2020 Achievement Award
Camden County, Georgia has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.
“This accomplishment recognizes the efficient, effective, and forward-thinking professionals working in Camden County government and our valuable strategic partnerships,” said County Administrator Steve Howard. “I am excited about the announcement of Camden County’s latest National Achievement Award. Employees work to implement best practices to provide excellent public service to the citizens of Camden County.”
This year, NACo recognized Camden County’s Paved Roadway Inventory and Assessment in the category of Transportation. Through partnerships, the county coordinated the assessment, video, and documentation of the current paved roadway system of unincorporated Camden County. This assessment of the county allows staff, management, and the Board of Commissioners to make critical decisions regarding the upkeep and maintenance of these roadways while relying on visual and statistical data.
NACo President Mary Ann Borgeson said, “We are seeing firsthand now more than ever that counties work tirelessly to support our residents. This year’s Achievement Award-winning programs showcase how counties build healthy, safe and vibrant communities across America.”
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.
Camden County’s Award-Winning Government recently received recognition from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) and Georgia Trend Magazine through their County Excellence Awards. Additionally, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recognized Camden County with a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.