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Workforce Magazine Announces Cherokee County, Georgia, Board of Commissioners as 2018 Optimas Award Winner

November 13, 2018

October 22, 2018 — Cherokee County, Georgia, Board of Commissioners was announced as a prestigious winner achieving two global 2018 Optimas Awards by Workforce magazine, a Human Capital Media publication. Cherokee County achieved the Gold award in the Benefits category for their 2017 Health Management Strategy, and the Silver award in the Business Impact category for implementation of a successful Risk Management Program. The awards program, celebrating its 28th year, recognizes companies achieving successful measurable business outcomes through visionary and impactful human resources initiatives.

Thirty-one companies were named winners from this year’s pool of nominees. Gold, Silver and Bronze Optimas Awards were given in the following categories: Benefits, Business Impact, Corporate Citizenship, Global Outlook, Innovation, Managing Change, Partnership, Recruiting, Training and Vision. Additionally, General Excellence was awarded to one company demonstrating excellence in at least six of the aforementioned categories.

“For over the 28 years we’ve seen companies place increasing importance on human resources initiatives, realizing the potential a strong HR department can have on business growth,” said Rick Bell, editorial director of Workforce magazine.

“This year’s finalists stand out in an ever-expanding field of qualified nominees, and we’re pleased to see so many organizations using innovative HR practices to improve their business.” Bell added.

Optimas Award winners were initially announced on and Cherokee County, Georgia, Board of Commissioners will be profiled in the November/December issue of Workforce magazine. For more information on the 2018 Optimas Award Winners, please visit 2018 Optimas Awards.


Press Release provided by Cherokee County Board of Commissioners.