Media Release

Alachua County Wins NACo Awards

Monday, July 13, 2009 1:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to inform citizens that Alachua County has won three "Achievement Awards" and one "Best of Category Award" from the National Association of Counties (NACo).

The departments and categories that received Achievement Awards include:

  • Office of Management and Budget (This was a joint effort between Alachua County, and the City of Gainesville.)
    County Administration Management Category
    Submission: Annexation Transition Agreement - Interlocal Agreement between Alachua County and the City of Gainesville for the transition of services upon an annexation by the City of Gainesville within its municipal reserve area. To read more about this agreement, click here.
  • Office of Growth Management
    Information Technology Category
    Submission: Web GIS Code Enforcement Tracker - online, real time monitoring of code complaints and code compliance. For more information, click here.
  • Information and Telecommunication Services
    Personnel Management Category
    Submission: CHIPS Complete Hiring and Interactive Personnel System - A paperless human resources application created to help the Alachua County Sheriff's office keep track of job application and hiring information. For more information, click here.

The Office of Growth Management's submission won both an Achievement Award, and a Best of Category Award in the Information Technology Category. There were only 20 Best of Category Awards given this year, and this is the second year that Alachua County has gotten a Best of Category Award.

"NACo is proud to confer these awards and recognize your county's hard work to promote quality, efficient, and responsive management and administration," writes Larry Naake, NACo Executive Director.

These departments will be formally recognized at the 13th Annual NACo Conference, Sunday, July 26, 2009, in Nashville, TN.

For more information, please contact Alachua County Office of Management and Budget 352-374-5262.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).