Awards & Recognitions

2017 Awards


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 Awards


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

AAA Bond Ratings - Fitch and Standard & Poor's

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)

2015 Awards


Texas Festivals & Events Association (TFEA) and International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Awards:
  • KidsFish - Best Children's Program
  • Eggstravaganza - Single New Sponsorship Program
  • Sugar Land’s Memorial Day ceremony - Event Program
  • Art in the Park - Best Miscellaneous Printed Material
  • Parks and Recreation Facebook and Twitter pages - Second place for Best Social Media
  • Star Spangled Spectacular - Second place for Best Promotional Poster
  • Christmas Tree Lighting - Second place for Best Event Promotional Photograph
  • Eggstravaganza - Second place in the IFEA category for Best Single New Sponsorship Opportunity.

Texas Association of Municipal Officers (TAMIO) Awards
  • TAMI Awards - External Newsletter (Sugar Land Today) and Best One Time Special Event (iFest)
  • Award of Excellence - Special Publication (2015 City Calendar) and Regular or Recurring Program (Tough Jobs)

Arbor Day Foundation’s status of Tree City USA for the fifth consecutive year.
Sugar Land Top-Ranked in the 2015 Digital Cities Survey for Cities with Best Practices in Public Sector Information and Communications Technology
North American Hazardous Material Management Association (NAHMMA) - Program Excellence Award

Texas Solid Waste Association of North America (TxSWANA) - Finest Award for Public Information and Community Relations

National Safety Council’s Our Driving Concern Employer Traffic Safety Award

Gold level Scenic City Certification Awarded by Scenic Texas

NerdWallet’s top 10 best places to live in Texas

American Council of Engineering - National Gold Medal Award for Sugar Land's Surface Water Treatment Plant

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