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Achievement Awards

Virginia Counties Recognized for Model Programs

The VACo Achievement Awards is a competitive program open to local government members of the association. Held annually, it recognizes local government programs in awards criteria that include innovation, cooperation and model practices.

VACo encourages all counties, big and small, to enter the Achievement Awards Program.

The winning entries will be recognized on VACo’s website and in a news release sent to statewide media outlets. VACo representatives also would like to visit BOS meetings to present the winners their certificates.

Enter the 2024 VACo Achievement Awards

Deadline is July 1, 2024

Dear VACo Members –  

It’s time for the 2024 Achievement Awards Program. Any county department is eligible to compete so ENTER NOW!

2024 Achievement Awards Submission Form

All entries are required to be submitted in electronic form. No paper copy submissions are necessary. The electronic submissions should be a PDF or WORD file. Email entries to Gage Harter at gharter@vaco.orgElectronic submissions must be received by July 1, 2024.

Last year, we processed 135 entries and selected 33 winners from 21 Counties. VACo presented awards at Board of Supervisors Meetings, recognized winners at the 89th Annual Conference, and issued a news release to statewide media.

The judges for the 2024 Achievement Awards will be announced soon.

VACo has received more than 1,000 entries over the past decade. Last year’s Best Achievement winner was Alleghany County for its “Alleghany/Covington School Consolidation” program.

VACo encourages all Counties, big and small, to enter the 2024 Achievement Awards Program. Please contact  with questions or for more information.

Achievement Awards Submission Form | Achievement Awards Website | 2023 Achievement Awards Press Release | Past Achievement Award Winners

Past Achievement Awards