Under Orlando’s leadership, Harris County Receives Awards for Transparency.

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orlando-sanchez_gold-leadership-award-1170The Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle – Gold and Platinum Level

Leadership_Circle_Platinum_LogoThis award recognizes local governments who are sharing their books with the public and whose websites provide how its money is being spent in an user friendly format.

The Platinum level is for those who go above the necessary criteria.

The Sunny Award

This award from the Sunshine Review committee was awarded to Harris County in 2010 and 2011.

Harris was among 41 out of 5,000 reviewed government websites to earn an “A” transparency grade.

Sunshine Review’s “Transparency Checklist” awards websites who provide information about budget, meetings and elected officials and high-ranking administrative staff, permits and zoning, audits, contracts, lobbying, public records, and taxes.

The “Checklist” measures what content is available on government websites against what should be provided.


University of Houston Distinguished Alumnus

The University of Houston honored Orlando Sanchez with its Distinguished Alumni Award. The University recognized his service as an active alumnus, former Houston City Council Member, Harris County Treasurer and important community leader. The Distinguished Alumni Award is given to individuals whose professional accomplishments have brought credit to the university.