2015 Awards and Recognitions


  • Digital Dojo Coding Team Project named the Community Broadband Digital Equity Project of the Year this week by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) Board of Directors
  • RAIN named ImpACT award winner by the International Town and Gown Association

Public Works

  • City’s Natural Areas Program received an Oregon Recreation & Park Association (ORPA) Environmental Leadership Award
  • Management of Ridgeline Park and Trail won an ORPA
    Asset Management Award
  • Spencer Butte Summit Trail Project earned Oregon American Public Works Association (APWA) Project of Year Award
  • Public Works Diversity Committee won National American Public Works Association’s Diversity Award for its equity and human rights action plan
  • Airport director Tim Doll, AAE, received the Airport Manager of the Year Award from the Oregon Airport Management Association (OAMA) 

Central Services

  • Certificate of Achievement for FY14 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for FY15 Budget – GFOA
  • LOC and CIS Silver Safety Award
  • Top Ten Healthiest Employers – Portland Biz Journal
  • Outstanding Achievement for Public Risk Management Product – Public Risk and Insurance Management Assn. (PRIMA) 

Police Accreditation

In 2015, the Oregon Accreditation Alliance issued Eugene Police Department its certificate of accreditation. In January 2014, the association began review of the department and its policies to ensure compliance to highest level of professional standards of accountability, management, and operations. The Oregon Accreditation Alliance is governed by the Oregon Accreditation Alliance Board, comprised of representatives from the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association, and the Oregon Chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials.

To be accredited, an agency must meet 102 professional standards comprised of over 400 separate requirements contained within those standards. EPD will go through a re-certification process every three years. Central Lane 911 Communications is also working through the process to gain 911 accreditation.