Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Counties Work!

I discovered a gem this morning. Last year, the National Association of Counties launched an interactive computer game - perhaps similar to "The Sims" - in which children (or really nerdy adults?!) "assume the role of a county official responsible for providing services, dealing with citizen requests, setting and raising revenues, and working within a budget. Along the way, students learn about the various services provided by county departments — such as road maintenance, law enforcement, courtroom and jail services, parks and recreation and library services — while having to make tough spending and tax levy decisions, and face re-election."

It's genius (and free!)

Here's a link to the latest press release: NACo Newsroom

And here's a link to the game:


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