James City County receives national achievement awards
Date: June 24, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Beth Davis, Environmental Education Coordinator
Phone: (757) 253-6859
James City County recently received three 2005 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The winning programs are the Grove Community Partnership, STRIVE and Protecting Resources in Delicate Environments (PRIDE). PRIDE received "Best in Category" for Environmental Protection and Energy.
The Grove Community Partnership is an at-risk/outreach program adopted by Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Williamsburg Soccer Club (WSC). The program provides sports opportunities through outreach and scholarships. For more information, contact JCC Parks and Recreation at (757) 259-3217.
The County's STRIVE program serves youth from age 11 through high school to prevent or decrease involvement with the criminal justice system, increase academic performance and school attendance, decrease out of home placement and teen parenthood and help youth set goals for the future. For more information, visit www.jccEgov.com or call JCC Community Services at (757) 259-3110.
PRIDE is the educational component of the County's water quality program. Its goal is to improve water quality by educating residents about the importance of watershed protection while providing residents and neighborhoods with specific watershed restoration and protection tools such as mini-grants and demonstrations. For more information, visit www.protectedwithpride.org or call JCC Environmental Education Coordinator at (757) 253-6859.
The National Association of Counties' Achievement Award Program is a non-competitive program that recognizes counties for improving the management of and services provided by county government. Since the program's inception in 1970, the Achievement Award Program has honored hundreds of county government initiatives that have improved service delivery, achieved greater cost efficiency, provided finer customer service and helped to develop a better-trained work force.