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What's Great About Greeley: October 2021


Farmers Market What's Great
Greeley Farmers' Market: 1st in Colorado-America's Farmers Market Celebration
Greeley Famers' Market was voted 1st in Colorado and 7th in the Southwest as part of the 2021 America's Farmers Market Celebration
 by American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition. The Celebration showcases the essential markets across the nation, making a difference for farmers, ranchers, and communities.

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award: Government Financial Officers Association
Congratulations to the City of Greeley's finance department for receiving the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Financial Officers Association for its budget. The award reflects the commitment of the finance staff in meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. 

Downtown Development Authority: Revitalizing Main Street Grant
Greeley Downtown Development Authority has received a Revitalizing Main Streets grant award of $96,830 from the Colorado Department of Transportation for a wayfinding project. The project will add seven directional signs helping people get in and around the downtown Greeley area and 29 bike wayfinding signs directing recreationists to the Poudre Trail.

Excellence in Economic Development
The Northern Colorado Regional Economic Development Initiative has won a bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council. The award recognizes the partnerships, collaboration, data dissemination, communication, and regional marketing initiatives among NoCo REDI's partners throughout Weld and Larimer counties, including the City of Greeley. 

North Colorado Medical System: Socially Responsible Hospital List
Greeley's North Colorado Medical System has been ranked #19 on the Lown Institute Hospitals Index 2021 list of America's Most Socially Responsible Hospitals. The social responsibility list ranks 3,010 hospitals and is based on 54 metrics across three main categories: equity, value and outcomes. 

North Colorado Healthy Alliance: $2.5 Million SAMHSA Grant
A North Colorado Health Alliance (NCHA) project will receive renewed funding of $2.5 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) grant to further support the organization's work in opioid addiction treatment. The renewed grant will provide funding to Project Colorado Opioid Synergy-Larimer and Weld (CO-SLAW) for the next five years. With the funding from the grant, the NCHA will hire a team of care managers and peer recovery coaches to support those with opioid addiction regardless of a person's payer source throughout northern Colorado.

University of Northern Colorado: Big Sky Defensive Players of the Week
The University of Northern Colorado graduate linebacker Xander Gagnon and defensive lineman David Hoage have earned Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week awards.

University of Northern Colorado: Big Sky Players of the Week
Sophomore Lauren Strain has received the Big Sky offensive player of the week for her efforts in women's volleyball. Lauren is the third player this season to earn a Big Sky weekly honor. Seniors Kailey Jo Ince and Kyndall Feather received the recognition last month.

OKC Memorial Marathon Winner: Greeley West Alum
Congrats to former Greeley West cross country stand-out Layne Hammer, who took first place in the women's OKC Memorial Marathon, finishing in 2 hours, 54 minutes and 38 seconds. For all those runners out there, that's an average of six minutes and 40 seconds per mile. 

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