- King County recognized the City of Shoreline as a leader in pesticide reduction and awarded it the Green Globe Award. The award recognizes projects that excel in leadership and foster stewardship of our natural resources.
- Shoreline was awarded the designation of "Tree City USA" by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Tree City USA is a program that supports the enhancement and preservation of urban forestry management in communities that understand the value of an urban forest canopy.
- The Washington State Recycling Association named Shoreline the 2012 Recycler of the Year. The award recognizes public agencies that effectively increase recycling and waste prevention, while being committed to providing environmental and economic benefits to their community.
- The American Planning Association and Planning Association Washington presented Shoreline with a Winner Award in the Physical Plans Large Cities and Counties Category for its Town Center Subarea Plan. The awards honor outstanding contributions to the field of planning in Washington.
- Governor Chris Gregoire named Shoreline as one of the winners of her 2012 Smart Communities Awards. The City recieved a judges' merit award for its Town Center Subarea Plan. The Smart Communities award recognizes outstanding efforts of local governments to create quality communities through achieving the goals of the Growth Management Act.
- Shoreline received a WellCity Award from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) Employee Benefit Trust. The award is based on meeting stringent best practice standards in employee health promotion. As an award recipient, Shoreline will receive a 2% premium discount on its Regence BlueShield medical coverage for employees and spouses in 2013.
- Washington Recreation and Parks Association (WRPA) presented the Spotlight Cultural Competency Award to the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services program "Creative Arts for Life" in 2011. Creative Arts for Life is designed to give individuals with disabilities the opportunity to learn dance, music, drama.
- In 2010, Money Magazine placed Shoreline in their list of top 100 Best Places to Live.
- Also in 2010, Seattle Met magazine listed Shoreline and Richmond Beach on its list of top 15 “must live” neighborhoods in Seattle region.
- The U.S. Green Building Council awarded Shoreline City Hall a LEED Gold rating for the green aspects of its design, construction and operation.
- The Government Finance Officers’ Association (GFOA) has awarded the City’s Finance Department the Distinguished Budget Award every year since 1999. In 2010, the City also received special recognition for its performance measures. The Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is specifically designed to encourage state and local governments to prepare and issue budget documents of the highest quality. Top-quality budget documents are essential if citizens and others with an interest in a government’s finances are to be full and informed participants in the budget process.
- Shoreline was named a 2010 WellCity by the Association of Washington Cities, which recognizes municipalities that meet nine best practice standards for employee health promotion.
- Shoreline’s Recreation Coordinator Courtney Brown received the Washington Recreation & Park Association (WRPA) 2010 Young Professional Award. This award recognizes up and coming future leaders in the profession.
- In 2009, the Government Finance Officers' Association gave special recognition to Shoreline’s capital budget.
- Shoreline’s Camp Excel was given Honorable Mention in WRPA’s Spotlight Program category in 2009.
- The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association (APAWA) presented the City with a 2009 Merit Award for the City’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy. APAWA stated “Shoreline’s Sustainability Strategy is an outstanding example of the application of state-of-the-art planning, policy development and communication techniques to the rapidly evolving topic of environmental sustainability. It is particularly impressive for being comprehensive in scope and yet focused on strategies where there is consensus. Good implementation methods and techniques. A well organized and clear strategy that is certainly transferrable to other jurisdictions. This has lots of energy and is an exciting strategy that will inspire others to follow.”
- The City received Certificates of Distinction for 2008 and 2009 from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Center for Performance Measurement. ICMA’s Certificate Program in Performance Measurement recognizes jurisdictions that have excelled in local government performance measurement.
- In 2009, Shoreline’s Boeing Creek Basin Infrastructure Project received a Silver Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in the Social, Economic and Sustainable Design Considerations Category.
- In 2008 and 2005, Seattle Magazine ranked Shoreline as the #1 best neighborhood in the greater Seattle area.
- The Washington Recreation & Park Association awarded Shoreline’s Teen Hip Hop Program the Outstanding Program Award for 2008 in the Teen Program Service Section. It also named the Interurban Trail and Bridges as the Best Municipal Trail 2008.
- The Washington State Department of Transportation presented the 2008 Award of Excellence in the Best City Project category for the Aurora Corridor 145th to 165th and Interurban Trail Bridges Project. The Excellence Award recognizes the “best of the best” of local agency transportation projects that are funded by Federal Highway Association. The awards are presented to local agencies recognizing projects of high quality, to reward exceptional coordination efforts and perseverance, and to honor projects which serve as a model for the state.
- In 2008, the Puget Sound Regional Council presented Shoreline with a Vision 2020 Award for the Aurora Corridor and Interurban Trail Program. The Awards recognize inspiring projects, plans and programs that increase the vitality of the central Puget Sound region and help implement the region’s growth, economic, and transportation strategy.
- The Transportation Improvement Board featured the Aurora Corridor Project on the cover page and as the featured project of its 2007 Annual Report.
- The American Planning Association/Planners Association of Washington awarded the Aurora Corridor Project Honorable Mention in Transportation Planning in 2007.
- The American Road and Transportation Builders Association and the Transportation Development Foundation awarded Shoreline the 2007 Globe Award for the Aurora Multimodal and Interurban Bridges project.
- In 2006, WRPA presented Shoreline’s Recreation Superintendent Lynn Cheeney with the Honor Fellow Award, the highest recognition bestowed by WRPA.
- The American Society of Landscape Architects, Washington Chapter presented Shoreline with the Design Award for the Interurban Trail in 2006.
- WRPA presented the Spotlight Media Award for the Best Brochure to the Shoreline Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department for its 2005 Recreation Guide. Media awards are granted for excellence in printed or online materials that encourage participation in parks and recreation activities and program.
- Shoreline PRCS Department’s youth program Music Explosion received the Spotlight Program Award for Best Program from WRPA in 2005. Program Excellence Awards spotlight programs that demonstrate innovation, creativity and exceptional service to the community.
- The Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada presented the Shoreline Finance Department with the Certificate of Excellence for the City’s Investment Policy in 2003.
- The City's video publication "Aurora Corridor: Today and Tomorrow" received the 3CMA Award of Excellence for Best Video - One Time in 2002.
- 3CMA awarded the City's Owner's Manual publication with its 2000 Silver Circle Award for Best Publication - Calendars and Guides.
- The National Quality Initiative, now known as the National Partnership for Highway Quality (NPHQ), awarded the 2000 Bronze Award in the Breaking the Mold category to the Aurora Avenue North Multimodal Corridor Study team.
- WSDOT’s Washington Quality Initiative Breaking the Mold Award went to the Aurora Multimodal Corridor Study in 2000.
- The Aurora Pre-Design Study was awarded the 2000 Best Practices Award by the Institute of Transportation Engineers Planning Council.
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