The award is sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo), headquartered in Washington, DC. Bernalillo County won in the Bernalillo County learned this month that it has won a national award for its “exemplary, interesting, and creative” efforts to promote National County Government Month in April.category for counties with populations of 500,000 or more. NACo is a national organization that represents more than 3,000 counties to the White House and Congress.
The county’s National County Government Month campaign focused on ‘Serving Our Veterans, Armed Forces and Their Families” and included a wide range of supportive community projects—such as informative government TV programming, free health fair, pet adopt-a-thon, five-week economic development tour, and a huge collection effort for a homeless center for women veterans and their dependent children. The county’s Public Information Department organized the campaign which was conducted without the use of any funds for advertising.
The award will be presented at NACo’s annual conference in Portland, Oregon on July 17.
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