If you’ve taken civics, government, or even history in school, then you’ve probably learned about government and how it benefits you. You probably know that there is a federal government that serves our country, the United States of America.
You may have even learned about our state government, which serves all of Florida.
But do you know about County government and how it affects the way we work, play and live in our communities? If not, then you’ve come to the right place to find out!
A look at where you live
Miami-Dade County is pretty big – in fact, it covers more than 2,000 square miles. And a lot of people live here too, around 2,402,208 as of 2006. There are also 35 towns, villages and cities in Miami-Dade County which make up its municipalities. Maybe you live in one yourself. Whether or not people live in a municipality, all are considered County residents. You can find out more interesting facts about Miami-Dade County here.
As you can imagine, it takes a lot of effort to provide services we need every day for that many people! That’s where Miami-Dade County government comes in. From bringing water to your faucet, picking up your garbage, to even keeping the traffic lights working properly, County government helps to organize all the people that provide these services which make your life easier, and excellent, every day.