By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County programs that enhanced services for children and seniors, promoted civic engagement and encouraged literacy are among 42 groundbreaking initiatives that won 2018 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo).
The Department of Public Health won five awards from NACo for working with cities to develop a Healthy Communities plan, helping restaurants reduce food-borne illnesses, and improving monitoring of mosquito-borne diseases throughout the county. Aging and Adult Services won four awards for streamlining services for seniors and their families. The San Bernardino County Library won three awards for a collaboration with Baker’s Drive Thru to provide a read-for-rewards program to promote literacy, for developing a popular collection of new materials with input from customers and for a new Digital E-Card for patrons who choose to view e-books and other electronic resources online.
“It is an honor to be recognized by NACo for the work our employees do to provide top-notch services and to help empower people who live and work in our communities,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Lovingood.
Since 2010, San Bernardino County has won 284 awards from NACo, an organization that honors innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents.