Harry Hayes, local government project director (far left) at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, the University of Georgia, and Jacqueline Byers, director of research at the National Association of Counties (far right), present the 2006 NACo Achievement Award to Union County for creative and innovative program development and implementation of the Park-Madison county office building project in Plainfield. Accepting on behalf of Union County are (left to right) Freeholders Adrian Mapp, Bette Jane Kowalski and Chester Holmes.
Freeholder Mapp, a Plainfield resident, said, "The development of the Park-Madison complex has improved the quality of life for many Union County residents, bringing together employment training, preparation and placement services through the county and state in one location."
The handsome new Park-Madison complex is located Park Avenue and West Front Street. State and County offices occupying the building include the State Division of Youth and Family Services and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development-Employment Service and Unemployment Insurance, and the Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Social Services and Division of Workforce Development Operations.
(Photo, courtesy Union County Public Information Office)*