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City Awards & Special Recognitions

First state or local government in the nation to receive the coveted Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (2007)

Twice in past years, the City won the Governor’s Sterling Award, which recognizes leadership and management (1997, 2003)

Won the Florida City of Excellence, a prestigious ward that recognizes overall excellence in a city government (2004)

Received Wall Street's highest mark of distinction, earning AAA credit ratings on its’ General Obligation Bonds. 

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warded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). (2015)

Made it to Money Magazine’s list of the top 100 best places to live in America (2012, 2010)

Made it to CNN Money’s list of top 100 best small cities in America (2008)

Made it to America’s Promise’s list of top 100 Best Communities for Young People (2006, 2007)