A press release from the McHenry County Board
McHenry County to Celebrate National County Government Month with Poster Contest
WOODSTOCK, Illinois – McHenry County will celebrate National County Government Month (NCGM) during the month of April to showcase how the county is moving America forward through transportation and infrastructure projects and other county programs and services that help its communities grow and prosper.
The theme for this year’s celebration of NCGM is “Counties Moving America Forward: The Keys are Transportation and Infrastructure.”
To celebrate this year’s theme the McHenry County Board Management Services Committee will host a student poster contest for K-12 students who attend school in McHenry County. Students are asked to create original artwork that reflect how the county connects communities through transportation and infrastructure.
McHenry County invests in efficient transportation and transit options to connect communities.
With over 500 county lane miles, 54 bridges, and three public transportation services, McHenry County transportation and infrastructure are critical components that support our economy.
Recent projects that McHenry County has had involvement in include the Western Algonquin Bypass, MCRide Dial-A-Ride (which provides means for residents who do not have access to a car to travel throughout the County by bus), Johnsburg Road Roundabout, bridge and roadway repairs across the County, and the Rakow Road improvements.
“High-performance transportation and infrastructure is essential to providing a high quality of life for McHenry County residents. The local economy depends on well-functioning transportation and infrastructure.
“In just the past several years, the County has been recognized for designing and constructing first-class transportation projects and sustainable infrastructure.
“The National County Government Month Poster Contest is an excellent opportunity for youth to show their work and the County’s role in shaping communities,” states Tina Hill, Chairwoman of the McHenry County Board Management Services
The 2015 National County Government Month Poster Contest begins on March 12, 2015 and the deadline to submit entries is April 3, 2015. Entries should be mailed or delivered to:
McHenry County Division of Transportation
Attn: Poster Contest
16111 Nelson Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
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. McHenry County is excited to be part of this year’s celebration.