April is National County Government Month

Chatham County will celebrate National County Government Month (NCGM) during the month of April to highlight essential county government healthcare services and programs. The theme for this year’s celebration of NCGM is “Healthy Counties.”

Chatham County is proud of the healthcare services and programs available to their residents. National County Government Month is a great opportunity for the public to take a closer look at what Chatham County does, how they do it, and meet the people behind the services they provide.

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.

The events are as follows: April 12 at 10:00 a.m. – County Government Fair Day at the Savannah Mall to include discussions on health related topics, exhibits, dancing, give-aways and more. The program will begin with a health walk around the interior of the mall at 11 :30 a.m. Arrive early and enter to win a 32″ flat screen television. April 14 at 11 :30 a.m. – The Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council (CCSNPC) will launch the new Health Information Exchange pilot project between the J. C. Lewis Health Center and Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. This event will be held at the J. C. Lewis Health Center, located at 120 Fahm Street. April 15 at 1:30 p.m. – The Marines of Long Ago will hold their reunion and feature a special performance by the United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Team at Savannah State University Tiger Arena. Citizens and employees are encouraged to take a late lunch and experience a national treasure. Additional parking will be at Wright Stadium with shuttle service to the arena. Please arrive early, April 24 at 10:00 a.m. – Chatham County Health Fair at the Live Oak Public Library (Southwest Branch behind Target), located at 4097 Abercorn Street, to include free health screenings, exhibits, performance by Angela Beasley’s Puppet People, dancing, entertainment, give-a-ways and more. Free hot dogs and soft drinks will be served at 12:00 noon.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information about upcoming events, please visit www.chathamcounty.org.

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