City Awards & Recognition

2020

WalletHub

  • Ranked in the top five of the Best Small Cities to Live in America
  • List of Fastest-Growing Cities in America

Yelp

  • "People Love Us On Yelp" Recognition, Lost Creek Park
  • Recognized as one of "Greater Houston's most gorgeous parks", Oyster Creek Park

Niche.com

  • Best Suburb to Live in America
  • Best Places to Live in Houston Area

LendEDU

  • Recognized as one of the most budget-friendly cities for renters
  • Recognized for having one of the highest proportions of residents that hold a bachelor’s degree

SmartAsset.com

  • List of the Best Cities for Working Parents
  • List of Most Livable Mid-Sized Cities

List of Houston’s Top Dog Parks, Pawm Springs Dog Park - Houston Chronicle Online

Best Park, Sugar Land Memorial Park - Living Magazine's Best Of Fort Bend Readers’ Choice

Parks and Natural Areas Award, Cullinan Park Phase I Development - Houston-Galveston Area Council

Recognized as one of the best small towns to retire in America - GOBankingRates

Community Economic Development Award for Innovativeness for the #AllInForSLTX Sweet Cash Program - Texas Economic Development Council’s (TEDC)

Government Finance Officers Association

  • GFOA – Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • GFOA- Distinguished Budget Award   

Smart 50 Award for Community Engagement, Using AI and 311 Data For Proactive Approach to Delivering Services and Building Trust - Smart Cities Connect

Recognized for Superior Public Water System Recognition - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

  • Strategic Leadership & Governance Local Government Excellence Program Award
  • Certificate of Distinction in Performance Management
  • Local Government Excellence Award

Center for Digital Government

  • First Place - Digital Cities Survey for cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services, strengthen cybersecurity, and more.
  • Government Experience Award, "Managing a Pandemic Amidst City Leadership Changes"
  • Finalist - Overall City Government Experience

Aviation International News Survey

  • #1 FBO in the Houston Metro Area - Sugar Land Regional Airport
  • Top 5% FBOs- Sugar Land Regional Airport 

Professional Pilot PRASE Survey

  • #3 Best Independent FBO - Sugar Land Regional Airport
  • #7 FBO in the United States - Sugar Land Regional Airport

Recognized for being one of the first courts to implement virtual court - Office of Court Administration (OCA)

Members Choice #CityHallSelfieDay Award - Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)

2019

The Texas  Association  of Telecommunications Officers and  Advisors (TATOA)

  • First Place Honors, Instruction and Training Category - ERP and You Video
  • First Place Honors, Public Service Announcement Category - My Sugar Land App-Happy Hands Video
  • Second Place, Special Audience Category - Know With The Gnome (Series)
  • Second Place, PSA Category - Land Code Development Update, Better Now!
  • Second Place, Event/Program Promotion Category - International Arts Festival Promo
  • Second Place, Partnership Production Category - SLPD Lip Sync
  • Third Place, Profile of an Organization Department Category - OPA Introduction
  • Third Place, Public Education Category - Only 9 Percent?
  • Special Recognition, Public Health/Public Safety Category - Share The Road Sugar Land-3ft. Rule

First Place Parade Float, Non-Profit Category – Fort Bend County Fair

Sugar Land Top-Five in the 2019 Digital Cities Survey for cities using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage citizen engagement.

Finalist, 311 Contact Center - The Center for Digital Government’s Government Experience Awards

Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence - Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association

Texas Festivals and Events Association (TFEA)

  • Silver - Best TV Promotion for International Arts Festival
  • Silver - Best Event Video Promotion for International Arts Festival
  • Silver - Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials for the Parks Sponsorship Series Packet
  • Silver - Best Outdoor Digital Billboard for Food Truck Friday located at SFC
  • Silver - Best Miscellaneous On-Site Decor for Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Gold - Best Event Organization E-Newsletter for the Parks & Recreation Playbook
  • Gold - Best Company Image Piece (Letterhead, Logo, Business Cards, Etc.) for the International Arts Festival Logo
  • Gold - Best Street Banner for International Arts Festival
  • Gold - Best Single New Sponsorship Opportunity for the Memorial Day Ceremony

Texas  Association  of Convention and  Visitor Bureau’s  (TACVB) Annual Idea Fair

  • First place - Cooperative Marketing Category, Sugar Packets Online Marketplace 
  • Second place - Website, Visit Sugar Land
  • Second place - National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), Video Campaign

List of the Best Cities to Live in Texas, No. 9  - ChamberofCommerce.org

Certification of Distinction in Performance Management - International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

Best Tasting Water in Texas Award - Texas section of the American Water Works Association (TAWWA)

Best Tasting Water in North America 2019 Runner Up - American Water Works Association (AWWA)

Best Application Servicing the Public, Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Story Map - Center for Digital Government

Best Suburb to Live in the Houston Area- Niche.com

Best Park, Sugar Land Memorial Park - Living Magazine's Best Of Fort Bend Readers’ Choice

Texas Association of Municipal Officers (TAMIO) Awards

  • TAMI Award - 2018 Electronic Annual Report
  • Award of Honor - SLTV News

In-House Project of the Year, In-house modifications to the Riverstone Water Treatment Plant, American Public Works Association, Texas Chapter

Engineering Excellence Award, University Boulevard Extension Project, ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies)

2018 


Development of the city’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Website - Intelligent Transportation Society – Texas Chapter

Best Park, Sugar Land Memorial Park - Living Magazine's Best Of Fort Bend Readers’ Choice

Project
of the Year Award, 2018 Annual Trees Across Sugar Land Volunteer Tree Planting Event - Houston Area Urban Forestry Council (HAUFC)

 Houston-Galveston Area Council Parks and Natural Areas Award 
  • Planning Projects Winner - City of Sugar Land Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan
  • Special Recognition in On-the-Ground Projects - Mayfield Park 
Gold Award, Sugar Land Heritage Museum & Visitor Center - International Economic Development Council

Excellence in Enterprise Practice - Cityworks

#5 FBO in the United States - Professional Pilot Magazine

#3 Best Independent FBO in the United States - Professional Pilot Magazine

#1 Independent FBO in Houston - Professional Pilot Magazine

Facility of the Year - Sugar Land Regional Airport Air Traffic Control Tower - Robinson Aviation, Inc.

Economic Excellence Recognition - Texas Economic Development Council

Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence - Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (TxAPA)

Outstanding Large Membrane Plant Award - Surface Water Treatment Plant

Sugar Land Top-Ranked in the 2018 Digital Cities Survey for cities using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage citizen engagement.

Tree City USA - Arbor Day Foundation 

International Festival and Events Association
  • Gold for Best TV Promotion for Memorial Day
  • Silver for Best Event Video Promotion for Halloween Town
  • Silver for Best Company Image Piece for iFest Live
Texas Festivals and Events Association
  • Best Event Video Promotion - Gold Sugar Land’s Halloween Town
  • Best Street Banner - Gold Sugar Land’s Eggstravaganza
  • Best Company Image Pieces - Silver iFest Live Logo
  • Best Outdoor Billboard - Bronze Sugar Land Memorial Day Ceremony
  • Best Miscellaneous On-Site Décor - Silver Sugar Land Memorial Day Ceremony

Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association
  • Technical Innovation Award - Traffic Technology along the SH 6 Corridor
  • Exceptional Performance Award - Hurricane Harvey Response
Silver Circle Award - 3CMA, Goal Measures Website

Texas Association of Municipal Officers (TAMIO) Awards
  • TAMI Award - Website
  • Award of Honor - Annexation Marketing Campaign
  • Award of Excellence - Hurricane Harvey Social Media Efforts
Sugar Land Top-ranked on Best Places to Live Around Houston list - HomeSnacks.net

Top 50 of the Safest Cities to Retire in America for 2018 - SecurityChoice.com

Among the Top 15 Most Entrepreneurial Cities for 2018 - FitSmallBusiness.com

Recognized Among the Best 100 Towns in Texas for Starting a Small Business - LendEDU.com

Sugar Land ranked in the top 50 most searched cities (Among most popular places in the US to relocate to) - moveBuddha.com

Honorable Mention for Brazos River Park - H-GAC Parks and Natural Areas Awards

2017 

Best Park, Oyster Creek Park - Living Magazine's Best Of Fort Bend Readers’ Choice

List of the Safest Cities in the U.S., No. 9 in Texas - SafeHome.com

Named one of Best Vacation Places to Escape the Winter - Expedia

Sugar Land Top-ranked for expected holiday residential retail spending - WalletHub

Sugar Land Top-Ranked in the 2017 Digital Cities Survey for cities using technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage citizen engagement.

Named one of America’s best small markets for business - Global Trade magazine

Ranked as one of the most financially secure neighborhoods in all of Texas - LendEDU.com

Sugar Land Top-Ranked, Best Places to Raise a Family in Houston - Niche.com

5 Great Places to Live Around Houston - Neighborhoods.com

Sugar Land Top-Ranked,
50 Cities With Cheap Rent and Good Jobs for New College Grads - Money Magazine

GoodCall.com
  • Recognized as Prime Area in the U.S. to Build a Lifelong Dream Home
  • Recognized among "2017 Best Cities for Seniors to Retire"
Top New or Renovated Venue, Billboard Magazine (Smart Financial Centre)

2016 


Best Place to Bike, Oyster Creek Park - Living Magazine's Best Of Fort Bend Readers’ Choice

 Top Nine Object of the Year - Selfie Statue - The New Yorker

Sugar Land Top-Ranked in the 2016 Digital Cities Survey for Cities with Best Practices in Public Sector Information and Communications Technology

Economic Development Finalist - Houston Business Journal's Deal of the Year Awards

Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence - American Planning Association Texas Chapter

Tree City USA - Arbor Day Foundation

Top Ten Best Business Environment - Global Trade Magazine

Sugar Land Regional Airport Global Select
  • One of the Top U.S. Fixed-Base Operators (FBOs)
  • #1 FBO in the Houston Metro Area
“Best Place to Retire” in the South - Money Magazine

Texas Festival and Events Association (TFEA)
  • Gold award for “Best Single New Sponsorship Program” for the Christmas Tree Lighting event
  • Gold award for “Best Volunteer Program” for the Cultural Kite Festival
  • Silver award for “Best Event Video” for the Memorial Day Ceremony
International Festival and Events Association (IFEA)
  • Gold award for “Best Single New Sponsorship Program” for the Christmas Tree Lighting event
  • Silver award for “Best Community Outreach Program” for the Cultural Kite Festival
  • Silver award for “Best Event Invitation” for the Memorial Day Ceremony

Texas Association of Municipal Officers (TAMIO) Awards
  • Award of Excellence - Special Publications (2016 City Calendar)
  • Award of Excellence - Video PSA Educational (Crime Prevention Camera Program)
  • Award of Honor - Technical Services (City Website)

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