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100 Best Communities

100 Best Communities - 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012

Pitt County was selected from over 300 communities that applied from all fifty states. The 100 Best competitions recognize local communities for the outstanding and innovative work they are doing to help young people succeed.

The America’s Promise Alliance chose Pitt County because of our community’s ability to unite different sectors to work on behalf of its young people. The Alliance felt that Pitt County reflected its Five Promises agenda: caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, an effective education, and opportunities to help others.


Fit Community

Fit Community - 2006-2009, 2007-2010, and 2010-2013

To address the growing obesity epidemic, commissioners of the Health and Wellness Trust Fund created a comprehensive program that would promote and help implement proven and innovative interventions to increase people’s physical activity and improve nutrition choices.

HWTF partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to launch Fit Together in 2004, a statewide campaign designed to raise awareness around the dangers of unhealthy weight and to equip individuals and communities with the tools they need to address this serious health concern.

In 2005, Fit Together unveiled Fit Community, a program to recognize and reward municipality and county-wide efforts to promote physical activity, healthy eating and tobacco-free programs, policies, environments and lifestyles.

In 2006, Pitt County received an Honorable Mention; 2010-2013 brought the County a Bronze designation.


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American Heart Association Gold Employer

The American Heart Association recognizes employers who go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health. The Association wants to reward companies for their progressive leadership and highlight their concern for their staff.

Pitt County leads by example by instituting the following healthful practices:

  • Continued annual Biometrics/Health Risk Assessments with requirement to earn 4 additional “health” credits via classes, seminars, or exercise opportunities to control employee health plan costs and keep co-pays minimal
  • Adding healthy options to ALL vending machines throughout the County facilities – both food and drink choices
  • Encouraging employees to participate in the Physical Activity Challenge began in April 2008 and providing quarterly incentives for completion of activities/exercise



GFOA Distinguished Budget and GFOA CAFR Award Winners

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Pitt County for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for 22 consecutive years. In order to be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, a government must publish an easily readable and efficiently organized comprehensive annual financial report. This report must satisfy both generally accepted accounting principles and applicable legal requirements. It is the highest recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting and demonstrates a "spirit of full disclosure" in communicating Pitt County's financial story.

The County has received the Distinguished Budget Award for 16 consecutive years.


Pitt County Semiquincentennial

Pitt County Celebrates its Semiquincentennial

Pitt County Government turned 250 years old in 2010. Established in 1760 and named in honor of William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, who was Prime Minister of England at the time, Pitt County is proud of its heritage. Several events marked the occasion, including the start of the What’s Your History? Project, which chronicled the lives of Pitt County citizens, churches, and businesses. The corresponding DVD and compilation book are housed in local libraries and historical societies.

View the From Insignificance to Prominence video here.

DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS See what our great departments have accomplished!
Office of Public Information

Winner, NC City & County Communicators (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards

2013 - Citizen Participation: 2012 Flag Redesign Contest

2013 - NC3C President, Kiara Jones

2012 - TV & Videos: 1st place in Public Service Announcement category for the Mr. Danger Holiday Safety Campaign; 2nd place in the Communication Technology: Electronic Employee Newsletter category for NC|Com, the magazine produced by the office for NC3C

2011 - TV & Videos: 1st Place in Interview/Talk Show category for PCR (Pitt County Review); 2nd Place in Regular Programming category for From Insignificance to Prominence

2010-2012 - NC3C Secretary, Kiara Jones

Winner, City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) Award of Excellence

2012 - TV & Video Regularly Scheduled Programming for A Walk in My Shoes

Pitt Soil & Water

2010 - NC Outstanding Conservation Technical District of the Year; NC Outstanding Conservation Education District of the Year

NC Outstanding Conservation Educator of the Year, Carolyn Garris

NC Conservation District Professional of the Year; Southeast Conservation District Professional of the Year; National Conservation District Professional of the Year, Bryan Evans

Tax Administration

2013 - Ramon Revilla named NCTCA Outstanding Tax Employee

2012 - Cathy Booker, Tax Administrator, named president of the North Carolina Tax Collectors Association

Mona Joyner and Francine Winstead received their certified Assistant Tax Collector designations at the 2012 North Carolina Tax Collectors Association conference

Engineering 2012 - Pitt County Engineer Phil Dickerson received the Ability One/NISH Achievement Award for state and local officials from the National Industries for the Severely Handicapped (NISH)
Multiple Departments

2012 - These departments received Safety Awards sponsored by the NC Department of Labor and the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce:

  • 6th Consecutive Year: Public Health & General Government
  • 2nd Consecutive Year: PATS
  • 1st Year Gold: Animal Control & DSS
  • 1st Year Silver: Detention Center
Legal 2012 - NC Association of County Attorneys President, Janis Gallagher
Register of Deeds 2012 -Tracy C. Buck received her certification by the Board of the North Carolina Association of Register of Deeds and qualified to be a certified Assistant Register of Deeds. Maria E. Hammack received her certification by the Board of the North Carolina Association of Register of Deeds and joined an elite group of Deputy Registrars who have been certified at an advanced level.
Human Resources 2012 - Asst. HR Director Sandy Andrews achieved the international recognition of attaining the IPMA-CP credential from the IPMA-HR.
Animal Control 2011-current - Michele Whaley, North Carolina Animal and Rabies Control Association, Inc. President