Below are some of the community's recent awards and special recognitions.
Greeley Has the Best Tap Water
Greeley has won the thirteenth annual “Best of the Best” Tap Water Taste Test from the American Water Works Association (AWWA). The event, comprised of 34 regional winners from water-tasting competitions across North America, was held at AWWA’s Annual Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The People’s Choice award winner, as determined by the conference attendees, was also awarded to the City of Greeley. There were almost 1,000 entries for the People’s Choice competition with conference attendees sampling and casting a ballot for the best tasting water. This is the first time in history that a municipality has won both awards in the same year.
Greeley Water Pollution Control 2017 Peak Performance Platinum 6 Award
The Greeley Water Pollution Control Facility staff are the proud recipients of a 2017 National Association of Clean Water Agencies Peak Performance Platinum 6 award. The honor recognizes the wastewater treatment plant’s operations and maintenance excellence including a perfect environmental compliance record for the last six consecutive years.
Weld County Awarded Taxpayer Friendliest Community
Weld County has received the first ever award for being the Taxpayer Friendliest Community in the country from the American City County Exchange. ACCE began requesting documents from Weld County government almost 12 months ago as part of the nation-wide research conducted to find possible recipients for the award. The information included Weld County’s financial status, mill-levy rate, retirement plan status, and more.
Sen. John Cooke: Community Behavioral Health Champion
Congratulations to Senator John Cooke for being chosen as a Community Behavioral Health Champion by the Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council. The Council selects the honorees by determining who consistently demonstrates a passion for advancing public policy related to behavioral health.
AgriScience Teacher Ambassador
Greeley West High School agriscience teacher Samantha Maxwell has been named an Agriscience Teacher Ambassador by the National Agriscience Teacher Academy, joining 369 other teachers with this distinction across the country.
Outstanding Volunteer: 2017 Governor’s Service Award
Dan Dennie of Greeley, a former United Way of Weld County board chairman, was named the Outstanding Volunteer for the 2017 Governor's Service Awards. The awards are given in recognition of community service leaders and AmeriCorps members who distinguish themselves by providing outstanding service.
2017 Bravo! Awards
BizWest recently recognized a number of Northern Colorado individuals with the annual Bravo awards. Congratulations to Dean Herl with Noffsinger Manufacturing who was selected as Entrepreneur of the Year and Neil Fisher, WeldWerks Brewing co-owner, who received the Bravo! Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
City of Greeley Museums: Emergency Response Plan
Samantha Eads with the CU Museum of Natural History reached out to our Museums’ staff to learn about Greeley Museums’ emergency response plan. She’s planning to model their plan after Greeley’s. It’s just another example of how our museums and the City of Greeley sets the standard for excellent work that others seek to model within their programs.