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2013 Awards
Gwinnett County received the following awards in 2013:
General Government

Preservation Award for the acquisition of the Fort Daniel Historic Site from the Gwinnett Historical Society

Georgia Clean Air Campaign PACE Award from the Georgia Clean Air Campaign
Communications

NACIO Award of Excellence, Superior Award for Volunteer Gwinnett in the public Participation Projects Category from the National Association of County Information Officers

NACo Achievement Award for Code of Ethics Training in the County Administration and Management Category from the National Association of Counties

NACIO Award of Excellence for Code of Ethics Training in the Computer Media: Internet/Intranet Websites and Interactive Media Category Excellence from the National Association of County Information Officers
Community Services

District Project Achievement Youth Participation Awards from the Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Agents

District Professional Achievement Award from the Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Agents

State Professional Achievement Award from the Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Agents

State Outstanding Program Assistant from the Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Agents

Conference Presentation Selection from the Georgia Association of County Extension Agents

District Newsletter Award from the Georgia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

District Television Award from the Georgia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

State Television Award from the Georgia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences State Newsletter Award from the Georgia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

School Wellness Award from the Georgia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Regional Newsletter Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

National Newsletter Award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Crystal Award from Annandale Village

Business Partner of the Year for the Environmental and Heritage Center from Area III Gwinnett Council of PTAs

Green Building of the Year for the Environmental and Heritage Center from Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful

25 Years of Volunteer Service Award to Kathy Parent from the Georgia Master Gardener Association

2013 Environmental/Conservation Award  from the National Association of County Parks and Recreation Officials

2013 Park and Recreation Program Award from the National Association of County Parks and Recreation Officials

2013 Agency of the Year from Georgia Recreation and Park Association, District 7

Fusion Award from Gwinnett ArtWorks! For Plein Air Challenge

Senior Section Award for May is Older American Month from the Georgia Recreation and Park Association

Innovative Program Award for July is Park and Recreation Month from the Georgia Recreation and Park Association

Innovative Program Award for Swim Safely Week from the Georgia Recreation and Park Association

Best Place for a Wedding for Gwinnett Historic Courthouse from Gwinnett Magazine

Best Parks for Little Mulberry Park, Tribble Mill Park, and Alexander Park from Gwinnett Magazine

Best Family Activities for Gwinnett Parks and Recreation from Gwinnett Magazine

NACo Achievement Award for Waterfowl Management in the Parks and Recreation Category from National Association of Counties

NACo Achievement Award for the Senior BSafe Program in the Human Services Category from the National Association of Counties
County Clerk

NACo Achievement Award for Code of Ethics Training in the County Administration and Management Category from the National Association of Counties

NACIO Award of Excellence for Code of Ethics Training in the Computer Media: Internet/Intranet Websites and Interactive Media Category Excellence from the National Association of County Information Officers
Financial Services

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Association

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association 
Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Purchasing Institute

Best Performance Award for Defensive Driving from the National Safety Council
Fire and Emergency Services

Fire Services Medal to Aaron Blackwell from the Sons of the American Revolution

Fire Services Medal to Sylvia Goalen from the Sons of the American Revolution

Emergency Services Medal to Mary Bowles from the Sons of the American Revolution

EMT of the Year to John Poe from Veterans of Foreign Wars

Bronze Valor Award for John Poe, Lanny Britt, Paul Thompson, Eric Jensen, Robert Atcheson, and Alan Krieg from the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce

Governor’s Public Safety Award, Act of Heroism to Kevin Buice, Brandon Porter, Jeb Krause, and Jesse Verdejo from the Governor’s Office

Firefighter of the Year to Paul Thompson from the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Firefighter of the Year to Tommy Rutledge from the Gwinnett Rotary Club

Medal of Merit for the Juvenile Fire Setter Program to Tommy Rutledge, Colin Rhoden, Karla Richter, Sylvia Goalen, Patty Schaefer, and Tania Diaz from the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce

Outstanding Agency of the Year from SafeKids of Georgia

NACo Achievement Award for the Senior BSafe Program in the Human Services Category from the National Association of Counties
Human Resources

NACo Achievement Award for Volunteer Gwinnett from the National Association of Counties

NACIO Award of Excellence, Superior Award for Volunteer Gwinnett in the public Participation Projects Category from the National Association of County Information Officers

NACo Achievement Award for Code of Ethics Training in the County Administration and Management Category from the National Association of Counties

NACIO Award of Excellence for Code of Ethics Training in the Computer Media: Internet/Intranet Websites and Interactive Media Category Excellence from the National Association of County Information Officers
Information Technology Services

Exemplary Service Award to Melanie Tabb from the Georgia Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

NACo Achievement Award for Code of Ethics Training in the County Administration and Management Category from the National Association of Counties

NACIO Award of Excellence for Code of Ethics Training in the Computer Media: Internet/Intranet Websites and Interactive Media Category Excellence from the National Association of County Information Officers
Law Department

NACo Achievement Award for Code of Ethics Training in the County Administration and Management Category from the National Association of Counties

NACIO Award of Excellence for Code of Ethics Training in the Computer Media: Internet/Intranet Websites and Interactive Media Category Excellence from the National Association of County Information Officers
Police Services

Meritorious Award for Life Saving to Officer William Bohn

Governor’s Public Safety Award, Act of Heroism to Sergeant Jeff Johnson, Sergeant Bryan Reavis, Sergeant Jason Teague, and Officer Nick Boney from the Governor’s Office

Gold Standard with Excellence CALEA Reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc.
Support Services

UPS Exemplary Diesel Idle Reduction Program Award from the Georgia Clean Air Campaign PACE Awards

Education Excellence Award for the Solid Waste and Recovered Materials Division from the Solid Waste Association of North America
Transportation

Outstanding Public Member Agency Award for the Traffic Control Center from the Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia


Water Resources

Large Project of the Year for the South Gwinnett Wastewater Project (Norris Lake FM and PS Improvements) from the American Society of Civil Engineers Georgia Section........