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Barnstable County to Celebrate National County Government Month

April will highlight county contributions to public health and safety, other county programs

Barnstable, MA (April 1, 2021) — Barnstable County will celebrate National County Government Month (NCGM) during April to showcase how the County supports the 15 towns across Cape Cod to achieve healthy, safe, and vibrant communities.

The theme for this year’s celebration of NCGM is “Counties Matter,” demonstrating how counties help to improve people’s lives every day, especially for local government workers and volunteers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

New to this year’s NCGM celebration is NACo’s “I Love My County Because” art contest. This is an opportunity for children and young adults ages 18 and under to create artwork during NCGM for NACo’s 2021-2022 “Counties Matter” calendar. For a complete list of eligibility criteria, rules, and submission guidelines, visit

On the Barnstable County’s website,, several Barnstable County departments and programs will be featured throughout April, illustrating how the County provides essential services for our residents. The County will also emphasize the critical role that volunteers have played over the past year during the pandemic response.

“Barnstable County is proud of the programs and services we provide to our residents,” said Barnstable County Administrator Jack Yunits, Jr. “At this time our efforts – combined with those of counties across the country – are helping American communities respond to current public health needs. I encourage Cape Codders to learn more about our unique county government and how our county services help support the 15 Cape Towns.”

Since 1991 the National Association of Counties (NACo) has encouraged counties across the country to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of counties.”

CONTACT: Sonja Sheasley, Communications Manager