Awards & Honors​​

Sacramento County continually wins awards, honors and recognition for its innovation, dedication to protection of the people and the environment, outstanding building and design, use of technology and more.


Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

The Sacramento County Department of General Services’ Contract & Purchasing Services Division received their thirteenth National Purchasing Institute’s, 2017 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. The award is designed to measure innovation, professionalism, e-procurement, productivity, and leadership attributes. The criterion is modified each year to reflect changes in the governmental procurement profession to confirm consummate professionalism of staff, the best level of customer service, and continually improvement of processes and business operations. The ceremony for the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award will be hosted in October 2017.

Active Design Guidelines & Collaboration National Planning Award of Merit

Sacramento County is the recipient of an Award of Merit in the Best Practices category from the American Planning Association & National Association of County Planners for the Sacramento County Active Design Guidelines & Collaboration. The award recognizes the County as a national pioneer in Public Health & Planning by having successfully codified health in its Zoning Code and Design Guidelines. The County worked with a volunteer cross-sector collaborative health team called Design 4 Active Sacramento (D4AS), who are working across the county, region, state and nationally to transform built environments into healthier communities. Planning and building communities that integrate health and active design enables residents to incorporate healthy activities into their daily lives and contributes to chronic disease reduction. Active Design applies four principles: 1. Connectivity and accessibility for walkable and bikeable streets; 2. Mixed land uses with walkable destinations; 3.Increased landscape and urban forest; and 4. Safety.

100 Best Fleets in the Americas

Sacramento County Department of General Services Fleet Services Division ranked #13 of the 100 Best Fleets in the Americas! The ranking recognizes outstanding operations for others to emulate; promotes pride in the industry; and promotes increases in productivity and operational effectiveness.

Sacramento International Airport Awarded Airport Council International-North America Excellence in Airport Concessions

The food and beverage program that includes both Terminal A and Terminal B at Sacramento International Airport (SMF) has been awarded first place in 2017 Concessions Awards for medium-sized airports in the prestigious annual competition sponsored by Airport Council International-North America. Concessions are a mix of local, regional and national concepts that offer locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, giving customers the opportunity to relax and enjoy the Farm to Table capitol of the world.

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