The Texas Counties Deliver public information campaign aims to improve the public’s understanding of the value of county government and the essential services it provides Texans. County officials from across the state are joining in this effort. TAC hopes you will too!
Together we can improve understanding of and trust in county government.
- Share the good news about your county with the public and the news media.
- Speak to community groups about how county government delivers for them.
- Meet with your legislators about important county issues of concern.
- Visit regularly with a community leader(s) who can help advocate for your county.
Tools to Help You
Here are resources to help you get started. Check back for updates!
www.TexasCountiesDeliver.org — This informative website explains county government and county officials’ duties. It features fun videos, a poster, infographics and more. Use it during presentations and in conversations with constituents and legislators.
Videos — Share these entertaining, short videos about county government on our YouTube Channel. We have more videos coming, so check back often! They are produced by Chet Garner of "The Daytripper" on PBS.
Infographics — These infographics help illustrate the good work Texas counties perform across the state. Spread the word! Download and share them on social media.
Texas County Government: How county government serves you and your community — A brochure that describes each county office and the services it provides. Order copies to share.
Texas Counties Deliver: Effective, Efficient, Local Solutions
— A customizable PowerPoint presentation you can use to educate groups
on how county government works, how little it truly costs and the
essential services it provides. Download the PowerPoint presentation and accompanying script.
Here are Just a Few Things Counties Do for You — This 11” x 38” poster highlights many essential services counties provide Texans. Order posters to hang in your office and courthouse.
License Plate Holder — Text on these white license plate holders reads “Effective, Efficient, Local Solutions” and “www.TexasCountiesDeliver.org.” Order holders to display on your personal and county vehicles.
Connecting with Constituents: Practical Ideas for Educating the Public — A list of quick, easy and proven ways to start communicating your county government story. Download the PDF. See real-world examples used by county officials across the state.
Texas Counties Deliver: A Great Bargain for Your Tax Dollar
— A brochure with infographics illustrating the value county
government provides and how unwarranted restrictions on local revenue
decisions make it harder for counties to meet rising costs and state
Order copies to help spark conversations about the part counties play in the complicated property tax landscape.
Texas County Government: Delivering Value, Facing Challenges — A list of talking points on the value counties deliver and key challenges counties face. Download the PDF.
Social Media Resources — Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools are perfect for sharing the good news about your county. This digital communications primer for county government provides tips on using Facebook and Twitter. Also see Further Reading and Resources for links to County magazine articles about social media and county government.
Examples – Counties Share Their Stories
Many counties across the state are already sharing their counties’ stories. Such as:
Communication Wisdom: County Public Information Officers Share Tips for Effective Communication
Sheriffs Embrace Facebook
Lights. Smartphone. Action! Telling Your County's Story Through Video
Preparing Wilco - Williamson County OEM embraces Facebook and Twitter
Website Spotlight: Parker County Judge Mark Riley’s Transportation Blog
County Government 101: Comal County Educates Public
Smith County shares news about its good work on Facebook and Twitter
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Feedback and Questions
How do you share your county’s story? TAC wants to know. Please about the Texas Counties Deliver campaign. We may feature your idea on this website and in County magazine!
Why Join the Campaign?
County officials can best tell
the story about how county government serves Texans every day. Watch
Oldham County Judge Don Allred explain the need for county officials to
share their counties’ stories in this short video.