Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 NACo Achievement Awards

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NACo is excited to open the 2019 Achievement Awards for submissions. Share your county's successes and best practices.

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For 49 years, NACo has recognized innovative programs in county government through the Achievement Awards Program – an excellent opportunity for counties to promote successes and share best practices.

As a non-competitive awards program, each application is judged on its own merits and not against other submissions. Awards are given in 18 categories and one outstanding program from each category will be selected as the “Best in Category." Winners of the Achievement Awards will be recognized onstage at the 2019 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition in Clark County/Las Vegas, Nev. from July 12 – 15, 2019.

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We look forward to hearing from you and learning about the outstanding accomplishments of counties across America! 

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for Submissions: March 25, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
  • Notifications of Decisions for Achievement Awards: April 2019
  • 2019 NACo Annual Conference and Recognition of Award Recipients: July 14, 2019

2019 Achievement Award Categories:

  • Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation
  • Children and Youth
  • Civic Education and Public Information
  • Community and Economic Development
  • County Administration and Management
  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety
  • County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy and Sustainability
  • Financial Management
  • Health
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Libraries
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Personnel Management, Employment and Training
  • Planning
  • Risk and Emergency Management
  • Transportation
  • Volunteers

Past Award Winners

The NACo Achievement Award Search Portal is where you can find winning programs by cycle year, category and state since 2007. For more information on the Best in Category winners from the 2019 Achievement Awards, click here.

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