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Washoe County Annual Update: When You Need Us
Washoe County releases names of award-winning programs at 2019 Annual Event

Media Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Ventetuolo

Reno, Nev. Oct. 17, 2019.  The 2019 Washoe Impact Awards, an exciting way to honor employees and the programs that impact the community, was held tonight in the Washoe County Commission Chambers.

The Washoe Impacts Awards, is the report to the community and the ‘State of the County’, and includes this year’s theme: When You Need Us. Whether our community needs a road repair, a marriage or birth certificate or help with a lost animal, tonight’s event highlighted the many ways Washoe County is here, When You Need Us.

Tonight’s event featured four Washoe County awards that were selected from 12 finalists from county programs that were nominated by employees in the following categories based on Washoe County’s Core Values: Integrity, Effective Communication, Quality Public Service and the Manager’s Choice for Commitment to Excellence.

The winners are…

  • Washoe Impacts INTEGRITY Award Winner: Guardianship Training (Public Guardian’s Office)
  • Washoe Impacts EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION Award Winner: WashoeEats Mobile App (Health District & Technology Services)
  • Washoe Impact QUALITY PUBLIC SERVICE Award Winner: Kids Café: Free Summer Meals Program (Library System)
  • Washoe Impact MANAGER’S CHOICE FOR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE: Tissue Donation Program (Medical Examiner’s Office)
Plus, see how Washoe County is here When You Need Us:


The evening also included the unveiling of the 2018-19 Annual Report,18_19AnnualReport.PNG to view a digital copy of the  Annual Report, click here.

To watch the live stream of the event, please click here.


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