NACo Achievement Awards Highlight County’s Innovation and Service

CMGC with trees in front.

Mecklenburg County has been recognized nationally with 12 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.
Mecklenburg County was awarded for:

“These awards show the commitment to innovation that our employees demonstrate every day while serving their customers,” said George Dunlap, Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. “It’s remarkable for a single county to receive this much recognition from the National Association of Counties. We are thankful of this acknowledgement by our peers across the nation.”

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

“I’m very proud of our employees who have worked so hard to make these programs come to life and make County government more effective,” said County Manager Dena R. Diorio. “Each of these award-winning programs is a testament to our continuing investment in our community and in our employees, whose skills and dedication paid off, resulting in better service and a better life for many Mecklenburg County residents.”

Mecklenburg County consistently demonstrates a high-level of innovation that results in NACo Achievement Awards. The County received eight awards in 2022, and 12 in 2021. Learn more about NACo’s Achievement Awards here.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) represents county governments across the U.S., uniting county officials to advocate for 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.