LAWRENCEVILLE, GA– Gwinnett County again is being recognized nationally for its innovative services — several times over.
The County won a record-breaking 11 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards for various programs implemented last year. This is the highest award count the County has received since the award program’s 1970 inception.
“This is an amazing example of not just the hard work County employees put in daily, but the heart and passion that goes into their work,” said Gwinnett County Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson. “I’m so proud that we’ve been able to maintain the stellar services our residents are accustomed to while innovating and finding even more ways to help those in need.”
The winning programs include Gwinnett’s Building Brains Anywhere early childhood education program, pilot glass recycling program, warming stations and Project RESET 2.0 emergency rental and utility assistance program — to name a few.
There are strict criteria a County government or state association has to follow to win a NACo Achievement Award. For example, a program has to offer new services to residents, fill in gaps or tap into new revenue sources; improve the administration of an existing county government program; and/or upgrade training levels for employees and enhance the level of citizen participation.
A full list of Gwinnett’s 2022 NACo Achievement Award-winning projects can be found on NACo’s website.