Mecklenburg County Earns National Achievement Awards

Drone aerial shot of downtown Charlotte, North Carolina in the daytime

Mecklenburg County has been recognized with ten 2024 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.  

Mecklenburg County programs received awards in the following categories:

“Day in and day out, our staff work diligently to deliver services for the betterment of our community. We appreciate NACo leaders recognizing the work of our Department of Human Resources, Office of the Tax Collector, LUESA, Information Technology and Public Information Department. Congratulations to all County staff that were honored this year,” said George Dunlap, Chair of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.

Each year, NACo’s Achievement Awards recognize outstanding programming in 18 categories aligned with the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice and public safety, libraries, management, information technology, health, civic engagement and more. Launched in 1970, the program is designed to celebrate innovation in county government. Each nominated program is judged on its own merits and not against other applications.  

“The Achievement Awards recognize excellence in county government and effective public service,” said NACo President Mary Jo McGuire. “This year’s winners have delivered results for our residents and demonstrated innovative efforts to strengthen our communities.”

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, including nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to advocate for county government priorities in federal policymaking; promote exemplary county policies and practices; nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks; optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings; and enrich the public’s understanding of county government .