Fairfax County 2014 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.

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Fairfax County was ranked among America's top five in the 2014 Digital Counties Survey by The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties (NACo) which recognizes leading examples of counties using technology to improve services and boost efficiencies. Winners were chosen based on their best practices and effective uses of technology to better serve their communities. Fairfax County received third place honors in the competition for jurisdictions with populations of 500,000 or greater for governance and management practices, innovations and overall significance to excellence in public service.

The Digital Counties Survey evaluates localities on their ability to demonstrate successful outcomes through the strategic use of technology. Winning jurisdictions overcame tough fiscal barriers to improve government services and efficiency and found ways to provide better information security, transparency, and citizen engagement with innovative uses of social media and advanced decision support tools. Read more...

 

2014

October

  • The Office of Public Private Partnerships was lauded by the Northern Virginia Black Chamber at their annual Gala as the Outstanding Public Partner. The award recognizes the successful connections OP3 facilitated between NVBCC and the community as well as to other chambers and community partners.

September

  • The county received two Governor's Technology Awards for innovation in local government from the Commonwealth of Virginia's Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS).
    • The 2014 Governor's COVITS award in the "IT as an Efficiency Driver" category for our efficient tax payment system.
    • Awarded in the "Cross-Boundary Collaboration" category for our National Capital Region Identity and Access Management Service (IAMS).

July

  • The county receives nine NACo Awards:
    • Best in Category: Risk Management -  WorkSafe Fairfax by the Risk Management Division
    • Civics Education and Public Information - The Good Neighbor Initiative from the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and the Office of Elections program The More Easily Informed Voter.
    • County Administration and Management - The Project Manager Guide by the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services.
    • Environmental Protection and Energy - The 5th Grade Field Guide Development Project and the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services.
    • Health - The Primary and Behavioral Health Care Initiative by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.
    • Human Services - Mondloch Place by the Department of Housing and Community Development.
    • Information Technology- Emergency Damages Assessment Tracking and the Next Generation Security Program by the Department of Information Technology.

  •  The Park Authority has received several awards: 
    • The 2014 Excellence in Inclusion Award by the National Recreation and Park Association. This award recognizes agencies that embrace implementation of inclusive practices and processes and demonstrates its commitment to the provision of well-planned supports for inclusive participation by people with disabilities and diversity in all programs, services and facilities.
    • The 2014 Kudos Marketing Award from the National Recreation and Park Association for the 2013 campaign developed for the 2013 Partners in Preservation program, where the agency competed against 24 other historic sites to win grant funding for historic renovations.

 

February

The Department of Public Works and Environmental Services's Wolftrap Stream Restoration project with the Town of Vienna has received a Community Appearance Award from the Community Appearance Alliance of Northern Virginia.




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