Sustainable communities focus of County Government Week
Washington, D.C. Sustainability will be the focus of this year’s National County Government Week, April 19-25, and the National Association of Counties is urging local officials to share their stories about efforts to create sustainable communities. “County government week is an ideal time for [counties] to begin the process that leads toward a sustainable community,” wrote NACo President Randy Johnson, in a letter to the nation’s county officials.
NACo has suggested activities to highlight National County Government Week and the issue of sustainability, including:
* Holding a town meeting or launching a series of community-wide dialogues to solicit citizen participation in identifying the community’s most pressing issues; * Convening a “local government summit” with city and county leaders and their staffs to address regional issues; and * Involving students in a county government “sustainability” activity.
For more information, contact the Joint Center for Sustainable Communities, a partnership between NACo and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, at (800) 696-1667.