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2009 Awards


Parks and Recreation
    • The Virginia Recreation and Park Society Awards recognized Lick Run as the Best New Greenway.
    • Carvin’s Cove Conservation Easement received the Scenic Virginia Award.
    • Carvin’s Cove Conservation Easement earned the Environmental Stewardship Award.
    • The city’s Residential Pattern Book won the state APA award for planning education.
    • Stormwater Management program recognized by DHR.
    • Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award - Gold Award for the “Clean and Green” Campaign
    • Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award - Gold Award for the “Carvins Cove Easement” (April 1, 2009).
    • Virginia Recycling Association – First Place for “Outstanding Municipal Recycling Performance” for outstanding efforts towards recycling and waste reduction efforts administered by city government (May 5, 2009).
    • 2009 Annual Awards in the Community Sustainability Program Excellence Award category (September 13, 2009). The city has been notified by I.C.M.A. (International City/County Management Association) that it will receive first place in the Community Sustainability category – ICMA recognizes local government programs or processes that demonstrate innovation, excellence and success in balancing that community’s social, economic, environmental and cultural needs.