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Norfolk Recognition in 2016

City of Norfolk named All-America City by the National Civic League

Norfolk named in Top 5 of "America's Favorite Cities" by Travel and Leisure

Norfolk named among "America's Friendliest Cities" by Travel and Leisure

Norfolk named 14th Most Attractive Cities in America by Travel and Leisure

The Downtown Norfolk Council receives Merit Award for its Vibrant Spaces initiative by the International Downtown Association

City of Norfolk Economic Development receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council for Park Place Business Café

City of Norfolk Public Works Waste Management receives Bronze Excellence Award in the Collection Systems category from the Solid Waste Association of North America 

Eastern Virginia Medical School and Sentara Healthcare selected as foundational members of the IBM Watson Health medical imaging collaborative

Doumar's named 3rd Best Ice Cream Parlor in America by USA Today

City of Norfolk receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award with Special Recognition for Performance Measures from the Government Finance Officers Association

Norfolk ranks third in the nation for Most Dog Parks per Resident 

Keep Norfolk Beautiful receives Best in the Nation (population 100,001 to 250,000) award from Keep America Beautiful

Keep Norfolk Beautiful receives President Circle Award from Keep America Beautiful

Keep Norfolk Beautiful receives Outstanding Litter Prevention Program award from the Virginia Recycling Association

City of Norfolk Planning Director George M. Homewood achieved the planning profession’s highest honor by being named to the prestigious American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) College of Fellows for his outstanding achievements in urban planning

The Birch named 5th Best Beer Bar in America by USA Today

Fortune 251-company Automatic Data Processing to bring nearly 2,000 jobs to Norfolk, the largest number of jobs to come to the region in well over a generation

City of Norfolk receives Governor's Green Fleet Award ZEV Leader of the Year from Virginia Clean Cities and the Virginia Department of Mines Minerals and Energy

City of Norfolk receives #55 Best Fleets in America designation from the National Automotive Fleet Association

Norfolk featured on panel at the American Planning Association-Royal Netherlands Embassy Water Week 2016 event for innovative practices in planning

Norfolk named among 15 Midsize Cities Least Prone to Car Theft by

City of Norfolk Global Initiatives Fund receives Donald E. Hunter Award from the American Planning Association Economic Development Division

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