Douglas County to host open house eventsIn honor of the National Association of Counties (NACo) 75th anniversary, April has been designated as County Government Month.
By: Celeste Beam, Alexandria Echo Press
In honor of the National Association of Counties (NACo) 75th anniversary, April has been designated as County Government Month.
To celebrate, Douglas County is hosting five open house events during the month of April at various county government offices:
•Friday, April 2 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Douglas County Public Works, 526 Willow Avenue.
•Friday, April 9 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management, 2115 Jefferson Street.
•Friday, April 16 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Douglas County Hospital, 111 17th Avenue East.
•Friday, April 23 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Douglas County Courthouse, 305 8th Avenue West.
•Friday, April 30 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the new Douglas County Jail location, 509 3rd Avenue West.
Snacks and refreshments will be served at each location. In addition, there will be at least one commissioner on hand at each site to visit with the public.
What is NACo?
NACo is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States.
Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nation’s 3,068 counties.
It also advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government; improves the public’s understanding of county government; assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research; and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.
Its membership totals more than 2,000 counties, which represents more than 80 percent of the nation’s population.
Douglas County is a member of NACo.