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Awards & Honors

Each year the city of Aurora is recognized for many accomplishments and achievements in professionalism, quality and dedication to excellence. Visit this link for a complete list. Highlights include: 

  • US Water Prize for Prairie Waters System -- US Water Alliance

  • No. 24 Best Park Systems in the U.S. -- Trust for Public Land ParkScore

  • Excellence in Management Platinum Award (Aurora Water) and Sand Creek Water Reclamation Facility (Platinum Performance Award) -- National Association of Clean Water Agencies 

  • APA Colorado Merit Award, General Planning Project: Aurora Places -- American Planning Association Colorado Chapter 

  • ENR Mountain States Best Projects 2019: Best Sports/Entertainment: City of Aurora Central Recreation Center

  • Award of Excellence, Aurora News Weekly -- National Association of Telecommunication Officers and Advisors Awards

  • Aurora Water Phase IV "Excellence in Water Treatment" Designation for Peter D. Binney Purification Facility -- American Water Works Association Partnership for Safe Drinking Water

  • City Website, Best in Class for Government -- Interactive Media Council

  • Public Safety Training Center (CAPSTC), Best Government/Public Building in Colorado/Wyoming & Plains States -- ENR Mountain States

  • Outstanding Achievement in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs for the Aurora Police Department -- International Association of Chiefs of Police

  • Phase IV Excellence in Water Treatment (Griswold Water Treatment Facility and Wemlinger Water Treatment Facility) and Phase III Directors Award (Peter D. Binney Purification Facility) -- Partnership for Safe Water

  • Excellence in Management Gold Recognition (Aurora Water) and Platinum Peak Performance Award (Sand Creek Water Reclamation Facility) -- National Association of Clean Water Agencies

  • Outstanding Water Laboratory Award (Aurora Water's Water Quality Lab) -- American Water Works Association, Rocky Mountain Section

  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award (2016 Budget Book) and Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) -- Government Finance Officers' Association

  • Savvy Award, Printed Publications, "The A-Book" -- City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA)

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