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For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Montgomery County’s Department of General Services (DGS) has won two achievement awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for outstanding programs. The annual achievement award program gives national recognition to the efforts of local jurisdictions to promote responsible, responsive and effective county government initiatives.

“These awards underscore our hard working, dedicated staff who are always looking for ways to improve,” said DGS Director David Dise. “DGS touches every area of county government, in one way or another, and we take considerable pride in delivering outstanding quality services to county departments and all users of county facilities. As represented by this year’s recognitions, we do this with all users in mind, as well as our environmental impact. DGS is proud to ensure unfettered access to sustainably designed, operated and maintained facilities.”

The DGS programs receiving awards this year are:

Energy Project Portfolio Selection Tool

Montgomery County’s buildings are the hub of effective, sustainable government. To improve energy efficiency and optimize occupant comfort, DGS developed financial methodology and new analytical tools to help fund facility long-term energy savings. DGS identified suitable projects for energy retrofits and the best approaches to complete the projects. The County’s Energy Project Portfolio Selection Tool merges energy consumption data, utility costs, maintenance logs and other information to identify key energy project opportunities to make possible the implementation in more than a dozen facilities and is used to plan strategically for future energy improvements.

ADA Title II Knowledge Transfer and Succession Planning

DGS launched the SharePoint ADA Title II site to effectively capture and transfer knowledge when Montgomery County’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Manager planned to retire. The site makes it possible to successfully transfer resources to ensure continuity of the ADA program and provides a centralized, go-to repository for information and knowledge.   

The Department of General Services proactively serves the diverse business and service requirements of all County departments, providing a single point of government to government service, enabling departments to successfully complete their respective missions and, thereby, adding value to the services performed by Montgomery County to county residents.

More information about DGS is available on the DGS website.

Release ID: 19-209
Media Contact: Judy Stiles 240-777-6536