Trophy, Award, Prize, Celebration, Winner, Star

El Paso County announced July 14 that county programs and departments picked up four recognitions during the National Association of Counties (NACo) Conference in Washington, D.C.

Winning awards:

• El Paso County Economic Development Department for the county’s Regional Business Relief Fund, for response, recovery and resiliency.

• El Paso County Public Works, for the Westside Avenue Action Plan, the overhaul of a 1.5-mile stretch of Colorado Avenue that came to be known as “No Man’s Land.”

• El Paso County Human Services, for its Children Youth and Family Services 0-3 Program.

• El Paso County Human Services, for its Teen Advisory Board: Amplifying Youth Voice in the Community.

Senior Reporter

Pam Zubeck is a graduate from Emporia State University. She worked at the Tulsa Tribune before coming to Colorado Springs, where she spent 16 years at the Gazette and in 2009 joined Colorado Publishing House.