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: April 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.

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts EY Next Wave Leadership Award

Greeley artist and gallery owner, Armando Silva, recently received the EY Next Wave Leadership Award from the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts at the 2019 Business for the Arts Awards, the only statewide event honoring companies and individuals for their outstanding partnerships and engagement with the arts.  The EY Next Wave Leadership Award honors rising professionals who are leading the future of our cultural community. 



Greeley Central Andrew Alirez State 4A Wrestling Champion
A huge congratulations to Greeley Central’s Andrew Alirez for winning the State 4A Wrestling Championship.  Andrew finished his four-year run with four State titles and a 153-1 record, the only loss coming his sophomore year, and is the first four-time champion in Weld County.  He is a three-time freestyle All-American, was a Junior World Team Trials finalist and a Super 32 finalist. He is the first high school national champion to sign with the University of Northern Colorado, and we look forward to seeing more of Andrew on the mat next season.

Statewide Boards and Commissions: Governor Appointments

Colorado Governor Jared Polis recently appointed Susie Velasquez of Greeley to serve as the public trustee representing Weld County and Greeley City Manager Roy Otto to serve on the state Energy Assistance Advisory Committee.

City of Greeley Finance Department: Certificate of Achievement
The City of Greeley’s Finance Department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. The Certificate is the highest form of praise in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. This is the 35th consecutive year that the City has received the award.

University of Northern Colorado: Big Sky Player of the Week 
Congratulations to Northern Colorado Men’s golfer, Coby Welch, who has earned his third Big Sky Golfer of the Week honor …. and to women’s basketball player, Savannah Smith, who has earned her fifth Big Sky Player of the Week honor this season.

University of Northern Colorado Music Program – Best Value for the Money
The music program at University of Northern Colorado has been ranked as a “Best Value for the Money” in Colorado in the annual nationwide ranking of U.S. colleges and universities by College Factual.  UNC has achieved this ranking 2 years in a row.

PHOTO-1-Keep-Greeley-Moving-wins-asphalt-awardKeep Greeley Moving Wins Asphalt Award
Greeley has won the “Best in Colorado” subdivision paving award from the Colorado Asphalt Paving Association. The award recognizes Keep Greeley Moving’s work last year in the Rolling Hills neighborhood.  The paving project came with many challenges including working around the reconstruction of Woodbriar Park, numerous underground utility projects, and a short time-frame to get the work done. At the national level, work done as a part of the Keep Greeley Moving program managed to win the National Asphalt Paving Association’s Excellence in Asphalt Paving award for the last three years.


Greeley Central High School HOSA State Championships
Congratulations to Brianna Huerta and Selena Garcia who took first place at the 2019 HOSA-Future Health Professionals state leadership competition in Anatomy and Clay.  Colorado HOSA provides opportunities for students who are pursuing careers in the healthcare field.

University of Northern Colorado BSC Basketball Honors
University of Northern Colorado basketball continues to bring home awards.  Senior Jordan Davis was named the Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player, coach Jeff Linder was named Coach of the Year, Bodie Hume earned Freshman of the Year honors, and junior Jonah Radebaugh was named Defensive Player of the Year for the second time.  Women’s basketball standout, Savannah Smith, was named as a unanimous selection for the All-Big Sky Conference first team.

Greeley West / Greeley Central Player of the Year
Congratulations to Greeley West senior Andre Sepeda for being named the Front Range League boys basketball player of the year …. and to Greeley Centrals’ Naomi Hidalgo for earning the Northern League’s Player of the Year.

University of Northern Colorado Best RN Programs in Colorado List 
The University of Northern Colorado’s School of Nursing has been ranked 5th on the 2019 Best RN Programs in Colorado list by Registered Nursing.org. The list analyzes current and historical success “pass rates” for the NCLEX-RN exam. A total of 28 schools were analyzed.

Northridge High School State Art Competition – Gold Key Winners
Congratulations to Northridge students Alexis Garcia Moreno and Raphael Vazquez for earning one or more gold keys in the State level art competition. Alexis also earned an American Vision Nomination which is the top five gold key winners of the state.  He also took the secondary level blue ribbon award from the Colorado Association of School Boards Regional 4 annual art contest for the second year in a row.

Brentwood Middle School 2019 Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch
Brentwood Middle School has been named one of five 2019 Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch by the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education. After submitting an application, middle schools were judged based on academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity and organizational structure. Brentwood, and more than 100 other schools will be recognized at the National Schools to Watch Conference on June.

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