2022 York County Awards
NACo Achievement Award
In this Together: Digital & Health Literacy with York County Public Library
Center for Digital Government Survey Award
For the third consecutive year, the Center for Digital Government, which recognizes the best technology practices among U.S. counties, ranked York County 7th in the category of localities with a population up to 150,000.
7th Place - York County, Virginia
One of York County’s most notable projects involved an initiative to expand fiber networks through the northern region of the county to boost economic development, incentivize competition among Internet service providers and expand Internet access to underserved areas. Another priority was to improve communication after the county outgrew its previous phone system. The county rolled out a new Cisco Unified Messaging system, which allowed for clear and stable phone communications, even over a remote connection to employees’ homes or cellphones.
In terms of cybersecurity and IT modernization, the county partnered with Assura to update its Cyber Incident Response Plan, which now has a “checklist-based response” for detection, analysis, containment, eradication, recovery and post-incident protocol. The county also implemented new software security measures, stricter account controls and increased password complexity.
To better connect with residents, county officials began holding virtual public meetings using a combination of Zoom and traditional broadcast equipment. IT and public affairs officials also jointly developed a new process to review public emails, which improved responsiveness. The county also now uses tools like Google Analytics to evaluate how residents interact with their website and how easy it is to navigate.
Regional EMS Awards
Coastal Virginia Magazine Best of Readers Choice Awards
Civilian of the Year Award
York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office - Deputy of the Year
Sgt. Williams honored as Deputy of the Year
York County Chamber of Commerce - Deputy of the Year Award
United Way of the Virginia Peninsula - Most Creative Campaign
Thanks to the fantastic United Way website and campaign materials by Jenn Conlee and JoAnn Mewborn, York County was awarded Most Creative Campaign by the United Way Virginia Peninsula at their 2022 Celebration May 18, at Busch Gardens. With a record number of payroll deduction donations, awesome department events, silent auction, mascot contest, and in-office promotions York County netted it's largest annual contribution ever- $32,000+. Your donations stay in this community and provide money to partner agencies that make sure it gets to those who need it most.
Pictured (l-r) : Jenn Conlee, Paula Hersh, Steve Kast ( Ex. Director United Way), JoAnn Mewborn