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DATE DEPARTMENT / DIVISION NAME OF AWARD DESCRIPTION OF AWARD GIVEN BY
2017 
Cooperative Extension
Achievement Award

 In recognition of contributions to the field of entomology in Florida
 The Florida Entomological Society
2017
Human Resources
LEAD 2017: Innovation in Deployment of Leadership Program
For the IGNITE Leadership Program
HR.com
2017 
Human Resources LEAD 2017: Best Use of Team Building
 For the IGNITE Leadership Program
HR.com
2017
Human Resources
LEAD 2017: Best Experienced/Senior Leadership Program
For the IGNITE Leadership Program
HR.com
2017 
Office of Management & Budget
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
For meeting nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, including a policy document, a financial plan, an operational guide and a communications device
Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
2016
Community Services
Interior/Exterior Signage Category
Students Ride Free Flyer
Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA)
2016 
Community Services Potpourri Marketing Category  Secret Santa Poster
Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA)
2016
Community Services
Achievement Award - Transportation category
Program provides free transit rides to students with a valid school ID or library cards
National Association of Counties (NACO)
2016 
Cooperative Extension Achievement Award - County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy & Sustainability category Air Potato Biological Control Program
National Association of Counties (NACO)
2016
Communications
Excellence Awards (Best in Class & Superior) - Video Series
PSA to promote recycling
National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO)
2016 
Communications Excellence Awards (Excellent) - Social Media
Best Facebook Page
National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO)
2016
Communications
Excellence Awards (Excellent) - Website
Website Redesign
National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO)
2016 
Communications Excellence Awards (Meritorious) - Press Releases
Press releases/media coverage of the students ride free program
National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO)
2016
Communications
Excellence Awards (Meritorious) - Community Event
World Series Watch Party at Tradition Field
National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO)
2016 
Cooperative Extension Innovative Program Award Air Potato Biological Control Program
Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP)
2016
Office of Management & Budget
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
For meeting nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, including a policy document, a financial plan, an operational guide and a communications device  Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
2016 
Utilities Reuse System of the Year Award For reuse improvements made to the North Hutchinson Island Wastewater Treatment Facility
Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA)
2015   Commissioner Tod Mowery Presidential Advocacy Award Given to those commissioners who have shown exceptional leadership in partnering with FAC to advance the counties’ legislative agenda. Florida Association of Counties (FAC)
2015
Community Services
Crown Communities Award: Transportation - Students Ride Free Pilot Program
 Singles out government programs that demonstrate creative problem solving abilities and an overall commitment to serving residents in the most meaningful ways possible. American City & County Magazine
2015   Cooperative Extension Achievement Award - County Resiliency: Infrastructure, Energy & Sustainability category CoyoteWatch: A Florida Master Naturalist Wildlife Monitoring Program for Sea Turtle Conservation. National Association of Counties (NACO)
2015   Cooperative Extension Innovative Program Award Invasive Tropical Soda Apple Biological Control Extension Program Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP)
2015   Mosquito Control & Coastal Management Best Restored Beach Award South Hutchinson Island Renourishment Project American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA)
2015     Office of Management & Budget  Distinguished Budget Presentation Award  For meeting nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, including a policy document, a financial plan, an operational guide and a communications device Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
2015   Office of Media Relations Golden Image Awards (Judges Award) Video PSA on Indian River Lagoon Festival Florida Public Relations Association
2015   Office of Media Relations Excellence Awards (Meritorious) Video PSA on Library Freegal program National Association of County Information Officers
2015   Office of Media Relations Excellence Awards (Meritorious) Press releases/media coverage on county's efforts to secure new veterans' nursing home. National Association of County Information Officers
2015 Parks, Recreation & Facilities
Commendation Certificate For conditions at Tradition Field
Florida State League Sports Turf Crew Awards
2014     Community Services & Housing First Place - Advertising Collateral Poster stanchions and brochure racks Florida Public Transportation Association
2014     Community Services & Housing Honorable Mention - Instructional Category Food Assistance Route Map Florida Public Transportation Association
2014     Community Services & Housing Honorable Mention - Electronic Marketing e-newsletter Florida Public Transportation Association
2014     Cooperative Extension Achievement Award (Environmental Protection and Energy)  Feral Hog Management Program National Association of Counties 
2014     Cooperative Extension Innovative Program Award: Short Publication    Living with Nature on the Treasure Coast Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP)
2014     Cooperative Extension Innovative Program Award Feral Hog Management Program Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP)
2014     Office of Management & Budget  Distinguished Budget Presentation Award  For meeting nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, including a policy document, a financial plan, an operational guide and a communications device Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
2014     Office of Media Relations Excellence Awards (Meritorious) Writing: Speech Writing National Association of County Information Officers
2014     Utilities Domestic Wastewater Plant Operations Excellence Award North County Holiday Pines Plant Florida Department of Environmental Protection
2013     Commissioner Frannie Hutchinson Local Government Award    Awarded to elected officials that protect coastal areas Florida Shore & Beach Preservation Association
2013     Cooperative Extension Gold Award in the Educational Material – Short Publication category  Land Managers’ Feral Hog Management Practices Inventory in Florida article Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP)
2013     Cooperative Extension Outstanding Service Award     Presented to Multi-County Citrus Agent Timothy P. Gaver Indian River Citrus Industry
2013     Cooperative Extension Achievement Award (Education & Pubic Information)    Sea Turtle Friendly Beaches Program National Association of Counties (NACO)
2013    Office of Media Relations  Sunny Award (A+) Government Website Transparency Sunshine Review
2013    Office of Media Relations  Excellence Awards (Meritorious) Video Series: Postcards from Home National Association of County Information Officers
2013     Office of Management & Budget   Distinguished Budget Presentation Award   For meeting nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, including a policy document, a financial plan, an operational guide and a communications device Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
2013     Solid Waste Achievement Award (Public Safety)   Fleet Watch Program National Association of Counties (NACO)
2012  Administration Achievement Award (Environmental Protection and Energy) Solar & Energy Loan Fund (SELF) Program  National Association of Counties (NACO)
2012  Administration      Outstanding Green Government Awarded to governments that practice and promote sustainability United States Green Building Council - Treasure Coast Chapter
2012  Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky  Outstanding Green Elected Official  Awarded to elected officials that practice and promote sustainability  United States Green Building Council - Treasure Coast Chapter 
2012 Cooperative Extension  Bronze Innovative Program Award Sea Turtle Friendly Beaches Program Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals
2012 Cooperative Extension   First Place Innovative Program Award Sea Turtle Friendly Beaches Program   Florida Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals  
2012    Housing and Community Services  Second Place Innovation Award Presented in partnership with the Treasure Coast Food Bank National Alliance to End Hunger's National Hunger Free Communities 
2012    Housing and Community Services  First Place- Electronic Media in Audio/ Visual Media Travel Training Video Florida Public Transportation Association
2012    Housing and Community Services  First Place- Print: Instructional Information Children’s Work Book Florida Public Transportation Association
2012    Housing and Community Services  First Place- Potpourri Secret Santa Florida Public Transportation Association
2012    Housing and Community Services  First Place- Brightest Idea Secret Santa Florida Public Transportation Association
2012    Housing and Community Services  Honorable Mention- Sustaining Campaign  Secret Santa Promotion Florida Public Transportation Association
2012    Housing and Community Services  Honorable Mention- Electronic Media / Audio Visual Television - Interactive Web-based game Florida Public Transportation Association
2012  Office of Management & Budget  Distinguished Budget Presentation Award   For meeting nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, including a policy document, a financial plan, an operational guide and a communications device Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
2012  Office Media Relations Excellence Awards (Excellent)  Internet/Intranet Web Sites and Interactive Media – St. Lucie County’s Interactive Parks and Preserve Map  National Association of County Information Officers 
2012  Office Media Relations Excellence Awards (Meritorious)  St. Lucie County Adds Equestrian Amenities   National Association of County Information Officers 
2012 Office of Media Relations   Sunny Award (A+) Government Website Transparency Sunshine Review
2012  Utilities         Best Tasting Drinking Water Region VIII First Place Award for Best Drinking Water for the Holiday Pines System. Florida Section American Water Works Association  
2011 Administration County Leader of the Year     Presented to County Administrator Faye Outlaw American City & County Magazine
2011 Administration Career Excellence Award Presented to County Administrator Faye Outlaw Florida City and County Managers Association
2011 Administration Strategic Leadership and Governance Program Excellence Award Local Economic Stimulus Program International City/County Management Association
2011 Airport Regional Director's Conservation Award Scrub Jay Habitat Mitigation U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
2011 Cooperative Extension  Florida Association of County Agricultural Agents Achievement Award   Presented to Ed Skvarch, commercial horticulture educator for St. Lucie County UF/IFAS Extension  Florida Association of County Agricultural Agents Achievement Award  
2011  Cooperative Extension  National Achievement Award for Excellence in Extension Service Educational Programming  Presented to Ed Skvarch, commercial horticulture educator for St. Lucie County UF/IFAS Extension  National Association of County Agricultural Agents  
2011 Environmental Resources Achievement Award (Environmental Protection and Energy) Controlled Burn Training Partnership National Association of Counties (NACO)
2011 Housing and Community Services          First place in the Marketing Category The award recognized a travel training video created by Natasha Monaco during an internship with the St. Lucie County Housing and Community Services Office.  Florida Public Transportation Association
2011  Housing and Community Services    Third Place/Honorable Mention for the Marketing Category   The Treasure Coast Connector/Community Transit partners with Clear Channel Advertisement to promote transit throughout South Florida and Treasure Coast.    Florida Public Transportation Association
2011  Housing and Community Services    Special Recognition  Intermodal Transfer Facility Florida Public Transportation Association
2011 Mosquito Control & Coastal Management Services / Erosion District Achievement Award (Environmental Protection and Energy) Artificial Reef/Oyster Restoration Program National Association of Counties (NACO)
2011 Office of Management & Budget Distinguished Budget Presentation Award For meeting nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, including a policy document, a financial plan, an operational guide and a communications device Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
2011 Office Media Relations Excellence Awards (Excellent) Special Projects/Ceremonies: Grand Opening of Green Collar Training Center National Association of County Information Officers
2011 Office Media Relations Excellence Awards (Excellent) Feature Writing - All Smiles for SLC Skate Park National Association of County Information Officers
2011 Office Media Relations Excellence Awards (Meritorious) Special Projects/Media Relations: FTA Transit Visit National Association of County Information Officers
2011 Office Media Relations Excellence Awards (Meritorious) Audio/Visual One-Time Programming: Oxbow's Earth Day PSA National Association of County Information Officers
2011 Parks, Recreation & Facilities Achievement Award (Employment / Training for county residents) Green Collar Training Center National Association of Counties
2011 Parks, Recreation & Facilities Commendation Certificate (11th year)  For the conditions of the fields at Digital Domain Park    Florida State League Sports Turf Crew Awards 
2011 Planning & Development Services Achievement Award (Technology) Planning Online Project Tracking System National Association of Counties (NACO)
2011 Planning & Development Services /Tourism Division Achievement Award Community / Economic Development) TDC Capital Improvement Grant Program National Association of Counties (NACO)
2011 Public Safety & Communications Achievement Award (Volunteers) Volunteer St. Lucie Website/Database National Association of Counties (NACO)
2011  Utilities   Small Wastewater System of the Year Award  North Hutchinson Island Water Reclamation Facility   Florida Rural Water Association  
2010 Airport Airport Habitat Commendation Scrub Jay Habitat Mitigation U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
2010 Airport Airport Project of the Year Deals with the Training Runway Project and Environmental Mitigation Efforts American Association of Airport Executives - Southeastern Chapter
2010 Airport Environmental Excellence Award Airport Environmental Projects Florida Airports Council
2010 Administration Achievement Award Local Economic Stimulus Program National Association of Counties (NACO)
2010 Airport Achievement Award Airport Scrub Jay Habitat Plan National Association of Counties (NACO)
2010 Media Relations Achievement Award Video Public Service Announcement Grant Program National Association of Counties (NACO)
2010   Commissioner Doug Coward Outstanding Green Elected Official  Awarded to elected officials that practice and promote sustainability United States Green Building Council - Treasure Coast Chapter  
2010 Cooperative Extension / Coastal Management & Mosquito Control Coastal America Partnership Award Treasure Coast Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area Coastal America Program & U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Parks
2010 Cooperative Extension Gold - Promotional Materials For promotion of Sea Turtle Friendly Beaches program National Association of Counties (NACO)
2010 Cooperative Extension Bronze - Outstanding Team For implementation of the Tropical Soda Apple Intergraded Pest Management Program Assoc. of Natural Resource Extension Professionals
2010 Cooperative Extension Achievement Award for Research Teams For implementation of the Tropical Soda Apple Intergraded Pest Management Program Florida Entomological Society
2010 Environmental Resources Gold Level Certification Green Local Government Certification Florida Green Building Coalition, Inc.
2010 Media Relations Excellence Awards (Excellent Category) Press Releases/Media Coverage for Oyster Reef Program National Association of County Information Officers
2010 Media Relations Excellence Awards (Meritorious Category) Brochure for Parks and Preserves National Association of County Information Officers
2010 Media Relations Excellence Awards (Excellent Category) Special Event - Grand Opening of the Douglass Anderson Emergency Operations Center National Association of County Information Officers
2010 Office of Management & Budget Distinguished Budget Presentation Award For meeting nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, including a policy document, a financial plan, an operational guide and a communications device Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
2009 Cooperative Extension Excellence - Second Place Turtle Friendly Beaches Campaign International Association for Communication
2009 Media Relations Crystal Awards (Crystal Award) Brochure for Parks and Preserves Florida Government Communicators Association
2009 Media Relations Crystal Awards (Crystal Award and Judges' Award) For Promotional Video - St. Lucie County Regional History Center Florida Government Communicators Association
2009 Media Relations Crystal Awards (Crystal Award and Judges' Award) Video PSA Less than 1 minute - FHSAA Baseball State Playoffs Florida Government Communicators Association
2009 Media Relations Crystal Awards (Award of Excellence and Judges' Award) Video PSA Longer than 1 minute - Spay and Neuter Program Florida Government Communicators Association
2009 Media Relations Crystal Awards (Judges' Award) Press Release - Bunks a the New EOC Florida Government Communicators Association
2009 Media Relations Crystal Awards (Crystal Award and Judges' Award) Special Event - Opening of the Douglas M. Anderson Emergency Operations Center Florida Government Communicators Association
2009 Media Relations Crystal Awards Brochure for Parks and Preserves Florida Government Communicators Association
2009 Media Relations Sunshine Awards (First Place) Public Safety Campaign - "Watch Out For Me" Sunshine State School Public Relations Association
2009 Media Relations Excellence Awards (Excellence Category) Video PSA - Watch Out For Me National Association of County Information Officers
2009 Media Relations Excellence Awards (Excellent Category) Video PSA - County Auction National Association of County Information Officers
2009 Media Relations Excellence Awards (Meritorious Category) Video PSA - Frontier Fest National Association of County Information Officers
2009 Media Relations Excellence Awards (Excellent Category) Special Projects: Ceremonies - Lawnwood Skate Park Opening National Association of County Information Officers
2009 Media Relations Excellence Awards (Meritorious Category) Special Projects: Citizen Education Projects - Watch Out For Me National Association of County Information Officers
2009 Office of Management & Budget Distinguished Budget Presentation Award For meeting nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, including a policy document, a financial plan, an operational guide and a communications device Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
2009 Parks & Recreation (Fairwinds Golf Course) 4 1/2 star rating Fairwinds Golf Course Golf Digest Magazine
2008 Cooperative Extension The Florida Master Gardener Award of Excellence for Demonstration Garden Master Gardener Program Statewide Florida Master Gardeners
2008 Community Services and Housing Outstanding Performance Award For utilization of Discount Drug Card Program National Association of Counties (NACO)
2008 Media Relations Crystal Awards (Third Place) Special Event: Lawnwood Skate Park Grand Opening Florida Government Communicators Association
2008 Media Relations Crystal Awards (Second Place) Video Occasional: Lawnwood Skate Park Florida Government Communicators Association
2008 Media Relations Excellence Awards (Excellent Category) Press Releases for Artificial Reef Program National Association of County Information Officers
2008 Office of Management & Budget Distinguished Budget Presentation Award For meeting nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, including a policy document, a financial plan, an operational guide and a communications device Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
2008 Parks & Recreation (Fairwinds Golf Course) Highly Recommended Place to Play Fairwinds Golf Course Where 2 Golf.com
2008 Parks & Recreation (Fairwinds Golf Course) 4 1/2 star rating Fairwinds Golf Course Golf Digest Magazine
2008 SOLID WASTE Landfill Gas Utilization Bronze - For the utilization of methane gas from the landfill to use in the boilers that pasteurize the juice. Solid Waste Association of North America
2007 Media Relations Excellence Awards (Excellent Category) Public Service Announcement "ERD Nature Series" National Association of County Information Officers
2007 Office of Management & Budget Distinguished Budget Presentation Award For meeting nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, including a policy document, a financial plan, an operational guide and a communications device Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
2007 Parks & Recreation (Fairwinds Golf Course) 4 1/2 star rating Fairwinds Golf Course Golf Digest Magazine
2006 Cooperative Extension National First Place Technology Transfer Award TAME Melaleuca United States Department of Agriculture Research Service
2006 Cooperative Extension Gold Place (Second) Image Award Biological Control Brain Bowl University of Florida / IFAS
2006 Community Services and Housing Electronic Media Treasure Coast Connector Commercial Public Transportation Association
2006 Office of Management & Budget Distinguished Budget Presentation Award For meeting nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, including a policy document, a financial plan, an operational guide and a communications device Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
2006 Planning & Development Services Award of Excellence Towns, Villages and Countryside Plan Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association
2006 Solid Waste Presented to St Lucie County for the Project "Got Juice? Landfill Fuels Citrus Process" National Recognition - For the utilization of the methane gas from the landfill to use in the boilers that pasteurize the juice. American Council of Engineering Companies for Engineering Excellence
2006 Solid Waste Landfill Gas to Energy "Getting Juiced with Landfill Gas" "Landfill Gas to Tropicana" Grand Award - The methane gas, from the landfill, is collected through a system of extraction wells, conditioned and compressed and conveyed by a 1 mile pipe to the juice processor and is utilized in boilers to pasteurize the juice. Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers for Engineering Excellence
2005 Office of Management & Budget Distinguished Budget Presentation Award For meeting nationally-recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation, including a policy document, a financial plan, an operational guide and a communications device Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
2005 Solid Waste C & D Processing Facility Honorable Mention Award - The result of three years research on the recovery of materials for recycling from the Construction & Demolition waste stream. Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers for Engineering Excellence
2004 Public Safety & Communications Distinguished Service Award Emergency Management Coordinator Don Daniels for this work dealing with Hurricanes Francis and Jeanne in 2004. National Hurricane Conference