April is National County Government Month, and the Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is encouraging counties to raise awareness about the good works they do. The National Association of Counties (NACo) started the annual celebration in 1991 and urges counties across the U.S. to promote the services and programs they offer.
Counties can educate their residents and help spread the word using tools from TAC and NACo. Videos and brief explanations about the duties of Texas county officials can be found at the redesigned Texas Counties Deliver website (texascountiesdeliver.org). Visitors can also play the online iCivics game Counties Work: Texas (www.icivics.org/games/counties-work-texas) to understand the challenges that county public servants face.
On its website, NACo (www.naco.org) suggests that counties involve the media in their celebrations and open county offices to tours during April.