17 County Departments Recognized by the National Association of Counties

By on June 24, 2020

San Bernardino County announced yesterday that 17 County departments have received recognition for outstanding achievement by the National Association of Counties (NACo)

The 85-year old organization honored 45 different County programs with the Achievement Award. The County also received a “Best in Category” award (in the Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation category) for the County Museum’s Old West Days: Broadening Myths and Legends to Reflect Authentic Histories program.

“Though it’s been said that excellence is its own reward, it’s still very gratifying when our efforts are recognized by outside observers,” said Gary McBride, the County’s chief executive. “These programs celebrate art, promote mental health, improve the lives of children and do much, much more to enhance the quality of life in here.”

The Department of Public Health received nine awards and several other departments were multiple winners as well.

“We appreciate our staff’s hard work and professionalism, not only in responding to this devastating pandemic, but day after day, year after year,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “This is an impressive achievement that makes all of us proud.”

Since 2010, the County has received a total of 381 Achievement Awards from NACo.