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County Agencies Win Eight National Awards

Recognized for Broad Array of Quality of Life Programs

Towson, Maryland (July 22, 2014) – County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that five Baltimore County agencies have been awarded eight 2014 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo), including a prestigious Best in Category award for a Department of Aging initiative that focuses on improving the overall lives of senior citizens.

"To be recognized on a national level for eight different awards clearly reflects the exceptional skills and dedication of our employees, as we work together to provide Baltimore County citizens with high levels of service and a great quality of life," said Kamenetz. He will present Executive Citations to department heads and their staff members who contributed to these programs, which have been designated by NACo as national models.


The Baltimore County agencies that merited national recognition include:

  • Department of Aging for Strengthening Lives – Best in Category
  • Administrative Office, County Council and Office of Information Technology (jointly) for SharePoint – Environment Stabilization and Council Action Request Redesign
  • Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability for Cool Trees: Reducing Long-Term Energy Costs by Planting Trees
  • Office of Information Technology and Baltimore County Public Schools (jointly) for OIT Data Center Co-Location
  • Police Department and Office of Information Technology (jointly) for Online Reporting – Shoplifting
  • Police Department and Office of Information Technology (jointly) for Police Field Based Reporting
  • Department of Public Works for Single Stream Recycling Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)
  • Department of Social Services for SHAPE – Process Model Implementation

"These achievement awards speak volumes about the successful efforts of County staff to make a difference in people's lives and help make Baltimore County such a special place to call home," said Baltimore County Council Chair Cathy Bevins.