Gila County to Celebrate National County Government Month

Gila County to Celebrate National County Government Month

Leaders to highlight county innovations in public health and safety, justice, other county programs


Gila County, AZ (April 3, 2017) — Gila County will celebrate National County Government Month (NCGM) during the month of April to showcase how the county is building a healthy, vibrant and safe community through innovative efforts in managing justice and public safety systems, fostering conditions for economic growth, strengthening infrastructure and pursuing many other efforts to improve residents’ quality of life.

The theme for this year’s celebration of NCGM is “Brilliant Ideas at Work,” showcasing how counties are trailblazing new approaches to seize opportunities and overcome community challenges.

“Gila County is proud of the programs and services provided to our residents,” said Board Chairman Tommie Martin. “Our efforts combined with efforts of counties across the country are helping American communities to thrive. I encourage all county residents to take advantage of National County Government Month outreach events to learn how the county can assist you and your loved ones.”

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.

Gila County NCGM public events include:

  • To kickoff  NCGM, the Gila County Board of Supervisors will approve Proclamation No. 2017-02 proclaiming the month of April 2017 as National County Government Month at the Tuesday, April 4th Board of Supervisors’ meeting.
  • “Free Latex Paint Recycling Day” will take place at the Buckhead Mesa Landfill only, on Saturday, April 8th, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
  • An art contest for all schools within Gila County.  In conjunction with Earth Day, the art contest theme is, “Recycling and Our Environment.”  Art contest entries will focus on what individuals, schools and communities can do to protect and enhance the environment.  All entries will be displayed at the Gila County Courthouse throughout the month of April.  Entries must be submitted no later than Friday, April 14th, please contact Sharon Winters at (928) 402-8531 for more information about the art contest. 
  • Gila County Animal Control will partner with Pet Club to provide pet adoptions at Pet Club’s low-cost rabies clinic, to be held on Friday, April 21st, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, at Pet Club, 101 W Aero Drive, in Payson.
  • On Saturday, April 22nd, from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, there will be a FREE Green Waste Day at the Buckhead Mesa and the Russell Gulch Landfills.  They will be accepting Green Waste at NO charge and hope to encourage residents to clear property of weeds and brush in preparation of wildfire season.  Green Waste includes tree limbs, pine needles, brush, grass clippings and leaves.
  • On Saturday, April 22nd, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, the Globe-Miami STEMFest & Arbor Day Celebration will be held for the first time at the Gila Community College, 8274 S Six Shooter Canyon Road, in Globe.
  • The Gila County Sheriff’s Office and Drug Enforcement Administration will be holding their annual Take-Back Initiative on Thursday, April 29th, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Wal-Mart parking lot, in Payson. Public is asked to bring their expired or unused prescription medications so they can be properly disposed of.
  • Check out our NCGM display in the main lobby of the Gila County Courthouse located at 1400 E Ash Street, in Globe, and in the lobby of the Gila County Complex located at 610 E Highway 260, in Payson.


For more information about NCGM, visit the NACo website at: or contact Brian Namey at (202) 942-4220 or