National County Government Month

 

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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. Counties can schedule activities any time during the month. NCGM is an excellent opportunity for your county to highlight effective county programs and raise public awareness and understanding about the various services provided to the community.

NACO’S VISION:

Healthy, vibrant and safe counties across the United States.

NACO’S MISSION:

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments. Through NACo, county officials:

  • Advocate with a collective voice on national policy
  • Exchange ideas and build new leadership skills
  • Pursue transformational, cost-effective solutions
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and
  • Exercise exemplary leadership in public service.

Cochise County

In December of 2016 we finished with our Legacy Project. We are very proud of this project because it allowed us to share our services with our citizens and educate them on the many beneficial programs that we provide. We were also honored to be recognized by the Arizona Association of Counties for winning the 2016 Summit Award in Civic Engagement & Public Information for the Cochise County Legacy Project.

Please stop by our website to each department’s individual Legacy!

Some fun facts about Cochise County

When Cochise County was established in 1881, it was initially spelled “Cachise”.
At the time of the county’s creation, the nationally known “Pathfinder” John C. Fremont was Territorial Governor.
Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday were registered voters in 1881 Tombstone.
Cochise County is the only Arizona County named after a Native American.
Although Cochise County was named in honor of a Native American, Cochise County has no Reservation.
Arizona's first Congresswoman, Isabella Greenway, formerly lived in Cochise County's Warren Townsite, now part of the City of Bisbee. 

Fast Facts about Cochise County

Board of Supervisors’ Office
How many Board, Special Board, Special Districts Meetings and Work Sessions were there last year? 109
How many liquor licenses applications were processes last year? 15
How many parcels were sold last year in the tax deed land auction? 304 
How many resolutions were adopted by the Board last year? 49          
How many proclamations were approved by the Board last year? 8         
How many toilet rebate applications were processed by the Board Office last year? 96

Constable in JP5
How many documents were served by the Constable’s Office in 2016? 1,254
Criminal Subpoena                                          144
Civil Subpoena                                                  30
Divorce Packet                                                  26
Eviction                                                                121
Civil Garnishment                                            1
Injuction against harassmen                       80
Juvenile Documents                                       138
Notice                                                                   124
Orders of Protection                                      114
Orders                                                                  2
Petition                                                                14
Writ of Restitution                                           64
Restraining order                                             1
Summons/Complaints                                   5
Small Claims Order                                          12
Subpoena Duces Tecum                               2
Summons/Indictment                                   12
Summons                                                            261
Civil Summons                                                   1
Writ of Garnishment (earnings)                 1

Health & Social Services
How many inmates were provided healthcare services last year? 2,497

How many children or senior citizens were served last year by the county? 

  • Public Fiduciary- 153 cases, involving seniors- AAA 739 clients.
  • Health Start: 250 families annually, for home visiting
  • WIC: 3500 visits monthly = 42,000 visits annually, but, keep in mind, these are repeat visits.

How many health department inspections were conducted last year? 1,986 

How many vaccinations were administered last year?  5,678

Indigent Defense Coordinator

New Cases Assigned by IDC
FY15/16

 

Case Type

PD

LD

IDC Attys

TOTAL
ASSIGNED

 
 

Felony

384

319

303

1006

 

Probation Revocation

81

94

55

230

 

Misdemeanor

255

1

867

1123

 

Appeal

3

0

16

19

 

Rule 32

2

0

53

55

 

Extradition

70

0

0

70

 

Mental Health

58

0

0

58

 

Delinquency

102

123

6

231

 

Dependency

86

58

173

317

 

Severance

9

8

5

22

 

Other

0

0

1

1

 

TOTAL

1050

603

1479

3132

 

Justice Courts
Total Civil Traffic Offenses- 20,848
Misdemeanors – 11,448
Total Felonies – 5,109

Superior Court
These are new filings in each case category:
Criminal – 1,051
Domestic/ Family – 989
Civil – 628
Probate – 284
Guardianship – 189

Library
How many circulation transactions were made through the library in 2016? 59,105
How many visitors did the Library receive last year? 31,741
How many sessions on the public internet computers were made last year? 13,652
How many physical circulation transactions were made countywide? 571,553
How many digital items were checked out in 2016? 28,974

Planning & Zoning
How many building permits were issued last year by the Planning & Zoning Department? 1,177
How many building inspections were conducted last year? 5,212

Solid Waste
How many tons of recyclables were collected last year? 3,445
How many tons of trash were processed last year? 70,156
How many tires were received by the Transfer Stations last year? 104,237

 
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