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.
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 Named Top Ten Digital County
Arlington is ranked one of the top ten in the Center for Digital Government's 2013 Digital Counties Survey. The award recognizes leading examples of counties using information and communications technology. "The Digital Counties Survey identifies best practices and innovative uses of technology crucial with today's constrained budgets to maintaining and even improving service levels," said NACo Executive Director Matthew D. Chase.
ACPD's "Chooser Cruiser" Recognized with Governor's Transportation Safety Award
The Commonwealth of Virginia bestowed its top Transportation Safety Award to the "Chooser Cruiser," a joint project of ACPD, Red Top Cab, and WRAP (Washington Regional Alcohol Program) to help prevent drunk driving in the National Capital Region. (June 2013)
Top 50 Public Art in the Nation
Arlington Public Art has been honored by the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network with a 2013 Year in Review “Top 50” designation for its project Echo. Located in Penrose Square, Echo was inspired by the Three Sisters Radio Towers, formerly located near Columbia Pike and Courthouse Road South. Read more about Echo. (June 2013)
Click on the links below to read about more of Arlington's many awards and recognitions: