Kamenetz Honors County Agencies for Winning National Awards
Towson, Maryland (September 23, 2013) – County Executive Kevin Kamenetz honored six Baltimore County agencies today for winning 10 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). He presented Executive Citations to department heads and their staff members who contributed to the winning programs, which have been designated by NACo as model programs.
"It is a significant honor for a single County program to be selected as one of the best in the nation," said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. "For six of our agencies to be honored with a total of 10 achievement awards is a real testament to our employees' exceptional commitment and their constant desire to come up with innovative ways to serve our residents better."
The Baltimore County agencies that merited national recognition for this year include:
- Department of Aging for ADRC Staff Enrichment Series, Fund Development for Resources
- Department of Corrections for START - Striving to Achieve Recovery Together program (has decreased recidivism rates of female participants by 34 percent)
- Health Department for Super Saturday Campaign to Encourage Vaccination Against Influenza
- Office of Information Technology for Accela Implementation, GPS Vehicle Tracking System, Network Operations Center, New 911 Communication Center
- Department of Planning for Historic Preservation Design Guidelines
- Police Department for Expansion of the Pawn, Precious Metal, and Scrap Metal Team (number of criminal cases solved has increased by 446 percent between 2010 and 2012)
"It is really gratifying when national experts recognize the hard work our employees do every day to make Baltimore County such a great place to live, work and raise a family," said Baltimore County Council Chair Tom Quirk.