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April 3, 2023


Wendy Howell

Public Information Officer

229.302.3006 (office) or 229.854.0006 (cell)

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Highlights to include county innovations in public health and safety, justice, and other county programs

DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA – Dougherty County Board of Commissioners will celebrate National County Government Month (NCGM) during the month of April to showcase how the county achieves healthy, safe, and vibrant communities. At today’s County Commission meeting, Chairman Lorenzo L. Heard officially kicked off the week with a County Proclamation recognizing the month and the celebration of the county.

The theme for this year’s celebration of NCGM is “Counties RISE!,” inspired by the signature focus of National Association of Counties (NACo) President Denise Winfrey. The theme is an acronym for and highlights Resiliency, Inclusion, Solvency, and Empowerment – all county priorities undertaken with energy and passion for building stronger counties.

This year, Dougherty County celebrates NCGM with an outreach via social media platforms to engage the community about all the functions of the county, our services, and highlight our diverse group of employees. County departments will be asked to participate and share highlights throughout the month on various projects and anything they would like to share on what their department does to be highlighted by the County Public Information Officer on these channels and later in the second quarter county newsletter.

“Dougherty County is proud of the programs and services we provide to our residents,” said Board Chairman Lorenzo L. Heard. “Our efforts are building inclusive, resilient, thriving communities and I encourage all residents to participate in National County Government Month to learn about the role our county plays.”

Group photo of all county commissioners holding proclamation.

The Dougherty County Board of Commissioners presented a Proclamation during this morning’s Commission meeting kicking off this month for National Counties Month in Dougherty County.