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2017 Summit Awards - Apply Now
The Arizona Association of Counties and the AACo Foundation invite you to enter the 2017 County Summit Awards competition!

These unique awards recognize the innovative and creative spirit of Arizona county governments as they find new and effective ways of providing services to their citizens.

Consider entering your county's most innovative programs and/or projects to win one or more of these awards.
Winners will be honored at the 2017 AACo Annual Conference November 17, 2017 and presented their awards during the Summit Awards Breakfast.

Completed applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on September 18, 2017.  Check out the Call for Applications and download your entry form today! For more information please contact Gideon Wagner or Jen Marson.

Two levels of awards are possible in each category: Summit and Merit Awards. Judges will consider all Summit Award
entries for Merit Award categories. In the event that a multi-county application is honored, each county will receive an award.

Summit Award Categories:

Civic Engagement & Public Information
Community & Economic Development
County Administration & Finance Management
Criminal Justice & Public Safety
Elections & Voter Registration
Employment & Training
Health
Information Technology
Libraries
Park & Recreation
Youth & Education

Merit Award Categories:

Public-Private Partnership
Rural Innovation
Urban Innovation
Suburban Innovation
Innovation of the Year

Past Summit Award Winners
The 2016 Summit Award winners are as follows:

Summit Award in Civic Engagement & Public Information - Cochise County for the Cochise County Legacy Project

Summit Award in Court Administration & Management - Coconino County for the Justice 2035 Strategic
  Planning Forum

Summit Award in Employment & Training - Yuma County, presented to William Anthony Holzer and Stanley Bracher
  for development of an in-house training program for Appraisal Data Collection Specialists

Summit Award in Criminal Justice & Public Safety - Maricopa County Attorney's Office for their Children's Room

Summit Award in Libraries - Yuma County Library District for Look Up, Yuma County!

Summit Award in Community & Economic Development - Coconino County for their Schultz Community
  Recovery Project

Summit Award in Youth & Education - Santa Cruz County for their College & Career Readiness Educational
  Opportunities Project

Summit Award in Information Technology - Yuma County for their GIS: Animal Services Case
  Management Project

Summit Award in Court Administration, Finance & Management - Maricopa County for their Residential
  Desktop Review Recanvassing Program

Public-Private Partnership Merit Award - Yuma County for their partnership with The Research and Education
  Collaborative Occultation Network promoting the public library astronomy program, Look Up, Yuma County!

Suburban Innovation Merit Award- Yuma County, presented to William Anthony Holzer and Stanley Bratcher
   for development of an in-house training program for Appraisal Data Collection Specialists

Innovation of the Year Merit Award, sponsored by the Arizona Lottery - Santa Cruz County for their cutting edge
  and cost-effective approach in providing STEM Career Pathways with their College & Career
  Readiness Educational Opportunities Project!

The 2015 Summit Award winners are as follows:

Summit Award in Youth & Education - Yavapai County for the Milestones Project Summit Award for Youth & Education - Maricopa County - MCESA for STEM Pro Live!
Summit Award for Court Administration & Management - Maricopa County Clerk of Superior Court for Juvenile Court-2-Court Program
Summit Award for Community & Economic Development - Coconino County for Listening to Customers: One Stop Permitting Shop
Summit Award for Employment & Training - Coconino County for Developing Organizational Talent Via DOT Program
Summit Award for County Administration, Finance & Management - Navajo County for County Tax Deeded Land Sales Go Worldwide
Summit Award for Health - Yuma County for Improving Employee Health Through Manual Therapy
Summit Award for Information Technology - Maricopa County Assessor's Office for ATLAS: Innovation Driven Results
Summit Award for Information Technology - Maricopa County Treasurer's Office for Intelligent Barcode Mailing Initiative
Summit Award for Criminal Justice & Public Safety - Pima County Attorney's Office for Courthouse Dogs Program Winners of the Innovation of the Year Award - Maricopa County School Superintendent Dr. Don Covey and the MCESA Staff
Rural Innovation Award - Yavapai County for Multi-Department Cooperation to Prevent School Violence with Their Milestones Project
Innovation of the Year - Maricopa County MCESA for Their Cutting Edge and Cost-Effective Approach in Bringing High Level Math and Science Courses to Rural and Underserved Areas with STEM Pro Live!