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ProcureAmerica Announces County Winners of 2020 CSAC HERO Awards

By May 24, 2021August 18th, 2021No Comments

Jack Pellegrino of San Diego County accepting his CSAC HERO award.

ProcureAmerica and CSAC Financial (California State Association of Counties – Finance Corp.) are proud to announce the 2020 HERO award winners for the State of California! Each year, this program recognizes a select group of California county officials who have demonstrated leadership and vision in their efforts to manage and mitigate expenses on behalf of the taxpayer.

“The hard work and leadership of county executives and staff has an incredible impact on local residents, especially during this time of heightened need,” said Fred Armendariz, ProcureAmerica CEO. “ProcureAmerica is proud to acknowledge their achievements, which too often go unrecognized, through our annual HERO Awards.”

Winners were selected based on their leadership in creating and delivering impactful programs to improve fiscal efficiency and program delivery to their respective agencies and communities.

Lisa Bartlett, Supervisor for the County of Orange, was awarded the Statewide 2020 CSAC Hero Award as “Supervisor of the Year.”

“I am deeply honored and humbled to receive the 2020 ProcureAmerica and CSAC Financial Hero award,” said Supervisor Bartlett. “Fiscal responsibility is a public trust that all elected officials assume, and I am very proud of the great work the devoted men and women of our County team delivered during this unprecedented time. While I truly appreciate this recognition by ProcureAmerica and CSAC, I accept it on behalf of the County of Orange and the dedicated and talented team we are blessed to have!”

The 2020 County division regional HERO award winners are:

Northern Region

Supervisor John Giola, County of Contra Costa

David Canepa, County of San Mateo

General Services Ken Sra, County of Sutter
Public Works Brian Balbas, County of Contra Costa

Michael Frost, County of Marin

Sustainability/Energy Suna Yatagama, County of San Mateo
Technology Patrick Wilson, Contra Costa Health Services

Central Region

Supervisor Chris Lopez, County of Monterey
Administrative Matt Machado, County of Santa Cruz

Ryan Alsop, County of Kern

Sustainability/Energy Ashley Paulsworth, County of Monterey
Technology Patrick Wilson, Contra Costa Health Services
Procurement Geoffrey Hill, County of Kern

Southern Region

Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, County of San Diego

Janice Rutherford, County of San Bernardino

Administrative Helen Robbins-Meyer, County of San Diego
Sustainability/Energy Charley Marchesano, County of San Diego
Technology KC Roesternberg, County of Orange
Procurement Maria Pirona, County of Orange

Jack Pellegrino, County of San Diego


About ProcureAmerica
ProcureAmerica is the nation’s leading business intelligence company supporting local government. Their services support and deliver operational efficiency, fiscal responsibility, expense transparency and material net cost reduction. ProcureAmerica has industry specific practice groups in six specific expense categories: Utilities, Waste & Recycling, Telecommunications, Document Management, Technology Optimization, and Treasury. Each review team is staffed with highly skilled experts that come directly from the industry in which they practice.