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The City of Longmont is recognized as a leader in municipal government as illustrated by its many honors and awards (since 1981):

2017

NATOA 2017 Community Broadband Project of the Year
NextLight™, Longmont's high-speed, high-quality fiber-optic network, was recognized by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA), who praised the  "extraordinary individuals who have the expertise and courage to carry the plan to execution for the benefit of Longmont’s residents."

2017 Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award - National Procurement Instuitute
The City of Longmont s one of only 3 agencies in Colorado and one of only 68 cities in the United States to receive the award. It recognizes the City's its state of the art best purchasing practices.

2016 

American Public Works Association-Colorado Chapter Award
Sunset Street Bridge over St. Vrain Creek was awarded the 2016 APWA-Colorado Chapter award for Disaster or Emergency Construction for large communities at the APWA-Colorado Annual Conference in Denver on Nov. 7, 2016. The award highlighted the coordination required between several agencies at all levels of government to replace the bridge, which was destroyed in the 2013 floods, and restore a critical north-south access route through Longmont. The City of Longmont was the lead agency on the project.

2016 Best Project, ENR Mountain States
Sunset Street Bridge over St. Vrain Creek was awarded 2016 Best Project in the category of Small Project (Under $10 Million) for Colorado, Wyoming and the Plains states from ENR Mountain States, the local region of Engineering News-Record magazine, which serves the engineering construction industry. The bridge project built a longer, wider structure resilient to future 100-year flood flows while also adding dedicated transportation lanes for pedestrians and cyclists. The award was presented Oct. 27, 2016, at the groups’ Regional Best Projects event.

Colorado Association of Libraries - Librarian of the Year
Judith Anderson, Director of the Longmont Public Library, was named Librarian of the Year by the Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) on October 21, 2016. This distinguished award recognizes exceptional achievement during the past year by any librarian within the state of Colorado, including public librarians, academic librarians, and school librarians.

2016 Columbine Award for Programming Excellence by the Colorado Parks & Recreation Association
This coveted state-wide award was given to Longmont Recreation Services in recognition for Programming Excellence and best practices and creativity in programming. Recreation was nominated for their innovative program idea that brought Thorne Nature Center and the St. Vrain Valley School District together with Recreation to offer an exciting new field trip program for elementary students at Sandstone Ranch Visitors and Learning Center.

American Planning Association (APA) - Excellence in Comprehensive Planning
APA is proud to recognize Longmont's Comprehensive Plan, Envision Longmont, as one of eight plans as examples of excellence in comprehensive planning. In May 2016, APA launched the Comprehensive Plan Standards for Sustaining Places Recognition Program Pilot. Communities that have integrated sustainability into comprehensive plans adopted or amended within the last five years submitted their plans for recognition.

American Public Works Association - Excellence in Snow and Ice Control
The City of Longmont was awarded The American Public Works Association (APWA) Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award winners for the year 2016. The APWA established the award to promote best practices in snow and ice removal while minimizing environmental impacts. The award recognizes accomplishments across the categories of materials/handling, equipment, training, community outreach, technology and environment.

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from American Public Power Association
Awarded (2014-2017) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) is a five-time winner of the RP3 designation, which is awarded every three years, and is one of only two Colorado utilities to receive the award.

2015

Pinnacle Awards - National Association of Government Web Professionals
The City of Longmont website, www.LongmontColorado.gov, received a 2015 Pinnacle Award and a 2015 Sponsor’s Award from the National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) during its annual conference in Albuquerque, NM on September 23-25, 2015. Pinnacle Awards are judged by a group of web professionals from inside and outside of government web development, and are awarded to the best entries based on the following judging criteria: Team Size, Content, Organization, Design, Performance and Flexibility, Accessibility Standards, and Interactivity. Longmont won in the category for cities with populations of 50,000 to 95,000 people.

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from American Public Power Association
Awarded (2014-2017) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) is a five-time winner of the RP3 designation, which is awarded every three years, and is one of only two Colorado utilities to receive the award.

2014

American Public Works Association – Colorado Chapter - Awards
City of Longmont Engineering was awarded an APWA-Colorado Public Works Project Award for the City of Longmont Flood Recovery Project at the APWA-Colorado Annual Conference in Denver on October 14, 2014. This award was for large communities in the Category of Disaster or Emergency Construction. The project consisted of all the post-flood design and construction work including over 23 projects designed by 8 engineering firms and constructed by 10 contractors.

2014 Library Project of the Year, Colorado Association of Libraries
Awarded for “Expansion of Services for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum." Staff effectively reached out to and served participants each month through Special Access family programming that includes sensory story times, music therapy, parenting resources, bilingual programs and robotics during times the library is close to the public to ease participants’ anxiety.

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from American Public Power Association
Awarded (2014-2017) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) is a five-time winner of the RP3 designation, which is awarded every three years, and is one of only two Colorado utilities to receive the award.

2013

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from American Public Power Association
Awarded (2012-2014) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) is a five-time winner of the RP3 designation, which is awarded every two years, and is one of only two Colorado utilities to receive the award.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

2012

APWA Bridge/Culvert Design/Construction/Maintenance
The Colorado Chapter of the American Public Works Association recognized the City of Longmont for its innovative and environmentally sensitive design on the Button Rock Dam Road Culvert Replacement project.

APPA (American Public Power Association) Award of Merit - Annual Report Contest
APPA recognized Longmont Power & Communications for its 2011 Report to the Community. The award is given to utilities that produce high-quality annual reports that exhibit excellent writing, design, photography, organization and creativity. The award is equal to a silver medal.

Century Award
Longmont Power & Communications is recognized for 100 years of service to the Longmont community.

Best Place to Live if You're an Artist
Yellowscene Magazine recognized Longmont for its thriving arts, theater and cultural movement that makes Longmont a destination for artists, artisans and culturati in Boulder County.

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from American Public Power Association
Awarded (2012-2014) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) is a five-time winner of the RP3 designation, which is awarded every two years, and is one of only two Colorado utilities to receive the award.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

2011

CQ Press Ranking as Second Safest City in Colorado
Longmont was ranked the second safest city in Colorado, and the 53rd safest city in the United States by CQ Press. This is a result of the innovative and hard-working people of the police department as well as to the partnerships the police department has with many different organizations, local neighborhoods, and the various diverse communities within the City.

Esri International User Conference Best Cartographic Design, 2nd place
Awarded for Best Cartographic Design for the Longmont Bike Map. Longmont bested more than 1000 entries worldwide.

Top Ten Most Artistic Cities in U.S.
The Boulder-Longmont area was ranked as the eighth most artistic city in the United States in a recent survey by Richard Florida, the author of "The Rise of the Creative Class" and "Who's Your City?"

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from American Public Power Association
Awarded (2010-2011) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) is a five-time winner of the RP3 designation, which is awarded every two years, and is one of only two Colorado utilities to receive the award.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

The Institute for Public Procurement
Recognized Purchasing Division as a Fully-Certified Agency.

2010

APA (American Planning Association) Colorado Chapter Award
Awarded Best Project in the "Public Involvement Category" for the City's Deliberate Dialogue approach to its public involvement with medical marijuana dispensaries.

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from American Public Power Association
Awarded (2010-2011)for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) is a five-time winner of the RP3 designation, which is awarded every two years, and is one of only two Colorado utilities to receive the award.

The Institute for Public Procurement
Recognized Purchasing Division as a Fully-Certified Agency.

APPA Electric Utility Safety Award
Awarded for safe operating practices. LPC earned the award in the category for utilities with 110,000-249,999 worker-hours of annual worker exposure.

Live United Spirit of the Community Award
Awarded for the 2008 Boulder County Human Services Strategic Plan

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

 

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report)

2009

Mary J. Wolf Award
Awarded for exemplary recycling at Rhythm on the River

International Aquatics Pool Association of Aquatics Award
Awarded to Centennial and Sunset Pools

SeniorNet Chairman Award (first place)

Awarded to Longmont Senior Center for:

  • promoting and advertising classes
  • increasing the SeniorNet brand image in their communities and nationally
  • maintaining a thriving volunteer staff
  • growing membership and their student base
  • implementing succession planning and skills transfer in their center
  • demonstrating and sharing best practices and
  • hosting vibrant websites

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from American Public Power Association
Awarded (2008-2009) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) is a five-time winner of the RP3 designation, which is awarded every two years, and is one of only two Colorado utilities to receive the award.

APPA Electric Utility Safety Award
Awarded for safe operating practices. LPC earned the award in the category for utilities with 110,000-249,999 worker-hours of annual worker exposure.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

2008

Money Magazine: Top 100 Best Places to Live
The Top 100 Best Places to Live as designated by Money Magazine, searches for small livable cities that had the best possible blend of good jobs, low crime, quality schools, plenty of open space, rational home prices and lots to do.

Colorado Historical Society: "The Josephine Miles Award"
Awarded to the Longmont Museum for the permanent history exhibit "Front Range Rising"

American Association of State and Local History: Award of Merit
Awarded to the Longmont Museum for the permanent history exhibit "Front Range Rising"

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from American Public Power Association
Awarded (2008-2009) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) is a five-time winner of the RP3 designation, which is awarded every two years, and is one of only two Colorado utilities to receive the award.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

2007

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from American Public Power Association
Awarded (2006-2007) for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) is a five-time winner of the RP3 designation, which is awarded every two years, and is one of only two Colorado utilities to receive the award.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

2006

National Civic League (NLC): All America City Award
The award recognizes Longmont for identifying its most challenging issues and working collaboratively with the community to create innovative and effective strategies for problem-solving. The AAC designation also encourages other cities from around the country to use Longmont as a role model in dealing with similar issues.

Money Magazine: Top 100 Best Places to Live
The Top 100 Best Places to Live as designated by Money Magazine, searches for small livable cities that had the best possible blend of good jobs, low crime, quality schools, plenty of open space, rational home prices and lots to do.

International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Core Values Award
Awarded for Robust Public Participation for the Focus on Longmont Strategic Plan.

Design-Build Institute of America: National Award for "Best Project" in Water/Wastewater category for projects more than $15 million
Awarded in recognition of the Nelson-Flanders water treatment plant project (designed and constructed using design-build)

Colorado Construction Gold Hard Hat Award
Awarded for "outstanding landscape project" in the construction of Sandstone Ranch Adventure Playground

ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects): Honor Award for Design
Awarded for outstanding professional achievement in the construction of Quail Campus xeriscape garden

Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) recognition from American Public Power Association
Awarded 2006-2007 for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) is a five-time winner of the RP3 designation, which is awarded every two years, and is one of only two Colorado utilities to receive the award. 

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

2005

Economic Developers' Council of Colorado: Large Community of the Year
Awarded to Longmont as the Large Community of the Yea

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

2004

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation: Best Workplaces for Commuters Award
Awarded for membership in providing the highest level of commuter benefit programs in the country

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

2003

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

2002

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

2001

ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects): Honor Award for Design
Awarded for outstanding professional achievement in the construction of Willow Farm Park

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

2000

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

1999

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

1998

ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects): Colorado Chapter Award
Awarded for outstanding professional achievement in the construction of the St. Vrain Greenway

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

1997

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1996

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1995

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1994

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1993

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1992

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Awarded for excellence in budget presentation.

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1991

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1990

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1989

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1988

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1987

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1986

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1985

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1984

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1983

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1982

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

1981

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement
Awarded for excellence in financial reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report).

  

 


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