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News Release - County Leads in National Awards

County Leads Nation in Achievement Awards for 4th Year

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San Diego County received 39 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) in June - more than any other U.S. county for the fourth year in a row.

Each year, NACo reviews county programs across the country and recognizes those that are particularly innovative. The San Diego County programs recognized this year span all five County business groups and include such diverse programs as Records Management: Revamped and Revised; Healthy Home/Healthy Garden; Miracle Field and Child Support’s Cell Phone Interface Project.

Several programs that addressed challenges presented by the 2007 wildfires were also recognized, including the Assessor’s Relief for Fire Victims; Firestorm 2007 Rapid Community Response, Rebuilding Workshops and Erosion Control; the Farm & Home Advisor’s Wildfire Zone and the County’s Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).

The second most-awarded county was Los Angeles County, which won 23 Achievement Awards, followed by Maricopa County in Arizona, which won 17 awards.

For a complete list of the County’s 39 Achievement Awards or information on the 2008 NACo Achievement Award program, visit the NACo Web site at