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Citrus County Earns National Achievement Awards for Best Practices

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Citrus County Earns National Achievement Awards for Best Practices

Citrus County Earns National Achievement Awards for Best Practices

Citrus County has been recognized with five Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

The following county divisions and programs were recognized:

• Citrus County Animal Services: Can I Read to You?
• Citrus County Growth Management: Building Enterprise Digital Interface Phase I
• Citrus County Library Services: Compassionate Care Kits
• Citrus County Systems Management: Scripting for Security, Standardization, & Savings
• Citrus County Visitors & Convention Bureau: Step into Awesome Brand Campaign

“I am excited about the announcement of Citrus County being awarded five national achievement awards from NACo. The Board of County Commissioners and staff work tirelessly to implement best practices to provide excellence in public service to the citizens of Citrus County”, said County Administrator Steve Howard. “This accomplishment recognizes the efficient, effective, and forward-thinking ideas and programs that exemplify Citrus County government and the work they do to assist our residents.”

Each year, NACo’s Achievement Awards are given in 18 categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice and public safety, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and more. Launched in 1970, the program is designed to recognize innovation in county government. Each nominated program is judged on its own merits and not against other applications.

“The Achievement Awards demonstrate excellence in county government and the commitment to serve our residents every day,” said NACo President Denise Winfrey. “This year’s winners represent some of the most innovative and collaborative efforts we have seen in over 50 years of presenting these awards.”

County staff involved in these award-winning programs will be recognized at the regular Board of County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, beginning at 1:00pm at 110 N Apopka Ave in Inverness.

For more information about Citrus County government, visit For more information about NACo’s Achievement Awards, visit

Veronica Kampschroer
Public Information Officer at Citrus County BOCC

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