County Earns 12 NACo Achievement Awards
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (May 3, 2019) – Charlotte County on Friday earned 12 2019 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties. It was the most NACo awards the county has ever received.
The Community Services Department earned six awards for its iAuditor facility operations program, Inshore Insight fishing seminar, Nature In Your Neighborhood, Parks That Teach and summer camp programs, and an innovative hiring event. The Public Safety Department won three awards for its Rapid Diver and firefighter rehabilitation programs, and its Slow-Ho-Ho Down child safety campaign. The Community Development Department received two awards for its monthly development report and storm damage assessment program. The Public Works Department won an award for the Midway Boulevard widening project.
"I'm thrilled with the recognition our people have received for developing creative and efficient ways to provide services to our constituents," County Administrator Ray Sandrock said. "These awards show our citizens and stakeholders how dedicated and diligent my colleagues are. I'm proud of the great team efforts these awards represent."
NACo President Greg Cox said, "Counties implement innovative programs that enhance residents' quality of life every day. This year's Achievement Award-winning programs demonstrate how counties build healthy, safe and vibrant communities across America."
Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, transportation, information technology, health and civic engagement.
NACo will recognize award-winning counties at its 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition July 12-15 in Clark County, Nevada.