Jeffco Hall of Fame

Welcome to the Jeffco Hall of Fame page, where we display the awards, commendations and certifications received by Jefferson County employees. We are excited for you to be able to see all of the amazing work and talent that we have here at Jefferson County.

2018

The American Business Awards Recognized Jefferson County with Three Stevie Awards

Public-Affairs_ABA-Award_Hall-of-Fame-webGold Stevie Award - Organization of the Year in the Non-Profit or Government Category

This award recognized all the incredible achievements Jefferson County had in 2017, everything from launching a new brand and website to offering new motor vehicle services to becoming a Health Links Certified Healthy Business Leader. In Jefferson County, we strive to keep our communities healthy and thriving by being responsive, innovative and acting with the highest integrity in all that we do, which we truly exemplified in 2017.

  • Winning department, division or elected office: All Jefferson County departments, divisions, elected offices and employees

Gold Stevie Award - Updated External Websites

Our new websites, created in partnership with CivicPlus, have enhanced the users' experience and make our most accessed items easy to find. When our residents can easily access information about county services, their lives can improve.

  • Winning department, division or elected office: Public Affairs and Information Technology Services

Bronze Stevie Award - Updated Brand Project

With the new brand, created in partnership with Philosophy Communication, the county has brought together all departments and allows us to be better identified by the public as Jeffco. So often in government, we are behind the times and old fashioned, but the new brand is modern, fresh and is ushering in a culture of innovation and inclusiveness through better partnership.

  • Winning department, division or elected office: Public Affairs

RMMA Chosen Community Partner of the Year Award by the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation

RMMA-JEDC-Award_Hall-of-Fame-webThe Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) serves as a reliever airport to Denver International Airport and is the fourth busiest general aviation airport in Colorado, averaging 170,000 operations annually. International travelers at RMMA have convenient access to an on-site U.S. customs office operating 24 hours per day. With the absence of landing fees at RMMA, clearing U.S. customs is easy and cost effective. RMMA brings prospects to the forefront, advocates for businesses wanting to locate in the County, and is a strong partner in the effort to establish a Foreign Trade Zone in Jefferson County. The airport continuously plays a critical role in the economic development efforts of Jeffco EDC.

  • Winning department, division or elected office: Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport

American Heart Association: Workplace Health Achievement Index – Gold Level 2018

The Workplace Health Achievement Index scores organizations on 55 individual best practices, organized into seven categories of organizational best practices (leadership, engagement, programs, policies and environment, partnerships, communications, and reporting outcomes) and the objective, unbiased science-based assessment of overall workplace heart health using aggregate data from My Life Check or aggregate an equivalent source. Earned 191 points out of 217 maximum points. 

  • Winning department, division or elected office: Human Resources Wellness group

Jeffco Coroner’s Office Employees Earn Advanced Certification

Coroner_Advanced-Degree_Hall-of-Fame-webTwo of Jeffco’s Deputy Coroners, Melinda Rose and Stacy Salmon, became Board Certified Fellows through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI). They are the first ABMDI Board Certified Fellows at Jefferson County, and in Colorado, they are two of only 12 active Certified Fellows. The ABMDI the certification board that promotes the highest standards of practice for medicolegal death investigators in the United States. Advanced certification (Board Certified Fellow) is available to medicolegal death investigators who prove their mastery of all aspects of medicolegal death investigation.

Best Transportation Project under $5 million awarded by the American Public Works Association

T-E_APWA-2018_Hall-of-Fame-webThe Waterton/Wadsworth intersection was reconstructed with the addition of a traffic signal to improve traffic flow and storm water drainage. Development to the south is increasing traffic at this intersection that is both a gateway to Jefferson County and also the entrance to Lockheed/Martin, one of the largest employers in the county. During the project it was critical to maintain access to Lockheed-Martin both for employees on a daily basis as well as occasional deliveries of high-security equipment. Several Transportation & Engineering employees were involved with this project during planning, design, and construction including: Brad Baur, Gary Campbell, Mark Winnen, John Suess, Mike Vanatta, Dixie Shear, and Derek Schuler.

  • Winning department, division or elected office: Transportation & Engineering Division

Enhanced Digital Web Strategy, Transparency, Innovation Award to Jefferson County from the Center for Digital Government

The Government Experience Awards recognize the achievements and best practices of states, cities and counties that have gone to the web and beyond to radically improve the experience of government and push the boundaries of how citizen services are delivered. This year’s Government Experience Awards winners have well-designed websites and innovative channels that provide citizens meaningful information and services, robust data integration and an exceptional user experience. Jefferson County was named as a Finalist.

  • Winning department, division or elected office: All Jefferson County departments, divisions, elected offices and employees; Public Affairs and Information Technology Services

HealthLinks Certified Healthy Business Leader

An organization that continually demonstrates the highest level of commitment and dedication of resources to team member and community health and safety.

  • Winning department, division or elected office: Human Resources Wellness group

2017

2017 Colorado Communities Award awarded by the State of Colorado and Compact of Colorado Communities

Colorado Environmental Leadership Program Bronze Achiever awarded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Hall-of-Fame-web_CO-Communities-AwardThese awards recognize innovative programs and initiatives in the public and private sectors that demonstrate a bold vision for a clean, resilient and prosperous Colorado. Projects implemented through the Energy Performance Contracting included lighting efficiency upgrades, water-saving measures, high-efficiency HVAC equipment, and installation of solar photovoltaic systems at several sites. These facilities improvements are a shining example of our organizational commitment to sustainability, saving approximately $674,450 annually while reducing our carbon footprint and environmental impact.

Winning department, division or elected office: Facilities Management and the Sheriff’s Office

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

GFOA Award 2017_Hall-of-Fame-webThroughout the year the Accounting Division works with all departments and divisions in the county to ensure that financial transactions are recorded correctly in order to prepare for the annual audit prepare the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). To be awarded the Certificate of Achievement, a government must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized CAFR. This report must satisfy both generally accepted principles and applicable legal requirements.

  • Winning department, division or elected office: Jefferson County Accounting Division in collaboration with financial partners throughout the county including Budget, Human Services, Health Department, Public Library, and the Airport

UHC Well Deserved Award

The Well Deserved Golden Apple Award recognizes organizations that motivate and empower their employees to improve their health and well-being through the creation of a culture of wellness in the workplace. Only 10 employers are honored each year. 

  • Winning department, division or elected office: Human Resources Wellness Group

HealthLinks Certified Healthy Business Leader 2017

An organization that continually demonstrates the highest level of commitment and dedication of resources to team member and community health and safety.

  • Winning department, division or elected office: Human Resources Wellness Group

SolSmart Gold awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy

Hall-of-Fame-web_SolsmartThis award recognizes communities that have taken key steps to address local barriers to solar energy and foster the growth of mature local solar markets. The county was awarded for taking steps to make it easier, faster, and cheaper for citizens and businesses to go solar. Jefferson County was one of only 40 counties across the nation to receive designation at the Gold level, the highest level awarded in the program.

  • Winning department, division or elected office: Development and Transportation

Fiscal Responsibility & Accountability Award 2017 awarded by the Commissioners during Jeffco Employee Appreciation Week

Hall-of-Fame-web_Fiscal-Responsibility-Award-teamThe team worked together in order to make timely electronic payments to Hill Petroleum in order to take advantage of a discount provided by this vendor. By implementing this process, the county is saving approximately $25,000 each year. 

  • Winning department, division or elected office: Team from Accounting, Purchasing, Fleet, and IT Services
    • Team included Kay Aberle (retired), Erika Heck, Kathy Budd, Marcia Sieben, Rick Hellickson, Janet Garbrecht, and Rick Hellickson

American Heart Association: Workplace Health Achievement Index – Bronze Level 2017

The Workplace Health Achievement Index scores organizations on 55 individual best practices, organized into seven categories of organizational best practices (leadership, engagement, programs, policies and environment, partnerships, communications, and reporting outcomes) and the objective, unbiased science-based assessment of overall workplace heart health using aggregate data from My Life Check or aggregate an equivalent source. Earned 126 points out of 217 maximum points. 

  • Winning department, division or elected office: Human Resources Wellness Group