Fairfax County Awards
Fairfax County is often recognized for its outstanding programs, services and public servants. The county also honors individuals and organizations. Additional information about county awards and accomplishments can be obtained from the agency or division highlighted or by contacting the Office of Public Affairs by email or by phone at 703-324-3187, TTY 711. View archive of past awards.
- Fairfax County Receives Information Technology Award for Citizen Outreach and Emergency Response: Fairfax County was again honored as a technical innovator, placing second among counties of its size in the annual Digital Counties Survey. Fairfax County has been ranked in the top five for six consecutive years, earning first place two times during this span.
The county was recognized for milestone achievements in citizen communication and engagement including:
- The NewsCenter publishing platform and social media strategy.
- MyFairfax personalized single sign-on web portal to securely conduct business with the county, including electronic payments.
- Best governance practices to align IT strategies with county business objectives.
- High achievement in flexible technology infrastructure, agile development, and effective use of resources.
Leading and coordinating emergency
response across the national capital region (NCR) through
interoperable communications initiatives including identity
management and data exchange.
The Digital Counties Survey evaluates localities on their ability to demonstrate successful outcomes, improve services and boost efficiencies through the strategic use of technology. Winners were chosen based on their work to innovate, improve transparency and proactively address citizen demands and expectations.
- Park Authority Wins National Stewardship Award: The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) has been named the winner of the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) 2016 Barb King Environmental Stewardship Award, which recognizes a parks and recreation agency that has achieved excellence in environmental stewardship. This national recognition pays tribute to the Park Authority’s growing commitment to protection of natural resources in Fairfax County.
- Fairfax County Receives 8 National Achievement Awards: The National Association of Counties (NACo) awarded Fairfax County eight 2016 Achievement Awards, which honor innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents
- Park Authority Wins Seven NAGC Communication Awards: Park Authority communicators took home four first place awards, sharing honors for a campaign celebrating the Park Authority’s 65th anniversary year entitled “65 Years of Making Parks Count,” in the Shoestring Budget category as well as a first place award for the Special Purpose Publication, “Great Parks – Great Communities FY2015 Strategic Plan Report.”
- The Noman M. Cole, Jr. Pollution Control Plant earned another Platinum Peak Performance Award: NACWA’s Peak Performance Awards recognize member agency facilities for excellence in wastewater treatment as measured by their compliance with their NPDES permit. The award also recognizes the commitment, innovation and achievements of individuals and public agencies in the clean water community.
- Fairfax County Health Department Awarded National Accreditation: Fairfax County Health Department has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of the nation’s state, local, tribal and territorial public health departments.
- Celebrate Fairfax Recognizes Sheriff’s Community Labor Force with Community Spirit Award: Celebrate Fairfax, Inc., (CFI) honored the Sheriff’s Community Labor Force with the 2016 James M. Scott Community Spirit Award during a ceremony held at the Fairfax County Government Center on June 7. Named for former Virginia State Delegate Jim Scott, who founded CFI, the award recognizes service that has transformed, guided and supported the success of the organization.
- Sheriff’s Office Earns Health Care Reaccreditation: The National Commission on Correctional Health Care has reaccredited the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office on the operation of the Adult Detention Center. NCCHC accreditation is a quality assurance process under which inmate health care services, programs and operations are evaluated by an external body. The Sheriff’s Office has been accredited by NCCHC since 1981. The reaccreditation process takes place every three years to ensure that the agency maintains compliance with the standards.
- Park Authority Wins Award for Colvin Run Campaign: The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is the winner of a 2016 NACPRO Award for the marketing efforts that helped Colvin Run Mill achieve a top-four finish in the 2013 web-based Partners in Preservation (PiP) voting contest sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express. As a result of the contest, the FCPA received a $75,000 grant to restore the historic mill.
- Spring Hill Renovation Wins NACPRO Award: The expansion and renovation of the Spring Hill RECenter in McLean, Virginia, is being honored with an award from the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO). The Fairfax County Park Authority project has been selected as a recipient of the 2016 NACPRO Award in the Park and Recreation Facility Class II category.
Vehicle Services Named in 100 Best Fleet Awards: The Fairfax County
Department of Vehicle Services has been named 36th
out of 100
best fleet operations in the Americas. The program, currently in
its 16th year, recognizes and rewards peak performing fleet operations
in North America. Fairfax County was regarded as exceptional based on
the 12 performance measures of the award including uses of technology,
accountability, pricing, customer service, innovation, efficiency and