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City of Phoenix Receives Multiple Awards for Outstanding ProgramsCity of Phoenix Receives Multiple Awards for Outstanding Programs<div class="ExternalClass228A9EC2E22042B6B275C9880617344C"><p>The city of Phoenix has recently been recognized by various local and national organizations for its outstanding contributions to the community through different programs, initiatives and campaigns. </p><p>“Phoenix has incredibly hard-working employees who quietly work behind the scenes to ensure the success of our community and deserve more thanks than they often receive," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “It is fantastic to see the recent spate of hard-earned awards that has been given to our dedicated city staff."</p><p>The awards recognize the hard work and service nearly 15,000 city employees provide around-the-clock. Departments recently recognized include: </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Communications Office </strong></span></p><p>In September, the Communications Office was recognized with two national awards from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA). The awards included a Silver Circle Award in the category of “Social Media: Best Campaign Use (Population 200,000+)" for the PHX Summer Safety campaign, and an Award of Excellence in the category of “Digital Interactive: Issue Specific Website" for the public education campaign that included the Downtown Phoenix Arena Information website. </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Public Transit and Street Transportation Departments</strong></span></p><p>The Transportation 2050 team received a Public Relations Society of America Award of Merit at the 2019 Copper Anvil Awards for the <a href="/T2050/Progress"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Transportation 2050 Progress Report</span></a> Fiscal Year 2018.</p><p>The T2050 progress report highlights progress made in three categories: Street Maintenance and Improvements, Bus and Dial-a-Ride, and High Capacity Transit; and includes a financial summary on program sales tax revenues. This report is aimed at ensuring transparency and accountability in the delivery of T2050 programs and projects. Planned progress and goals for T2050 programs and projects are also highlighted in the report.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Parks and Recreation Department </strong></span></p><p>The department was honored with three awards by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association. These awards include the Outstanding Program Award for the PHXteens initiative; the Partnership Award for the relationship with Arizona Center for Nature Conservation to operate South Mountain Environmental Education Center; and the Volunteer of the Year Award for Park Steward Beth Keune.</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Police Department and the Reserve Division </strong></span></p><p>Will be recognized with a national 2019 IACP/BodyWorn by Utility Leadership in Volunteer Police Service Programs Award at the upcoming 2019 International Association of Chiefs of Police conference in October. </p><p>This award recognizes volunteer organizations and programs that demonstrate innovative, effective practices for augmenting sworn or civilian staff and/or improving the service delivery to their communities. The award highlights the numerous accomplishments by the women and men who serve as reserve police officers, and the strong support for those officers by the Police Department, the city and the Phoenix community.  </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Neighborhood Services Department</strong></span></p><p>Recipient of the Brian Mickelsen Housing Hero Award. The Neighborhood Services Department and the Foundation for Senior Living Real Estate Services were selected to receive a joint award for the South Phoenix Village Infill Redevelopment Project affordable housing initiative.  </p><p>The city has won many national and international awards, including being named the nation's Highest Performing City by Governing Magazine, the prestigious Carl Bertelsmann Award for being the best-run city government in the world, and Phoenix has been selected as an “All-America City" five times.</p></div>9/13/2019 7:00:00 AMAlejandro Montiel602-534-3443