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The City of Longmont is recognized as a leader in municipal government as illustrated by its many honors and awards (since 1998):

(revised 02/12/13)

Awards
Award
Year
Description
APWA
Bridge/Culvert Design/Construction/Maintenance
2012
The Colorado Chapter of the American Public Works Association recognized the City of Longmont for its innovative and environmentally sensitive design on the Button Rock Dam Road Culvert Replacement project.
APPA (American Public Power Association) Award of Merit - Annual Report Contest
2012
APPA recognized Longmont Power & Communications for its 2011 Report to the Community. The award is given to utilities that produce high-quality annual reports that exhibit excellent writing, design, photography, organization and creativity. The award is equal to a silver medal.
Century Award
2012
Longmont Power & Communications is recognized for 100 years of service to the Longmont community.
Best Place to Live if You're an Artist
2012
Yellowscene Magazine recognized Longmont for its thriving arts, theater and cultural movement that makes Longmont a destination for artists, artisans and culturati in Boulder County.
CQ Press Ranking as Second Safest City in Colorado
2011
Longmont was ranked the second safest city in Colorado, and the 53rd safest city in the United States by CQ Press. This is a result of the innovative and hard-working people of the police department as well as to the partnerships the police department has with many different organizations, local neighborhoods, and the various diverse communities within the City.
Esri International User Conference Best Cartographic Design, 2nd place
2011
Awarded for Best Cartographic Design for the Longmont Bike Map. Longmont bested more than 1000 entries worldwide.
Top Ten Most Artistic Cities in U.S.
2011
The Boulder-Longmont area was ranked as the eighth most artistic city in the United States in a recent survey by Richard Florida, the author of "The Rise of the Creative Class" and "Who's Your City?"
APA (American Planning Association) Colorado Chapter Award
2010

Awarded Best Project in the "Public Involvement Category" for the City's Deliberate Dialogue approach to its public involvement with medical marijuana dispensaries.

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from American Public Power Association
2006 - 2014
Awarded for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) is a four-time winner of the RP3 designation, which is awarded every two years, and is one of only two Colorado utilities to receive the award.
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
1981 - 2010
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
1992 - 2011
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.
Live United Spirit of the Community Award
2010
Awarded for the 2008 Boulder County Human Services Strategic Plan
The Institute for Public Procurement
2010, 2011
Recognized Purchasing Division as a Fully-Certified Agency.

APPA Electric Utility Safety Award

2009 - 2010

Awarded for safe operating practices. LPC earned the award in the category for utilities with 110,000-249,999 worker-hours of annual worker exposure.

Mary J. Wolf Award
2009

Awarded for exemplary recycling at Rhythm on the River

International Aquatics Pool Association of Aquatics Award
2009
Awarded to Centennial and Sunset Pools

 

SeniorNet Chairman Award (first place)
2009

Awarded to Longmont Senior Center for:
* promoting and advertising classes
* increasing the seniornet brand image in their communities and nationally
* maintaining a thriving volunteer staff
* growing membership and their student base
* implementing succession planning and skills transfer in their center
* demonstrating and sharing best practices and
* hosting vibrant websites

Money Magazine: Top 100 Best Places to Live
2008
The Top 100 Best Places to Live as designated by Money Magazine, searches for small livable cities that had the best possible blend of good jobs, low crime, quality schools, plenty of open space, rational home prices and lots to do.
Colorado Historical Society: "The Josephine Miles Award"
2008
Awarded to the Longmont Museum for the permanent history exhibit "Front Range Rising"
American Association of State and Local History: Award of Merit
2008
Awarded to the Longmont Museum for the permanent history exhibit "Front Range Rising"
National Civic League (NLC): All America City Award
2006
The award recognizes Longmont for identifying its most challenging issues and working collaboratively with the community to create innovative and effective strategies for problem-solving. The AAC designation also encourages other cities from around the country to use Longmont as a role model in dealing with similar issues.
Money Magazine: Top 100 Best Places to Live
2006
The Top 100 Best Places to Live as designated by Money Magazine, searches for small livable cities that had the best possible blend of good jobs, low crime, quality schools, plenty of open space, rational home prices and lots to do.
International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Core Values Award
2006
Awarded for Robust Public Participation for the Focus on Longmont Strategic Plan.
Design-Build Institute of America: National Award for "Best Project" in Water/Wastewater category for projects more than $15 million
2006
Awarded in recognition of the Nelson-Flanders water treatment plant project (designed and constructed using design-build)
Colorado Construction Gold Hard Hat Award
2006
Awarded for "outstanding landscape project" in the construction of Sandstone Ranch Adventure Playground
ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects): Honor Award for Design
2006
Awarded for outstanding professional achievement in the construction of Quail Campus xeriscape garden
Economic Developers' Council of Colorado: Large Community of the Year
2005
Awarded to Longmont as the Large Community of the Year
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation: Best Workplaces for Commuters Award
2004
Awarded for membership in providing the highest level of commuter benefit programs in the country
ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects): Honor Award for Design
2001
Awarded for outstanding professional achievement in the construction of Willow Farm Park
ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects): Colorado Chapter Award
1998
Awarded for outstanding professional achievement in the construction of the St. Vrain Greenway
 

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