City Awards



City of Riverside
  • 2014 --
    • Coolest California City by California Air Resources Board

  • 2013 --
    • Bicycle Friendly City Award
    •  Bicycle Friendly Business award for City Hall
    •  Tree City USA 26 years

  • 2012 --
    • Riverside named #1 Intelligent Community of the Year 2012
  • 2010 --
    • Riverside named as a Top 25 City for Business by Executive Outlook Magazine. Riverside is identified as a bright spot in a tough economy.
  • 2009 --
    • State of California Department of Conservation, Emerald City designation - the first ever given for sustainable green initiatives and renewable energy

 

Economic Development (City Manager's Office)
  • 2013 --
    • Office of Economic Development Newsletter received the 2013 IEDC Bronze Award for Excellence in Economic Development
  • 2012 --
    • Riverside named 3rd for America’s Can-Do Capitals by The Daily Beast
    • ADDY Awards (American Advertising Federation)
      • Awarded Silver ADDY for Sendai Relief Campaign that launched in March 2011 and helped the City raise more than $600,000 in funds for Sister City Sendai, Japan.
      • Awarded four Bronze ADDYs
        • Education & Innovation Destination Marketing (Phase 3)
        • GTV Sponsorship Package
        • Economic Development 2011 Retail Opportunities Map
        • Festival of Lights
  • 2011 --
    • ADDY Awards (American Advertising Federation)
      • Awarded Gold ADDY for Destination Marketing campaign that launched in June 2010
      • Awarded Silver ADDY for "Dinner at EPIC Restaurant Invitation"
      • Awarded four Bronze ADDYs
        • Seizing Our Destiny
        • Retail Opportunities Map
        • Riverside’s Top 25 Restaurants 2010
        • Fox Gala Invitation

 

Community Development Department
  • Building Division
  • 2013--
    • California's Building Department of the Year 2013
  • Planning Division
  • 2011 (For the Historic Preservation Section) --
    • American Planning Association, Inland Empire Section Best Practices Award
  • 2009 --
    • American Planning Association, Inland Empire Section Distinguished Leadership Award
    • American Planning Association, California Chapter Award of Merit for Distinguished Leadership Award

 

Finance Department
(City Manager's Office)
  • 2013 --
    •  For the 24th year the Finance division received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award.
    • The City’s annual budget received the award of excellence from the Government Finance Officers’ Association.
  • 2011 --
    •  For the 23rd year the Finance division received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award.
    • For the 8th straight year, the financial resources division has received the distinguished budget presentation award for the city's 2010/11 annual budget document from the government finance officers association (GFOA).
  • 2010 --
    • For the 22st straight year, the Accounting Division has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for the City's 2008/09 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) document from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
    • For the 7th straight year, the financial resources division has received the distinguished budget presentation award for the city's 2009/10 annual budget document from the government finance officers association (GFOA).
    • For the 5th straight year, the Purchasing Division has received the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Purchasing Institute (NPI).
  • 2009 --
    • For the 21st straight year, the Accounting Division has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for the City's 2007/08 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) document from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
    • For the 4th straight year, the Purchasing Division has received the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Purchasing Institute (NPI)
    • For the 6th straight year, the Financial Resources Division has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the City's 2008/09 Annual Budget document from the GFOA

 

General Services
  • 2014
    • MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM
      • Engineering News-Record (ENR) – Best Small Project Award
      • Engineering News-Record (ENR) – Excellence in Safety Best Project
      • Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful – Beautification Award – Historical and Cultural Preservation
      • Old Riverside Foundation – Restoration and Maintenance
      • Inland Empire Section, California Chapter, American Planning Association – Planning Landmark Award
    • CONVENTION CENTER
      • American Planning Association (APA) – Urban Design Award
      • Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful – Outstanding Waste Reduction Award
    • FLEET MANAGEMENT
      • Top 100 Fleets in North America
      • ASE Blue Shield Certified Shop (84% of Mechanics ASE Certified)
      • Government Fleets - 2014 Leading Fleet Achievement Certificate
      • CHP Certificate of Achievement – Biannual Inspection of Terminal for Six (6) Consecutive Satisfactory Ratings and Satisfactory Administrative Review
    • BROADCASTING – Government Television (GTV)
      • GTV received two gold awards and one honorable mention from Hermes Creative Awards - an international marketing and communications professional competition.
      • GrowRiverside received gold awards for the recent agricultural-themed community seminar “GrowRiverside” and for a GTV sponsorship advertisement.
      • The City Watch program received an honorable mention award for a program concerning Riverside Public Utilities workmen who were deployed to the East Coast to restore power after Hurricane Sandy.
  • 2013 --
    • #1 Government Green Fleet in the nation award
    • Old Riverside Foundation Award for Riverside Municipal Auditorium and Soldier’s Memorial Building for Restoration and Maintenance – 09/29/2013
    • Keep Riverside Clean and 2013 Beautiful Award – Municipal Auditorium – Historical and Cultural Preservation
    • Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful Award – Convention Center – Outstanding Waste Reduction Award – 2013
    •  Inland Empire Section of the California Chapter – American Planning Association – Municipal Auditorium Restoration Project – Planning Landmark Award – 2013
    •  Certificate of Recognition – California Legislature – Outstanding Waste Reduction Award – 2013 Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful
    • Certificate of Recognition – California Legislature – Outstanding Waste Management Award – Riverside Convention – 2013 Keep Riverside Clean and Beautiful

 

Human Resources
  • 2014 --
    • Fit-Friendly Platinum Achievements Award from the American Heart Association

  • 2013 --
    • City of Riverside’s Wellness Program, American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Platinum Award 2013
  • 2012 --
    • Center for Digital Government Achievement Award 2012,
      Driving Digital Government Local Government Category
      City of Riverside, CA, New Employee Web-based On-Boarding Solution
    • American Society for Public Administration,
      Outstanding Rising Administrator Award 2011-2012
    • City of Riverside’s Wellness Program, American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Gold Award 2012
    • City of Riverside’s Wellness Program, American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite Innovation Award 2012
  • 2010 --
    • California Public Employers Labor Relations Association, Moving Forward Award 2010
    • League of California Cities, Professional Excellence Award 2010

 

Innovation and Technology
  • 2014 --
    • #5 Best Government Website by Government Technology
    • 5th place in the 2014 Digital Cities Awards for Cities over 250,000 citizens from the Center for Digital Government

  • 2013 --
    • Center for Digital Government Best of Web - 2nd Place
    •  3rd place in the 2013 Digital Cities Awards for Cities over 250,000 citizens from the Center for Digital Government
    •  Mid-Market CIO’s “Best Office of the CIO Award” from the Mid-Market CIO Conference
    •  MISAC Award of Excellence from the Municipal Information Systems
  • 2012 --
    • Intelligent Community Forum Smart7 Communities Award

  • 2011 --
    Smart 7

  • 2010 --
  • 2009 --
    • Intelligent Community Forum Smart21 Communities Award for commitment to improving the community through innovative broadband applications

      Smart 21
    • 2009 Digital Cities Survey
      2009 Digital Cities Survey
       

    • Center for Digital Government Best of Web - Second Place City Portal Category
      Best of Web Award 2009
    • Municipal Information Systems Association of California Award for Excellence Information Technology  Practices

Public Utilities
  • 2014 --
  • American Public Power Association - RP3, Diamond Reliable Public Power Provider
  • American Advertising Federation – Best in Show, Inland Empire ADDY Award, 100 Years of Water billboard
  • California Association for Local Economic Development - Award of Merit, Temporary Economic Development Rate
  • 2013 --
  • ADDY Awards (American Advertising Federation) awarded 3 Silver Awards to the following:
  •  Green Action Plan
  •  Lighting has Evolved Magazine blow-in
  • Green Action Plan
  • American Advertising Federation awarded 1 Bronze Addy to Riverside Public Utilities for Safe In Our Arms Strategic Plan 2010-2015
  • Received the AVA Digital Award, Gold for GreenRiverside.com from Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP)
  • Received the Engineering Project Achievement Award for the Evans Reservoir Replacement Project by Orange County Engineering Council
  • 2013 Resource Efficiency & Community Service Awards, Gold for Green Power Report by California Municipal Utilities Association
  • Whole House by California Municipal Utilities Association
  • Received MarCom Awards for Green Power Report, Radio Program by Association of Marketing & Communication Professionals
  • Received the following awards from CAPIO - Excellence in Communication:
  •  1st Place in the Award of Excellence for Print Graphics (lighting has evolved)
  •  3rd Place Award of Merit for Tree Power Campaign
  • Employee Newsletter received the Inspire Awards, Bronze from LACP
  • Award of Excellence for Economic Development by CALED
  • Received the Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards (Special Event) by National Association of Government Communicators
  • Received the Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards (Internal Newsletter) by National Association of Government Communicators
  • DEED, Energy Innovator Award from APPA
  • Environmental/Public Benefits/Marketing
  • 2009 --
    • ADDY Awards (American Advertising Federation) --
      • 10 Silver Awards
        Public Service, Newspaper
        bullet “The 50% by 2013” Green Power Ad
        bullet Green Riverside Tree Ad
        bullet “Green Power to the People” Ad
        bullet “Let There Be Green on Earth” Ad
        Public Service, Direct
        bullet Clean Riverside Coloring Book
        Public Service, Brochure
        bullet Business Incentive Programs
        bullet Rebate Brochures
        Public Service, Annual Report
        bullet RPU Financial Report 2007-2008
        bullet Green Riverside Action Plan
        Public Service, Out-of-Home
        bullet “What is Green?” Billboard
      • 2 Bronze Awards
        Public Service, Campaign
        bullet Rebate Ads on Web
        Public Service, Newspaper
        bullet “Meet the Swinfards” Green
        Riverside Ad
  • Water Division
    • 2009 --
      • California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) for Blue Riverside program out as winner if the Best Management Practices category

 

Parks, Recreation & Community Services
  • 2013 --
    • CPRS Award of Excellence – Dales Senior Citizen Center – Facility Design
    • CPRS Award of Excellence - Youth Opportunity Center Fine Arts Program – Creating Community Youth Development
    • KRCB Beautification Award – Ryan Bonaminio Park
  • 2012 --
    • Playful City USA Award for American cities that have made innovation play for children a priority for the community
  • 2010 --
    • Playful City USA Award for American cities that have made innovation play for children a priority for the community
  • Office of the Governor2009 --
    • Playful City USA Award for American cities that have made innovation play for children a priority for the community

 

Police
  • 2014 --
    • Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International (APCO) Team of the Year Award
    • Outstanding Service Award from the US Attorney’s Office, Central District of California for the Inland Empire Exploitation and Prostitution Task Force
  • 2013 --
    •  Riverside Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit received the 2013 Excellence in Victims Services - Honorable Mention Award in the Medium Agency Category from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. This award is given to agencies that have demonstrated exemplary efforts in providing innovative service to victims of crimes. The award was for the Family Justice Center.

 

Public Works
NPI
  • 2014 --
    • Tree City USA for the 26th Year
  • 2013 --
    •  Tree Line USA 11 years
    •  National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) Gold Peak Performance Award
  • 2012 --
    • Wastewater Quality Control Plant received the 2011 NACWA Peak Performance – Gold Award for achieving 100% compliance with its NPDES permit in 2011.
    • Engineering received the Civil Engineering Project Award for Magnolia Underpass from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (sounds like an exciting group)
    • Honorable Mention as an Outstanding Government Civil Engineering Project by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Los Angeles Section for the Magnolia Underpass

 

Museum
  • 2013--
    •  Nominated for IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Services

 

Fire
  • 2013--
    • Inland Empire H2O Hero Award (in partnership with The Toro Company) awarded by the San Bernardino County Water Conference for implementing a large scale water conservation plan at the Airport Fire Station.
 
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