CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (May 11, 2022) — Charlotte County has earned 21 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards, including its first ever Best in Category award, the association announced on Tuesday.
NACo President Larry Johnson said, “All across the country, counties are working tirelessly to support residents and drive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. This year's Achievement Award-winning programs showcase how counties work every day to build healthy, safe and thriving communities.”
“Congratulations to our staff who earned this distinction with their talent, professionalism and dedication to delivering exception service to the people of Charlotte County,” said County Administrator Hector Flores. “Recognition like this reinforces to the public that we are committed to using best practices to develop innovative programs and services every day.”
The Community Services Department’s Sam and Charlotte’s Super Safari event won a Best in Category award, a first for the county since it began participating in the award program in 2017. The free event was created for families with persons with disabilities. Families met and gathered information from local agencies and organizations from across the county to learn more about opportunities and resources available in the area. The safari-themed event included presentations, games and crafts.
The following departments and divisions earned Achievement Awards for the programs listed:
2022 One Charlotte, One Water calendar
Civic Word Search
Meeting in a Box
Adaptive Swim Lessons
All About Me Summer Camp
Easter Hippity, Hoppity, Hopalong and Easter Egg-scursion Scavenger Hunt
H2O Boot Camp
Recreation Division Mentorship Program
Sam and Charlotte’s Super Safari
Training Catalog and Staff Development
Virtual Ag Tour
Farm to Fork Exhibition – A Day in Centennial History
Family Services Center
IT Managed Self-Service Business Intelligence
Creating a Unified Vision
Plans Review Simultaneously
Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice and public safety, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.
Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Awards program is designed to recognize county government innovations.
For information, contact Brian Gleason at 941-661-6415 or Brian.Gleason@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.