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Arlington County Awards and Recognition


Arlington County and its employees have received numerous awards for innovation and delivering value. On this page, we've listed some of the many awards that recognize Arlington's successes. Recent awards are listed at the top; others are listed in categories at the bottom of this page. 

Recent Awards

Mary Hynes Wins COG's Scull Award for Regional Leadership
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), has presented Arlington County Board Member Mary Hynes with the organization's highest honor, the Elizabeth and David Scull Metropolitan Public Service Award. COG cited Mrs. Hynes work as "Region Forward" Chair and on the Metro Board of Directors. The Scull Award is presented annually to a local, state or federal elected official for outstanding service to the metropolitan Washington region. >>Read more. (Dec. 2013)

Government Green Fleet Honors
Arlington was named one of the Top 50 Government Green Fleets (#34) and Allen Mitchell, Equipment Bureau Chief, was named one of Green Fleet's Top 40 Sustainability All-Stars for outstanding achievements in green fleet sustainability in 2013.

Arlington Mill Receives Award of Excellence
The new Arlington Mill Community Center received the Award of Excellence from NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties) Northern Virginia, in the “Build-to-Suit Institutional Facility: $20 Million and Above” category. The awards honor significant new contributions to Northern Virginia by the commercial, industrial and real estate community. (2013)

Healthy Meals for Healthy Families Program Wins Award
Inova and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia recognized Arlington County’s efforts to encourage better nutrition for children and combat childhood obesity. The Public Health Division's “Healthy Meals for Healthy Families” program received first place recognition at the   “Let’s Move the Needle on Childhood Obesity Conference." The bilingual program taught children and their families from Carlin Springs Elementary School nutrition fundamentals and how to prepare healthy meals that also taste great. (September 2013)

Arlington Ranked Top 50 Meetings Destinations in U.S.Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, named Arlington #34 in the top 50 cities for meetings and events in the United States. The Arlington travel and tourism industry supports nearly 24,000 local jobs and generates more than $73 million in local tax receipts. (2013) 

Arlington Awards

Click on the links below to read about more of Arlington's many awards and recognitions:

Affordable housing

Communications & public information

Community services

Fitness, biking, walking

Just for fun

Leadership & government

Planning & land use

Sustainable community & the environment

Technology & infrastructure

Transportation & transit

Last Modified: April 14, 2014
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