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​Awards & Recognitions

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2014Best of the WebCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services

Wake County's website captured fourth place among U.S. county websites.

2014Excellence in Action AwardRouteMatch SoftwareHuman Services

Transportation and Rural Access (TRACS)

2014Latin American Exelente AwardsLa NoticiaHuman Services

Community Person of the Year: Petra Hager

2014Community Partnership AwardNorth Carolina Black Women's Empowerment NetworkHuman Services

Ida Dawson

2014Women Uplifting Women AwardNorth Carolina Black Women's Empowerment NetworkHuman Services

Sonya Reid

2014President's AwardAlice Aycock Poe Center for Health EducationHuman Services

Health Promotion Chronic Disease Prevention team for promoting the PlayWELL Park playground.

2014Public Health All StarsNorth Carolina Public Health AssociationHuman Services

Sheila Frye, Giang Le, Regina Petteway

2014First Responders Outstanding Service AwardGreater Raleigh Chamber of CommerceEmergency Medical Services

During the February 2014 snowstorm, several EMS employees overcame many obstacles to successfully transport a patient to the hospital.

2014First Responders Outstanding Service AwardGreater Raleigh Chamber of CommerceSheriff's Office

​Master Deputy Shawn Curtis

2014Achievement AwardNACoPublic Affairs Office

#WakeisGreat Instagram Contest

2014Award of ExcellenceNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office

Best Twitter feed

2014Award of ExcellenceNational Association of County Information OfficersEnvironmental Services; Information Technology Services

The Wake County Human Services Strategic Planning Process

2014Achievement AwardNACoHuman Services

The Wake County Human Services Strategic Planning Process

2014Achievement AwardNACoHuman Services

Information Network for Ongoing Resource Management (INFORM)

2014Achievement AwardNACoHuman Services

Combined Public Health and Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment (CHMA) Process

2014Achievement AwardNACoHuman Services

Club CHOICE Plus-A Practical Tool for Building Human Capital in Wake County

2014Achievement AwardNACoHuman Resources

Building Organizational Supervisory Success (B.O.S.S.)

2014Achievement AwardNACoGeneral Services

Digital Signage

2014Award of ExcellenceNational Association of County Information OfficersEnvironmental Services

Best in Class for Photography

2014Achievement AwardNACoEnvironmental Services

A Model for Reducing Euthanasia in an Open Intake Shelter

2014Achievement AwardNACoEnvironmental Services

Environmental Services Fiscal Accountability and Productivity Model

2014Achievement AwardNACoEnvironmental Services

Contaminated Groundwater Initiative

2014Achievement AwardNACoEnvironmental Services

Significant Expansion of Wake County's HHW Program at Reduced Cost and More Material Collected

2014Achievement AwardNACoEnvironmental Services

Gas to Energy Project Promotes Healthy Capital County Initiative

2014Award of ExcellenceNational Association of County Information OfficersLibraries

 Click, Watch, Learn: Storytimes Online

2014Best of Show AwardLibrary Leadership Administration and Management Association's Public Relations and Marketing SectionLibraries

​2 awards: Click, Watch, Learn: Storytimes Online and marketing for America's Music lecture series.

2014Achievement AwardNACoLibraries

​Repositioning Youth Services Programming

2014#1 City for Business and CareersForbes

​Raleigh

2014Digital Counties Survey AwardCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
​8th Place for Populations of 500,000+

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2014Top 10 Up-and-Coming NeighborhoodUSA Today

Raleigh

2014#1 Best City for Raising a FamilyForbes

Raleigh

2014Award of ExcellenceNC3CPublic Affairs Office

Second Place in Citizen Participation Category for school bond education.

2014Award of ExcellenceNC3CPublic Affairs Office

Second Place in Interview/Talk Show Category for WakeGOV TV.

2014Award of ExcellenceNC3CPublic Affairs Office

First Place in Special Events Category for Justice Center grand opening celebration.

2014Award of ExcellenceNC3CInformation Technology Services; Public Affairs Office

First Place in Annual Report Category

2014North Carolina Passenger Safety Instructor of the YearNorth Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program and North Carolina Department of Insurance Office of State Fire MarshalHuman Services

Suzanne LeDoyen named Instructor of the Year.

2014Tax Collector of the YearNorth Carolina Tax Collectors AssociationRevenue

Director Marcus Kinrade was named Tax Collector of the Year.

2014Healthcare HerosTriangle Business JournalHuman Services

Dr. Elizabeth Tilson was named a Healthcare Hero, while Carla Piedrahita was named a finalist.

2014Real Estate AwardTriangle Business JournalFacilities Design and Construction

​Top State/County/Municipal Project

2013Healthiest Employers AwardTriangle Business JournalHuman Resources

22nd healthiest employer in the Triangle.

2013Top 5 Best Places to RetireMoney Magazine

Raleigh

2013#2 City Creating the Most Technology JobsForbes

Raleigh-Cary

2013Top 3 City to Start a BusinessForbes

Raleigh

2013Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver AwardUnited States Green Building CouncilFacilities Design and Construction

Justice Center

2013Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver AwardUnited States Green Building CouncilFacilities Design and Construction

Hammond Road Detention Center.

2013Governor's Award for Excellence in Workforce Development: Wayne Daves Award for Outstanding Achievement in Workforce DevelopmentNorth Carolina Commission on Workforce DevelopmentWorkforce Development

JoAnn Shepherd is the winner of this award.

2013Local Program Award for Excellence in Sedimentation and Erosion ControlNorth Carolina Sedimentation Control CommissionEnvironmental Services

Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program won this award.

2013Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office

Honorable Mention in News Release/Feature Writing.

2013Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services; Public Affairs Office

Honorable Mention in Social Media for #WakeisGreat Instagram contest.

2013Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services

​First Place in Graphic Design for promotional and educational pieces related to opening of Justice Center.

2013Downtown Imprint AwardDowntown Raleigh AllianceFacilities Design and Construction

Justice Center was recognized for having a positive imprint on the downtown area.

2013Eagle AwardAssociated Builders and ContractorsFacilities Design and Construction

Justice Center honored at the "Excellence in Construction Awards."

2013Justice Facilities ReviewAmerican Institute of ArchitectsFacilities Design and Construction

The Justice Facilities Review is an annual awards program juried by the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Justice. Award for Wake County Detention Center.

2013Achievement AwardNACoHuman Services

​NACo Achievement Award for the Human Services Farmers Market/EBT Project.

2013Achievement AwardNACoHuman Services

​NACo Achievement Award for the Human Services School Health Acuity 2 Business Model.

2013Achievement AwardNACoHuman Services

​NACo Achievement Award for the Human Services Quality Management Program.

2013Achievement AwardNACoEnvironmental Services

​NACo Achievement Award for the Environmental Asthma Trigger Home Assessment Program, a partnership with Community Care of Wake and Johnston Counties.

2013Pinnacle AwardNational Association of Government WebmastersInformation Technology Services
First place website, large population group, for the Wake County website at www.wakegov.com. Pinnacle Awards are judged by a group of web professionals from inside and outside of government web development, and are awarded to the best entries based on the following judging criteria: team size, content, organization, design, performance, flexibility, accessibility standards and interactivity.

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2013Best of the WebCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
​Best of the Web finalist for the Wake County website at www.wakegov.com.

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2013Digital Counties Survey AwardCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
Wake County placed in the top 10 county governments in the nation for their use of technology in the Digital Counties Survey conducted by the Center for Digital Government.

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2013Achievement AwardNACoInformation Technology Services
The annual Achievement Awards recognize innovative county government programs and projects. Wake County Government was recognized with a 2013 NACo Achievement Award for the Wake County Government website redesign project at www.wakegov.com.
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2013Best in ShowNational Association of County Information OfficersInformation Technology Services
​The WakeGOV website at www.wakegov.com won "Best in Show" out of all categories in the NACIO Awards of Excellence competition.

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2013All-America CityNational Civic League

Garner

2013eCity AwardGoogle

Google eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state. Cary was chosen by Google for North Carolina.

2013#3 Best Place for Business and CareersForbes

Raleigh

2013Where the Jobs AreMoney Magazine

​Money Magazine says that Wake County is number 12 on their list of "Where the Jobs Are" for their Best Places to Live Survey.

2013Award of ExcellenceNational Association of County Information OfficersInformation Technology Services
​Best in Class for the Wake County Website
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2013#1 Family Friendly City in U.S.Human Life Project

​Raleigh

2013#1 Fastest Growing City in the U.S.Forbes

​Raleigh

2013#1 Healthiest County in North CarolinaCountyHealthRankings.com
2013Grade A-Sunshine ReviewInformation Technology Services
Wake County's website was audited on February 1, 2013, by Sunshine Review for government transparency and given the highest score in North Carolina with an A-minus. Auditors noted that the website search function was excellent and the layout intuitive.
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2012#1 Real Estate Market to WatchInman News

​Raleigh-Cary

2012#1 Best Place to LiveBloomberg-Businessweek.com

​Raleigh-Wake County

2012#2 Best Place for Business and CareersForbes.com

​Raleigh, NC

2012Achievement AwardNACoCommunity Services

​The Open Space Prioritization Committee successfully developed a model to evaluate open space properties based on Geographic Information Systems. The model is just one of the tools that will help prioritize the County's open space acquisitions. The County has established a goal of retaining 30 percent of the County area as open space.

2012Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​WakeGOV Board Goals 2012--Second Place
2012Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​Wake County Budget at a Glance--Honorable Mention
2012Joseph E. Hunt Distinguished Jurisdiction AwardNC Association of Assessing OfficersInformation Technology Services; Revenue
Outstanding Achievement in Tax Administration and Public Service for the Online Business Listing (OBL) Service
2012Digital Government Achievement AwardCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
Wake Accountability Tax Check (WATCH) Portal
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2012Digital Counties Survey AwardCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
​10th Place for Populations of 500,000+
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2012Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services
​2nd Place Media Kit for the New WakeGOV Site Launch
2012Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services
1st Place Graphic Design for the WakeGOV Infographic
2012Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services
1st Place for the WakeGOV Website
2011Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
Wake County Anual Report 2011--First Place
2011Excellence AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​2010 Wake County Annual Report.
2011Meritorious AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
Wake County Live (Radio Series)
2011Meritorious AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
Social Media Account Process
2011Meritorious AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​Wake County Event Management System
2011Meritorious AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
Emergency Communications Strategy Plan
2011Award of ExcellenceNC State Treasurer's OfficeInformation Technology Services; Budget and Finance Department
Wake Accountability Tax Check (WATCH) Portal
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2011Award of ExcellenceNational Association of County Information OfficersInformation Technology Services; Public Affairs Office
Social Media Account Process
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2010Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​Wake County Annual Report 2010--Second Place
2010Meritorious AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​Wake County Annual Report 2009
2010Digital Counties Survey AwardCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
6th Place for Populations of 500,000+
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2010Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services; Public Affairs Office
​2nd Place Award for the 2010 Wake County Annual Report
2009Achievement AwardNACOPublic Affairs Office
​WakeGOV TV
2009Meritorious AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​Human Services Year in Review
2009Excellence AwardNational Association of County Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
State of Wake County Address.
2009Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services; Public Affairs Office
2nd Place Social Media for ​WakeGOV Connect
2009Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services; Parks, Recreation and Open Space
2nd Place Interactive Media Award for the Parks, Recreation & Open Space Website on WakeGOV
2008Digital Counties Survey AwardCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
8th Place for Populations of 500,000+
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2008Best of the WebCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
3rd Place for Best County Website 

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2007Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersPublic Affairs Office
​Ready Wake!--Second Place
2007Digital Counties Survey AwardCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
10th Place for Populations of 500,000+
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2007Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services; Public Affairs Office
​2nd Place for the ReadyWake.org Website
2006Award of Excellence3CMAPublic Affairs Office
Calendar
2005Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services
​1st Place for the Wake Reads Together Website
2004Digital Counties Survey AwardCenter for Digital GovernmentInformation Technology Services
8th Place for Populations of 500,000+
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2003Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services
3rd Place for the WakeGOV Redesign
2003Excellence in Communication AwardNC Association of Government Information OfficersInformation Technology Services
2nd Place for the Wake Reads Together Website
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