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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 VACo 2023 Achievement Awards

Dear VACo Members –  

It’s time for the 2023 Achievement Awards Program. Any county department is eligible to compete so ENTER NOW!

Achievement Awards Submission Form

All entries are required to be submitted in electronic form. No paper copy submissions are necessary. The electronic copy should be a PDF or WORD file. Email entries to Gage Harter at gharter@vaco.orgSubmissions must be received by July 1, 2023.

Last year, we processed 100 entries and selected 29 winners from 22 Counties. VACo presented awards at 22 Board of Supervisors Meetings, recognized winners at the 88th Annual Conference, and issued a news release to statewide media.

The judges for the 2023 Achievement Awards will be announced soon.

VACo has received close to 1,000 entries over the past decade. Last year’s Best Achievement winner was Chesterfield County for its “Connecting All Community Residents to Public Schools” program.

VACo encourages all Counties, big and small, to enter the 2023 Achievement Awards Program. Please contact with questions or for more information.

Achievement Awards Submission Form | Achievement Awards Website

2022 Achievement Awards Press Release | Past Achievement Award Winners

2022 Achievement Awards

The Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) is pleased to announce the 29 recipients of the 2022 Achievement Awards, which recognize excellence in local government programs. VACo received 100 submissions.

Winning entries focused on addressing issues of the pandemic, connecting citizens, and other challenges that counties face daily.  

Past Achievement Awards