Henrico County agencies and Henrico County Public Schools (HCPS) won a combined four Achievement Awards from the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) for innovative programs in 2022. Henrico’s four awards were the second most among Virginia counties. Overall, the awards competition recognized 29 programs from 100 entries submitted by member counties across the state.

Henrico’s award-winning programs are listed below:


Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Employee Conversations and Experiences
Human Resources Department

Henrico County’s diversity, equity, and inclusion specialist responded to the 2020 global civil unrest and social movement, developing virtual forums to assess employee well-being and offering a safe space for employees to dialogue and express thoughts on the pandemic, national events, and DEI topics.


Parent-Child Computer Work and Play Stations
Henrico County Public Library

To enhance the family-friendliness of the new Fairfield Area Library, Computer Work + Play Stations were created to assist parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers struggling to balance work with. The stations are durable, easy to clean, and appropriate for users.


Kids of Promise
Henrico County Public Schools

This after-school program at Laburnum Elementary School is a pilot talent- development, enrichment program seeking to increase the identification of historically underrepresented gifted students.


Safety around the Water: Learn2Swim Program
Henrico County Public Schools

This program, made possible through a partnership between HCPS, YMCA of Greater Richmond and NOVA of Virginia Aquatics is designed to save lives through water safety education and swimming instruction. These lessons are designed to help all HCPS second graders learn water safety skills.


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