City Awards and Recognitions

Healthy Lifestyles Sustainable Living
  • National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management – 2002, 2014
  • HEAL City (Healthy Eating, Active Living) from LiveWell Colorado
  • American Heart Assn – Gold Fit Friendly Worksite
  • Lafayette Skatepark: ACI (American Concrete Institute) Award of Excellence for Parks and Open Spaces
  • Starburst Award from the Colorado Lottery - Lafayette Skatepark, Greenlee Wildlife Preserve
  • Indian Peaks Golf Course: Golf Digest, Best Places to Play
  • CPRA (Colorado Parks and Recreation Assn) Columbine Award for the Innovative Junior Ranger Program, Kids “Try”athlon, and Rocky Hockey Inline Hockey Programs
  • Colorado Association for Recycling’s Outstanding Elected Official Award - 2015 Mayor Berg
  • Gold Level Solar Friendly Community
  • Xcel Energy Sustainability Commitment Award –for outstanding leadership in sustainability and commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Center for Resource Conservation ‘Conservation Community Leader’ ReWard Winner
  • Eco-Cycle ‘Local Government Award’ Zero Waste Community Partner
  • Colorado Dept of Health: Environmental Leadership Program Bronze Achiever Award for work in promoting Zero Waste
  • Colorado Dept of Health: Environmental Leadership Program Bronze Achiever Award for work in promoting Non-toxic Algae Solutions
  • Tree City USA: 1995-2015

Community Life
  • Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence - Best Adaptive Reuse or Rehabilitation; for the Lafayette Commons project
  • Best Small City: 3rd in Colorado, 48th in the nation 2015’s Best and Worst Small Cities in America
  • Top 100 Places to Live
  • Top 5 “Best Places for Young Families in Colorado”
  • Top 10 Safest Cities in Colorado
  • 6th safest Colorado city with a population of 20,000+ by ValuePenguin
  • 10th Happiest City in the U.S.
  • 100 Best Communities for Young People 2008 / America’s Promise Alliance 
  • National League of Cities (NLC) Inclusive City Award
  • 2012 Governor's Arts Award
  • Fiesta at Festival Plaza: Boulder County Aging Services Division, Create Our Future Social & Civic Engagement Award
  • Festival Plaza: Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence, Best Public Space Project
  • Simpson Mine Park: President’s Award of Excellence for Design from the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Boulder County Youth Corps Sponsor of the Year
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (29 years running 1987-2015)
  • Yellow Scene Magazine Best of the West: Indian Peaks Golf Course, Bob L. Burger Recreation Center 2002-2015
  • Boulder Weekly Best of East Boulder County: Indian Peaks Golf Course, Bob L. Burger Recreation Center; 2013-2014
  • Colorado Manager of the Year by the Colorado City/County Management Association
  • Lafayette founder, Mary Miller, inducted in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments’ award for Local Government Collaboration – for the Josephine Commons development with Boulder County
  • Intercambio Uniting Communities Partner of the Year (Lafayette Public Library)