DGS takes home 3 awards from National Association of Counties!

NACO Award

Three DGS divisions received 2018 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards. The awards recognize innovative county and municipal government programs across a variety of categories. Having three of our divisions recognized as innovators in their respective fields is a high honor.

Facilities Maintenance Awarded: County Administration and Management

Our Facilities Maintenance Division received the County Administration and Management award for their Mobile Maintenance Program. The program uses real-time data to create a more efficient system for dispatching facilities work orders. The software tells our teams how many people and what tools are needed for a job and provides dynamic work order management for tradesmen in the field. The use of this technology in support of the hard work of our facilities teams demonstrated the innovative nature of this program.

Fleet Management Awarded: Financial Management

The Fleet Management Division was recognized for their Master Lease Program. This program has fundamentally changed the way our Fleet is purchased and allowed the department to avoid millions in costs. The Master Lease Program’s ability to modernize the vehicles, reduce maintenance, and increase fleet availability are some of the reasons it was recognized within the Financial Management category.

Historic Properties Awarded: Arts, Culture, and Historic Properties

The Administration Division’s Historic Properties program's Baltimore War Memorial Arts Initiative uses the century-old War Memorial building as a low-cost venue for performing and visual art events while also honoring and serving Maryland veterans through traditional outreach support services. The program’s ability to revitalize and re-purpose this historic public building is one of the reasons it has been recognized within the Arts, Culture, and Historic Properties category.

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