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

MIAMI (July 17, 2018)

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:

RER’s four awards were in the category of County Administration and Management. Three of the winning initiatives, “Efficiently Reducing the Backlog of Building Support System Cases Pending Initial Inspection,” “Implementation of Queue Management System for Enhanced Customer Service and Operational Efficiencies” and “Establishment of Code Compliance Internal Legal Unit and Liaison Program,” significantly improved the Department’s ability to respond to its customers in a more timely and effective fashion.

The fourth initiative, “Efficiently Minimizing the Spread of Mosquito-Borne Diseases,” focused on the Code Compliance Division’s proactive efforts to address violations related to overgrown vegetation on properties, junk and trash on properties and dirty pools, all of which can provide opportunities for mosquitoes to breed and spread disease, such as Zika.

“These initiatives are the result of the RER team’s continuous efforts to 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 recognized award-winning counties at its 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition July 13-16 in Davidson County, Tennessee. Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Award Program is designed to recognize innovative county government programs. Each nomination 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.