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19, 2013

Vanessa Santana-PeƱate

Miami-Dade County receives 16 National Association Of Counties Achievement Awards

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Miami-Dade County received 16 achievement awards this year by the National Association of Counties (NACo).  The 2013 Achievement Awards recognize innovative County government programs that better serve residents and achieve greater cost efficiency.  Miami-Dade County is the recipient of awards for successfully implementing unique projects that are progressive and focus on responsible, effective government.

“Dedication, hard work, and progressive thinking are driving us to develop new and innovative ways of enhancing service delivery while maximizing resources,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “All of our winners have shown what can be achieved through a commitment to exploring creative and inventive methods of providing services to our community.”

The Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department received six awards in several areas including the Bicycle Safety Education Program, Parks Access and Equity Plan-Building Livable Communities One Neighborhood at a Time Program, and the Park-School Partnership for Nature Preserve Management. Several departments received two awards, including: Cultural Affairs, Miami-Dade Public Library System, and Public Works and Waste Management. The Community Information and Outreach, Information Technology, Juvenile Services, and Regulatory and Economic Resources departments each also received an achievement award. 

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States.  Founded in 1935, NACo provides essential services to the nation’s 3,068 counties.  NACo advances issues with a unified voice before the federal government, improves the public's understanding of county government, assists counties in finding and sharing innovative solutions through education and research, and provides value-added services to save counties and taxpayers money.  For more information about NACo, visit

Attachment: List of all NACo awards Adobe Reader