The determination of this award will be based on consistency, knowledge and performance in the field of code interpretation and enforcement. An active government employee who has passed the formal written exam and has served two consecutive years as a Certified Zoning Administrator that demonstrated consistency in their interpretation and enforcement of the local zoning ordinances and has an demonstrated knowledge of the application of Virginia State enabling legislation.
The nominee, as part of their duties, demonstrated innovative programs, or problem-solving techniques relating to saving time, money, life, or can be directly attributed to being a benefit to the community.
The determination of this award will be based on the nominee’s knowledge of the local zoning ordinances and associated codes/regulations, and applicable local, state and federal laws. An active zoning inspector, field officer, zoning, planning or community development staff member that supports the position of Zoning Administrator.
The nominee, as part of their duties, demonstrated their ability to interact and coordinate with other departments to correct zoning violations, process applications/cases, resolve citizen conflicts, develop uniform enforcement practices, resulting in lower court appearances, higher compliance ratings, and possess highly effective communication techniques. Current VAZO members with a valid CZA or CZO certification are eligible for this award.