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Norfolk Recognition in 2013

Norfolk named Top 5 City for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur Magazine               

Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Assisted-Rental Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs named among the Nation’s Best by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

37th Street Water Treatment Plant receives Gold Award for Perfect Permit Compliance from Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Moores Bridges Water Treatment Plant receives Silver Award for Near Perfect Permit Compliance from Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Norfolk named a Top Achieving City by Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties

City of Norfolk receives Award for Excellence in Budgeting from the Government Finance Officers Association

City of Norfolk receives Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association

Norfolk named Best Places for Veterans: Jobs by USAA

Norfolk named a Playful City USA by KaBOOM! 

Officer A. J. Mondie of the Norfolk Police Department receives Award for Valor from the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police

City of Norfolk launches We Roll Together campaign      

City of Norfolk Department of Utilities celebrates 140 years of service                   

Norfolk Hosts the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament            

City of Norfolk Parking rolls out New "Green" Fleet and wins City's first "Green Leader" Award                 

Norfolk named Top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future 2013-14 for Infrastructure by fDi Intelligence      

City of Norfolk Department of Utilities receives Virginia Water Environment Award from the Virginia Water Environment Association             

Larchmont Elementary School receives Distinguished Achievement Award from the Virginia Board of Education

City of Norfolk receives All-America City Award from the National Civic League  

City of Norfolk Emerging Leaders Anti-Bullying Video wins Bronze Telly Award   

City of Norfolk PlaNorfolk 2030 awarded Best in State Comprehensive Plan for a Large City by the American Planning
Association Virginia Chapter

Meet, Greet, and Imagine receives Top Public Relations Award from the Public Relations Society of America

Norfolk was selected by the Rockefeller Foundation to participate in the RE:invest initiative to foster innovative public-private partnerships                        

City Technology staff win a national contest hosted by CivicPlus that resulted in a complete website redesign, new modules, applications, and two years of free service      

Norfolk chosen for 100 Resilient Cities Inaugural Group by the Rockefeller Foundation  

Norfolk named Top 5 US Cities for Entrepreneurs by Startup Genome

Mayor Fraim inaugural signatories and invite to participate in Resilient Communities for America based on Norfolk's leadership in addressing coastal flooding

Eastern Virginia Medical School celebrates 40th anniversary       

Norfolk Botanical Garden celebrates 75th anniversary   

Norfolk is recognized as a national leader in flood prevention and planning by the New York Times, Public TV, National Public Radio, and the Washington Post

City of Norfolk named Top 20 of City/County Leaders on Resilience by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability               

The NORVA named Best Small Venue by Rolling Stone  

West Freemason named Great Neighborhood by the American Planning Association     

Norfolk named one of America's Most Talkative Cities by the Keller Fay Group

Norfolk Better Block featured in Places in the Making: How placemaking builds places and communities published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Norfolk named Best Place to Retire by CNN Money        

Norfolk NATO Festival named Top 20 Event 2014 by Southeast Tourism Society

Slover Library receives Test of Time Award from the American Institute of Architects Virginia

Chrysler Museum of Art named #1 Museum in the Nation for Financial Health and Accountability by Charity Navigator

City of Norfolk receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association


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