PHOENIX, Arizona — May 16, 2018 —
Maricopa County is being recognized by the
National Association of Counties
(NACo) for visionary leadership that improves our residents’ quality of life.
From helping the next generation breathe easier to using technology to provide
best-in-class customer service, Maricopa County leads the way. Overall,
Maricopa County received 48 awards
including 12 from the Library District. County
programs that have been recognized include:
- The Dogs
with Jobs program, which introduces the public to many types of jobs that
dogs perform in Maricopa County
- The Title
Wave program, an interactive reading program for tweens.
- The Fireplace
Retrofit program, at no charge to the homeowner, retrofits a wood burning
fireplace with an air pollution reduction device to help our residents breathe
- The Video
Appearance Center allows people in custody to be taken to one central
location where a judge could appear, via video conference, to hear their cases.
This has cut court wait times in half.
“I am so incredibly proud to announce the 2018 NACo Achievement Award
recipients,” said Cindy Kolazynski, MCLD Director & County Librarian.
“Thanks to our amazing staff for their dedication and leadership in
implementing these unique and impactful initiatives.”
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the National Association of Counties
for our employees’ daily efforts to make Maricopa County safer and
healthier,” said Chairman Steve Chucri, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors,
District 2. “These wide-ranging, award-winning programs show we are a
government that can maximize our resources to bring about a smart, sustainable
Maricopa County’s programs help modernize county government and increase
services to our residents. NACo, an organization that unites the nation’s
nearly 3,100 counties, recognized that Maricopa County programs have achieved
measurable results worth sharing nationwide.