2017 NACo Achievement Awards

Congratulations to NACA Members! 13 Best in Category Awards went to counties with NACA members.

May 5, 2017 | ARTICLE

18 counties and organizations won 2017 NACo Best in Category Achievement Awards. 13 of these Best in Category Awards went to counties with NACA members! Congratulations to the following counties and NACA members for their organizations’ achievements:

County of Coconino, Arizona

Best in Category: Criminal Justice and Public Safety – Adult Probation Distance Learning

  • Cynthia Seelhammer, County Manager
  • Richard Baron, Process & Project Coordinator

County of San Bernardino, California

Best in Category: Health – Everyone SWIMS Self (Sufficient, Well-being, In House, Mental Health, Services) Program

  • Gregory Devereaux, Chief Executive Officer

County of Los Angeles, California

Best in Category: Information Technology – LEADER Replacement System (LRS)

  • Sachi Hamai, Chief Executive Officer

County of Orange, California

Best in Category: County Administration and Management – Implementing a Shared Services Strategy for Information Technology

  • Frank Kim, County Executive Officer

County of Adams, Colorado

Best in Category: Planning – The District Plan

  • Todd Leopold, County Manager

County of Camden, Georgia

Best in Category: Risk and Emergency Management – Brush Truck and Tanker Retrofit Program through a Public-Public Partnership

  • Steve Howard, County Administrator

County of Oakland, Michigan

Best in Category: Community and Economic Development – Realtor to the Rescue

Best in Category: Parks and Recreation – OUCARES Day Camp and Staff Training

  • Robert Daddow, Deputy County Executive

County of Hennepin, Minnesota

Best in Category: Libraries – Cedar-Riverside Community Outreach Program

  • David Hough, County Administrator
  • Kareem Murphy, Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Relations

County of Dakota, Minnesota

Best in Category: Children and Youth – Birth to Age Eight Collaborative Initiative

  • Matt Smith, County Manager

County of Mecklenburg, North Carolina

Best in Category: Personnel Management, Employment and Training – Building with our Veterans

  • Dena Diorio, County Manager

County of Wake, North Carolina

Best in Category: Financial Management – Developing a Financial Book Purchasing Model for Public Libraries

  • Jim Hartmann, County Manager

County of Loudoun, Virginia

Best in Category: Volunteers – Community Ambassadors Program

  • Tim Hemstreet, County Administrator
  • Bob Middaugh, Assistant County Administrator
  • John Sandy, Assistant County Administrator
  • Gwen Kennedy, Project Manager, Office of County Administrator
  • Caleb Weitz, Chief of Staff

Congratulations to the all the award-winning counties and NACA members for your achievements! Your leadership contributes to the quality of life in the communities you manage.

The 2017 NACo Achievement Awards Luncheon will be held from 12-2:00PM on July 23, 2017, at NACo’s 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition in Columbus/Franklin County, Ohio.

See all the 2017 NACo Achievement Awards recipients.