Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Receives a National Achievement Award for Mobile Oasis Farmers Market

This year, the National Association of Counties (NACo) selected Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health’s Mobile Oasis Farmers Market for an Achievement Award in Health.  The Mobile Oasis Farmers Market was recognized for being an innovative and effective county health program that enhanced the well-being of residents in Guilford County.  Community partners are instrumental to this project and include: VisionTree CDC, East Market Street Development Corporation, UNC-Greensboro’s Department of Communications, the City of Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department and numerous volunteers and interns.

Merle Green, Guilford County Health Director said, “It is an honor for us to be recognized for such an award. We are grateful for the recognition this award brings not only to our Department and our community partners, but to our fight to address the crisis of food deserts in our community.”

NACo President Riki Hokama, Council Member, Maui County, Hawaii, said, “The National Association of Counties applauds county governments that are embracing innovative and more effective ways to serve their constituents. The Achievement Awards recognize counties’ outstanding efforts to strengthen services and deliver results for residents across the country.”

The awards will be presented at NACo’s 2015 Annual Conference and Exposition July 10–13 in Mecklenburg County, N.C.   Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Award Program is designed to recognize innovative county government programs.  Nationally, awards are given in 21 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, environmental protection, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.

For more information about the Mobile Oasis Farmers Market or the NACo award, contact Sandy Ellington at 336-641-6667.


Reposted from Guilford County Website

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