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: December 2017

Greeley Public Works “You Show Us” State Contest Winner
Congratulations to Greeley Public Works staff for being named the 2017 “You Show Us” Colorado state winner by the Federal Highway Administration.  The award was given for the 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 and scoring with videos and photos, along with a feedback survey. The Technical Assistance Program, with Federal and state, as well as higher education and private sector collaborations, provides assistance and training to local governments. The program will now head to the regional competition.

Greeley Parks Division 2017 Best Renovated Facility Design

For its work on the Aven’s Village playground, Greeley’s Parks Division recently received the 2017 Columbine Award for Best Renovated Facility Design from the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association. The Columbine Award recognizes best practices throughout the state with only one award given within each category. Although Greeley has won Columbine Awards in other categories, this is the City’s first recognition for Best Renovated Facility.

Greeley Kennel Club Nominated Best Dog Show of the Year
The Greeley Kennel Club has been nominated for the Best Dog Show of the Year award, sponsored by Purina and Dog News magazine. The Club holds their annual All-Breeds show at Greeley’s Island Grove Regional Park. This is a very popular show due to the park’s numerous shade trees and the great Island Grove staff.  Winner of the award will be announced in New York City in February, the night before the Westminster Dog Show.

HorseBuds Therapeutic Riding Center - Northern Colorado Award
Congratulations to HorseBuds Therapeutic Riding Center in Greeley for receiving Group Publishing’s NorthernColorado Award. Horsebuds was awarded $3,000 to help keep riders and non-riders participating in therapeutic programs at a lower cost.

Franklin & McAuliffe STEM Awarded Innovation Grants
Franklin Middle School has been awarded an $11,000 Innovation Station Grant from the OtterCares Foundation. School leaders applied for the grant to purchase laser cutting, drafting and soldering tools. These tools will assist students in completing innovative projects that test ingenuity and creativity. The grant helps the school fulfill its innovation plan, which was approved by the State Board of Education earlier this year.  Christa McAuliffe STEM Academy was awarded a $10,000 grant to enhance its coding and robotics offerings.

Aims Community College Student Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar
Aims Community College student, Lan Nguyen, has been named a 2017 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise scholar. The $1,000 scholarship helps students with educational expenses while enrolled in an associate degree program, and encourages recipients to assume leadership roles.  Winners are selected based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential. Lan was selected from nearly 1,000 applicants nationwide.


School District 6 - AP Scholars Breaking Records
Earning the prestigious AP Scholar Awards from the National College Board is always a challenge for young students.  In 2017, Greeley-Evans School District 6 students broke the District’s record for local AP Scholar achievement.  A total of 106 students earned the honor, more than ever recorded; and a record-breaking five students achieved National AP Scholar status.

Centennial Elementary School - ‘For the Love of Science’ Grant
School District 6 Centennial Elementary School was awarded a $4,500 grant from the Bond Family Foundation.  The ‘For the Love of Science’ grant will help teachers and students partner with the University of Northern Colorado to create and share science curriculum, lesson plans and grade-appropriate science activities with colleagues in other schools.

Frontier Runners Named To 3A Cross Country Teams
Hannah Ellis, a senior at Frontier Academy in Greeley, was named as a member of the 2017 Class 3A Cross Country 1st Team by Colorado High School Athletics Association Now, ColoradoPreps and MaxPreps.  In the boys division, senior Levi Chambers was selected for the 1st Team and sophomore Jaden Davis was named to the 2nd Team. Congratulations to all three.

UNC Recognized for Energy Sustainability Efforts
The University of Northern Colorado is celebrating its impressive sustainability partnership with energy conservation company, McKinstry.  In its first year, the McKinstry’s PowerEDprogram helped UNC students faculty and staff cut campus energy use by 12 percent, saving $484,000 in energy costs and $17,000 in water costs.


UNC Graduate Colorado Teacher of the Year
University of Northern Colorado graduate Christina Gillette Randle has been named the 2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year. Randle, a first-grade teacher at Soaring Eagles Elementary School in Harrison School District No. 2, was selected as the state's best educator. As Colorado's Teacher of the Year, Randle will represent the state as Colorado's nominee for National Teacher of the Year in Washington, D.C. where she will be honored at the White House.

UNC Women’s Soccer Big Sky All-Tournament Team

The University of Northern Colorado had four players named to the Big SkyTournament All-Tournament soccer team including goal keeper Madeline Burdick, midfielder/forward Mariel Gutierrez, Midfielder Jacqui Pulley and midfielder Olivia Seddon.

UNC Women’s Soccer Big Sky Defensive Player
University of Northern Colorado senior goalkeeper Madeline Burdick has earned Big Sky Conference defensive player of the week honors after stopping 14 shots on goal when the Bears played Montana and Portland State.  Go Bears!

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