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This Week in Photos: Apr. 14 – 20

On April 9, Adam Ortiz, Director of Environmental Protection for Montgomery County, Md., represented NACo at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Winning on Reducing Food Waste event.

NACo joins government and industry leaders to address nation’s food waste challenges

The 2019 Western Interstate Region (WIR) Conference is fast approaching. In less than one month, Spokane County will serve as host for this wonderful event. On behalf of the Spokane County Board of Commissioners, we invite you to join us May 15–17.

2019 WIR Conference Invitation from Commissioner Mary Kuney

On April 12, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the opening of the application period for eight FY 2019 DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.7 billion. These grants support state, local and tribal governments in preparing for and responding to major natural disasters and other emergencies.

Apply now: U.S. Department of Homeland Security announces $1.7 billion for FY 2019 preparedness grants

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?

Hatfield and McCoy Feud Does anyone know what this thing is, and what it’s commonly called? If so, do you have any stories (or scrumptious recipes) to share about this Appalachian favorite?
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Spring break adventures that will clear your mind and warm your spirit Warm temperatures. Crisp morning air. A longing for adventure. Spring has found its way back to the Mountain State and brought with it the opportunity to
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Discover these Hidden Springtime Gems in West Virginia As Almost Heaven comes alive with greenery and budding flowers in the spring, it's the perfect time to discover new places and try new adventures. From
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West Virginia Tourism Tucked away in Tucker County - that's Almost Heaven.
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Charleston putting new "face" on landscape with in-place mural projects If you see a face or an animal peaking from those vines, trees or bushes in the capital city, your eyes might not be playing tricks on you. City officials said eight artists are creating in-place mural projects in Charleston, ...

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