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(Since 2009, the City of College Station and its various departments have received an abundance of recognitions and awards for their exemplary work.

College Station is the only city in the country with national accreditations in each of these six core services: police, fire, public safety communications, parks and recreation, public works and water services.


CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE


  • 2011 City of College Station Employee of the Year, Celia Hernandez

CITY SECRETARY'S OFFICE
  • 2014 Five Star Service Award for excellence, vitals registration (Texas Department of State Health Services)
  • 2013 Texas Municipal Clerk of the Year, Sherry Mashburn (Texas Municipal Clerks Association)
  • 2013, Sherry Mashburn inducted as fellow in the Athenian Leadership Society (International Institute of Municipal Clerks)
  • 2012 Five Star Service Award for excellence, vitals registration (Texas Department of State Health Services)
  • 2011, Faye Scott, Special Award for work above and beyond on Master’s Project, Birth Registrar Certification Research (Texas Department of State Health Services)
  • 2009 Exemplary Five Star Award for excellence, vitals registration (Texas Department of State Health Services)

ELECTRIC UTILITY
  • 2015 Reliable Public Power Provider Award (American Public Power Association)
  • 2013 Reliable Public Power Provider Award (American Public Power Association)
  • 2011 National Safety Award (American Public Power Association)
  • 2011 Reliable Public Power Provider Award (American Public Power Association)
  • 2009 Reliable Public Power Provider Award (American Public Power Association)

FIRE DEPARTMENT
  • National Accreditation (Commission on Fire Accreditation International)
  • 2013 Texas Fire Chief of the Year, R.B. Alley (Texas Fire Chiefs Association)
  • 2013 President’s Award for Excellence, Paul Gunnels (Texas Fire Chiefs Association)
  • 2013 Best Projects Award, Fire Station No. 6 (Engineering News-Record)
  • 2013 Emergency Medical Service Commendation, Capt. Billy Bradshaw (Sons of the American Revolution)
  • 2013 Fire Safety Commendation, Lt. Jimmy Yow (Sons of the American Revolution)
  • 2012 100 Club Award (Michael Armstrong, David Copeland, Derek Gallion, Stanley Stephenson, John Paul Moore, Steven Hisaw)
  • 2011 Rolf H. Jensen Memorial Public Education Grant (National Fire Protection Association)
  • 2009 Hometown Hero Award, R.B. Alley (BCS Convention and Visitors Bureau)

FISCAL SERVICES
  • 2014 Leadership Circle Platinum Member, financial transparency (Texas Comptroller)
  • 2014 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (National Procurement Institute)
  • 2013-15 Certification of Distinction for Investment Policy (Government Treasurers Association of Texas)
  • 2013 Leadership Circle Gold Member, financial transparency (Texas Comptroller)
  • 2013 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (National Procurement Institute)
  • 2012 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award (Government Finance Officers Association)
  • 2012 Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting (Government Finance Officers Association)
  • 2012 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (National Procurement Institute)
  • 2011 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award (Government Finance Officers Association)
  • 2011 Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting (Government Finance Officers Association)
  • 2011 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (National Procurement Institute)
  • 2010 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award (Government Finance Officers Association)
  • 2010 Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting (Government Finance Officers Association)
  • 2010 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (National Procurement Institute)
  • 2009 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award (Government Finance Officers Association)
  • 2009 Certificate of Achievement of Excellence in Financial Reporting (Government Finance Officers Association)
  • 2009 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award (National Procurement Institute)
  • 2009 Award of Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (Government Finance Officers Association)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • 2013 Rising Star award, Erin Provazek (Texas Association of Governmental IT Managers)
  • 2013 Technology Excellence Award, innovative product use (MCCi) 
  • 2010 Website Innovation Award (Texas Association of Governmental IT Managers)
  • 2009 City of College Station Employee of the Year, Kevin Joyner

INTERNAL AUDITOR 
  • 2015 Exemplary Knighton Award (2015 Street Maintenance Audit) (Association of Local Government Auditors)
  • 2013 Technology Excellence Award, innovative product use (MCCi) 
  • 2010 Website Innovation Award (Texas Association of Governmental IT Managers)
  • 2009 City of College Station Employee of the Year, Kevin Joyner

 

MUNICIPAL COURT


  • 2016 Traffic Safety Initiative Award (Texas Municipal Courts Education Center)
  • 2015 Traffic Safety Initiative Award (Texas Municipal Courts Education Center)
  • 2014 Traffic Safety Initiative Award (Texas Municipal Courts Education Center)
  • 2013 Traffic Safety Initiative Award (Texas Municipal Courts Education Center)
  • 2013 Distinguished Service Award, Ashley Michalsky (Texas Court Clerks Association)
  • 2012 Traffic Safety Initiative Award (Texas Municipal Courts Education Center)
  • 2011 Traffic Safety Initiative Award (Texas Municipal Courts Education Center)
  • 2011 Extraordinary Achievement Award, Marie Barringer (Texas Court Clerks Association)
  • 2010 Distinguished Service Award, Marie Barringer (Texas Court Clerks Association)

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
  • 2014 John A. Sasso National Community Development Week Award (National Community Development Association)
  • 2011 Bicycle Friendly City (League of American Bicyclists) 
  • 2010 Long Range Planning Award (Central Texas Section, American Planning Association)
  • 2009 Jefferson Award for Public Service nominee, Debbie Eller

PARKS & RECREATION
  • National Accreditation (Commission for Accreditation of Parks and Recreation Agencies)
  • One of only eight Texas cities with national CAPRA accreditation
  • Public Library Accreditation, Ringer Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • 2014 Best Marketing, Kelli Nesbitt (Texas Recreation and Parks Society)
  • 2014 Young Professional Award, Gerry Logan (Texas Recreation and Parks Society)
  • 2013 TAAF Bronze Member City Award (Texas Amateur Athletic Federation)
  • 2012 Texas Aquatics Agency of the Year (Texas Public Pool Council)
  • 2012 Tree City USA (Arbor Day Foundation)
  • 2011 Tree City USA (Arbor Day Foundation)
  • 2010 Park Development Innovations Award (Texas Recreation and Parks Society)
  • 2010 TAAF Gold Member City Award (Texas Amateur Athletic Federation)
  • 2010 National Softball Complex of the Year, Veterans Park (Amateur Softball Association of America)
  • 2010 Tree City USA (Arbor Day Foundation)
  • 2009 Tree City USA (Arbor Day Foundation)
  • 2009 Aquatic Agency of the Year Award (Texas Public Pool Council)
  • 2009 TAAF Service Award (Texas Amateur Athletic Federation)
  • 2009 TAAF Gold Level Member City Award (Texas Amateur Athletic Federation)

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT


  • National Accreditation (Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies)
  • National Accreditation, Communications (Commission for Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies)
  • 2014 Appreciation Award, African-American National Heritage Society, Police Chief Jeff Capps 
  • 2013 TCLEOSE Law Enforcement Achievement Award for Valor, Andy Murph and Travis Lacox
  • 2013 Governor’s Star of Texas Award, Justin Oehlke
  • 2013 Heroism Award, Sgt. Travis Lacox (Sons of the American Revolution)
  • 2013 Heroism Award, Investigator Andy Murph (Sons of the American Revolution)
  • 2013 Law Enforcement Commendation, Officer Jason Smith (Sons of the American Revolution)
  • 2012 Governor’s Star of Texas Award, Tracy Sheets
  • 2011 IACP/Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence in Criminal Investigation
  • 2011 National Association of Town Watch, National Night Out
  • 2009 City of College Station Employee of the Year, Ronnie Horcica

PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS
  • 2014 Award of Excellence, one-time special event (Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers)
  • 2013 Award of Excellence, one-time special programming (3CMA)
  • 2013 TAMI Award (first place), electronic report (Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers)
  • 2013 Award of Excellence (second place), creative marketing (Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers)
  • 2013 Award of Honor (third place), social media (Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers)
  • 2013 City of College Station Employee of the Year, Mike Neu
  • 2012 Award of Excellence, printed publication - reports (3CMA)
  • 2012 TAMI Award (first place), social media (Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers)
  • 2012 TAMI Award (first place), internal communication (Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers)
  • 2011 Award of Excellence, one-time special programming (3CMA)
  • 2010 Award of Excellence, one-time special programming (3CMA)
  • 2010 TAMI Award (first place), public service announcement (Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers)
  • 2010 TAMI Award (first place), regular or recurring program (Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers)
  • 2010 TAMI Award (first place), creative marketing (Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers)
  • 2010 National Savvy Award (first place), special programming (3CMA)
  • 2010 National Savvy Award (first place), public service announcement (3CMA)
  • 2010 National Award of Excellence (third place), The Lively Report (3CMA)
  • 2009 TAMI Award (first place), public service announcement (Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers)
  • 2009 TAMI Award (first place), marketing campaign (Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers)
  • 2009 TAMI Award (first place), technological services (Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers)

PUBLIC WORKS
  • National Accreditation (American Public Works Association)
  • One of only five Texas cities with national APWA accreditation
  • 2016, Solid Waste Planning Award (Brazos Valley Council of Governments)
  • 2016, Professional Manager of the Year - Facilities & Grounds, Craig Dohnalik (Texas Public Works Association) 
  • 2016, Professional Manager of the Year - Transportation, Lee Robinson (Texas Public Works Association) 
  • 2016, Professional Manager of the Year - Solid Waste, Wally Urrutia (Texas Public Works Association) 
  • 2016, Technical Innovation Award, Public Works Traffic Control Center (Troy Rother) (Texas Public Works Association) 
  • 2014, International Road-E-O, 1st place, Daniel Garcia (Solid Waste Association of North America)
  • 2013 Best Engineering Project, Fire Station No. 6 (Engineering News-Record)
  • 2013 Texas Equipment Operator of the Year, Daniel Garcia (Texas Public Works Association)
  • 2013 100 Best Fleets, honorable mention (Government Fleet magazine)
  • 2012, International Road-E-O, 2nd place, Willie Everline (Solid Waste Association of North America)
  • 2013, Texas Truck Road-E-O, 2nd Place (Texas Chapter, Solid Waste Association of North America)
  • 2012 100 Best Fleets (Government Fleet magazine)
  • 2012 Silver Excellence Award, sanitation (Solid Waste Association of North America)
  • 2012 Best Public Education and Community Outreach (Texas Chapter, Solid Waste Association of North America)
  • 2010 City of College Station Employee of the Year (Marshall Wallace)
  • 2009 Government Award (first place), recycling (Keep Texas Beautiful)

WATER SERVICES
  • National Accreditation (American Public Works Association)
  • 2013 Watermark Award for Communications Excellence (Texas Section, American Water Works Association)
  • 2012 City of College Station Employee of the Year, James Boykin
  • 2011 Water Conservation and Reuse Award (Texas Section, American Water Works Association)
  • 2011 Outstanding Operator of the Year, Kerry Maxwell (Water Environment Association of Texas)
  • 2010 Watermark Award for Communications Excellence (Texas Section, American Water Works Association)

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