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Awards & Accolades

2014 

2013 

2012 

2011 

  • 3CMA Silver Circle Award for innovative communications from 3CMA (September 2011)
  • Traffic Safe Community Award from AAA of the Carolinas (November 2011)
  • U.S. Conference of Mayor's Climate Protection Award in the Small Cities Category for the WISE Program (June 2011)
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Officers Association (15 years awarded) (January 2011)
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (26 years awarded). (May 2011)

2010 

2009

  • Top 10 Best Places to Raise Kids, Business Week (November 2009)
  • Top 15 Cities for People Who Hate Driving and Long Commutes, U.S. News & World Report (November 2009)
  • “Advanced Level” status in the Green Challenge, North Carolina League of Municipalities (October 2009)
  • Top 10 Best Places to Start a Business, Entrepreneur Magazine (August 2009)
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. (July 2009)
  • Top 25 Small Cities for the Arts, American Style Magazine (June 2009)
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Officers Association (April 2009)
  • Named "Most Livable City" in America for fare-free transit system by Mayors' City Livability Awards Program. (2009) View video
  • Named an LED City, an international program developed by Cree to promote and deploy energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lighting. Chapel Hill has installed LED streetlights along the 100 block of Franklin Street. (2009)
  • Excellence in Communications Awards from NC City & County Communicators, First Place, Communications Plan; Second Place, Printed Publications/external newsletter; Second Place, Printed Publications/internal newsletter. (2009)

2008 

  • The Chapel Hill Public Library was ranked first in the state for the 11th year in a row by Hennen America Public Library Ranking Index (October 2008)
  • The Chapel Hill Police Department was named 2008 Law Enforcement Partner of the Year for efforts to prevent underage drinking by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. (August 2008)
  • One of the Top 10 Brainiest Places to Retire, U.S. News. (August 2008)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Climate Protection, 2008 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards Program. (July 2008)
  • Outstanding Public Art Projects from Americans for the Arts 2008 Year in Review for In Our Hands and Around Town, works created for Chapel Hill’s Town Operations Center. (July 2008)
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. (July 2008)

2007 

  • Tree City USA Growth Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation. (2007)
  • Tree City USA Award from the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources. (2000-2007)
  • Spirit of Downtown Chapel Hill Award to Project Homeless Connect, a one-day event that linked over 130 homeless persons with services, from the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. (December 2007)
  • Best Community Partnership Initiative for Downtown Chapel Hill to the West End Valet Parking Service from the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. (December 2007)
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Financial Officers Association of the United States and Canada. (July 2007)
  • Outstanding Community Involvement award to the Town of Chapel Hill's Stormwater Management Division from NC Big Sweep. (June 2007)
  • NC Public Transportation Association Roadeo, Van Competition (June 2007): Chapel Hill Transit Team, First Place Team; Travis Parker, First Place; Tony Combs, Second Place.
  • National Annual Active Living by Design Award for Physical Projects. (June 2007)
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Officers Association. (April 2007)
  • Top Arts Destination – Chapel Hill ranked 13th on the list of top small cities for the arts in the June 2007 issue of American Style.

2006

  • “Best Workplaces for CommutersSM District” designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). (December 2006)
  • Outstanding North Carolina Traffic Safety Community Award from the Carolina Motor Club’s Foundation for Traffic Safety for an excellent traffic safety record, low accident rates, and traffic safety education efforts. (November 2006)
  • Silver Circle Award for Internal Newsletter from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association - 3CMA. (October 2006)
  • Award of recognition from Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) for commitment to sustainable development. (July 2006)
  • “Fit Community” designation from Fit Together NC. (May 2006)
  • NC Public Transportation Association Roadeo, Van Competition (April 2006): Chapel Hill Transit Team, 2006 NCPTA System Winner; Travis Parker, Second Place Winner.
  • Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award (January 2006) from National Community Development Association to Northside Initiative.
  • Rose Award for Apple Chill, Best Community Event, Chapel Hill News (2006)

2005 

  • Goodmon Award from Leadership Triangle to Mayor pro tem Bill Strom (December 2005).
  • Chapel Hill Public Library was ranked first in the state in Hennen’s 2005 American Public Library Ratings.

2004 

  • Goodmon Award from Leadership Triangle to Chapel Hill Fire Department (December 2004).
  • “High Performer” status from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Chapel Hill Housing Department (November 2004).
  • “Traffic Safety Community” by AAA Carolinas (November 2004).
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association. (October 2004).
  • “Best Workplace for Commuters” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) (September 2004).
  • Rose Award for Apple Chill, Best Annual Festival or Event, Chapel Hill News (2004)

2003 

  • Rose Award for Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Dept., Most Enthusiastic Float, Chapel Hill News (2003)

Triangle Accolades

Chapel Hill is part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Research Triangle Region, which routinely ranks among the best places to do business, work and live. For a list of accolades, see www.researchtriangle.org/news-and-events/accolades/.

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