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City of Alexandria Awards: 2009-Present

2014

2013

  • Downtown Alexandria named one of America’s Top ArtPlaces 2013 
  • June 2013 - Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) wins Outstanding Program Award & Outstanding Public Transportation Marketing Award from the Virginia Transit Association.  

  • September 2013 -  The Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities won the Best Promotional Effort Award for its Summer of Smiles! Summer Fun Guide from the Virginia Recreation and Parks Society.  

2012

  • Alexandria achieves Platinum Level Certification for the fifth straight year by the Virginia Municipal League (VML) Green Government Challenge
  • Alexandria’s Department of Real Estate Assessments Wins Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration from the International Association of Assessing Officers
  • The National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association Awards Alexandria the “Distinguished Leadership Award for an Elected Official” for its commitments to the Capital Area Bikeshare Programs
  • Alexandria wins the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the FY 2013 Budget by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
  •  November 2012 -- Alexandria wins Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award from the Salt Institute for excellence in environmental consciousness and effective management in the storage of winter road salt
  • October 2012 – Alexandria named one of ten “Top 10 Downtowns” by Livability.com
  •  November 2012-- Alexandria’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program received an excellence in service award from the Washington Baltimore HIDTA program
  • September 2012 – Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) received the 2012 Alexandria Beautification Awards
  • June 2012 – Alexandria, as host jurisdiction, and its regional partners were awarded “Best Government Initiative” by the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) for establishment of the first ever Northern Virginia Housing Expo
  • June 2012 -- The Alexandria Community Services Board (of DCHS) received the Unsung Heroes Award from the Virginia Health Care Foundation for their collaboration with Alexandria Neighborhood Health Services and the Arlington Community Services Board in New Lease on Life, an initiative that provides basic medical care and related prescriptions to uninsured persons with serious mental illness
  • May 2012 – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the City’s FY 2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
  • May 2012 – Bookseller Amazon.com named Alexandria the most well-read City in America.
  • January 2012-- For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Alexandria was named one of the nation’s “100 Best Communities for Young People” by the America’s Promise Alliance
  • January 2012 – Alexandria is recognized by the Center for Digital Government’s Digital Cities Awards as the eighth place “Top Digital City” of its size. The City was named first place “Top Digital City” of its size in 2006; third place in 2007 and 2011; fourth place in 2005, 2008, and 2009; and sixth place in 2010.

2011

  • Alexandria wins the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the Fiscal Year 2012 budget by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
  • The City of Alexandria is named a “Tree City USA” community by the National Arbor Day Foundation, an honor that the City has received consecutively since 1982
  • Alexandria Wins American Council of Engineering Companies’ Virginia Engineering Excellence Honor Award for the City’s program to reduce inflow and infiltration in its sewer systems
  • Alexandria was named as finalist for the 2011 Capital Financing and Debt Administration Excellence Award, Government Finance Officials Association
  • October 2011 -- City of Alexandria's King Street named one of 10 "Great Streets" of 2011 by American Planning Association
  • October 2011-- Alexandria’s Opioid Treatment Program received a 3-year accreditation from CARF with no recommendations, a distinction achieved by only 3% of the programs that CARF surveys annually
  • October 2011 -- City of Alexandria awarded Virginia Municipal League Platinum Level Green Government Certification for 2011
  • September 2011 -- City of Alexandria recognized at the Silver Level as a Walk Friendly Community, by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
  • July 2011 ­-- City of Alexandria and other members of a Northern Virginia partnership received a Special Achievement in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Award from the Environmental Systems Research Institute
  • June 2011 – Alexandria Health Department awarded the annual Dr. Neil Lowry Memorial Award by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals for the best aquatic health program in the United States
  • June 2011 -- City of Alexandria received Honorable Mention in U.S. Conference of Mayors' City Livability Awards for its Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria Initiative
  • May 2011 – Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the City’s FY 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
  • February 2011 -- Alexandria selected as a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • March 2011 -- Alexandria honored with "Sunny Award" for one of the best local government websites, which exceeds transparency standards
  • January 2011 - Alexandria is named the most generous city for the third year in a row, according to Convio's "Most Generous Online Cities" report
  • January 2011 – Alexandria named third place “Top Digital City” of its size by the Center for Digital Government.

2010

  • Alexandria wins the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the FY 2011 Budget by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
  • The City of Alexandria is named a “Tree City USA” community by the National Arbor Day Foundation, an honor that the City has received consecutively since 1982.
  • November 2010 -- National League of Cities, Center for Digital Government, and Government Technology Magazine Rank City of Alexandria 6th of the Top 10 Digital Cities (Population 125,000 - 249,999)  
  • October 2010 -- City of Alexandria was honored by ICLEI--Local Governments for Sustainability with a milestone award for completing a GHG Emissions Inventory and Setting Sustainability Improvement Goals
  • October 2010 -- City of Alexandria's Station at Potomac Yard receives an Achievement Award (for cities with a population over 90,000) from the Virginia Municipal League
  • October 2010 -- The City's mentoring program for girls, A Space of Her Own (SOHO) receives an NAACP Community Service Award from the organization's Alexandria branch
  • October 2010 – Alexandria was recognized by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for being the first Virginia locality to complete the acquisition, rehabilitation and resale process of a home through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
  • September 2010 -- Alexandria named one of the Nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People  
  • August 2010 – Money magazine ranked Alexandria one of the Best Places to Live among small cities
  • June 2010 -- City of Alexandria receives Honorable Mention in U.S. Conference of Mayors' City Livability Awards for its Eco-City Alexandria Initiative
  • June 2010 – Alexandria Wins Housing and Non Profit Developers 2010 Achievement Award for Innovation
  • May 2010 -- City of Alexandria voted Third Best Arts Destination Among Mid-Size Cities by AmericanStyle magazine readers, up from 11th place in 2009. Alexandria is consistently ranked among the Top 25 Arts Destinations in AmericanStyle’s annual poll
  • May 2010 – City Earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the FY 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
  • February 2010 -- City of Alexandria Ranked #1 for Online Charitable Giving in 2009  
  • January 2010 – Alexandria places sixth for the ranking of “Top Digital City” of its size by the Center for Digital Government.
  • January 2010 – Alexandria’s Uptown-Parker-Gray Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

2009

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Alexandria, VA 22314
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