The Board of County Commissioners recognized multiple employees and staff teams at its July 17 hearing for recently winning several awards.
Jefferson County was recognized with a Gold Stevie Award for organization of the year from the American Business Awards. This prestigious award was given to Jeffco to recognize the amazing work done county-wide in 2017.
This includes everything from Road & Bridge completing four essential flood repair projects stemming from the devastating 2013 floods; to Jeffco becoming Health Links Certified Healthy Business Leader; to the launch of the OpenGov Financial Transparency Portal; to a new trailhead on the Peaks to Plains Trail being opened. This award really speaks to the breadth of programs that Jeffco offers. Very few government organizations are recognized by the American Business Awards, so the county is especially proud of this achievement.
Last year, in partnership with CivicPlus, the county launched a redesign of the main Jefferson County website. The goal was to enhance the user’s experience and make our most accessed items easy to find. In the first three days after launch, 100,000 more people than usual signed on to check out the new website.
The website project was recognized by several award programs for its design and functionality. The American Business Awards recognized our website with a Gold Stevie Award. The website also received a 2018 Achievement Award from NACo, the National Association of Counties, as well as an Excellence level award from NACIO, the National Association of County Information Officers.
When the county made the decision to create a new website, we realized we needed to create visual unity throughout the county, complimented by a strong message that provided consistency and alignment with county stakeholders, employees and community members.
Jefferson County partnered with Philosophy Communication to develop a solid message and visual identity that would unify all departments in the county. This innovative project was also recently recognized with several awards. The American Business Awards recognized the rebranding project with a Bronze Stevie Award, and it also won a 2018 Achievement Award from NACo.
Finally, the Jeffco Public Affairs Team has been hard at work and received additional recognition from NACIO, the National Association of County Information Officers, for several other projects. Various advertisements that were placed in local chamber magazines won an Excellence level award; the new Jeffco Employee Network, or J.E.N, persona and logo also won an Excellence level award; and Engage Jeffco, the county’s e-newsletter for citizens, achieved a Superior level award.