Oklahoma State Legislature Proclaims County Government Week

Grant County officers met with State Rep. John Pfeiffer at the Oklahoma State Capitol during County Government Week.  Pictured L to R: District 3 Commissioner Pat Ronck, Clerk Sherri Eulberg, District 2 Commissioner Cindy Bobbitt, Rep. John Pfeiffer, and Treasurer Penny Dowell.

 

Both the Oklahoma House of Representatives and Oklahoma Senate passed resolutions this week to proclaim April 11-15, 2016, as County Government Week. The resolutions were made in recognition of county government and the services provided by county government.

“The future of our state depends on the health and prosperity of rural Oklahoma,” said State Rep. John Pfeiffer.  “The service rendered to the people of the State of Oklahoma by the dedicated public servants in county government is recognized and appreciated.”

More than 100 county officials attended the reading of the resolutions at the State Capitol.  Grant County officers in attendance included Treasurer Penny Dowell, Clerk Sherri Eulberg, District 3 Commissioner Pat Ronck and District 2 Commissioner Cindy Bobbitt. These county officials also met individually with Rep. Pfeiffer, Senator Patrick Anderson and other legislators to discuss legislation important to counties.

County Government Week in Oklahoma corresponds with National County Government Month, which is held each April in celebration of county government.  Since 1991, the National Association of Counties, or NACo, has encouraged counties to actively promote county services and programs during the month-long celebration.  The theme for this year’s National County Government Month is “Safe and Secure Counties.”

“Grant County is proud of the programs and services provided to our residents,” said Bobbitt, who also serves as Central Region Representative of the NACo Executive Committee.  “Our efforts, combined with efforts of counties across the country, help keep American communities safe and secure. I encourage all county residents to reach out to any of the elected officials in Grant County to learn how the county can assist you and your loved ones.”

For more information about Grant County and the services it provides, visit grantcountyok.com