The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clearer than ever the important role local governments play in the health and safety of their communities. Now, Maricopa County—the nation’s fastest-growing and 4th largest county—is getting new recognition for its efforts to serve residents over the past year.
Maricopa County received 32 National Achievement Awards this year from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for programs that have a measurable positive impact on the community. NACo says these are programs worth sharing and emulating nationwide.
“As the nation’s fastest-growing and fourth most populous county, Maricopa County continues to focus on improving our services and programs to our residents,” said Chairman Bill Gates, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, District 3. “We appreciate the recognition of our efforts to make our programs more cost effective and efficient, and to improve the overall health of our residents and community.”
This year’s award winners include programs addressing areas of community concern such as air quality, early education, homelessness, mental illness, and opioid addiction.