CSAC Seeks County Best Practices for Annual Challenge Awards
The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) invites you to enter our 2017 Challenge Awards competition. The deadline is June 23.
These unique awards recognize the innovative and creative spirit of California county governments as they find innovative, effective and cost-saving ways to provide programs and services to their citizens. This is a wonderful opportunity to spotlight your county’s best practices and the staff behind them.
This year’s competition features new entry categories. Entrants will now be asked to market specific issue and population categories.
Our new issue areas are as follows:
Administration of Justice & Public Safety – Includes programs associated with local law enforcement and public safety, adult and juvenile detention, and probation.
Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources – Includes programs associated with agriculture, the environment, air quality, water, flood control, energy, parks and recreation, public lands, forestry, mining, endangered species, solid waste, and hazardous waste.
Government Finance, Administration & Technology – Includes programs associated with internal operations, employee training and wellness, workers’ compensation, public records, technology, economic development, elections, libraries, food safety, and disaster planning/response.
Health & Human Services – Includes programs associated with health care, mental health, homelessness, foster care, child welfare services, adult protective services, IHSS, general assistance, aging, CalWORKs, county hospitals, the indigent, and veterans.
Housing, Land Use & Infrastructure – Includes programs associated with housing, land use, growth, planning, transportation, infrastructure, tribal gaming issues.
Our population categories will now follow CSAC’s three caucuses: rural, suburban and urban.
Rural – Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Inyo, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Plumas, San Benito, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yuba.
Suburban – Butte, Imperial, Kern, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Placer, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tulare, Yolo.
Urban – Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Ventura.
Awards may be presented in three population categories for each of the five issue areas.
CSAC is currently producing and distributing videos and blogs on the 2016 Challenge Award recipients. Programs thus far profiled can be found here.
If you want to ensure you receive a printed copy of the Call for Entries, contact David Liebler, CSAC Director of Public Affairs & Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.