City Awards



City of Riverside
  • 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
  • 2008 --
    • California Association for Local Economic Development Award of Merit for Digital Inclusion Program (in partnership with SmartRiverside)
    • National Association of Government Communicators Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award of Excellence for Retail Opportunities Map
    • International Economic Development Council Excellence in Economic Development Awards, Special Purpose Brochure Category for Retail Opportunities Map
  • Marketing
  • 2008 --
    • International Economic Development Council, Excellence in Economic Development Awards, Category 2, Special Purpose Brochure

 

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
  • 2008 (For General Plan 2025) --
    • American Planning Association, Inland Empire Section Comprehensive Planning Award, Large Jurisdiction Category
    • Southern California Association of Government (SCAG) Compass Blueprint Distinguished Leadership Award
    • American Planning Association, California Chapter California Chapter’s Comprehensive Planning Award of Merit, Large Jurisdiction Category
  • Housing & Neighborhoods
  • 2008 --
    • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment (HAHRO), Award of Merit in Housing and Community Development for The Mission Pointe Apartments

 

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
  • 2008 --
    • For the 20th straight year, the Accounting Division has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for the City's 2006/07 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) document from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
    • For the 3rd straight year, the Purchasing Division has received the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Purchasing Institute (NPI)
    • For the 5th straight year, the Financial Resources Division has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the City's 2007/08 Annual Budget document from the GFOA

 

General Services
  • 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
  • 2008 --
    • Government Fleet Magazine designation to City of Riverside Fleet Management Division as one of the 100 Best Fleets in the Country

 

Human Resources
  • 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
  • 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

Office of the Mayor
  • 2008 --
    • Sister Cities International Best Overall Program Award for Cities 300,000 to 500,000 for outstanding sister city program to the City and its International Relations Council
    • America's Promise Alliance America’s Promise Alliance America’s 100 Best Communities for Young People

 

Public Utilities
  • 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
  • Energy Division
  • 2008 --
    • Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) for integrating photovoltaic (solar) power into total energy mix
    • Helen Putnam Award for Excellence for first affordable green home in Riverside with the local Habitat for Humanity
    • Pacesetter Plant Award for Cost Effective Zero Liquid Discharge Riverside Energy Resource Center
    • American Public Power Association's (APPA) Reliable Public Power Designation (Energy) and Platinum Award RP3
  • 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
  • 2008 --
    • International Academy of the Visual Arts, Three International Davey Award Silver Honors, for advertising campaigns with small budgets
    • California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA) Community Service Resource Efficiency Award, Community Service Category for its “Green Power Report Radio Show”
    • Public Relations Society of America, Inland Empire, two Honorable Mention Capella Awards for Utility Updates and Green Power Awareness programs
    • Riverside Public UtilitiesPolaris Award for corporate rebranding of the Riverside Public Utilities logo
    • The Association of Marketing & Communications Professionals, seven MarCom Awards
    • The Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP) Gold honors, Hermes Creative Awards
    • American Public Power Association’s Award of Continued Excellence, Energy-Efficient Developments program
    • ADDY Awards (American Advertising Federation) 2 Silver and 7 Bronze awards
    • American Public Power Association (APPA) DEED Award of Continued Excellence, DEED and Energy Innovator Grant programs
    • Riverside Police Department, letter of appreciation for outstanding community partnership during Neighborhood Leaders to National Heroes Celebration
  • 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
  • Office of the Governor2008 --
    • Playful City USA Award for American cities that have made innovation play for children a priority for the community
    • Learning Resources Network Brochure/Guide of the Quarter Award for the Riverside Activity Guide

 

Police
  • 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
NPISewer Division
  • 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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