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: November 2017

Greeley Remarkable Supporting Internships & Apprenticeships
On September 27, the City hosted the Greeley Remarkable event at the new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, and with support from Greeley businesses continued to align workforce development and career readiness efforts with real-life employment opportunities. The event, which raised $47,425, ties directly to our 2017 Achieving Community Excellence priorities including workforce development and community leadership. All proceeds go to support students in local internship and apprentice programs

Great American Beer Festival: Greeley Winners
Three Greeley breweries took home awards at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival.  Gold medals went to Wiley Roots and WeldWerks Brewing, with Broken Plow Brewery taking home a bronze.  The festival, held annually in Denver, is the largest commercial beer competition in the world, this year drawing 8,100 entries from 2,290 breweries.  Paste Magazine, which reviews music, food and beverage, also highlighted two WeldWerks beers on their list of 20 Stand-Out Beers at the festival. Learn more about Greeley's craft brewing scene

Lobato and RuscittiSexual Assault Victim Advocate City Staff Recognized
At the Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Center’s recent banquet and awards ceremony, Greeley Police Sgt. Dennis Lobato was recognized for his hard work and contributions to the successful resolution of a case.  Rodarte Center Recreation Coordinator Nico Ruscitti, was presented with the Innovation in Advocacy Award and was recognized as an advocate for youth and sexual violence prevention. 

Top 20 Cities To Raise a Family
Greeley has been ranked by SmartAsset as a Top 20 city in Colorado to raise a family. SmartAsset is a New York-based financial services and analytical firm.  Rankings were determined by looking at 10 categories including the high school graduation rate, housing costs, household income, property and violent crime rates, and unemployment.  

Aven’s Village Awarded Columbine Award
The City of Greeley Culture, Parks and Recreation Department staff has earned another accolade for its work creating the Aven’s Village playground at Island Grove Regional Park. The Colorado Parks and Recreation Association awarded its prestigious Columbine Award to Greeley in the category of Renovated Park Design. Columbine Awards highlight best practices and creative ideas throughout the state for design, innovation and programming. The City of Greeley and its Aven’s Village project will receive statewide recognition in the 2017 winter edition of the CPRA magazine and on their website. 


Franklin & McAuliffe STEM Awarded Innovation Grants
Franklin Middle School has been awarded an $11,000 Innovation Station Grant from the OtterCares Foundation. Leaders of the school applied for the grant in June to purchase laser cutting, drafting and soldering tools. These tools will assist students in completing many innovative projects that test ingenuity and creativity. In addition, the tools use recyclable materials and are portable, providing easy access to all students.  This grant will help Franklin Middle School fulfill its innovation plan, which was approved by the State Board of Education earlier this year.  In addition, S. Christa McAuliffe STEM Academy was awarded $10,000 to enhance its coding and robotics offerings.

Greeley Public Works “You Show Us” State Contest Winner
Congratulations to Greeley Public Works for being named the 2017 “You Show Us” Colorado state winner by the Local Technician Assistance Program for their Keep Greeley Moving  seal coat demonstration program in the Promontory Subdivision.  A web site was created that included details on each section of seal coat testing, scoring, videos and photos of application, and a feedback survey. The Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is a Federal Highway Administration technology transfer program that provides technical assistance and training to local highway departments in the USA. The program is a partnership effort with funding provided from Federal, State, and local agency resources as well as universities and the private sector. The program will now head to the Regional competition.

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