National County Government Month

National County Government Month (NCGM), held each April, is an annual celebration of county government. Since 1991, the National Association of Counties has encouraged counties to actively promote the services and programs they offer. Counties can schedule activities any time during the month. NCGM is an excellent opportunity for your county to highlight effective county programs and raise public awareness and understanding about the various services provided to the community.

NCGM 2017 Resources

This year's NCGM theme is Brilliant Ideas at Work, which is consistent with NACo's 2016-2017 Presidential Initiative.

2016 National County Government Month Recap

2016 NCGM Story Map

View a story map in County News that highlights how six counties across the nation celebrated NCGM this year.

2016 NCGM Media Coverage

Click here to view media coverage of the 2016 National County Government Month.


If you have questions about National County Government Month, please contact Brian Namey at or 202.942.4220.

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