are excited to be highlighting what we do in the county,” Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran said. “We want to serve you.”
Since 1991, the National Association of Counties (NACo) has encouraged counties across the country to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of counties.
To find all of the stories releases this month about Smith County, visit www.smith-county.com.