The Wayne County Board of Commissioners
April 21, 2015
National County Government Month, 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.
County resources are the core building blocks for healthy, vibrant and safe communities. Counties run most of our nation’s local jails and courthouses, operate countless parks, libraries, firehouses and 911 call centers. All over the country, county transportation and infrastructure are vital to boosting economic competitiveness, moving our food efficiently and maintaining a strong national defense.
The decisions that county leaders make about transportation, infrastructure, land use and economic development policies and investments influence local and national economic opportunities, shape how communities grow and enhance Americans’ quality of life. Through regional partnerships and collaboration with federal, state and other local governments, nonprofit organizations and private firms, counties connect residents, businesses and communities and strengthen local economies.