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Posted on: July 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] County Executive Baker to Attend National Association of Counties (NACo) Conference in Columbus, OH

County Executive Baker to Attend National Association of Counties (NACo) Conference in Columbus, OH and Accept National Awards for Exemplary Governance of the Prince George’s County Government

Upper Marlboro, Maryland – From Saturday, July 22 to Monday, July 24, 2017, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III will attend the National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference in Columbus, OH. During the conference, the Prince George’s County government will receive two of the “100 Brilliant Ideas at Work” recognitions for County Executive Baker’s signature community engagement model, the Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) and the Prince George’s County Department of Environment’s “LitterTrak” mobile app.

“I am so proud of the national recognition we have earned as a County government,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “When I started my administration, I told my cabinet leaders that I did not just want to follow ‘best practices,’ I wanted Prince George’s County to become a ‘best practice’ where other jurisdictions around this region, state, and nation would emulate. However, we did not strive to just win awards, we succeeded in improving the lives of our residents and now our ideas will help improve local governance and the lives of other Americans around this nation.”

The “LitterTrak” mobile app also won a NACo 2017 Achievement Award “Best in Category” in the County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy and Sustainability category. The Prince George’s County Health Department also was honored with a 2017 Achievement Award for the Prince George’s County Health Enterprise Zone: A Population Health Approach to Health Disparities. And the Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE) won a 2017 Achievement Award in the County Administration and Management category for Expedited Third Party Review and Inspection Processes to Permit Major Commercial Design-Build Projects. 

While attending the conference, County Executive Baker will be joining county leaders from across the nation to discuss the public health impacts of the opioid crisis, meeting with county leaders from Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, and attending meetings for the NACo Board of Directors and with the County Executives of America (CEA). County Executive Baker has served on both the NACo Board of Directors and as a past President of the County Executives of America since his election as Prince George’s County Executive in 2010. Under the Baker Administration, Prince George’s County has won nine NACo awards and honors.

County Executive Baker is available for media attending the convention as well as available for phone/Skype interviews to local press. Please contact Scott Peterson at 240-619-9400 to coordinate interviews. 

WHAT: 

County Executive Baker attends National Association of Counties (NACo) Conference

 

WHO: 

Rushern L. Baker, III, Prince George’s County Executive

WHEN: 

Saturday, July 22-24, 2017

 

WHERE: 

Greater Columbus Convention Center

400 North High Street

Columbus, Ohio

NACo “Achievement Awards” Won Under Baker Administration: 

2015:

Tech Prince George’s – Prince George’s County Office of Information Technology (OIT)

2016: 

The Prince George's County and Corvias Solutions Public-Private Partnership / Clean Water Partnership – Prince George’s County Department of Environment (DoE)

The Story of DPIE – Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE)

Public Private Partnership for Innovative Compensatory Mitigation Solutions – Prince George’s County Department of Public Works & Transportation

The Adopt-A-Neighborhood (AAN) – Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department (PGFD)

The Community Resource Advocate Program – TNI@School Partnership between Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and the Prince George’s County Government

2017:

LitterTRAK and PGCLitterTRAK - Mobile apps for tracking progress toward cleaner and healthier waterways – Prince George’s County Department of Environment (DoE)

Health Enterprise Zone: A Population Health Approach to Health Disparities – Prince George’s County Health Department

Expedited Third-Party Plan Review and Inspection Processes to Permit Major Commercial Design-Build Projects - Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE)

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