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.
Youth Detention Facility Earns Prestigious Award
Sacramento County Probation Department Youth Detention Facility (YDF) received the 2018 Performance-Based Standards Barbara Allen-Hagen Award. YDF, also known as “Juvenile Hall," has received the award twice in the past (2011 and 2013) and is being recognized this year for innovative programming resulting in most improved culture change, practice, and performances, increased safety, and the ability to sustain those changes.
Innovative programs for youth detained at YDF include coursework to earn GEDs and college credit, a well-stocked library, a pool with lifeguard and swimming instructions, an in-house Boys and Girls Club, a working garden, nutrition lessons, volunteer activities to connect youth with the community through multiple community partnerships, and two Multi-Sensory De-Escalation Rooms, the only rooms of their kind in the youth detention system, where youth in crisis build communication skills and learn conflict-resolution.
The Green Fleet Awards™
Sacramento County was named the number one Government Green Fleet in North America for 2018 by 100 Best FleetsTM. The
Government Green Fleet Award is open to all Federal, State and Local Government Fleets in North America. Evaluation standards for this award are divided into the following categories: fleet composition, fuel and emissions, policy and planning, fleet utilization, education, executive and employee involvement, and supporting programs. To see the complete list of winners, head over to
100 Best Fleets. Congratulations to the Fleet Division and Parking Enterprise team and everyone else who helped make this possible.
Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award
National Procurement Institute, the Sacramento County Department of General Services’ Contract & Purchasing Services Division received their 14th
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 2018.
5th for 2018 Digital Counties Survey
Sacramento County endeavors to deliver streamlined government services by implementing initiatives that encourage open data and collaboration, while enhancing cybersecurity and best practices. The
Center for Digital Government’s 2018 Digital Counties Survey acknowledged these efforts by awarding Sacramento County with a fifth place ranking among U.S. counties for deploying innovative technology practices. The Digital Counties Survey provides an annual measure of county performance and innovation in using technology.
Clean Air Award Winners
The Sacramento International Airport was recognized as one of the 2018 Sustainability Award Winners for the solar power facility encompassing 35 acres of land dedicated to the production of renewable clean energy for the next 25 years. With 38 percent of its power produced by solar technology, the Sacramento International Airport continues to work toward its goals of becoming a clean-air facility and is anticipated to generate nearly 15.5 million kilowatt-hours per year.
Additionally, Keith C. Leech, Sr., Chief of the Sacramento County Fleet Division and Parking was given the 2018 Leadership Award for his efforts to reduce the carbon footprint in Sacramento County by removing fossil petroleum as a source of fuel for the county’s fleet. Currently, 61 percent of the fleet, which includes close to 3,000 service vehicles and public works trucks, run on some means of alternative fuels or advanced technology. Learn more about the 2018 Breathe California's Clean Air Awards.