2019 Public Outreach Checklist

A New Year’s Challenge. How many can you check off?

By Liz Carmack, Sr. Communications Specialist

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Whether you are new to county government or a county official with multiple terms under your belt, you can help your county’s residents better understand how you and your county serve them every day. 

It’s easy using the Texas Counties Deliver print and digital public outreach tools, all available online at www.county.org/texascountiesdeliver.

How many ways can you use these resources during 2019?

Accept the Challenge – Educate the Public

Let this list of easy to-dos inspire your public outreach efforts throughout the year. Feel free to print out this page and check off each to-do to mark your progress. 

Email a selfie with your checklist showing how many you crossed off to txcountiesdeliver@county.org. We’ll share on TAC’s Facebook feed so you can help inspire other county officials to spread the good word about county government in their counties.

Texas County Government Brochures 

  • Put brochures in lobbies, waiting rooms and other public areas in your courthouse and other county buildings. 
  • Hand out brochures each time you speak at local schools, civic clubs and other groups.
  • Give brochures to school groups and others touring the courthouse. 
  • Give copies to teachers for use during Texas history and government lesson
English and Spanish versions available for the cost of shipping at www.county.org/texascountiesdeliver. 

Here are Just a Few Things Counties Do for You posters 
  • Hang posters in lobbies, waiting rooms and other public areas in your courthouse and county buildings. 
  • Give posters to teachers for use during Texas history and government lessons.

English and Spanish versions available for the cost of shipping at www.county.org/texascountiesdeliver.

Texas Counties Deliver Videos

  • Share at least one video on social media. They explain county government basics — from property taxes, elections, transportation and emergency management to why Texas has 254 counties. Find them at www.youtube.com/texascounties
  • Download one or more videos to show during your public presentations. Find downloadable versions at www.county.org/tcdvideos.
  • Add a video on your personal or county website.

Texas Counties Deliver PowerPoint Presentation

  • Make your next presentation easier by downloading and customizing our PowerPoint presentation and accompanying script. 

Find the script at www.county.org/texascountiesdeliver

Social Media

Share engaging infographics on social media. They explain county services such as transportation infrastructure, elections, indigent services and much more. Find them at www.county.org/texascountiesdeliver

Texas Counties Deliver website

  • If your county website doesn’t already have a link to www.texascountiesdeliver.org, add one. The website explains county government, each county office and its responsibilities.

Download a button to add your link and find more info at www.county.org/texascountiesdeliver. 

TAC is Here to Help

The Texas Association of Counties (TAC) is here to support you in your public outreach efforts. Please send any questions or comments about the Texas Counties Deliver campaign to txcountiesdeliver@county.org