County Wins 52 Awards from National Association of Counties

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– San Bernardino County programs that help young people prepare for the workforce, improve the health of residents, promote literacy and simplify access to public services are among 52 programs that won 2019 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo), the highest number of NACo awards ever won by San Bernardino County.

“We are so proud that we broke our own record and that our County employees are being recognized on a national stage for the work they do to provide faster, easier and more efficient services to our residents and businesses,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman.

Since 2010, San Bernardino County has won 336 Achievement Awards from NACo, an organization that honors innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents.

Nationally, NACo Achievement Awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the variety of services counties provide. San Bernardino County won awards in 11 categories judged by NACo. Winners will be recognized at NACo’s 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition July 12-15 in Clark County, Nevada.  This year, NACo reviewed 616 entries from counties and state associations in 32 states.

The Board of Supervisors will recognize and honor the people and departments responsible for the winning programs and services below at an upcoming event:

Category: Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation

“Footsteps to You: Chattel Slavery” Exhibit and School Program– Museum

Co-curating Tribal Culture: Sacred Earth Exhibition– Museum

Category: Children and Youth

Speed-Hiring Collaborative to Resolve Staffing Shortage– Children and Family Services

Family Reunification Celebration Program– Children and Family Services

Referral, Screening, Assessment and Treatment Program– Children and Family Services

Little Mobile Libraries–Probation

Category: Civic Education and Public Information

Probation External Affairs: Community Engagement and Outreach Campaign– Probation

Public Health Night: Home Run For Health– Public Health

Environmental Health Services Mosquito and Vector Control Roundtable– Public Health

Second District Youth Council– Board of Supervisors Second District, Supervisor Janice Rutherford

Category: Community and Economic Development

MOU Partnership Desk Reference Guide and Referral Program  – Workforce Development

Regional Approach to Incumbent Worker Training– Workforce Development

GenerationGo! Career Pathways Program– Workforce Development

Vision2Succeed– Economic Development

Category: County Administration and Management

DMV Title and Registration Program– Fleet Management

Category: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Real Estate Fraud Prevention – Courtesy Notification Program– Assessor-Recorder-Clerk/District Attorney/Information Services Department

S.T.A.R.T. – Sheriff’s Transitional Assistance Reentry Team– Sheriff

Human Trafficking Task Force– Sheriff

Crisis Intervention Training for Law Enforcement and Community Partners– Behavioral Health

Field Watch Commander Program– Probation

Category: Health

Diabetes F.I.T Education Program– Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

Supporting Health and Personal Empowerment (SHAPE) in the Community– Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

Zum Up Community Intervention Program– Public Health

Historic Policy Change through a System Approach of Health Promotion– Public Health

Utilizing Collaborative Partnerships to Leverage Resources and Enhance the Summer Meals Program in San Bernardino County– Public Health

Category: Human Services

APS Postal Workers – Help Stamp Out Abuse–Aging and Adult Services

Public Health Nurse Mobile Health Outreach Anatomical Models– Aging and Adult Services

Coordinated Care Collaborative– Aging and Adult Services

Mobile Device Program– Aging and Adult Services

Human Services (HS) Emergency Response Codes (ERC)– Human Services

Fathers Toolbox– Children’s Network/Performance, Education and Resource Centers

Older Adult Community Services Program– Behavioral Health

Certified Mail Process– Child Support Services

Proactive Texting Program– Transitional Assistance Department

HS Time Study Enhancement and EMACS Integration– Transitional Assistance Department

CalHEERS Ticket Portal– Transitional Assistance Department

CalFresh Outreach– Transitional Assistance Department

Streamlined Application Process– Transitional Assistance Department

Military Outreach– Child Support Services

Resource Fairs and MWDCSS– Child Support Services

Category: Information Technology

Property Tax Refund (PIRFnet) Enhancement Project– Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector

Remittance System– Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector

Cashiering System– Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector

SB SAFE Website– Information Services Department

Embracing GIS Technology for the Homeless Point-in-Time Count– Information Services Department

Broadband Grant Provides Digital Literacy in Low-Income Communities– Housing Authority

Environmental Health Services Pool Safety Survey Application– Public Health

Environmental Health Services E-receipting– Public Health

Retail Story Map– Economic Development

Category: Libraries
STEM in the Library– County Library

Student Digital Library Cards– County Library

Category: Personnel Management, Employment and Training

From Pilot to Program: DPH Mentoring Program– Public Health

To view all NACo Achievement Award winners, visit https://explorer.naco.org/cf_naco/cffiles_web/awards/award_srch.cfm.

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