January 17, 2024
Award Winning We’re on a roll! For the fourth year in a row, the National Community Development Association (NCDA) recognizes Pasco County Community Development (PCCD) as a winner of the 2024 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award for our collaboration on the AmSkills Workforce Innovation Center project.

“Another year – another award for our team,” says Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey. “Our work with AmSkills is amazing and makes a huge difference in our community. I’m certainly not surprised we’re receiving such a prestigious award – yet again!”

AmSkills Workforce Innovation Center serves youth, adults, veterans, persons with disabilities and those affected by COVID-19 job reduction and loss by helping them explore new careers and workforce training. Focus areas include careers in the manufacturing, public works, utilities and construction trades. Introduction into this program can begin with the mobile Career Discovery Boot Camp, designed with direct input from local manufacturers looking for more vetted entry level candidates.

PCCD assistance through Community Development Block Grant funds helped AmSkills acquire their new center and plan future renovations.

Our PCCD team will attend the 55th NCDA Winter Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., February 2, 2024, to receive this distinct honor.

PCCD also received the Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award in 2021, 2022 and 2023 for our collaboration on the Vincent House, Rosalie Rendu Residences Project and Family Services Center, respectively.

The Audrey Nelson Award recognizes exemplary local projects and programs funded through the HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and other HUD Office of Community Planning and Development funding.  For more information, visit: ncdaonline.org.