Best Practices

This is an opportunity for IGO members to receive special recognition in honor of their unique achievements and Best Practices in their respective fields. IGO presents Best Practices Awards in the following areas: Court Administration/Clerk to Board/Vitals & Passports, Election Administration, Land Records and Records Management.

Be sure to follow the following guidelines when submitting your Best Practices submission:

  • Each Best Practice must be a reflection of a current level of service or program performed by your office
  • All submissions may consist of no more than five pages, including any supplemental materials
  • Each office is limited to one submission

One of the best ways to move our professional standards forward is by developing information and practices that we can all share and implement in our jurisdictions. Awards are presented at the Annual Conference each year.

Deadline is  April 15, 2016.

Previous Best Practice Award Winners

2015
Office of Elections, Fairfax County, VA for “The More Easily Informed Voter” (Election Administration)
Recorder of Deeds, Bucks County, PA for “Veteran ID Program” (Land Records)

2014
Clerk of Circuit Court, Pinellas County, Fl., for “Spending in the Sunshine” (Court Administration/Clerk to Board)
Director Records, Taxes and Treasury, Broward County, Fl., for “Electronic Recording of Notice of Commencement Documents” (Land Records)
County Clerk’s Office, Collin County, Texas, for “Genealogy Corner – Where Past Meets Present” (Records Management)

2013
Register of Wills, New Castle County, Del., for “Reducing Backlog to Collect Untapped Revenue on Delinquent Estates” (Court Administration/Clerk to Board)
Office of Elections, Fairfax County, Va., for “Presidential Election: Preparing for the Unthinkable” (Election Administration)
Recorder of Deeds Office, Montgomery County, Pa., for “Veterans’ Photo ID Discount Card” (Land Records)
County Clerk’s Office, Collin County, Texas, for “Marks, Brands and Tattoos (MBT)” (Records Management)

2012
Clerk of Court’s Office, Jefferson Parish, La., for “JeffClerk Alerts and Mobile Apps” (Court Administration/Clerk to Board)
Clerk of Court’s Office, Jefferson Parish, La., for “JeffClerk Alerts and Mobile Apps” (Election Administration)
County Clerk’s Office, Hidalgo County, Texas, for “Record, Retain, Recycle” (Records Management)

2011
County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office, Los Angeles County, Calif., for “Business Filing and Registration (BF&R) Kiosk” (Court Administration/Clerk to Board)
County Clerk’s Office, Harris County, Texas, for “From Blaze to Glory: Recovering from a Major Disaster by Creating a Hybrid Election Plan Based on In-Place Approved Voting Systems – The Harris County 2010 Election” (Election Administration)
County Recorder’s Office, Maricopa County, Ariz., for “Maricopa County Recorder’s Interactive Recording Kiosk” (Land Records)
County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office, Los Angeles County, Calif., for “Recorder Mail Processing” (Records Management)

2010
County Clerk’s Office, Tulsa County, Okla., for “Providing Information on the Tulsa County Website” (Court Administration/Clerk to Board)
County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office, Los Angeles County, Calif., for “Removing the ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ Factor – Making Election Monitors Work With You” (Election Administration)
North Dakota County Recorders for “County Recorders Disaster Proof North Dakota Land Records with the North Dakota Recorder’s Information Network” (Land Records)
County Clerk’s Office, Collin County, Texas, for “Electronic Public Information (EPI)” (Records Management)

2009
Recorder/Elections Office, Maricopa County, Ariz. (Election Administration)
County Recorder’s & Assessor’s Office, Clark County, Nev. (Land Records)
County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office, Los Angeles County, Calif. (Records Management)

2008
Pat McCarthy, Pierce County, Wash. (Election Administration)
Paul Ketz, Broward County, Fla. (Land Records)
Bernard J. Youngblood, Wayne County, Mich. (Land Records)

2007
John Frey, Circuit Court, Fairfax, Va. (Land Records)

 

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