‘Counties Matter’: Tioga County celebrating National County Government Month

Owego, NY- Tioga County will celebrate National County Government Month
(NCGM) during the month of April. The theme for this year’s celebration of NCGM
is “Counties Matter,” acknowledging how counties help to improve people’s lives
every day, especially for local government workers on the frontlines of the
coronavirus pandemic.
“Tioga County is proud of the programs and services we provide to our residents,”
said Tioga County Chair, Martha Sauerbrey. “In a year full of unimaginable
challenges, Tioga County stepped up and faced this pandemic head on,
providing the emergency response and other essential services that our residents
rely on. I salute all our County employees.”
As part of this year’s celebration, New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC)
is holding a County photo contest to celebrate the unique beauty and diversity of
New York State Counties. To enter, simply share a photo of Tioga County on
Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag @nyscounties and use the hastag
#countiesmatter. Five winning photographs will be chosen for publication in the
summer edition of the NYSAC News magazine and included in the NYSAC 2022
Calendar.
“National County Government Month is an opportunity for counties to highlight the
many ways they serve their residents,” said Stephen Acquario, Executive Director
of the NYS Association of Counties. “Local government is vital to our communities
across the state, and this is the perfect time to showcase counties across New York
State.”
Since 1991, the National Association of Counties (NACo) has encouraged counties
across the country to raise public awareness and understanding about roles and
responsibilities of counties.