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Four Riverside County programs receive distinguished awards from statewide agency

November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020

Riverside County

Contact:  Yaoska Machado
Public Information Specialist
(951) 809-6200

Four Riverside County programs receive distinguished awards from statewide agency

Riverside County is the third county with the most awards

The County of Riverside received four prominent awards from the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 2020 Challenge Awards. Riverside County was the third county earning the most honors this year marked by the pandemic's unprecedented challenges.

"It gives me great satisfaction whenever a member of our county team or department is recognized for their achievements.  This acknowledgment is a positive reflection of our county, our commitment to public service, and goal to be a leader of counties," said Riverside County Board of Supervisors Chairman V. Manuel Perez, District Four Supervisor. "Congratulations to our Public Health and Public Information team, the Office on Aging, the Riverside County Information Technology Department, and our Department of Environmental Health for these award-winning programs."

The following programs earned top honors:

  • Challenge Award – Cover Your Face Campaign to slow the spread of Covid-19
  • Challenge Award – Hospital Transition and Long-Term Care for Abused and Neglected Seniors to prevent hospital re-admission 
  • Merit Award – Enabling Telecommunications for 15,000 Workers to Ensure Continuity of Operations for various departments during the pandemic
  • Merit Award – Making Food Back Home with Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations (MHKO) first of its kind to be implemented by a government agency in California

Third District Supervisor Chuck Washington, a member of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Vice-Chair of the Government Finance and Operations Policy Committee, was honored with the Circle of Service Award for his commitment to CSAC. 

"I am honored to receive this recognition from CSAC. It is a privilege to advocate for the needs and values of Riverside County before the State," said Washington. I look forward to continuing to work with CSAC to advance policies that work for all Californians."

CSAC's annual statewide program honors innovation and best practices in county government. This year, CSAC received 363 entries – the most in the program's history. An independent panel of judges with expertise in county programs selected the award recipients.

For more information on these programs and the CSAC Challenge Awards, visit:


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