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County Government – Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know
January 31 @ 3:00 pm
LWV Presents: A Special Program on County Government – Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to KnowAmong its responsibilities– COVID testing and vaccine programOn Sunday, January 31, at 3 pm, The League of Women Voters will hold a webinar entitled, “County Government — Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know” with special speaker, Teri O’Connor, Monmouth County Administrator. Those interested in attending this free webinar can register here or go to the lwvsmc.org and click on the big red button.More people live in Monmouth County (620,000) than in the state of Wyoming (580,000). Running the County is a big job, one we typically know little about. Here’s the public’s chance to correct that.The five-member Monmouth County Board of Commissioners (formerly Freeholders) oversees 388 miles of roads, 1,000 bridges, 15,000 acres of county parks, and the largest circulating library in the state. The county delivers emergency management, property tax assessment, Brookdale Community College, recycling/solid waste management facilities, vocational education, and more. It’s at the county level that we handle elections—including registration, voting machines, vote-by-mail ballots, vote-counting, and election certification. Its public health responsibilities include COVID testing and vaccine programs.LWV President Peggy Dellinger states, “It serves us well to understand how county government affects our safety, health, quality of life, and pocketbook. Join us to hear Monmouth County Administrator Teri O’Connor explain everything we didn’t know we needed to know about county government.”The League of Women Voters was established 100 years ago by helping to pass the 19th amendment. It is a non-partisan, activist, grassroots organization that believes voters should play a critical role in democracy.