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City of Grand Prairie Awards '03–'14

2014

3CMA City County Communication and Marketing Association
Savvy Best in America – Best Use of a Promotional Item Waggin' Wagon Mobile Adoption Trailer                                                                                                              Savvy Best in America – Graphic Design: Art – Waggin' Wagon Mobile Adoption Trailer                                                                                                                      Savvy Best in America – Graphic Design: Other – Waggin' Wagon Mobile Adoption Trailer 

2013 Texas Downtown Association President’s Award
Best Promotional Event – Lit on Main
2013 Texas Municipal League Municipal Excellence Awards – Communications
Programs
Prairie Paws Animal Shelter Promotion Plan
2013 3CMA City County Communication and Marketing Association
Savvy Best in America – Graphic Design: Publications – RJC Bridal Brochure
Savvy Best in America – Photography – Christmas Card
Savvy Best in America – Printed Publications: Other –RJC Bridal Brochure
Award of Excellence – Go Green – Expose Your Green Side
Award of Excellence – Most Creative with Least Dollars Spent – Yappy Hour
2013 Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO)
TAMI Best in State – Special Publication: RJC Bridal Brochure
TAMI Best in State – Marketing Plan: Prairie Paws Animal Shelter Promo Plan
TAMI Best in State – Most creative with Least Dollars Spent: Prairie Paws Promo Plan
Award of Honor – Brochures, Fliers, Posters:  Prairie Paws Promo Posters
Award of Honor – Special, One-Time Program:  People, Pride, Progress
2012 3CMA City County Communication and Marketing Association
Savvy Best in America – Most Innovative: Prairie Paws Promotion Plan
Silver Circle Award - Special Events:  Lit on Main
Silver Circle Award – Graphic Design:  Kirby Creek Nature Center Map
Award of Excellence – Marketing Programs:  Farmers Market
2012 American Academy of Park and Recreation Administration
Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Director Ricky Herold inducted to the Academy as a Fellow
2011 ABC National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Winner
The Willow Tree at The Summit
2011 NOMMA Top Job Art/Sculpture Gold
The Willow Tree at the Summit
2011 TEXO Distinguished Building Award Winner
The Willow Tree at The Summit
2011 Texas Water Utilities Association
Public Education Award
2011 Texas Recreation and Parks Society
Facility/Design Award – The Summit
Planning Award – Central Park
Lone Star Programming Award – Step Up To Health Regional Day Camp Development
2011 Texas Conference on Aging
Cornerstone Award – The Summit
2011 Focus Daily News
Readers’ Choice - Best Health Club
2011 Aquatic International Magazine
The Summit featured in magazine as a model facility
2011 Parks and Recreation Magazine
The Summit featured in magazine as cover story
2011 Recreation Management Magazine Innovative Architecture and Design Award
The Summit
2011 Texas Architect Magazine
Placemaking Facilities:  Showcasing the architectural design of the Summit
2011 Landscape Architect Business
Cover photo of Public Safety Building and Lake 2 Weir 
Featured article:  An Integrated Site Plan
2010 Playful City USA
2010 The Communicators Awards, The International Academy of Visual Arts
Website Design
2010 Keep America Beautiful
Best in Nation for Volunteerism
2010 Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
Reaccreditation
2010

International Council on Active Aging
North America’s Most Innovative Active Aging Program – The Summit

2010 Texas Environmental Health Association
Certificate of Achievement – Educational Program
2010 North American Hazardous Material Management Association
Government Partnership – City of Grand Prairie Environmental Services
2010 Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO)
Silver Star – Most Creative with Least Dollars Spent: Billboards
Silver Star – Cable PSA: Don’t Drink and Drive
Exceptional Achievement – Tech Services – Website
2010 3CMA City County Communications and Marketing Association
Savvy Best in America – Printed Publications: World Class Parks book
Savvy Best in America – Photography: World Class Wisdom book
Silver Circle Award – TV PSA: Don’t Drink and Drive
2010 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Honorable Mention - National Law Enforcement Partner of the Year
2010 NAHRO National Award of Merit
Program Innovation – Community Revitalization
Neighborhood Stabilization Program
2010 Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Silver for Transparency in Government 
2010 Texas Recreation and Parks Society
Promotional Award for outstanding marketing
Lone Star Programming Award for Prairie Lights Sneak-a-Peek 5K Run
2010 Texas Chisholm Trail Crime Prevention Association
Outstanding Crime Prevention Agency of the Year – Grand Prairie Police Department
Outstanding Crime Prevention Specialist of the Year – Dennis Porter, GPPD
2009

3CMA City County Communications and Marketing Association
Savvy Best in America – Printed Publications: World Class Wisdom book
Savvy Best in America – Printed Advertising: Billboards
Savvy Best in America – Calendars: 2009 Centennial Calendar
Silver Circle Award – Most Innovative: World Class Wisdom book
Award of Excellence – Printed Guides: World Class Wisdom book

2009

Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce
Man of the Year – City Manager Tom Hart

2009 Texas Urban Forestry Program
Lifetime Achievement Award to Mrs. Ruthe Jackson
2009

Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO)
TAMI Award of Excellence – World Class Wisdom
Silver Circle – 2009 Calendar
Silver Circle – Prairie Lights Marketing Plan

2009 North Central Texas Council of Governments
Outstanding Partner North Texas Clean Air Coalition
2009 Texas Recreation and Parks Society
Excellence in Programming Award for Grand Outdoor Camp
2009 Texas Recreation and Parks Society
Promotional Award for outstanding marketing
Lone Star Programming Award for Prairie Lights Sneak-a-Peak 5K Run
Excellence in Programming Award for Grand Outdoor Camp
2009 Texas Recreation and Park Society Region III
Park Design Excellence Award for the Ruthe Jackson Center Gardens Project
2009

Dallas Morning News
Top 25 Mid-Priced Golf Courses – Tangle Ridge Golf Course
Top 10 Economy Courses – Prairie Lakes Golf Course

2009    

Golf Week Magazine
Top 50 Courses in Nation – Tangle Ridge Golf Course

2009 Playful City USA
2009 Digital City as reported by aol.com
Prairie Lights - Top 10 Holiday Light Park in Nation
2008 Money Magazine Best Places to Live
2008 Playful City USA
2008 Today Newspaper
Readers' Choice Award – Best Place to Live
2008

National Parks and Recreation Association
Gold Medal Award for best parks system in America

2008

3CMA City County Communications and Marketing Association
Savvy Best in America – Service Delivery: Police Recruitment
Savvy Best in America – Government Service: Police Recruitment
Savvy Best in America – Internal Newsletter: WOW Working on Wellness
Savvy Best in America – 2008 Calendar
Savvy Best in America – Most Creative with Least Dollars Spent: Police MySpace
Silver Circle Award – Other Electronic: Police MySpace
Silver Circle Award – Marketing Tools: Sales Tax Election
Award of Excellence – Marketing Event: Prairie Lights

2008

United States President's Call to Service Award
Councilwoman Ruthe Jackson for her decades of voluntary service

2008

Texas Commission of Environmental Quality
Environmental Excellence Award for an Individual – Councilwoman Ruthe Jackson

2008

Ballpark Digest
Best New Ballpark in America: QuikTrip Ballpark, home of the AirHogs

2008

American Water Works Association
National Public Communications Award

2008

Champions in Health for Workforce Wellness
Exemplary New Program Award for Working on Wellness (WOW!) Program

2008

National Parks and Recreation Assoc. SW Regional
Arts and Humanities Award for Diez Y Seis Celebration at Bowles Life Center

2008

Texas Recreation and Parks Association
Arts and Humanities Award for A Night to Shine at Bowles Life Center

2008

Texas Recreation and Parks Association
Best Website

2008

Golf Digest
Prairie Lakes Golf Course – Best Places to Play

2008

American Planning Association Midwest Section of the State Chapter
Planning Project Award – Small Wind Energy Systems

2007 Government Finance Officers Association
Excellence in Financial Reporting Award, 22nd consecutive year
2007

National Purchasing Institute
Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP)

2007

Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
Accredited Law Enforcement Agency – Grand Prairie Police Department

2007

Texas Recreation and Parks Association
Lone Star Programming Award for Step up to Health
Arts and Humanities Award for Diez Y Seis Celebration at Bowles Life Center

2007

Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO)
TAMI Award – Excellence in Technology for Website Design and Functionality
TAMI Award – Technology Award for the Reggie and Roger Show recycling video

2006

American Planning Association Midwest Section
Project Planning Award – 2005 Comprehensive Plan

2006

American Planning Association Texas Chapter
Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence – Comprehensive Plan

2006

Government Finance Officers Association
Excellence in Financial Reporting Award, 21st consecutive year

2006

3CMA City County Communications and Marketing Association
Silver Circle Award – Annual Report

2006

DFW Parks and Recreation Directors Awards
Programming Award – World Challenge Step-up to Health initiative
Volunteer Award – Arnold Brothers’ Cleaners for laundry services during Katrina and the Dixie World Series
Innovation in Parks Maintenance – Tangle Ridge Golf Course

2006

Texas Recreation & Parks Society Region 2-3 Awards
Programming Award – World Challenge Step-up to Health initiative
Arts and Humanities Award – Bowles Life Center

2006

Texas Recreation and Parks Society Regional Awards
Best New Development – Bowles Life Center
Best Web Site – GrandFunGP.com
Innovation in Parks Maintenance – Tangle Ridge Golf Course
Best New Program – World Challenge Step-up to Health initiative

2006

National Recreation and Park Association
Gold Medal Finalist (Class II) – Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation

2006

National Purchasing Institute
Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP)

2006

North Center Texas Corporate Recycling Association
Environmental Vision Award – The Reggie and Roger Show recycling video

2006

Grand Prairie NAACP
Community Service Award – Katrina Hurricane evacuee relief effort

2006

Keep Texas Beautiful
Governor’s Community Achievement Award – 1st Place Category 8 - $155,000
Landscaping Award from KTB and the Texas Department of Transportation
Award of Excellence
Sustained Excellence Award
Sadie Ray Graff Environmental Education Award – 1st Place District Level for the KGPB Green & Clean Campus Program in partnership with the Grand Prairie Independent School District
Silver Star Affiliate
Media Award for Television – First Place for the Reggie and Roger Show recycling video

2006

Go Green Earth Summit
Go Green Initiative City of the Year Award

2006

Keep America Beautiful
Gold Star Affiliate
2006 Innovations Award – 1st Place National Award for Adopt-A-Senior Program in the Community Improvement and Beautification Category

2005 American Planning Association Texas Chapter
Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence – 2005 Comprehensive Plan
2005

3CMA City County Communications and Marketing Association
President’s Award – FanFest Marketing Plan
Savvy Award of Excellence – FanFest Marketing Plan
Silver Circle Award – FanFest Brochure
Silver Circle Award – Cemetery Marketing Plan
Award of Excellence – I Love Grand Prairie Annual Report
Award of Excellence – Grand Prairie Visibility during Breeders’ Cup

2005 Texas Recreation and Park Society
Innovation in Park Maintenance
2005 Trinity Blackland Urban Forestry Council
Community Forestry Award – Parks and Recreation
2005 National Arbor Day Foundation
Growth Award – Parks and Recreation
2005 National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA)
Robert M. Artz Award For Citizen Volunteer Leadership or Contributions – Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem Ruthe Jackson
2005 Keep America Beautiful
President's Circle Award Winner - Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful
2005 Texas Municipal Library Directors Association
Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award
2005 Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO)
TAMI Award - Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens Marketing Plan
2004

Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO)
TAMI Award –2004 Grand Prairie Calendar
TAMI Award – WOW Annual Report

2004 International City Manager’s Association (ICMA)
In-Service Training Award to Tom Hart, City Manager
2004 3CMA City County Communications and Marketing Association
Silver Circle Award/Best Communication Plan - Grand Prairie Management Academy
2004 Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO)
TAMI Award - WOW Annual Report
TAMI Award  - 2004 Calendar Special Publication
2004 Building Officials Association of Texas
Best Practices Award – to City of Grand Prairie Building Inspections Department
2004 National Purchasing Institute
Achievement of Excellence in Procurement
2004 American Association of Airport Executives
Distinguished Service Award – Loretta Scott, Grand Prairie Airport Director
2004 Dallas Morning News Top 25 Municipal Golf Courses in Texas
Tangle Ridge Golf Course
2003 National Civic League
All America City Finalist
2003 Keep Texas Beautiful
Keep Texas Beautiful Governor’s Award
2003 Texas Recreation and Park Society
Park Design Excellence Award - Mountain Creek Soccer Complex, Charley Taylor and McFalls East ballfields
2003 Dallas Fort Worth Park Directors’ Association
Innovation Award for Facility Design and Construction -
Parkhill Park Football Fields
2003 3CMA City Council Communications and Marketing Association
Savvy Award of Excellence/Best Communication Plan - Raving Fans Recognition
Award of Excellence - New Employee Orientation
2003 The Dallas Morning News Best Municipal Golf Courses in Texas
Tangle Ridge Golf Course - #8
2003 National Purchasing Institute
Achievement of Excellence in Procurement
2003 Watermark Award - 2003 Annual Water Quality Report
Water Environment Association of Texas and the
Texas Section of the American Waterworks Association

 

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