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Awards and Recognitions

The City of Livermore celebrates the accomplishments of its departments, divisions, and individual staff.  Below are some recent national, state and regional awards given to the City of Livermore:

2015 Voice of the People Award
The National Research Center in Boulder, CO awarded the City of Livermore with the 2015 Voice of the People Award for Transformation in Foundations of Livability.  This award recognizes communities that have seen a significant increase in favorable ratings in resident responses over repeated years via the National Citizen Survey™.  Livermore's 2014 survey results were extraordinarily positive.  According to NRC staff, Livermore's increase in thirty survey areas is considered exceptional and very rare.  Such results affirm Livermore's commitment to continuous improvement, innovation, and listening to the community.  To view a video, visit https://youtu.be/l6FZF82EZ3Y.
2015 National Procurement Award of Excellence
For the eleventh time, the City of Livermore Purchasing section of the Finance Division earned the National Procurement Institute's Excellence in Procurement Award. 
2015 FEMA Award
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the City of Livermore to receive a Community Rating System of 9.  This rating allows holders of flood insurance policies issued by the National Flood Insurance Program in Livermore to receive a 5 percent discount on their food insurance.  FEMA presented the certificate to the City at the June 8, 2015 Livermore City Council meeting.
2015 Lighthouse Award for Excellence
The Business License section of the Finance Division received this award from the California Municipal Revenue and Tax Association in the Technology Enhancement category for its bank and electronic lockbox initiative.
2014 Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) Award
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the City of Livermore Finance Division the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014.  The CAFR is the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting.

2014 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada awarded the City of Livermore Finance Division with this award that signifies that Livermore's budget plan meets the "highest principles of governmental budgeting."
2014 Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (M.A.D.D.) Recognition
The Livermore Police Department received recognition for its impaired driving enforcement efforts.
2014 Partners in Education Award
The Livermore Public Library received this award from the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District for programs and efforts that "exemplify the District's core values, significantly impact student achievement, and positively influence the school and district climate and culture."
2014 Tree City USA Designation
In April 2014, the Arbor Day Foundation recognized the City of Livermore as a Tree City USA community for our commitment to urban forestry.  The City of Livermore has earned this national designation for the past 21 years, and was commended for making planting and caring for trees a priority.

2014 Blue Seal of Excellence Award
Fleet Services in the Public Works Department earned this award for the tenth consecutive year from the National Institute of Automotive Services.
2014 California Association of Local Economic Development Award
The Economic Development Division of the Community and Economic Development Department received an Award of Merit in the Promotion category for the marketing campaign, Livermore Getaway Sweepstakes, that aired on NBC-TV.