National Association of Counties (NACo) Awards

Recognizing Innovative Service

Chesterfield County received 36 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo) in 2023. These awards recognize the ways that local governments are providing better, more innovative services to their residents and strengthening communities across the country.

Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Award Program is designed to recognize innovative county government programs. Each nominee is judged on its own merits and not against other applications received. The awards are given in categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services that counties provide. The categories include historic preservation, public information, community and economic development, criminal justice, county administration, financial management, environmental protection, information technology, health, libraries, civic engagement and many more.

“I would first like to congratulate each department who either was nominated or received an award,” said Chesterfield County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey. “The work done by the employees of Chesterfield County Government continues to not only improve the lives of residents, businesses and visitors alike, but it also speaks for the level of expertise and talent that the county has recruited and retained. Accolades like these are proof positive of the work we do and why Chesterfield is and continues to be a first choice community. I am very proud to see that hard work recognized by the National Association of Counties.”

2023 Award Winners

Children and Youth

Civic Education and Public Information

Community and Economic Development

County Administration and Management

Criminal Justice and Public Safety


Human Services

Information Technology


Personnel Management, Employment and Training