Monday, April 1, 2002
Atlantic County Government is coming to the Hamilton Mall on Monday, April 8 from 10 AM to 5 PM in celebration of National County Government Week, April 7-13, 2002. Approximately 22 county offices will provide visual displays and information about their services on the first floor of the mall, near the main entrance. County Executive Dennis Levinson will kick off the event with the presentation of the county's new 35-foot diesel-powered bookmobile that features a wireless phone and laptop computer connection to the resources of the county library system.
"What better way to celebrate county government week than by bringing county services to our residents," exclaimed Levinson, who felt it was important that residents have an opportunity to participate in the celebration of their local government.
In addition to informational materials, county offices will be offering soil testing, photo identifications and tax assistance for seniors, child fingerprinting, voter registration forms, blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes screenings, and coloring books, stickers, buttons and compact disks for the kids. Participants will also have a chance to see one of the dogs that is currently available for adoption from the county's animal shelter.
National County Government Week is sponsored by the National Association of Counties to raise public awareness about the roles and responsibilities of counties. Atlantic County is one of more than 1,000 participating counties nationwide.
For more information, please contact Howard Kyle, Chief of Staff, at (609) 343-2368.