Montgomery County Earns Four 2019 NACo Achievement Awards

Montgomery County Earns Four 2019 NACo Achievement Awards

Awards Recognized Family Treatment Court, Business Solutions Center, Reentry Career Alliance Academy and Preschool Promise

Dayton, OH (May 16, 2019) – Montgomery County has been recognized with four 2019 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo), which honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for citizens.

The 2019 NACo Achievement Awards recognized Montgomery County for the following programs:

•Family Treatment Court in the category of Children and Youth,
•Business Solutions Center in the category of Community and Economic Development,
•Reentry Career Alliance Academy in the category of Criminal Justice and Public Safety
•and Preschool Promise in the category of Children and Youth.

“Montgomery County is honored to receive these awards and we are immensely proud of our staff,” said Montgomery County Commission President Debbie Lieberman. "This recognition speaks volumes about the incredible work we do to invest in people and our local economy so that all of our citizens can lead safe, healthy, and productive lives.”

Montgomery County built the Business Solutions Center as a single point-of-entry for businesses to access the services available through local government, as well as providing use of the facility and conference rooms at no charge to county businesses.

Preschool Promise, Inc., is an initiative designed to help children start Kindergarten on track and be ready to learn. Family Treatment Court is a voluntary program that helps individuals with opioid dependency who also have active Children Services cases.

The Reentry Career Alliance Academy is a four-week program designed to citizens who have been previously incarcerated become productive and connected members in their community by providing them with case management services, resources, and job opportunities.

“Counties implement innovative programs that enhance residents’ quality of life every day. This year’s Achievement Award-winning programs demonstrate how counties build healthy, safe and vibrant communities across America,” NACo President Greg Cox said.

Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services provided by counties. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.

NACo will recognize award-winning counties at its 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition July 12-15 in Clark County, Nevada.
Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Awards program is designed to recognize county government innovations. Each nominee is judged on its own merits and not against other applications received.

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