Selected Awards & Recognitions

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2018 --

Greater Williamsburg Area designated as a HEARTSafe Community

2017 --

Center for Digital Government
Digital Cities Survey "Top Ranked City" (in the top ten for five consecutive years)

Virginia Municipal League
Go Green Government Challenge - Platinum Award

Government Finance Officers Association
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award (31 consecutive years)
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (25 years)

Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Award of Merit presented to Stemann Pease Architecture for the Stryker Center  

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Certificate of Distinction in Performance Management

National Association of Government Webmasters
Members' Choice Award

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
E4 Environmental Excellence Re-Certification For Public Works

Peninsula Emergency Medical Services Council (Virginia Department of Health/Office of EMS)
Outstanding EMS Agency of the Year

National Softball Association
Outstanding Park Award for Kiwanis Park

League of American Bicyclists
City of Williamsburg designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community


2016 --

Virginia Recreation and Parks Society
"Best New Renovation/Addition" to Waller Mill Park

The Institute for Public Health Innovation's HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Lifestyle) Cities and Towns Program
Platinum Award

Virginia Municipal League's "Go Green Virginia"
Platinum Certificate

Government Finance Officers Association
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Center for Digital Government
Digital Cities Survey "Top Ranked City"

Virginia Department of Health Office of Drinking Water - Virginia Optimization Program
Gold Level Award for excellence in clarification, filtration and backwash at the Water Plant

International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Center for Performance Analytics
Certificate of Excellence for Exemplary Performance Management Initiatives

Insurance Services Office (ISO)
Second highest Public Protection Classification rating

The  U.S. Green Building Council
LEED Silver Certification for the Stryker Center


2015 --

Public Technology Institute
Solutions Award

Williamsburg Police Department Re-Accreditation as Advanced Meritorious Agency

International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Center for Performance Management
Certificate of Excellence

Center for Digital Government
Digital Cities Survey "Top Ranked City"

Virginia Department of Health Office of Drinking Water - Virginia Optimization Program
Gold Level Award for optimizing water filtration at the Water Plant

Government Finance Officers Association
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)/National Research Council
"Voice of the People Award for Transformation in Recreation and Wellness"

Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads
Alli Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cultural Life of Greater Hampton Roads


2014 --

American Farmland Trust "I Love My Farmers Market"
2nd Place Nationally; 1st Place in Virginia

Government Finance Officers Association
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Coastal Virginia's "Best of Readers Choice Award"
Best Farmers Market of the 757

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Fluoridation Water Quality Award

Center for Digital Government
Digital Cities Survey "Top Ranked City"


2013 --

U.S. Green Building Council
LEED Silver Certification for the City's Municipal Building

Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE)
Sustainable Design Award of Merit for the City's Municipal Building

Virginia Municipal League
"Go Green" Platinum Certification

NerdWallet
Top Ten Most Innovative Green City

Government Finance Officers Association
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Virginia Department of Health
Gold Excellence in Granular Media Filter Water Treatment Plant Performance Award

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)/National Research Council
"Voice of the People Excellence Award" for Public Library Services

National Softball Association
Kiwanis Park named the "2013 Outstanding Park"

Center for Digital Government
Digital Cities Survey "Top Ranked City"

The League of American Bicyclists
Bicycle Friendly Community - Bronze Level 2013-2017