County Day of Recognition to be held April 7

Published 2:22 pm Monday, April 6, 2015

The Chilton County Commission will take part in the first County Day of Recognition for National Service on April 7.

Commission Chairman Allen Caton signed a proclamation on March 23 during the regularly scheduled commission meeting to highlight the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps in the community and thank individuals who serve.

The County Day of Recognition for National Service is designed to spotlight the impact of national service programs, thank those who serve, and encourage citizens to give back to their communities. The initiative, part of National County Government Month, is being led by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

The National Association of Counties is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States, according to a press release from National Service. Founded in 1935, NACo assists America’s 3,069 counties in pursuing excellence in public service to produce healthy, vibrant, safe and resilient counties.

To spotlight the impact of National Service and thank those who serve, county officials across the country will participate in the County Day of Recognition for National Service.

Part of the proclamation Caton signed says “more than 10,000 national service participants of all ages and backgrounds in Alabama provide vital support to county residents and improve the quality of life in Chilton County. National service participants increase the impact of the organizations they serve, both through their direct service and by managing millions of additional volunteers.”

Although no formal event will take place in Chilton County, the proclamation asks that on April 7, residents recognize the positive impact of national service in the country and thank those that serve, and find ways to give back to the community.

For more information about the program, contact Serve Alabama at (334) 954-7440 or