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Cerritos Awards and Honors

Updated October 3, 2014

National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Government Programming Awards First Place for Cerritos TV3 Community Bulletin Board — 2014

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors First Place Star Award for the Video Text/Community Bulletin Board — 2014

2013 Silver International Aquatic Safety Award from Ellis and Associates — 2014

"Tree City USA" recognition in honor of the City's commitment to urban forest management from the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters — 2014

City-County Communications and Marketing Association Savvy Award for Graphic Design: Art & Photography for the 3.11 Japan Relief Concert Logo — 2012

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors First Place Star Award for the Video Text/Community Bulletin Board — 2012

“Playful City USA” designation in honor of the City's efforts to provide outstanding recreation programs and facilities for children from KaBOOM! — 2012

National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Government Programming Awards First Place for “Cerritos Library: Experience America's Best Public Library” — 2011

“Playful City USA” designation in honor of the City's efforts to provide outstanding recreation programs and facilities for children from KaBOOM! — 2011

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Star Award First Place Award in the Documentary category for the “Cerritos Library: Experience America's Best Public Library” video — 2011

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Star Award First Place Award in the Public/Community Meetings category for the City Council and Commission meeting coverage — 2011

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Star Award Second Place Award in the Performing Arts category for the “Cirque D'Or at the CCPA” video — 2011

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Star Award Third Place Award for the Video Text/Community Bulletin Board — 2011

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Star Award Third Place Award for overall channel — 2011

“Most Business-Friendly City” Eddy Award from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation — 2010

Finalist for the National League of Cities 2010 Awards for Municipal Excellence for the project “Cerritos Towne Center: Public-Private Collaboration for Community Enhancement” — 2010

“Playful City USA” designation in honor of the City's efforts to provide outstanding recreation programs and facilities for children from KaBOOM! — 2010

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Star Award First Place Award in the Special Audiences category for the “SPICE” video — 2010

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Star Award Second Place Award in the Economic Development category for the “Cerritos Towne Center's Crowning Success” video — 2010

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Star Award Second Place Award in the Performing Arts category for the “Lula Washington Dance Theatre” video — 2010

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Star Award Second Place Award for the Community Bulletin Board — 2010

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Star Award Third Place Award in overall production — 2010

President's Trophy for “Most Effective Floral Use & Presentation” in the Tournament of Roses Parade — 2010

Award of Excellence for the City’s Athletic Field Preservation Program from the California Parks and Recreation Society — 2010

Cerritos Library attained a five-star rating in “Library Journal’s” national rating of public libraries, the LJ Index of Public Library Service — 2009 Round 2

“Playful City USA” designation in honor of the City’s efforts to provide outstanding recreation programs and facilities for children from KaBOOM! — 2009

City Livability Outstanding Achievement Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors for Cerritos Recycled Water Distribution System — 2009

“Team Accomplishment Award” for the Adaptive Recreation Program received at the Public Service Recognition Week Award Luncheon. The event was hosted by the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board and the Combined Federal Campaigns of Greater Los Angeles and Orange/San Bernardino — 2009

Cerritos Library attained a five-star rating in “Library Journal’s” new national rating of public libraries, the LJ Index of Public Library Service — 2009

Grand Marshal's Trophy for “Excellence in Creative Concept & Design” in the Tournament of Roses Parade — 2009

“Most Business-Friendly City” Eddy Award Finalist from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) — 2008

“Playful City USA” designation in honor of the City’s efforts to provide outstanding recreation programs and facilities for children from
KaBOOM! — 2008

Southern California Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award for the Cerritos Sculpture Garden — 2008

Cerritos Library’s Children’s area named “Best Library for Children” by “Los Angeles” magazine in the Best of LA® issue — 2008

City Livability Outstanding Achievement Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors for the Vintage Cerritos affordable senior housing project — 2008

All-America City Award from the National Civic League — 2008

Award of Merit Winner from the California Association for Local Economic Development for the City’s Business Retention and Expansion Program — 2008

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Star Award Second Place Award for Overall Programming — 2008

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Star Award First Place for Video Text Bulletin Board — 2008

Lathrop K. Leishman Trophy for the Most Beautiful Tournament of Roses Parade Float by a Non-commercial Sponsor — 2008

“Most Business-Friendly City” Eddy Award Finalist from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) — 2007

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Star Award Second Place for the Categories of Public/Community Meetings, Video Text Bulletin Board, Documentary Profile (for the video "From Dairy Valley to Cerritos"), and Best Overall Channel — 2007

Bob Hope Humor Award for Most Comical and Amusing Entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade — 2007

2005 Municipal Water Conservation Achievement Award by the U.S. Conference of Mayors Urban Water Council — Awarded in 2006

Bronze Telly Award for Video Production “Trees” — 2006

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Star Award Third Place Awards for “Artwork in Public Places” Video and Bulletin Board Category — 2006

Southern California and Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Star Award First Place for “Best Overall Government Access Channel” — 2006

Animation Trophy for Tournament of Roses Parade Float — 2006

2005 Spirit of Accessibility Award from Access Services for Cerritos on Wheels (COW) and Cerritos Dial-A-Ride (DAR) — 2005

Community Problem Solving/Team Building Award to the Parks and Recreation Commission for Adaptive Programs from the National Recreation and Parks Association — 2005

California State Assembly Recognition for the Re-dedication of Liberty Park — 2005

National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors Second Place Awards in the Categories Documentary Profile and Library for the Video Production “The Art of the Cerritos Library” — 2005

Bronze Telly Award for Video Production "The Art of the Cerritos Library" — 2005

Helen Putnam Award from the League of California Cities for Public Works, Infrastructure, and Transportation - Honorable Mention (awarded by the League of California Cities) for Cerritos Transit Services (COW and Dial-A-Ride) — 2005

Tournament of Roses Parade Tournament Special Trophy for "Families Make A Community" Float — 2005

Best Public Library by "Reader’s Digest" -- Best of America issue for Cerritos Library — 2004

Tournament of Roses Parade Craftsman Trophy for "Rhapsody in Blue" Float — 2004

EXPY Award (Experience Stager of the Year) for Cerritos Library — 2003

Cerritos Library designated Best Public Library by "Los Angeles Magazine" — 2003

Themed Entertainment Association Thea Award for Cerritos Library — 2003

Tournament of Roses Parade Judges' Special Trophy for "Reading Can Be Magical" float — 2003

Special Congressional Recognition for Service to the Community by the Let Freedom Ring Committee — 2003

Outstanding New Sports Program Award for the Cerritos Sports Extravaganza from the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation — 2003

Outstanding New Sports Facility Award for the Cerritos Sports Complex from the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation — 2003

California State Assembly Recognition for the Festival of Friendship — 2003

California Association of Park and Recreation Commissioners and Board Members Special Award — 2002

Senior Achievement and General Excellence (SAGE) Award from the Seniors Housing Council of the Building Industry Association of Southern California for Avalon at Cerritos — 2002

Achievement Award for the Family Entertainment Showcase from the California Parks and Recreation Society — 2002

Innovative Sports Program Award for the Cerritos Skatefest Series from the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation — 2001

Outstanding New Sports Facility Award for the Cerritos Skate Park from the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation — 2001

Helen Putnam Award for Excellence from the League of California Cities for Senior Housing (covering all senior housing projects and programs) — 2001

Recognition from the California State Assembly for the Cerritos Saturday Marketplace — 2001

Merit Award for Facility Design of the Cerritos Skate Park from the California Parks and Recreation Society — 2000

City-County Communications and Marketing Association Savvy Award for Best Technology Services World Wide Web — 1999

City-County Communications and Marketing Association Savvy Award for Best Video "Every 15 Minutes" — 1999

Outstanding Sports Facility Award for the Whitney High School Community Gymnasium from the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation — 1998

Innovative Sports Program Award for the Cerritos Mayor's Cup from the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation — 1998

Helen Putnam Award from the League of California Cities for IMPACT (Intercepting Minors with Positive Attention, Care & Training), Public Safety, Award for Excellence — 1997

City Hall Public Information Awards Competition Grand Award for Outstanding Video Production Achievement "Cerritos: The Place To Be" — 1996

Performance Magazine "Theater of the Year" for the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts — 1995

United States Institute of Theater Technology Honor Award for the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts — 1994

Los Angeles Business Council Kaufman and Broad Award for the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts — 1994

Amusement Business Magazine Top 10 Venues in the United States with 5,000 seats or less for the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts — 1993-2001

Concrete Industry Paving Award for the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts — 1993

Cabrillo Chapter of American Institute of Architects Design Award for the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts — 1993

Special Award of Excellence - Best Community Park in the State for Liberty Park from the California Parks and Recreation Society and ARCO — 1989

Environmental Planning Award for Liberty Park from the California Parks and Recreation Society — 1989

Golden Shield Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Federation from the Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation — 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003

Merit Award for Excellence in Handicap Accessibility for Rosewood Park from the California Department of Rehabilitation — 1988

Award of Honor Southern California Institute of Architecture for Cerritos Public Library — 1988

National Award of Excellence American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Library Association (ALA) for Cerritos Public Library —1988

Certificate of Award for Outstanding Financial Reporting from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers — 1986-2003

Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada — 1986-2004

Program Excellence Award for the Leisure Fair from the California Parks and Recreation Society — 1982

Energy Conservation Award, Planning Division — 1975

Award of Merit for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management from the National Sports Foundation — 1975

Best Community Park in the State, Liberty Park — 1975

Award for Comprehensive Planning, Financial and Management Program from the University of Southern California (USC) — 1973

Environmental Planning Award, Bettencourt Park

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