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New Hanover County Receives Six National Awards for Innovation

Posted July 16, 2018 at 1:58 pm     Category: Community Justice ServicesCounty ManagerFire ServicesLibraryNews ReleaseSenior Resource CenterSheriff

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County has been recognized with six Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The six awarded programs help to increase a family’s self-sufficiency, reduce emergency response times, teach teens the value of library resources and the fashion industry, deliver meals to seniors who are recovering from an illness or surgery, provide healthy eating education to seniors, and bridge the gap between jail and the real world to reduce recidivism.

“New Hanover County is leading the nation in innovative, successful initiatives that meet our citizens where they are,” said County Manager Chris Coudriet. “I am proud of the departments that won a NACo award. Their work shows the county’s continued commitment to develop new and strategic ways to serve the public – better, faster, and leaner – and make a difference in our community.”

NACo’s Achievement Awards Program recognizes innovative county government programs that enhance services for residents. Below are the six New Hanover County programs that were awarded and acknowledged at the NACo Awards Luncheon on Sunday, July 15. You can view videos of the award winners here, or by clicking on each initiative below.

Since 2016, New Hanover County has been awarded a total of 22 NACo Achievement Awards.

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910-798-7461

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