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By - dstambaugh@civitasmedia.com - 419-335-2010



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The Fulton County Commissioners have announced that April is National County Government Month (NCGM). NCGM, held each April, is an annual celebration of county government.


With the encouragement of the National Association of Counties (NACo), Fulton County will be participating in a variety of ways this year. The theme this year is “Ready and Resilient Counties: Prepare. Respond. Thrive.”


“National County Government Month is an excellent way for Fulton County to kick off initiatives we’ve been working on to highlight county programs and to raise public awareness and understanding of county government,” said Toni Schindler, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Fulton County Commissioners. “Counties are a vital part of our local communities. Counties build infrastructure, maintain roads and bridges, provide health care, administer justice, keep communities safe, run elections, manage solid waste, keep records and much more. The initiatives we are launching are going to highlight county services in several different mediums.”


The first of these initiatives to begin in April is a collaboration with local radio station, 96.1 WMTR. “We will be launching a 5-10 minute radio show called “The Commissioner’s Corner” in which I will interview various elected officials, highlight departments, note upcoming events and important information that the commissioner’s would like to convey to the public,” Schindler said. April’s shows will highlight the NCGM theme and highlight ways in which Fulton County prepare, respond and thrive in today’s ever challenging environment. The program will be produced every two weeks, and will be inserted at various times throughout the week into local WMTR programming.


Other initiatives that will be launched during the month of April will be a quarterly newsletter highlighting similar information. This will be distributed in hard copy with an email option via the Notify Me section on the county website. The public can sign up for the newsletter as well as several other alerts pertaining to various county departments.


Additionally, the county will be posting “Did You Know” fact(s) every day of the month of April on the front page of the website and their Facebook and Twitter pages. To access this information, visit www.fultoncountyoh.com


“We’re very excited to launch these initiatives,” said Commissioner Perry Rupp, board president. “Fulton County has so much to offer, and county government can be somewhat of an enigma to the general public. We plan on offering this communication not only for National County Government Month, but on an ongoing basis.”


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