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: March 2019

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.

Greeley Stampede: Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards
A big shout out to the Greeley Stampede for winning “Event of the Year” at the 3rd annual Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards held at the Union Colony Civic Center. The Greeley Stampede has been nominated all three years the awards show has been around and was the only Colorado event of the seven nominees in its category.  The Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards honors the best of country across Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Utah and new this year, New Mexico.

Greeley West Qualifies for State Swim Meet Eight Times 
Congratulations to Greeley West swimmer Josie Carpenter for qualifying for the state meet in all 8 individual events.  Due to state rules, she will only compete in two events – the 200 and 500-freestyle races, of which Josie holds two city records. 

Josie didn’t take first in State but, instead, broke not one but two school records at the CHSAA State Swim meet.  Great job Josie!

Salida de Sol Academy: Governor Inauguration 2019
SalidaYoung musicians from Salida del Sol Academy were invited to perform at Gov. Jared Polis’ inauguration ball. The Greeley students performed after being selected by the Colorado Director of Programs for Little Kids Rock. Little Kids Rock is a partner of Take Note Colorado, former Gov. John Hickenlooper’s initiative to give every child in the state access to instruments and music instruction. A dozen students played ukuleles and the cajón and sang “Best Days of Our Lives” by The American Authors. 

University of Northern Colorado: Big Sky Player of the Week
Northern Colorado women’s basketball guard Savannah Smith has been named the Big Sky Player of the week for the second time in her career. Against BSC opponents, Savannah is the second leading scorer in the conference and was last season’s Big Sky Conference MVP.  And, just last week she was named the 2018 Colorado Sportswoman of the Year.

Greeley Central Andrew Alirez: Adidas Wrestler of the Week
Greeley Central wrestler Andrew Alirez continues to receive recognition for his talents on the mat.  He has been named the Adidas High School Wrestler of the Week and is currently ranked #1 in the country at 152 pounds and is undefeated in high school competition.

Greeley Central Basketball Conference Champs
Congratulations to the Greeley Central Women’s Basketball for being named the 4A Conference Champions.  Their championship game was even listed as the #1 game to watch by Colorado Preps.  Good luck to the lady Wildcats in the playoffs!

University of Northern Colorado Tree Campus USA
The University of Northern Colorado has been honored with 2018 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. UNC’s campus and its 3,468 trees are one of seven Colorado colleges and universities with the designation, and are also a certified arboretum recognized by the National ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program.

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