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The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources earns four NACo Awards for several innovative programs

MIAMI (May 05, 2017)

The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) has won four awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The award honors innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents.

NACo recognized the following Department initiatives:

“Miami-Dade County Movie & TV Map Tour” in the category of Arts and Historic Preservation. This movie & TV map guides users through more than 80 of the most popular movies and television series that were shot on location in Miami-Dade County, and includes information about each location, as well as film clips. Created by the Department’s Office of Film and Entertainment, it received the honor of Best in Category from NACo due to its unique innovations.

RER’s three other awards were in the category of County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy and Sustainability for its “Automation of Renewal Notices and Environmental Operating Permits,” “Efficiently Removing Illegal Signs from the County Right of Way,” and “Division Reorganization to Reduce Initial Inspection Response Time” initiatives. These initiatives significantly improved the Department’s ability to respond to its customers in a more timely fashion.

“These awards are a recognition of the hard work and dedication of the RER team to continuously evaluate and improve our services,” said Jack Osterholt, Deputy Mayor and RER’s Director. “Thanks to them, the County’s regulatory strategies continue to evolve, to the benefit of our residents and business community.”  

Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more. NACo will recognize award-winning counties at its 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition July 21–24 in Franklin County, Ohio. Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Award Program is designed to recognize innovative county government programs. Each nominee is judged on its own merits and not against other applications received. 

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. Learn more at the NACo website.