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Program Purpose

To recognize County programs that redesign processes that generate savings or increase productivity, show significant improvement in performance measure results, or that sustain a high level of performance over a period of time.

Selection Criteria

Program must:

  • Show significant improvement in performance measure results or a high level of performance over a period of time (at least one year)
  • Demonstrate significant impact on outcomes
  • Demonstrate effectiveness and/or efficiencies
  • Demonstrate innovation, resourcefulness and/or collaboration in achieving goals
  • Demonstrate alignment with County goals and Shared Vision 2025

Submission Requirements

The following information is required for each entry:

  • Description of program services, goals and objectives
  • Methods used to measure performance
  • Specific actions taken to improve performance measure results
  • Impact of program results on department level outcomes and County goals
  • Plan for sustaining high performance
  • Submission deadline is Monday, September 30, 2019


  • Selected program will be awarded $10,000 – $50,000*
  • Honorable Mention programs receive $1,000 – $10,000*
  • Countywide recognition for selected programs
  • Recognition by Board of Supervisors
  • Recognition in County budget book
  • Individual letter of recognition

*: Award is based on strength of the entry. Award must be used for direct program enhancement which could include any event/training that benefits the selected program’s employees.