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 2018

With these announcements we are appreciating the good work of our residents, showing support for their efforts, and encouraging everyone to share the word that Greeley is Great.


The Patriot Award: Supporting Our Military
SupportCongratulations for Greeley Police Chief Mark Jones for receiving The Patriot Award from the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed.

City of Greeley – Public Works - Snow Rodeo Success
Snow-Roadeo-competitionGreeley Public Works’ Efren Arellano and Rick Anderson took second place competing against 53 other teams in a Snow Rodeo Single-Axle Competition earlier this fall. Each Team consists of two operators. They take turns driving through an obstacle course made of traffic devices including cones, barrels, type-three barricades, stop signs and more. On top of that, each team participates in an equipment diagnostic test and must find defects in their single-axle plow truck.

Woodbriar Park Renovation 2018 CASFM Award
Woodbriar Park Renovation was named one of the top three projects for 2018 by Colorado Association of Stormwater and Floodplain Managers .  The project was selected for its innovative and collaborative approach, multi-objective management by incorporating stormwater/flood control, art and park facilities, and for being a model for other communities.

Chappelow Arts Magnet Ornaments: National Christmas Tree Experience
Chappelow Arts Magnet K-8 School in Greeley-Evans School District 6 has been selected as one of 56 schools across the nation to create unique ornaments for the National Christmas Tree experience featured on the Ellipse in President’s Park in Washington, D.C.  The ornaments made by students across the United States will adorn smaller trees that surround the National Christmas Tree. The trees represent each U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia as part of the America Celebrates display. Chappelow Arts Magnet K-8 will represent the entire state of Colorado with its decorations.

Greeley-Evans School District 6 AP Scholar Honors
More than 100 students and graduates of Greeley-Evans School District 6 have earned scores of three or higher on three or more Advanced Placement exams.  The AP courses and exams are designed for high school students to get college-level experience, and students who score well can received college credit at colleges and universities across the U.S. 

Next with Kyle Clark: The Most Colorado Thing We Saw Today
Halloween was about a month ago but we didn’t want to miss this golden nugget. Noemi and Cruz Madera and their son, Cruz Antonio “Tony” Madera was chosen by 9News as Next with Kyle Clark’s “The Most Colorado Thing We Saw Today”.  Kyle commented on Facebook…. “Tony El Paletero” in Greeley is killing the Halloween game.



The Stampede Troupe: Broadway World Nominations
The Stampede Troupe has received 10 nominations for their The Hunchback of Notre Dame production from ‘Broadway World’ Denver Area. Nominations include Best Director, Best Musical, Best leading actress, Best Actor, Best set design, Best Costume design, and Best Vocal Director.  Results will be announced in January.

State Board and Commission Appointments
Greeley City Manager Roy Otto and Greeley resident Joyce Kelly have been appointed to state boards and commission by Governor John Hickenlooper.  Roy has been appointed to the Energy Impact assistance Advisory Committee.  Joyce has been reappointed to the Colorado Food Systems Advisory Council.

Greeley Ranked #9: Top 10 Booming College Towns
Greeley has been ranked #9 by the personal finance site, CardRates.com, in their 2018 Top 10 Booming College Towns list.  The report highlights locations with favorable employment conditions for recent graduates and job seekers.

$200,000 Daniels Fund Grant: Advanced Manufacturing Pathway
The Success Foundation Serving Greeley-Evans Schools has received a $200,000 Daniels Fund grant to support the new Advanced Manufacturing Pathway, currently under development by Greeley-Evans School District 6. The funds will be used for the renovation and construction of an Advanced Manufacturing classroom at Greeley Central High School to support learning in two pathways including industrial technology and robotics. 

2018 AKC Breeder of the Year Non-Sporting Group
The American Kennel Club has honored Robert and Linda Love Banghart of Greeley with the 2018 AKC Breeder of the Year national award in the Non-Sporting Group for their Rebelrun Chow Chows.  They have bred over 80 conformation champions and received the CCCI Breeder Gold Circle of Honor.

Craft Beer & Brewing Reader’s Choice: Best Beer 2018
Craft Beer and Brewing recently released their ‘Best in Beer’ issue.  WeldWerks landed as the 3rd highest rated small brewery…in the World!  Congratulations to Weld Werks.

Green Earth Brewing Company
Green Earth Brewing in Greeley has been recognized for taking part in an Environmental Leadership Program offered to small businesses through the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. The evaluation takes into account electrical and water consumption alongside investments in community partnerships. Green Earth Brewery entered at the bronze level, which is no small feat in a business requiring copious amounts of clean water. Spent grains are donated to Greeley West High School and their Future Farmers of America agricultural program for use as animal feed. Everything you see in the taproom is either reclaimed or refurbished.

Prairie Heights Middle School: Gold LEED Certification
Greeley-Evans School District 6’s newest middle school, Prairie Heights, has received Gold LEED Certification, the highest green building designation available by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. Some of the features that qualify the school for a Gold LEED Certification include non-toxic building materials, window seals that prevent air leakage, use of nature light, low-energy electrical systems and low-water flush toilets.  Overall, the school costs 20% less to operate that other District 6 buildings of similar size.

L’Oreal Women in Science: $60,000 Grant
Congratulations to Northridge High School 2006 graduate, Brecca Gaffney, for being named a recipient of L’Oreal’s $60,000 Women in Science grant . The grant will allow Brecca to continue her post-doctoral research in biomechanics looking at younger people with chronic hip pain.

Colorado Restaurant Association: Hall of Fame / Signature Dish Award
Congratulations to Robb Haimison, original manager and, then, owner of Potato Brumbaughs, for being inducted into the Colorado Restaurant Association’s Food Service Hall of Fame. And, also, to Brian Seifried (pictured here), best known for Wing Shack and now Luna’s Tacos and Tequilas, for receiving a Signature Dish Award from the CRA.

Boy Scout Troop 13: 100th Anniversary  /  1918-2018
Congratulations to the members of Greeley’s Boy Scout Troop 13 for celebrating their 100th anniversary.  Troop 13 is the longest chartered Boy Scout troop in the Longs Peak Council and the third longest in Colorado.

Jake Wells: The Voice
If there are any “The Voice” fans, you may have caught a glimpse of Greeley’s own Jake Wells that earned a last-second chair turn by Adam Levine. Jake played soccer for a time with Frontier Academy and FC Greeley. 

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