Montgomery County has received 15 awards – more than any county in the State – for outstanding programs from the National Association of Counties (NACo).
Among the awards was the County’s Department of Health and Human Services’ submission called Customized Employment Public Intern Project. This unique program is designed to create flexible work opportunities in County government for individuals with severe disabilities. This program is at the leading edge of what other County and State agencies are doing to provide work opportunities for people with disabilities. Since the program started in October 2007, more than two dozen part-time jobs have been created in various County departments.
“These awards recognize many of the innovative and ground-breaking programs which Montgomery County is known for,” said County Executive Isiah Leggett. “I am proud of the hard work and dedication of all of our employees who work so hard to serve our residents.”
The following departments and programs received awards:
Consumer Protection – Online Training for Police Officers;
County Executive’s CountyStat Office – CountyStat;
Correction and Rehabilitation – Respect Opens Doors; Custody and Security Staff Deployment; Montgomery County Correctional Facility ReEntry for All Program;
Health and Human Services – Customized Employment Public Intern Project; Outreach Strategy to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; Adult Drug Court;
Liquor Control – Alcohol Regulatory Forum;
Public Information – WalkSafe!™: Keeping Pedestrians Safe in the “Danger Zone;”
Recreation – Seniors Wii Tournament; Partnership Youth Initiative Internship Program;
Technology Services – MyMontgomery; How Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Simplified Complex Projects; and Estimated Tax Calculator.
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