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National County Government Month (NCGM), held each April, is an annual celebration of county government. Since 1991, the National Association of Counties has encouraged counties to actively promote the services and programs they offer.

The coronavirus pandemic highlights the importance of county government. Counties are on the front lines protecting our communities from coronavirus and other illnesses that have the potential to become a pandemic. Counties support over 900 hospitals and operate over 1,900 public health departments, which are the ground troops in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. Local health departments are working to protect public health by communicating with transportation officials, educating health care providers and communicating to the public best practices to reduce the spread of infectious diseases.

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Pitt County was established in 1760 as an arm of state government. Nine commissioners are elected from six districts on a partisan basis for staggered, four-year terms. The County Manager is appointed by the Board. The Commissioners' meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month in the Pitt County Office building, located at 1717 W 5th Street, Greenville NC 27834. The public is encouraged to attend all meetings. BOCC Meeting Agenda for April 5, 2021.

CLICK HERE to learn about the Pitt County Board of County Commissioners

Every Monday throughout the month of April, snapshots of the core priorities which are reaffirmed by the Pitt County Board of Commissioners (BOCC), will be posted on social media and listed in the tabs below. Continuing the celebration of National County Government Month, read and share with your neighbor what priorities Pitt County focuses and develops to help our community thrive!  

Follow Pitt County on Facebook and Twitter: @PittCountyNC

Click through the tabs below to read quick facts discussing significant focus areas which prompt innovative solutions within Pitt County.

  1. April 12
  2. April 19
  3. April 26
  4. April 5



Two questions, two answers.

Two for Tuesday social media posts will be made every Tuesday throughout the month of April. Read through two questions and learn of two responses regarding services and priorities such as: Pitt County Animal Services, Environmental Health, Economic Development and Adult Protective Services.

  1. April 13
  2. April 20
  3. April 27
  4. April 6

When is it appropriate to call 911?
Examples of when it is appropriate to call 911:
Emergencies pertaining to life and property.
Medical issues such as chest pains
Breathing issues
Accidents causing trauma
Car wrecks
Examples of when it is NOT appropriate to call 911:
Power outages
Water pipes busted
cat stuck in a tree
Once I call 911, what do I do next?
Have your location ready to give to the telecommunicator, and listen to all questions and instructions given so that the best information is given to the responders.

undefined Opens in new windowCLICK HERE, or the logo above and learn more about the Pitt County Emergency Management Department.

Board of County Commissioner (BOCC) Meetings

"My county government matters because..."

Local high school Civics students participated in an extra credit opportunity discussing what local government means to them. During the Monday, April 5 Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting scheduled for 6:00pm, one essay will be selected and read live on air! The selected essay and all remaining essays will be housed below. To view previous BOCC meetings and all other Board meetings such as Board of Social Services, Board of Health, etc., go to to subscribe and follow!

High Schools Civics Essay Submissions

My county government matters...

because it provides great services which always better improve our lives, even during this pandemic. Pitt county, during the pandemic is doing everything to help their citizens, they are working hard to get us covid-19 vaccines, they are providing us information on their website to help stay safe, they handled covid-19 rules and regulation in a high standard to keep us safe. Pitt county not only handles the pandemic well, it makes the lives and the environment safe and welcoming, there are parks, there are more small businesses, more college and continuing education programs that are affordable that give you a well paying job. Pitt county gives you the opportunity to raise a family and grow a business in a safe and adequate environment to better your families life.

During the floodings of the tar river, Pitt County  handles well. It disposes the flood water in a well-timed fashion and also provides flood insurance. The cost of living is lower than the national average meaning you can study at Pitt Community College while having enough money to pay for your living standards.

While the pandemic is currently active, Pitt County continues to provide ways to keep our minds at ease while providing ways to stay safe. Parks and trails are a good way to release stress due to problems at home or with the virus, all parks and trails provided to you by Pitt. Pitt County offers many ways to “live” your life during this time, it allows you to pay your bills from your home, it allows you to pay your taxes from home and if you can’t pay your taxes on time, it allows you to have extensions. No wonder Greenville, which is Pitt County’s largest city, was named one of the best places to live and with the continuous effort of Pitt and its people, I know we can defeat this virus and return to normal.

This essay was submitted by Brandon Barrientos-Gonzales - North Pitt High School 


Reading Resources

Financial Services
Financial Services is responsible for managing the financial operations of Pitt County in accordance with North Carolina's Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act.

CLICK HERE to view the FY 20-21 Budget in Brief
CLICK HERE to view Previous 'Budget in Brief' Publications
CLICK HERE to view all other Financial Reports such as the CAFR and PAFR

Public Information

The Public Information Office produces the "Stay Connected" ad which runs in the Daily Reflector newspaper each Saturday before a meeting of the Pitt County Board of Commissioners. CLICK HERE to view the latest Stay Connected ad.

  1. Additional WIC Support for Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    An increase in cash-value benefits will support the purchase of fruits and vegetables Read on...
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From volunteer fire fighters, Meals on Wheels Volunteers, Food Bank Volunteers, to Vidant Medical Center Volunteers, Pitt County has far more needs than volunteers! Food insecurity tops the list as far as a local need for our community. Over the past year the pandemic has increased the need for food as well as the need for volunteers to deliver that food. One clear example is the Meals on Wheels Program which has expanded from delivering 325 meals a day to 360 meals a day with 180 older adults still on the waiting list. Whatever your interest, expertise or hobby; you can give hope and critically needed assistance to someone in our county.

Be a part of the solution and improve someone’s life today by reaching out to volunteer! CLICK on one of the links below to learn on how to volunteer locally.

Council on Aging
Vidant Medical Center

Contact the Public Information Office for more Information regarding volunteer efforts.


With many children home from school, NACo's civic education resources provide perfect opportunities to inform young people about county government and have fun at the same time.

Developed in partnership with iCivics, the "Counties Work" online educational game and the downloadable "My County Works" activity book for young children are great activities individuals can enjoy from their homes.

Both resources are free and accessible at

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The game, "Counties Work" educates students (and adults) about local government functions by letting them run their own county. Along the way, they will learn about the many services provided by county departments while having to balance citizen requests and budgets.
The "My County Works" activity book offers hours of education and entertainment for elementary students.