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Bell County honored by Texas Historical Commission

By Tony Adams

 Journal Reporter

  The Bell County Historical Commission was recognized by the Texas Historical Commission (THC) with a Distinguished Service Award for the 2012 year of service. The award was presented at Bell County Commissioner’s Court on Monday.

 “The Distinguished Service Award is our agency’s way of affirming County Historical Commissions (CHC) that continue to improve and expand their preservation programs,” said Mark Wolfe, executive director of the THC. “The Texas Historical Commission works with CHC’s to save real places and tell the real stories of Texas.”

Bell County has received the Distinguished Service Award for 21 consecutive years - an award that has been in existence for 22 years. 

 In other business, members of the Bell County Technology Services Department were recognized by the Court for their presentations at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the National Association of Counties. Adam Ward, Assistant Director of the BCTSD and Susan Weaver, Lead Business Analyst for BCTSD, were lead presenters at the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers & Finance Officers annual conference in conjunction with the NAC Annual Meeting.  The “DPS Revenue Stream without Human Intervention” process and procedures was the presentation for Bell County that Ward and Weaver presented to the attendees.

 Bell County was ranked seventh nationwide in the 250,000 to 500,000 county population category and one of two counties recognized in Texas for the 2013 Digital Counties Survey Award, which was presented at the NAC Annual Meeting.

 Judge Jon Burrows was recently elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the National Conference of Republican County Officials at the 2013 NAC Annual Meeting. Judge Burrows will serve as Region 9’s Regional Director, overseeing Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.