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Posted on: July 21, 2017

Coconino County earns National Achievement Awards for innovative programs

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The National Association of Counties (NACo) awarded Coconino County multiple Achievement Awards and other recognitions. The awards honor innovative development within county government programs that enhance services for residents.

“We are honored to be among one of the counties to receive achievement awards from NACo” said Chairwoman Liz Archuleta. “We’re very glad to be recognized by NACo for our County Departments and the innovative programs they implement to improve the lives of the citizens of Coconino County. On behalf of the County, I would like to thank NACo President Bryan Desloge for his recognition, and congratulate all other award winning counties for their hard work and dedication.”


The following Coconino County programs were recognized by NACo and received Achievement Awards:

•Adult Probation Distance Learning in the category of Criminal Justice and Public Safety

•Collective Impact Initiative in the category of Human Services

•Diversity and Inclusion Program in the category of Personnel Management, Employment and Training

•Professional Development Academies in the category of Personnel Management, Employment and Training

•The use of video directly observed therapy in the treatment of Tuberculosis in the category of Health

•Rural County Outreach to Special District Partners for Annual Compliance and Service Improvement in the category of County Administration and Management

•Teen Clinic Accessibility in the category of Health


The following program received the Achievement Award Best in Category:

•Adult Probation Distance Learning


NACo 100 Brilliant Ideas at Work for the following programs:

•Adult Probation Distance Learning in the category of Criminal Justice and Public Safety

•Collective Impact Initiative in the category of Human Services

•Diversity and Inclusion Program in the category of Personnel Management, Employment and Training


Digital Counties Survey Top Ten for counties with 150,000 people or less - Identifying the best technology practices among U.S. counties, including initiatives that streamline delivery of government services:

•Coconino Information Technology Services


Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the comprehensive services counties provide.


NACo President Bryan Desloge said, “Counties overcome complex challenges, provide essential services and constantly do more with less. We applaud these Achievement Award-winning counties for outstanding efforts to improve residents’ quality of life.”


The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments.  Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service.


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