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Montgomery County Receives 47 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards, Including Two "Best in Category" Awards

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Montgomery County has received 47 National Association of Counties (NACo) achievement awards for outstanding programs this year, including two "Best in Category" awards.

“These awards recognize excellence and showcase many of the engaging and innovative programs that County employees have launched for the benefit of our residents,” said County Executive Ike Leggett. “I am proud of all our County employees who work so hard to serve our residents, and I am pleased NACo has recognized their achievements with these awards.” 

The Department of Transportation received a “Best in Category” award for its "BIM360 Collaboration Hub" and the Mid-County Regional Services Center was honored with a “Best in Category” award for its "Neighborhood Action Teams."

In addition, the following County departments received achievement awards:

Correction and Rehabilitation: “Re-entry Tablet Program”;

County Executive’s Office: “Montgomery County Business Portal”;

Environmental Protection: “Engaging a Community in Energy Savings”;

Fire and Rescue Service: “Mobile Integrated Health”;

General Services: “Using GIS Map to Improve Contract Management,” “Project Management Handbook for Managers and Consultants,” “Montgomery County Microgrids,” and “Continuous Energy Improvement Program”;

Health and Human Services: “Interactive Self-Sufficiency Standard,” Life Long Homes - Leveraging Community Resources,” “Child Welfare Substance Abuse Interventionist,” “Enterprise Integrated Case Management (eICM) System,” “Asian American Youth Mental Health Initiative” and “Inside Not Outside Initiative”;

Libraries: “The REAL Program” and “Sharing Our Voice Through Podcasting”;

Liquor Control: “I Take It Personally Campaign,” “Automated Lottery Program for Allocated Spirits,” “Online Special Event Licenses,” and “Pre-Licensing Program”;

Office of Management and Budget: “CIP Budget Analytical and Statistical Information System,” “Capital Open Budget,” and “Operating Budget”;

Permitting Services: “Residential Rooftop Solar Installation Program” and “Design for Life Property Tax Credit Incentive Program”;  

Recreation: “Fashion Boot Camp,” Advancing Youth Development Training,” Second Thursday Silver Spring Dance,” “Water Safety Day,” “Soccer4Change,” “MoCo’s Got Talent, “HerTime2Shine,” and “Dream Academy”;

Technology Services: “CJCMS,” “MC Emergency – Providing Critical Information During Local Disasters,” “Beelines: Quality Control Methodology for Addresses,” “Building Highly Structured Geo Delivery Systems for E-911 CAD,” “Geospatial Data and Voice Enabled Artificial Intelligence,” “Farm Tour: Agricultural Story with a Map,” and “Community Engagement Cluster Automation Project”;

Transportation: “Ride-On Extra Art in Transit,” Multimedia Strategies and Website Makeover,” “Adaptive Signal Control Technology Pilot,” “Wheaton Revitalization,” and “Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program.”

For more information about the awards, visit the NACo website.

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Release ID: 18-586
Media Contact: Sonya Burke 240-777-6531