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: February 2021

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.

Art Alley in Downtown GreeleyGreeley Ranked #4 Best Places to Live in Colorado 
Bankrate.com’s “Best Places to Live in Colorado” list ranked Greeley fourth. The list takes into account affordability, safety, job market, educational attainment, and culture.

Greeley-Evans School District: 2020 Graduation Rates Exceed State
For the third year in a row, Greeley-Evans School District 6 exceeded the state average for the number of students graduating within four years of starting high school. The 2020 on-time graduation rate of 82 percent increases from 81.7 in 2019. It’s a significant increase over the 2017 graduation rate of 78.7. The current state average graduation rate is 81.9 percent.

UNC Department of Biology Receives  USDA $500,000 Grant
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded the University of Northern Colorado a
four-year $500,000 grant . This money will look for solutions to improve pregnancy outcomes in dairy and beef cows using omega-3 fatty acids. If research proves positive, dairy farmers and cattle ranchers could see an increase in profits. This innovation would trickle down to consumers as a cost-savings when purchasing milk and beef products.

Teachers of Family & Consumer Sciences Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Greeley Central’s Lauren Applehans. The Colorado Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences named her Teacher of the Year.

Rick Hartman: Marine of the Year 2020
Congratulations to Rick Hartman. The Union Colony Marines, Detachment 1093 named him 2020 Marine of the Year .

America’s Best Dentists Award

Kudos to Dr. Brad Edgren for earning the prestigious America’s Best Dentists Award from the National Consumer Advisory Board.

Drive Smart Weld County: State Farm’s Good Neighbor Citizenship Award
Drive Smart Weld County is a program that works to reduce vehicle injuries and deaths among teenage drivers. The program won State Farm’s Good Neighbor Citizenship Award and a $1,000 grant for student-led safety programs, classes, and more.

Women’s Volleyball  Player of the Week
University of Northern Colorado volleyball player, Kyndall Feather, is the Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week.
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