Florida Municipal Achievement Awards

In 2009, the Florida League of Cities began the Florida Municipal Achievement Awards program, which recognizes innovations and excellence in municipal government. The League is now accepting nominations for the 6th Annual Municipal Achievement Awards, which is themed "City Spirit, Environmental Stewardship, Citizenship." Click here to download the application packet. 
The Florida League of Cities announced the following cities as winners of its 5th Annual Florida Municipal Achievement Awards:
Category                                                                                          Winner
Teaching Your City’s History & Heritage                                   City of Boynton Beach
Re-enactments, Performing Arts, Festival & Tours                  City of Winter Park
Florida’s Natural History:Your Parks & More                            City of Oakland Park
Communicating Your City’s Celebration                                   City of Tamarac
In commemoration of Juan Ponce de Leon’s arrival to Florida in 1513, this year’s program was themed, “History Happened Here: A Celebration of the Great History of Florida’s Cities” Earlier this year as a partner in the Viva Florida 500 initiative, the Florida League of Cities launched the “History Happened Here” campaign to educate Florida residents and visitors alike about the rich history of Florida’s cities. This year’s Florida Municipal Achievement Awards is a continuation of that effort.
The “Teaching Your City’s History & Heritage” category focuses on municipalities creating educational opportunities and forums where the city’s history is taught, shared and celebrated. The “Re-enactments, Performing Arts, Festivals and Tours” category recognizes cities and their partners that have created historic events presenting a city’s history. The “Florida’s Natural History: Your Parks and More” category recognizes the role natural resources play in a city’s history. The “Measured Success-Communicating Your City’s Celebration” category recognizes a city’s communication efforts to engage the local community in its “History Happened Here” events.
Winning cities will each receive a trophy, be spotlighted in the special “Best Practices” publication, be featured in the League’s award-winning publication, Quality Cities (QC), and on the League’s website and Facebook page.