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Awards
Stafford County is proud of the services it provides to citizens, businesses, visitors and other customers. We continually strive to improve our services to our community as well as our performance and processes. Over the years, our programs have been recognized by various local, national and international associations for high quality work and results. Here is a list of our award-winning programs.

PROGRAM AWARD YEAR
Gold Award - Aquia Wastewater Treatment Facility National Association of Clean Water Agencies.  2015
Platinum Award - Little Falls Run Facility National Association of Clean Water Agencies.  2015
Hidden Lake Dam - Best Maintained Dam, Publicly Owned VA Lakes and Watersheds Association 2015
Fire and Rescue ALS Pilot Program NACo 2015
350th Anniversary Celebration NACo 2015
Employee Wellness Fair NACo 2014
Heartsafe Community Rappahannock EMS Council/OEMS 2014
Excellence in EMS Award REMS 2014
Heartsafe Community - Large Community International Association of Fire Chiefs EMS Section 2014
Best of the Best Restored Beaches  ASBPA 2014
Governor's Technology Award- Innovative Use of Technology in Local Government  Commonwealth of Virginia  2014
Stafford DMV Select- FY14 Most Debit Card Transactions Department of Motor Vehicle 2014
Award of Accreditation Treasurer Association of Virginia 2014
Governor's Technology Award my Stafford Citizen Portal Commonwealth of Virginia  2014
Click It or Ticket Highest Safety Belt Use Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles 2014
Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police President's Award Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police  2014
2014 Road to Hope Law Enforcement United Titanium Award Law Enforcement United 2014
311 Center NACo 2013
Non-commercial Exhibit - 2nd Place Earth Day on the Rappahannock 2013
Award of Accreditation Treasurer Association of Virginia 2013
Little Falls Run Platinum NACWA  2013
Achievement Award for the 311 Center NACo 2013
Virginia Department of Veteran's Services Silver Level Award Virginia Department of Veteran Services 2013
Heather Empfield Day School and Transition Center NACo 2012
Best New Program The Great Pumpkin Derby and Workshop VRPS 2012
Community Rating System Level 8 Federal Emergency Management Administration  2012
Excellence in Recycling - Outstanding Education Program Virginia Recycling Association (VRA) 2012 to 2011
Award of Accreditation Treasurer Association of Virginia 2012 to 2013
Aquia Gold Award NACWA  2012
Little Falls Run Platinum NACWA  2012
Golden Tap Award Customer Service Section Utilities Commission 2012
International Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Challenge 3rd Place Award International Association of Chiefs of Police 2012
Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services - Accredited Emergency Medical Dispatch Center Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services 2012
Virginia Department of Veteran's Services Bronze Level Award Virginia Department of Veteran Services 2012
National Sheriff's Association National J. Stannard Baker Award for Traffic Safety for Outstanding Achievement in Traffic Safety - Sheriff Charles Jett National Sheriff's Association 2012
Outstanding Achievement in Traffic Safety - Sheriff Charles Jett National Sheriff's Association 2012
Association of Public Safety Communications Officials - National Communications Center Director of the Year Award APCO 2012 to 2014
Association of Public Safety Communications Officials - National Line Supervisor of the Year Award APCO 2012
Award of Accreditation Treasurer Association of Virginia 2011
Little Falls Run Platinum NACWA  2011
Association of Public Safety Communication Officials (APCO) Training Certificate- Telecommunicators  APCO 2011
International Association of Chiefs of Police Webber-Seavey Traffic Safety, Education & Education Award International Association of Chiefs of Police 2011
Best New Special Event Great American Campout VRPS  2010
Best New Program Leaping Leaves Trail Run VRPS  2010
Award of Accreditation Treasurer Association of Virginia 2010
Aquia Gold Award NACWA  2010
Little Falls Run Platinum NACWA  2010
ProjectLifesaver International Rescue Commendation ProjectLifesaver International  2010
Association of Public Safety Communications Officials - National Trainer of the Year Award APCO 2010 to 1999
Model Ordinance for Low Impact Development Stormwater Management Practices  American Planning Association 2009
Award of Accreditation Treasurer Association of Virginia 2009
Little Falls Run Platinum NACWA  2009
Golden Tap Award Customer Service Section Utilities Commission 2009 to 2014
Association of Public Safety Communications Officials - National Telecommunicator Award APCO 2009 & 2010
Aquia Gold Award NACWA  2008 & 2009
Little Falls Run Platinum NACWA  2008 & 2009
Appreciation Award  Special Olympics  2008
International Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Challenge 1st Place Award International Association of Chiefs of Police 2008
Commercial Vehicle Safety Award  Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police  2008
Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge 2nd Place Award Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police  2008
Virginia Law Enforcement Appreciation Award Virginia Law Enforcement 2008 to 2013
Certif. of Achievement - Exemplary Environmental Enterprise (E3) Virginia Department of Environmental Quality 2007 & 2012
Award of Accreditation Treasurer Association of Virginia 2007
Little Falls Run Gold  NACWA  2007
National Night Out National Award 2007
Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission Accreditation  Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission 2007
Outstanding Assistant Award (Anthony Romanello) Virginia Local Government Management Association 2006
Award of Accreditation Treasurer Association of Virginia 2006
Little Falls Run Gold  NACWA  2006
1st Sgt. Darrell English Unsung Hero  Special Olympics Unsung Hero Award  2006
Planning Redesign NACo 2005
Little Falls Run Gold  NACWA  2005
Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children Aquia Harbour Volunteer Rescue Squad 2004
Certif. of Achievement - Exemplary Environmental Enterprise (E2) Virginia Department of Environmental Quality 2004
Achievement Award Winner  Vehicle Decal mailout program 2004
Aquia Gold Award NACWA  2004
Little Falls Run Gold  NACWA  2004
International Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Challenge 1st Place Award International Association of Chiefs of Police 2004
Governor's Transportation Safety Award Governor 2004
National Sheriff's Association 2004 Speed Enforcement Award National Sheriff's Association 2004
National Sheriff's Association & the National Highway Traffic Administration Award National Sheriff's Association 2004 to 2013
Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission Accreditation  Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission 2004
National Association of Counties Achievement Award - Homeland Security Neighborhood Watch Program NACo 2004
Little Falls Run Silver  NACWA  2003 & 2006
Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge 1st Place Award Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police  2003
Certified Local Government  VDHR/ USDI  2002
Little Falls Run Platinum NACWA  2002
Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge 2nd Place Award Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police  2002
Occupant Safety Award  Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge 2002
Little Falls Run Gold  NACWA  2001
Safety Rodeo NACo 2000
Little Falls Run Gold  NACWA  2000
1st Place Overall Award Prince William County Policy Department SWAT Competition 2000
Safety Committee VML Insurance Programs Risk Management & Leadership Award 1999
Victim/Witness Program NACo 1999
Economic Development Newsletter NACIO 1999
On-going Effort Award Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce 1999
R-Board Reegie 1999
SARA Partnership NACo 1999
RAD for Kids NACo 1999
Aquia Gold Award NACWA  1999
Little Falls Run Gold  NACWA  1999
1st Place Overall Award Prince William County Policy Department SWAT Competition 1999
Business Owner’s Crime Prevention Guide NACIO 1999
Emergency Plan for Animals NACo 1999 to 2000
Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission Accreditation  Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission 1999 to 2000
Mentor Program NACo 1998
The County Line APEX 1998
Stafford Online, The Official County Web - Awards for Excellence NACIO 1998
Web & Intranet Sites, Awards for Publication Excellence ICMA 1998
Stafford Online, Bronze Voyager Award Design World 1998
Stafford Online, Top Rated Small Business Resource Award ColDen Communications 1998
Stafford Online, Design Award Market Tek, Inc. 1998
Stafford Online, Elite Site Winner Netutopia 1998
Little Falls Run Gold  NACWA  1998
1st Place Overall Award Prince William County Policy Department SWAT Competition 1998
Emergency Response Citizen Assistance Team (ERCAT) NACo 1997
Worker’s Compensation Program NACo 1997
Stafford County-Fredericksburg Area Builders Association Partnership Program NACo 1997
The 2020 Committee NACo 1996
The Litterless Lunchbox Program NACo 1996
2nd Place Award  Special Olympics Virginia Show & Shine 1996
Earth Day NACo 1995
EMS-Stars of Life Festival NACo 1995
Carl Lewis Community Center Renovation NACo 1995
Healthchoice Wellness Program NACo 1994
Personnel Policy Manual NACo 1994
INFOKIOSK Multimedia Citizens' Information System Achievement Award NACo 1994
Aqua Po Beach Restoration NACPRO 1994
Stafford County Erosion and Sediment Program Urban Development Conservation Award 1994
Outstanding Assistant Award Jim Reid Virginia Local Government Management Association 1993
Economic Development Direct Mail Campaign Southern Industrial Development Council 1993
Countywide Data Processing Plan Achievement Award NACo 1993 to FY2015
Turning Point NACo 1993 to FY2013
R-Board NACo 1993
Awards Program FIRST PLACE  Revenue Collection Program  1993
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Government Finance Officers Association FY1989
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report Presentation Award (CAFR) Government Finance Officers Association FY1982