San Bernardino – The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) has awarded its prestigious California Counties Innovation Award to San Bernardino County for its Legacy Report & Organizational Review of the 2015 terrorist attack that occurred December 2, 2015. The award was presented to the county on Monday, September 9, 2019, after CSAC judges identified the report/review which documents the county government’s response to and recovery from the attack as one of the top two projects in the state out of 284 entries.
“Our County suffered a terrible tragedy when our employees were attacked on December 2, 2015. There was no guidebook for us to follow to help us deal with an endless array of unprecedented immediate and long-term challenges,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Curt Hagman. “We hope that something like this never happens again, but we knew that we had a duty to commission these reports to help other public agencies navigate the circumstances no one ever hopes to face. We are deeply honored by this recognition.”
The report/review is in two segments. The legacy document can be viewed at http://www.sbcounty.gov/uploads/CAO/reports/December2LegacyDocument.pdf and the organizational review is available at http://www.sbcounty.gov/uploads/CAO/reports/December2OrganizationalReview.pdf.