Rankings and Recognitions

We like to recognize all the things that make Greeley a thriving community: student athletic and academic achievements; positive partnerships between businesses and schools; national rankings; and local, state and national awards earned by our non-profit, civic, business and government workers.

These recognitions aren't a pat on the back from locals to locals; rather, they're awards and kudos given from outside the community to those in Greeley who deserve it.

At each City Council Meeting, we recognize the people, organizations, and businesses that make Greeley great.  Visit GTV8 to view videos of the presentations. 

What's Great About Greeley: August 2017

Below are some of the community's recent awards and special recognitions. 

GreeleySignGreeley Metropolitan Area - #7 Fastest Job Growth

Weld job growth is among the fastest in the nation.  The website 24/7 Wall Street has ranked the Greeley Metropolitan area #7 in the nation for areas that have added the most jobs during the past five years.  For statistical data collection, the Greeley Metropolitan Area encompasses most of Weld County.

Colorado’s Best-Affordable Front Range Small Towns
Greeley has made TurboTenant’s list of The Best of Colorado’s Affordable Front Range Small Towns ranking #1 on the list! The report looked at communities with a population of 150,000 residents or less and were chosen based on average rent for two bedroom units paired with the livability and amenities of each city.

Aven’s Village All-Inclusive Playground Colorado Lottery Starburst Award
Congrats to Aven’s Village at Island Grove Regional Park for winning a Starburst Award from the Colorado Lottery!  Starburst Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery funds for community and conservation projects.  The Lottery chooses winners based on creativity and positive economic and social impacts.  Aven’s Village All-Inclusive Playground is one of eleven projects from across Colorado to receive the award.

Aims Community College National Society of Leadership
The Aims Community College chapter advisors of the National Society of Leadership and Success have been recognized for outstanding achievement. This chapter has the highest membership and participation of all of the Aims college student clubs and organizations. 

Aims Community College - Outstanding Program Award
The Aims Agricultural Sciences and Technology department has been awarded the Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Program award by the Colorado Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association . The award recognizes exemplary two-year postsecondary institutions and full-time young farmer and adult agricultural education programs.  Receiving the award also nominates Aims for the national award, given by the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

UNC Baseball - Johnson Heads to All Star Game
University of Northern Colorado Bear’s outfielder Evan Johnson has earned a spot in the West Coast League All Star game.  

Signature Stone - Innovation Project of the Year
For their work on the Peaks to Plains Trail project, Greeley-based Signature Stone has been awarded the Rocky Award Innovation Project of the Year from Redi-Rock International.  Congratulations on a beautiful project.

Colorado Association of Financial Aid Hall of Fame 
Aims Community College’s executive director of financial aid, Dr. Nancy Gray, has received the Hall of Fame Award from the Colorado Association of Financial Aid Administrators. Nice work, Nancy. Thank you for helping so many deserving students.

National Continuous Quality Improvement Network 
Aims Community College President Dr. Leah Bornstein has been appointed to the National Continuous Quality Improvement Network Executive Committee as a member at large. The Network, limited to 50 community college leaders, develops strategies to enhance active institutional learning for faculty, staff and trustees.

UNC Student-Athletes Academic Success
The Northern Colorado Bears can legitimately brag about their outstanding academic achievements in 2017.  Their cumulative grade-point average for spring semester was 3.21. This is the 11th straight semester that UNC's student-athletes have recorded over a 3.0, pushing student-athletes’ cumulative GPA to a 3.14, the best among all Division I schools.

UNC Musical Theater Major Performs at Tony Awards
University of Northern Colorado musical theater major, Destiny Walsh, was selected to perform at the 2017 Tony Awards.  She competed to be part of an ensemble performing portions of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 – a play adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

200th Municipality - Colorado Municipal Records Retention
Greeley’s City Clerk’s Office staff has played a key role in the creation of the Colorado Municipal Records Retention Schedule. In fact, the 200th municipality in Colorado adopted the schedule, which is a unique private/local/state/grass-roots partnership that began in 2000. The project was initiated by the Colorado Division of Local Government and funded by 13 Weld County cities and towns, including Greeley. A retention schedule lists and describes various types of municipal records and assigns a minimum time frame for which the records must be retained.  

Kubota Tractor - National Dealer Advisory Board
Buddy Truesdell of Greeley-based B&G Equipment, has been named to the Kubota Tractor Corporation’s National Dealer Advisory Board to represent its division board for agriculture. Best wishes Buddy on this important appointment.

Warm Hugs & Mixes - KC Mastermind National Summit
Jim and Suzanne Sereff, owners of Warm Hugs & Mixes in downtown Greeley, were invited to present at the KC Mastermind Summit.  Warm Hugs is the first retail store from Colorado to be invited to present to the exclusive group of progressive retailers from across America.

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