County agencies receive
18 national awards for achievements

- Transit wins best in category award -

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The county has received 18 awards for achievement, including Best in Category for the Broward County Paratransit Passenger Choice Pilot program from the National Association of Counties (NACo). These awards honor innovative and effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.
Transit's Paratransit Riders Choice program won the award for its program criteria that fill gaps in the county's transportation system for existing customers offering improved service. This service is part of the Transportation Options Program (TOPS) for people with physical, cognitive, emotional, visual or other disabilities that functionally prevent them from using the regular fixed route bus system.
"Our transportation team has worked tirelessly to promote transportation equity, independence, and inclusion for Broward paratransit-eligible residents by enabling customers to choose how, where, and when they want to travel." said Paul Strobis, county paratransit director. "Our clients needed more flexible and less restrictive transportation options for doctor's appointments, trips to the grocery store, and family visits - transportation conveniences that most of us take for granted every day. We'd also like to congratulate the nine other county agencies that also won awards for achievement. Being recognized by NACo is a great honor and we should all be proud. "
Broward County is fortunate to have creative team members who work diligently to ensure that the programs and services offered to residents are effectively communicated and relevant. The award-winning programs are all Broward County Commission services.
The following county agencies are being recognized for 2021 achievements:
* Port Everglades of Broward County - Four Awards
* Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport - Three awards
* Planning and Development Management Division
* Cultural Division
* Environmental planning and community resilience: two awards
* Broward Addiction and Recovery Center
* Adoption and care of animals
* Libraries
*Transit
* Risk management: two awards

Nationally, the awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the vast and comprehensive services provided by counties. Categories include children and youth, criminal justice and public safety, county resilience, risk management, health, civic engagement, and more. The County will be honored in July at the NACo Annual Conference & Expo. Stay tuned for more details on these well-deserved awards.