Governing on the Ground

The Past, Present, and Future of County Government

by Peter Golden



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/19/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781665736367
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781665736374
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781665736381

About the Book

County government is one of the most consequential, least understood levels of government in America. Specific county roles and responsibilities vary widely from state to state— and even within some states— but county governments everywhere play an important role in serving residents and communities.

What is often overlooked is that county governments are institutions comprised of people— county officials who live and work in the communities they lead. They are our neighbors, coworkers, family and friends.

Now, the National Association of Counties, which represents county governments in Washington, D.C. brings you the testimony of thirty officials and offers a glimpse into their efforts to help people and places thrive.

Since the seventeenth century, counties have served as the backbone of a country that longs to control its own local affairs. With the publication of Governing on the Ground: The Past, Present, and Future of County Government, you will finally read how this is accomplished.

About the Author

Peter Golden is an award-winning journalist, historian, novelist, and the author of nine books. He has interviewed Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Bush (41); Secretaries of State Kissinger, Haig, and Shultz; Israeli Prime Ministers Rabin, Peres, and Shamir; and Soviet President Gorbachev. His latest novel, Nothing is Forgotten, which explores the connection between the Holocaust and the Cold War, is published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster. He lives outside Albany, New York.