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100 Brilliant Ideas at Work Winners Announced

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is pleased to announce the 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work, as part of NACo President Bryan Desloge's presidential initiative. The 100 Brilliant Ideas illustrate the best innovations in county government. 

“These brilliant ideas can serve as examples for counties across the country. Though no two of America’s 3,069 counties are exactly alike, many face similar challenges and can learn from one another’s ideas and experiences,” said NACo President Bryan Desloge.

The winners will be showcased in an interactive, online publication released this July. NACo will also recognize the winners at its 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition July 21–24 in Franklin County, Ohio.

NACo applauds the following Brilliant Ideas at Work:

Category County Program Title
Arts and Historic Preservation Miami-Dade County, FL Miami-Dade County Movie & TV Map Tour
Children and Youth Boone County,MO Family Access Center of Excellence (FACE)
Children and Youth Catawba County, NC Born to Read
Children and Youth Dakota County, MN Birth to Age Eight Collaborative Initiative
Children and Youth Maricopa County, AZ Cradle to Crayons Clinical Services
Children and Youth Orange County, NY One at a time: Feeding Hungry Children and Preventing Juvenile Crime in a Small NY City
Children and Youth San Diego County, CA Breaking Cycles Graduated Sanctions Program
Children and Youth San Diego County, CA Youth Internship Program
Civic Education and Public Information Greene County, Mo. The Great Game of Government
Civic Education and Public Information Iowa State Association of Counties ISAC Voting in Iowa Video Series
Civic Education and Public Information Leon County, FL "Let’s Balance" Budget Game
Civic Education and Public Information Maricopa County, AZ Up in the Air: An Air Pollution Education Program
Civic Education and Public Information Rockdale County, GA Rockdale Tax Office Text Message Connect
Community and Economic Development Oakland County, MI Realtor to the Rescue
Community and Economic Development Prince George's County, Md. Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI)
Community and Economic Development Roanoke County, VA Neighborhood Concerns Zoning Code Enforcement Application
Community and Economic Development York County, VA Home-Based Business Assistance Program
County Administration and Management Collier County, FL Using Real Time Data to Create an Accessible Inspections Environment
County Administration and Management Leon County, FL Strategic Plan Targets & Bold Goals
County Administration and Management Los Angeles County, CA Combatting Homelessness: An Incentive Based Approach
County Administration and Management Maricopa County, AZ Flood Control District Structure and Storm Drains
County Administration and Management Orange County, CA Implementing a Shared Services Strategy for Information Technology
County Administration and Management Pima County, AZ Animal Care Center Development Program
County Administration and Management Placer County, CA Kitten and Feral Cat Program
County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy and Sustainability Boulder County, CO Recycling in a Hazardous Materials Facility
County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy and Sustainability Broward County, FL Green Infrastructure Map Series
County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy and Sustainability Los Angeles County, CA Oxford Retention Basin and Pump Station Multi-Use Enhancement Project
County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy and Sustainability Maricopa County, AZ MC Swap
County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy and Sustainability Montgomery County, MD Montgomery County GreenFest
County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy and Sustainability Prince George's County, MD LitterTRAK and PGCLitterTRAK- Mobile apps for tracking progress toward cleaner and healthier waterways
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Clackamas County, OR Neighborhood Livability Project
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Coconino County, AZ Adult Probation Distance Learning
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Fairfield County, OH Improved, Sustained Visitation Services for Children and Families
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Fulton County, GA Smart Justice Advisory Council
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Leon County, FL Consolidation of 911 Dispatch
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Maricopa County, AZ CANVAS
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Missoula County, MT Secondary Trauma Group--Implementing Organizational Resiliency for Prosecutors
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Montgomery County, MD A Comprehensive Stress Management Program for Correctional Employees
Criminal Justice and Public Safety San Bernardino County, CA Custody to Community (CTC): Mentally Ill and Medically Fragile Offenders
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Washington County, MN Assisting children of incarcerated parents
Financial Management Wake County, NC Developing a Financial Book Purchasing Model for Public Libraries
Health Alachua County, FL Responding to Sexual Assault: HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis
Health Baltimore County, MD Food Agent Program
Health Boulder County, CO Jail Outreach Program
Health Hennepin County, MN Wellness for Every Body
Health Los Angeles County, CA A Novel Approach to Sickle Cell Disease Closes the Healthcare Gap for Adults in South Los Angeles
Health Macomb County, MI Enhanced Hepatitis C Surveillance and Prevention
Health Macomb County, MI Healthy Cooking for Life Program Max Thompson Family Resource Center - Kitchen Renovation
Health Montgomery County, MD Maternity Partnership Oral Health Initiative
Health Placer County, CA Health 360 Program
Health Prince William County, VA Wellness & Resiliency
Health San Bernardino County, CA Connections Program
Health San Bernardino County, CA Everyone SWIMS (Self Sufficient, Well-Being, In House, Mental Health, Services) Program
Health San Francisco City and County, CA Peer-to-Peer Programs
Health San Francisco City and County, CA Vocational Rehabilitation Employment and Training Programs
Health San Luis Obispo County, CA Water Well Program and Community Outreach Project
Health St. Lucie County, FL St. Lucie County's Wellness Matters Program
Human Services Alameda County ,CA Survivor Training and Empowerment-Utilizing your Potential (STEP-UP)
Human Services Allegheny County, PA Stand Together: A School-Based Anti-Stigma Peer-to-Peer Initiative
Human Services Coconino County, AZ Collective Impact Initiative
Human Services Durham County, NC Social Services Mobile Application
Human Services Hamilton County, OH Trucking Partnership
Human Services Leon County, FL The Kearney Center
Human Services Maricopa County, AZ Joint Regional Workforce Development Planning
Human Services Riverside County, CA Ensuring Safety: IHSS Caregiver Back-up System (BUS)
Information Technology Henrico County, VA Virtual Town Halls: Government at Your Fingertips
Information Technology Los Angeles County, CA LEADER Replacement System (LRS)
Information Technology Los Angeles County, CA Vacancy Adjustment Notification System (VANS) for Mental Health Services
Information Technology Maricopa County, AZ Head Start and Early Head Start Virtualization
Information Technology Miami-Dade County, FL Self-Service Applications Improve Customer Service Interactions
Information Technology Miami-Dade County, FL WASD-WAZE Partnership Helps Quality Assure WASD CIP
Information Techonology Miami-Dade County, FL Automated Virtual Assistant
Libraries Broward County, FL Coffee and Conversation with a Librarian
Libraries Chesterfield County, VA Play Smart with Toddlers
Libraries Hennepin County, MN Cedar-Riverside Community Outreach Program
Libraries Henrico County, VA Children's and Teens Neighborhood Collections
Libraries Maricopa County, AZ Teens Giving Back
Libraries Orange County, CA Rita Recommends
Parks and Recreation Los Angeles County, CA Countywide Comprehensive Parks and Recreation Needs Assessment
Parks and Recreation Montgomery County, MD Tech Connect
Parks and Recreation Oakland County, MI OUCARES Day Camp and Staff Training
Parks and Recreation San Diego County, CA Nature Explorer Program
Parks and Recreation Washington County, MN Goats Browsing in County Park to Contain Invasive Species
Personnel Management, Employment and Training Coconino County, AZ Diversity and Inclusion Program
Personnel Management, Employment and Training Los Angeles County, CA The Court Relationship Management (CRM) Project: “CheckBoard”
Personnel Management, Employment and Training Mecklenburg County, NC Building with our Veterans
Personnel Management, Employment and Training Pasco County, FL Degree Alternative Program
Planning Adams County, CO The District Plan
Planning New Hanover County, NC Development Activity Page
Planning Pima County, AZ Auto Routing and Remote Inspection Project
Risk and Emergency Management Camden County, GA Brush Truck and Tanker Retrofit Program through a Public-Public Partnership
Risk and Emergency Management Catawba County, NC Improving Emergency Response Times through Geospatial Modeling and Simulation
Transportation Cook County, IL Invest in Cook
Transportation Los Angeles County, CA Vision Zero Collision Geodatabase
Transportation Loudoun County, VA Rideshare Rewards
Transportation Macomb County, MI GOVDelivery Incident Alert Service
Transportation Montgomery County, MD Ride On Route 301 – Tobytown Isolated Community
Transportation San Diego County, CA Pedestrian Gap Analysis
Volunteers Loudoun County, VA Community Ambassadors Program
Volunteers San Bernardino County, CA Group Facilitator Training

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