National County Government Month

Every April, the National Association of Counties (NACo) sponsors National County Government Month (#ncgm) as an opportunity to highlight all of the work, services, and programs that counties provide and this year is no different. For 2019, the theme is "Connecting the Unconnected," Take a look at the video below for more information about Why Counties Matter, read about how Mariposa County works for you, or get information about our Youth Contests

Why Counties Matter

County governments provide essential services to create healthy, vibrant and safe communities. Counties build infrastructure, maintain roads and bridges, provide public health and social services, administer justice, keep communities safe, run elections, keep vital records, build and maintain parks and recreational areas, and so much more. Check out this quick video for more information:

Graphic that reads County Government Month, April 2019


Contests for Local Students

Check out these fun contests for local students. 

Poster contest winners will be determined by the Mariposa Arts Council with winning entries displayed at the Tree Top Gallery. All winners will receive cash prizes, with the first place winners also receiving an art kit.

Essay contest winners will be determined by the Mariposa Gazette with winning entries being published in the newspaper. All winners will receive cash prizes, with the first place winner also receiving a laptop computer!

Click on the contest of your choice to download the contest materials. 

Mariposa County Working for You

Mariposa County government plays an important role in the lives of your family and community members as its 20 departments work to keep you safe:(Sheriff, Fire, District Attorney, Probation), help keep you productive (Agricultural Commissioner and the Farm Advisor), keep you healthy and assist you with sensitive issues (Health and Human Services Agency, Child Support Services), keep you informed (Library), keep your valuable records (County Clerk, Recorder), administer the democratic process (Elections), keep you moving and building (Public Works, Planning, Building), and do it all effectively, efficiently, and legally (Administration, Assessor, Auditor, Clerk of the Board, County Counsel, Human Resources, Treasurer-Tax Collector). The approximate 400 County employees are your family, friends, and neighbors and they proudly serve you with integrity and passion.

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