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From: Tim Heider, Clackamas County Public Affairs Manager, 503-742-5911

4-2-15

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County joins in recognizing April as National County Government Month

This month across the country, counties will recognize National County Government Month. Accordingly, Clackamas County will take several actions to highlight numerous county programs and services that improve residents' lives in many ways.

This year, the county's theme is Keeping Clackamas County Moving. Outreach will center on county infrastructure and transportation. The county will initiate a campaign via social and new media that increases public awareness of many projects aimed at keeping our communities safe, residents healthy, roads strong, water clean, and region attractive for residents and businesses. Like Clackamas County on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ClackamasCounty or follow Clackamas County on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ClackamasCounty.

The county is promoting some of its many efforts by publicly releasing an infographic which is also available at http://www.clackamas.us/pga/images/ccinfographic.jpg. Among other interesting facts, the document shows how the county maintains more than 1,400 miles of road and 180 bridges, produces more than six billion gallons of clean water each year, and cared for more than 22,000 people through its health centers in 2014 alone.

This month-long recognition is spearheaded by the National Association of Counties (NACo), an organization that represents county governments in the United States. More information on NACo can be found at http://www.naco.org.

National County Government Month will wrap up April 30 with a presentation to Clackamas County Commissioners highlighting what Clackamas County does for its residents and introducing county employees who work daily to build and maintain our infrastructure. That meeting starts at 10 a.m. in the Hearing Room at the Public Services Building, 2051 Kaen Road in Oregon City.

For more information, media may contact Community Relations Specialist Dylan Blaylock at 503-742-5917 or dblaylock@clackamas.us.

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