The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is divided into 67 counties. Each county government plays a vital role in the lives of its residents. Learning about your county and its officials will help you make better use of county government services. Knowing about county government empowers you to have input into your community and the decisions that impact your life and home.
Citizen's Guide to Pennsylvania Local Government (2007 edition)
Here is an online version of a booklet about County Government. This information is generalized for all counties. The information is about 10 years old. Use it as a template to "update the facts" and customize it for your county.
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NewPA.com - Business, community, or a concerned citizen can find resources to help grow your enterprise or revitalize your neighborhood.
Check out your county government's website. Find it using your favorite search engine. | Evaluate your government's web site
"Democracy is the only system that
persists in asking the powers that be
Posted 8/6/2006 by Cynthia J. O'Hora released to public domain
Save a tree - use a Digital Answer Sheet: Open a text document or word processing document. Paste the questions into the blank document. Answer the questions in the word processing document. Save frequently as you work. I do not like losing my work. You will not like it either. Put your name and the date in a header. Bad things happen. Retain a copy of your work on your computer. Submit your assignment via a class electronic drop box or email attachment. You may be working on this project at home, the public library and at school.
Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work. Make Your Own Printed answer sheet
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