The City of Edmonton's commitment to excellent service delivery to Edmontonians at a corporate and personal level has been recognized by national and international organizations.
The recognition and awards City employees and City operations have received from external organizations are diverse; reflecting the City's operations and people.
The recognition listed here demonstrates the City's commitment to excellence in service delivery to Edmontonians, and the value Edmonton municipal taxpayers receive for their tax dollars.
2012 Achievements and Awards
Edmonton ranks in top 50 sports cities
Edmonton is one of four Canadian cities included in a recent international ranking of sports cities. Edmonton finished in 37th place in the ranking compiled by Around the Rings and TSE Consulting. Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal were the other Canadian cities that made the list. Read the full story and see the rankings at aroundtherings.com
Edmonton Ranks Third in Quality of Life
Edmonton ranks number three in a recent study that looked at quality of life, finishing behind Berlin, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland. The review, compiled by Numbeo – the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide, looked at cost of living, housing indicators, health care systems, traffic, crime and pollution. To review the ranking, visit numbeo.com.
ETS Concert-in-Motion Campaigns Wins National Marketing Award June
Canadian Urban Transit Association recognizes ETS marketing excellence with a 2012 Corporate Leadership Award in the category of Marketing and Communications.
ETS Youth Violence Prevention Initiative Wins National Transit Safety Award June
Canadian Urban Transit Association recognizes ETS' Youth Violence Prevention Initiative with a 2012 Corporate Leadership Award in the category of Safety and Security.
City Office of Infrastructure and Funding Strategy Takes Honours for Infrastructure Approach June
Canadian Society for Civil Engineering recognizes the City of Edmonton with a special award for governmental leadership in sustainable infrastructure
Edmonton’s Environmental Strategic Plan Garners National Award May
The Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) has awarded the City of Edmonton with its 2012 Environment Award for The Way We Green Environmental Strategic Plan.
City's 311 Service Garners International Recognition as #1 Medium Sized Call Centre in North America May
BenchmarkPortal - an international organization and leader in call centre expertise, recognizes Edmonton as the call centre with highest ratings for efficiency and effectiveness when compared to other centres with staffs between 101 and 250 agents.
North LRT to NAIT Project Wins Award February
Consulting Engineers of Alberta recognizes LRT project team for collaborative approach in building two major infrastructure projects in the same location at the same time.
Fort Edmonton Footbridge & Trails Project receives Award of Merit February
City Project receives recognition in the Community Development category at the Consulting Engineers of Alberta 2012 Showcase Awards Gala.
2011 Achievements and Awards
City's Downtown Plan merits professional planning award November
Alberta Professional Planners Institute award mentions innovative, clear and concise plan.
Edmonton gets international recognition as “Age-Friendly City” June
World Health Organization's honour based on City's goals and actions in nine strategic areas.
Capital City Downtown Plan earns provincial environmental award June
Commitment to sustainability honoured with Emerald Award.
City Recognized for Terwillegar Rec Centre Accessibility March
Canadian Parapalegic Association (Alberta) honours innovative accessibility with Percy Wickman Accessibility Award.
Edmonton wins in IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge
Edmonton is the first Canadian city to receive an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant of up to US$400,000.
LRT planning studies wins provincial engineering award February
Award citation notes comprehensive project objectives and guidelines.
Edmonton Public Library captures high-profile marketing award January
Strategic marketing and a "committed and enthusiastic library staff" part of colorful, adaptable, effective EPL campaign.
2010 Achievements and Awards
South LRT wins civil construction award December
Project complexity and ability for large number of contractors and suppliers to complete intricate work on time and on budget praised.
City sweeps up Tidiness Award at Communities in Bloom November
Capital City Clean Up and Great Neighbourhoods programs praised.
Edmontonstories captures national kudos from business communicators November
International Association of Business Communicators awarded Edmontonstories a Silver Leaf award of merit.
City's environmental initiatives capture three Federation of Canadian Municipalities awards May
Drainage Services, Office of Environment cited.
Read about other City of Edmonton achievements
The 2009 Achievements and Awards includes honours for historic preservation, community revitalization, and environmental management.
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