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: July 2021

Mural Marathoning  In Northern Colorado Features Greeley
Congratulations to the Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce, the Creative District and the City of Greeley for being recognized by the Colorado Tourism Office for their online ‘ Mural Marathoning in Northern Colorado’ ColoRoad Trip itinerary . Three of the seven photos submitted were selected for the 4-day road-trip map.

Colorado Municipal League - Executive Board Vice-President

Greeley Mayor Pro Tem Dale Hall has been elected by the Colorado Municipal League executive board to serve as vice-president for 2021-2022. The CML Executive Board is comprised of 21 elected officials and key municipal staff members who are responsible for overall finances, management, and policy affairs of the League. CML is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and represents the interests of 270 cities and towns. 

Greeley-Evans District 6 Nutrition Program Recognized 
Greeley-Evans School District 6 nutrition team was featured in the June edition of ‘Served Digizine’, a digital magazine, in their article “ Celebrating Success from Strife” . The article touched upon the great work done to ensure students were fed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to in-person, socially distanced meals in cafeterias, the program shifted to include breakfast and lunch served in classrooms, bus route pick-up options, drive-thru spots, mobile pickup with local pantries, and more.

Best of Breed – Otterhound Group -Westminster Dog Show
Congratulations to ‘Bogie’ and mom, former Greeley Area Chamber of Commerce President Sarah MacQuiddy, and dad, Rusty Mellon, former Greeley Police officer, for winning the Best of Breed award for the Otterhound group at the 2021 Westminster Dog Show in New York.

Connections for Independent Living - The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Grant
Connections for Independent Living in Greeley has been awarded a Social Isolation Quality of Life grant by The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis. The grant is a special award cycle for COVID-19 and will go towards to creation of a new technology program for people living with paralysis in the rural area of the High Plains of northeastern Colorado.

University of Northern Colorado - CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team 
Congratulations to University of Northern Colorado women’s soccer player Maddie Barkow for earning a spot on the
College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America First Team AND the Academic All-District First Team.  Also, congrats to six Northern Colorado women’s golfers who have earned a spot on the Women’s Golf Coaches Association Scholar All-America list.

Weld County Accounting Dept. Excellence in Financial Reporting
Weld County’s accounting department has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.  This is the 39th year the department has won the prestigious award.

University of Northern Colorado CampusUniversity of Northern Colorado Colleges of Distinction List
The University of Northern Colorado has been honored as a College of Distinction for its high-impact approach to education by Colleges of Distinction. UNC also received special recognition for its business and nursing programs, and for its specialized student support services in career development and equity and inclusion. 

‘40 Under 40’ Signature Award - Dr. Taher Dhoon, DMD

Congratulations to dentist, Taher Dhoon of Greeley for being selected to receive Incisal Edge dental magazine’s 40 Under 40 signature award in the general dentist category.

CHSAA Athlete of the Year - 2A Track and Field

Dayspring Christian freshman Eboselulu Omofoma has been named the Class 2A track and field Athlete of the Year by the Colorado High School Activities Association. She won state titles in the girls 100-meter hurdles and high jump, and placed second in long jump. Additionally, Frontier Academy senior Baylor Lewis, swimming with the Greeley West boys team, was named a 4A 200-yard individual medley state champ and first team selection in boys swimming and diving; and, finally, University’s 800-meter relay team of Zach Clark, Nolan Johnson, Caden Measner and Dylan Sup earned all-state honors after winning a state title.


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