Awards Programs

Counties are the governments of the future. They are innovative and progressive, creating a variety of programs to meet the needs of their citizens. To recognize the creativity and imagination of counties, NACo presents a number of awards each year to county officials, their employees and the counties themselves. NACo also recognizes members of Congress who champion county issues by awarding the Legislators of the Year.

Organizations outside of NACo also recognize the vital work counties undertake to meet their citizens needs.  Information about outside award programs will also be featured here.​​​​


 NACo Awards




Achievement Awards
Yael Lazarus​

Arts and Culture Award
Dan Gillison

County Leadership in the Arts Award
Dan Gillison