CSAC Announces 2020 Challenge Award Recipients
November 5, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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SACRAMENTO – The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) has announced the recipients of its 2020 Challenge Awards spotlighting the most innovative programs developed and implemented by California Counties.
Overall, 49 programs from 25 counties are being honored in this year’s awards program. This year CSAC received a record 363 entries from counties throughout California. A new entry category – Disaster/Emergency Response and Management – was added to reflect the significant work counties have undertaken the past few years.
A special award – the California Counties Innovation Award – is being presented to three counties: Humboldt, Orange and Placer – for programs the judging panel deemed were the most innovative and effective out of all the entries received this year.
“It’s often said that adversity is the mother of innovation, and the 2020 CSAC Challenge Awards celebrate the overwhelming spirit of innovation that abounds in California’s 58 counties,” said Graham Knaus, CSAC Executive Director. “From wildfires and the pandemic to public safety and health services, these ‘best-in-class’ programs reflect the breadth of programs and services provided to our communities by California Counties.”
The top overall recipients this year are: Los Angeles County, seven awards; San Diego County, five awards; Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, four awards each; Humboldt, Nevada and Santa Barbara Counties, three awards each.
To learn about all the award-winning programs, click here.
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