Two New Hanover County initiatives receive statewide honor

Posted August 31, 2018 at 9:37 am     Category: Fire ServicesNews ReleaseSheriffStrategy

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County recently received two Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU) Excellence in Innovation Awards given by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC). The awards recognize two innovative programs: New Hanover County Fire Rescue’s pilot program to reduce emergency incident travel times and the Sheriff’s Office Community1 Program that helps former offenders transition back into the community.

“These NCACC awards recognize the county’s focus on continuous improvement, innovation, and our desire to provide the right service at the right time to our residents,” said County Manager Chris Coudriet. “With valuable insights from Fire Rescue’s pilot program, we can improve emergency services; and through the Sheriff’s Office Community1 program, we are connecting people with the services they need like housing, employment, and social services assistance.”

The LGFCU Excellence in Innovation Awards recognize North Carolina county governments who develop successful programs that help counties improve services to residents.

These two county programs also won National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards this year. Learn more about each program in these videos: Fire Rescue’s pilot program and Sheriff’s Office Community1 Program.

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910-798-7461

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