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Ramsey County receives two awards from National Association of Counties

Ramsey County has received two 2022 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties: one for its aquatic invasive species "Clean In, Clean Out" program and another for its Economic Competitiveness and Inclusion Plan. Since 2010, Ramsey County has won nine awards from the National Association of Counties.

Clean In, Clean Out 

Aquatic invasive species threaten the health of Minnesota's beloved lakes. They are often unknowingly transported from one lake to another when they hitch a ride on watercraft, trailers and aquatic sports equipment. Ramsey County created a web app to guide watercraft operators through a quick and complete check of their watercraft before it's put in the water and when it's taken out. The objective of the program was to use emerging technology to supplement the in-person boat inspection program. 

Learn more about the Clean In, Clean Out program

Economic Competitiveness and Inclusion Plan

Ramsey County's economic development strategy focuses on equitable growth and strengthening economic competitiveness. This includes prioritizing inclusion in future investments related to housing, job creation, workforce development and more.

To further this strategy, the county worked with community members and stakeholders to create its Economic Competitiveness and Inclusion Plan. The plan includes background information and information about place-based inclusion, creating resilient and equitable communities, fostering economic competitiveness and fiscal health.

View the Economic Competitiveness and Inclusion Plan

About the National Association of Counties

The National Association of Counties strengthens America’s counties, serving nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, the organization unites county officials to:

  • Advocate county priorities in federal policymaking.
  • Promote exemplary county policies and practices.
  • Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks.
  • Optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings.
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 10:32 a.m.