(May 16, 2022) – Roanoke County has been recognized with three Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative and effective county government programs that strengthen services for its citizens. The awards received include:
1) The Capital Improvement Program Web Application which provides citizens easy access to public data and increases government transparency.
2) The Rural Broadband Initiative Application which allows citizens to view information about availability of broadband projects in their neighborhoods.
3) The Reimagine 419 Plan which leverages public-private partnerships to develop a town center in the heart of the County’s commercial corridor.
Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice and public safety, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.
Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Awards program is designed to recognize county government innovations. Each nominee is judged on its own merits and not against other applications received.