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Queen Creek has earned more recognition than most communities its size. The Town has received awards on national, state and regional levels for its innovative General Plan and ordinances, community outreach and citizen participation programs, environmental preservation efforts, and leadership, among others. The Town is committed to continuous improvement and innovation.

Best Places to Work

Copper Anvil - Special Event 7+ Days for Queen Creek Census (2016) - Public Relations Society of America - Phoenix Chapter

Savvy Award - Government Service Delivery/Community Issue (pop. 0 - 60,000) for Better Roads Ahead Campaign (2016) - City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)

Award of Excellence - Branding/New Logo for Better Roads Ahead (2016) - City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)

Award of Excellence - Publications for Corporate Strategic Plan (2016) - City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)

Golden Prospector Award of Merit for InvestTheQC.com (2016) - Arizona Association for Economic Development

Copper Anvil - Special Event 7+ Days for 25th Anniversary Celebration (2015) - Public Relations Society of America - Phoenix Chapter

Savvy - One-Time Special Programming (pop. 0-55,000) for "From Rittenhouse to QC" (2015) - City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)

Award of Excellence - Best Use of Facebook (all populations) for Shop QC (2015) - City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)

Award of Excellence - Most Creative with Least Dollars Spent for Battle of the Badge (2015) - City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)

Best Social Media Program (2015) - Arizona Talent in Event Concepts

Playful City USA (2015) - Kaboom

SAVVY Award for Graphic Design-Other Promotional Items for the Town's reusable "Shop QC" shopping bag (2014) - City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)

Community/Neighborhood Special Event Award for Populations 25,000-100,000 for Trunk or Treat (2014) - Arizona Parks and Recreation Association

Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award for the Town's financial system, Munis (2014) - Tyler Technologies, Inc.

Small Municipality Recycling Representative of the Year for the Town's recycling program (2013) - Arizona Recycling Coalition

Engineering Excellence Honor Roll
for the Sonoqui Wash Channelization Phase 2 (2013) - ACEC Arizona

Award of Merit for Environmental Education/Communication -Public Sector for the Town's Do More Blue (Jeans) project (2013) - Arizona Forward

Silver Circle Award for Graphic Design-Art
for the Town's marketing campaign, "Rediscover Your Community" (2013) - City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)

 

Silver Circle Award for TV/Video Promotional Video for the Town's video, "Experience QC" (2013) - City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)

Silver Circle Award for Marketing and Tools/Other for the Town's tourism campaign, "Experience Queen Creek" (2012) - City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (2012) - Government Finance Officers Association 

Partnering Excellence for the Ellsworth Road Project (Hunt Highway to Cloud Road) (2012) - American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona

Certificate of Distinction for superior performance management efforts (2012) - International City/County Management Association

Desert Peaks Award for Public Partnership: Regional Emergency Transportation Service in conjunction with the Apache Junction Fire District, Town of Gilbert and City of Mesa (2012) - Maricopa Association of Governments

Desert Peaks Award for Regional Partnership: Regional Wireless Cooperative/Topaz Regional Wireless Cooperative in conjunction with several other Valley municipalities (2012) - Maricopa Association of Governments

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the Town of Queen Creek Budget (2012) - Government Finance Officers Association

Justin Best Footing Award, Turquoise Region for the Queen Creek Roots N' Boots Pro Rodeo (2011) - Women's Professional Rodeo Association

Innovative Economic Development Project for the Queen Creek Business Incubator (2011) - Arizona Commerce Authority

Certificate of Achievement for superior performance management efforts (2011) - International City/County Management Association

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (2011) - Government Finance Officers Association 

Award of Financial Reporting Achievement for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (Yolanda Bracamonte, Controller 2011) - Government Finance Officers Association

2011 UPPCC Sterling Agency for four consecutive years of "Fully Certified Agency" ranking - Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council

2010 Outstanding Program Award, Community and Neighborhood Special Event; Population Under 25,000 (2010) for Passport to Discovery - Arizona Parks and Recreation Association

Certificate of Achievement for superior performance management efforts (2010) - International City/County Management Association

2010 UPPCC Sterling Agency for three consecutive years of "Fully Certified Agency" ranking - Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council

"Fully Certified Agency" Certification for strict adherence to purchasing laws (2010) - Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council

Desert Peaks Award for Public-Private Partnerships for the Ellsworth Loop Road (2010) - Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)

2009 Human Resources Director of the Year Award for Medium Businesses (Bruce Gardner, Human Resources Director) - Arizona Business Magazine 

LEED Gold Certification for the Queen Creek Library (2009) – U.S. Green Building Council

"Fully Certified Agency" Certification for strict adherence to purchasing laws (2009) - Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2008-2009 Town of Queen Creek Budget (2009) - Government Finance Officers Association

Outstanding Facility for Populations under 25,000 for Horseshoe Park & Equestrian Center (2009) - Arizona Parks and Recreation Association

"Fully Certified Agency" Certification for strict adherence to purchasing laws (2008) - Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council

Public Works Project of the Year for the Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant (2008) – American Public Works Association

Savvy Award for Online Communications/Service Delivery for the Queen Creek Connection customer service management system (2008) - City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)

Award of Excellence for Communication Technology/Other for the Queen Creek Connection customer service management system (2008) - City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)

Outstanding Active Adult Program for the Operation Wounded Warrior program (2008) - Arizona Parks and Recreation Association

Young Professional Award (Anthony Baumann, Recreation Program Supervisor) (2008) - Arizona Parks and Recreation Association

Engineering Excellence Honor Award for the Sonoqui Wash Channel (2008) - American Council of Engineering Companies

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2007-2008 Town of Queen Creek Budget (2008) - Government Finance Officers Association

"Fully Certified Agency" Certification for strict adherence to purchasing laws (2008) - Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council

Engineering Excellence Honor Award for the Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant (2007) - American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Town of Queen Creek Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006 (2007) - Government Finance Officers Association

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2006-2007 Town of Queen Creek Budget (2007) - Government Finance Officers Association

Best Master Plan Award for the Parks, Trails and Open Space Master Plan (2006) - Arizona Planning Association

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the Town of Queen Creek Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005 (2006) – Government Finance Officers Association

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2005-2006 Town of Queen Creek Budget (2006) - Government Finance Officers Association

Desert Peaks Award for Regional Excellence (Mayor Wendy Feldman-Kerr) (2006) – Maricopa Association of Governments

Desert Peaks Award for Public-Private Partnership for the Queen Creek Wash Project (2006) – Maricopa Association of Governments

Excel Award for Excellence in Leadership (Mayor Wendy Feldman-Kerr) (2005) – East Valley Partnership

Public Works Project of the Year for Environment $2-$10 Million for the Queen Creek Wash Improvement Project (2005) – American Public Works Association – Arizona Chapter

Outstanding Facility Award for populations under 25,000 for Desert Mountain Park (2005) - Arizona Parks and Recreation Association

Excellence in Rural Development Award for Community Development Service in Arts and Humanities for cooperation with the Queen Creek Unified School District to fund the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center (2005) - Arizona Department of Commerce

Excellence in Rural Development Award for Community Development Infrastructure for Desert Mountain Park (2005) - Arizona Department of Commerce

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2004-2005 Town of Queen Creek Budget (2005) - Government Finance Officers Association

Desert Peaks Award for Regional Partnership for the San Tan Mountains Regional Park Master Plan (2004) - Maricopa Association of Governments

Superior Service Award for Management (Town Manager Cynthia Seelhammer) (2004) - American Society for Public Administration

“Making the Grade: The Valley’s 2004 Environmental Report Card” - Highest rating for communities under 50,000 population - Valley Forward Association

Best Comprehensive/General Plan for cities and towns with a population over 10,000 and growth rate over 2 percent (2003) - Arizona Planning Association

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2002-2003 Town of Queen Creek Budget (2003) - Government Finance Officers Association

Excellence in Rural Development Award Special Recognition for the General Plan Public Participation Project (2002) - Arizona Department of Commerce

Best Ordinance/Legislation for the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (2000) - Arizona Planning Association

Excellence in Rural Development Award Honorable Mention for Community Development Infrastructure for the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (2000) - Arizona Department of Commerce

Desert Peaks Award for Regional Partnership for the Queen Creek/Gilbert Revenue Sharing Intergovernmental Agreement (2000) - Maricopa Association of Governments

Desert Peaks Award for Regional Partnership in Williams Gateway Airport (1999) - Maricopa Association of Governments

Silver Circle Award for Citizen Participation in the Visioning Process for the Youth Center and Park Site (1998) - City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA)

Desert Peaks Award for Regional Excellence (Mayor Mark Schnepf) (1998) - Maricopa Association of Governments

American Hometown Leadership Award (Mayor Mark Schnepf) (1997) - National Center for Small Communities

Excellence in Rural Development Award for Leadership Development for the Citizen Leadership Institute (1997) - Arizona Department of Commerce

Best Ordinance/Regulation for the Queen Creek Subdivision Ordinance (1997) - Arizona Planning Association

Arizona Community Tree Council, Inc. Award for promoting, planning, planting and maintaining trees in the community (1997)

Distinguished Citizen Leadership (Mayor Mark Schnepf) (1995) - Arizona Planning Association

Best Comprehensive/General Plan (1991) - Arizona Planning Association

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