County Recognized for Animal Center Services | Local News

The Williamson County Animal Center recently received an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo).

The awards recognize innovative and effective county government programs that strengthen services to residents. NACo recognized Williamson County Animal Center programs and services that engage the community through education, support, and free or low-cost resources to help pet owners.

“Programs such as pet food assistance, free sterilization and training opportunities are designed to provide solutions to common issues faced by pet owners,” said Ondrea Johnson, director of WCAC. .

“Williamson County is so proud to be nationally recognized for our outstanding animal shelter,” said Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson. “The staff, task force and many volunteers are to be commended for their dedication to improving and changing the way we shelter in Williamson County.”

Awards are given nationwide in 18 different categories that reflect the broad and comprehensive services provided by counties. Categories include children and youth, criminal justice and public safety, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.

“Across the country, counties are working tirelessly to support residents and foster recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said NACo Chairman Larry Johnson. “This year’s award-winning programs show how counties work every day to build healthy, safe and thriving communities. »

Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Awards program is designed to recognize county government innovations. Each applicant is judged on their own merits and not against other applications received.