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Awards and Recognition
2010 Awards and Recognitions
2010 Awards and Recognitions
Mayor Kitty Piercy
was recognized as the “most valuable local official” by The Nation, a leading national progressive news publication. In its 2010 “progressive honor roll,” the news magazine cited Piercy’s Sustainable Business Initiative, her leadership in climate protection actions, and her championship of human rights and child-welfare measures.
, Eugene Police Officer, was awarded an Oregon Peace Officer Association Medal of Valor for his calm, effective, professional response to an assassination attempt during a bank robbery in September, 2009.
, Eugene Police Detective, received an award from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for work with the Vice Narcotic Unit against the growing problem of child sex trafficking operations as part of “Operation Cross Country IV.”
, Public Works Director, received the prestigious Bowes Award for positive impact on public works programs from the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association.
, Climate and Energy Action Plan Coordinator, accepted an award from ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA for Outreach Innovation in a mid-sized community. The plan also received national recognition from the Centers for Disease Control for including assessment of public health impacts.
City Programs and Departments
Eugene Public Library was rated as a Star Library by the Library Journal, placing it among the top three percent of public libraries nationwide for excellence in delivering key services per dollar.
The U. S. Water Fitness Association named Recreation Services’ Echo Hollow Pool the top aquatic program in Oregon, and number six in the country.
Recreation Services’ Adaptive Recreation received a Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service from the U.S. Army for its commitment to programming for injured service members and veterans.
The Eugene Airport was recognized by Forbes.com as one of four top airports for its innovative use of both Twitter and Facebook to inform and engage travelers.
Eugene’s Public Works Wastewater Division earned awards from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies and from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for exemplary operational practices.
The City’s Fleet Section received the DEQ’s Fleet Forward three star designation for reducing the impact of diesel emissions.
The Project of the Year Award from the Oregon Chapter of the American Public Works Association went to the paving of the Eugene Airport main runway.
The U.S. Human Rights Fund’s report, Local Government Implementation of Human Rights Standards, included Eugene’s Human Rights City Project as one of nine success stories from across the country.
The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Center for Performance Measurement bestowed City of Eugene with a Certificate of Distinction, its highest honor.
City of Eugene received two awards from the Government Finance Officers Association, one for Distinguished Budget Presentation for the 27th consecutive year, and one for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 34th year.
Government Fleet Magazine recognized City of Eugene for having one of the top 100 Best Fleets in the U.S. due to its management and sustainability efforts.
The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors recognized the City of Eugene’s video, “Discover Public Works”, in the category of children’s programming.
City of Eugene was named one of Oregon’s Top Ten Healthiest Employers of its size by the Portland Business Journal.
Bicycling Magazine named Eugene as the #5 bike-friendly city among cities with populations of 100,000 or more.
Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Eugene its top city for “Green Scenes: Where capitalism meets eco-consciousness.”
Eugene was ranked the 6th safest city in the U.S. to drive in by Allstate Insurance.
Sunset magazine named Eugene #3 of its 20 Best Towns of the Future, citing it as an energy-smart city.
Eugene was included as one of the Top 10 College Towns and 10 Great Golf Cities by Livability.com.
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