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Awards for the City

Local, Regional and National Awards Received by the City

2022
  • Northglenn-Thornton Sentinel Best of the Best
    • Annual Event – Food Truck Carnival and Shred Event
    • Art Gallery – Northglenn Arts
    • Best Boss – Becky Smith, City of Northglenn
    • Best Customer Service – Northglenn Recreation Center
    • Dog Park – Bill Goodspeed Happy Tails Dog Park
    • Gov’t Agency – City of Northglenn
    • Gov’t Official – Heather Geyer, Northglenn City Mgr.
    • Hiking/Biking Trails – City of Northglenn Bike and Greenway Trails
    • Local Theatre/Playhouse –Parsons Theatre
    • Park – E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park
    • Summer Camp (kids) – Northglenn Recreation Center
    • Swimming Lessons – Northglenn Recreation Center
    • Swimming Pool/Water park – Northglenn Recreation Center
    • Yoga/Pilates Studio – Northglenn Recreation Center
  • Cara Hockaday - Colorado Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) PLAaY Professional of the Year. PLAaY is a section of CPRA that shares program ideas and discusses licensing issues for children's educational and enrichment programs for ages 3 to 12.
  • Medium Community of the Year for the Karl's Farm development by the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC)
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the 2022 Budget. This is the 13th straight year the city has earned this honor.
2021
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the 2021 Budget. This is the 12th straight year the city has earned this honor.
  • Columbine Award for Design, New Facility, for the new Northglenn Recreation Center, Senior Center and Theatre - Colorado Parks and Recreation Association
Colorado Community Media Best of the Best Award for the Northglenn-Thornton area
  • Best Place to Meet New People: Northglenn Parks and Trails
  • Dog Park: Bill Goodspeed Happy Tails Dog Park
  • Live Music Venue: City of Northglenn Park Concerts
  • Local Theater/Playhouse: D.L. Parsons Theatre
  • Park: E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park
  • Public Art Display: Art on Parade at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park; Bee My Honey
  • Summer Camps (kids): Northglenn Recreation Center
  • Swimming Lessons: Northglenn Recreation Center
  • Trash Service: City of Northglenn
2020

Colorado Community Media Best of the Best Award for Northglenn/Thornton
  • Annual Event: Shred Event - Horizons North Credit Union and the Police Department
  • Trash Service - City of Northglenn
2019
  • Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the 2019 Budget. This is the 10th straight year the city has earned this honor.


Colorado Community Media Best of the Best Award for Northglenn/Thornton
  • Annual Event: Shred Event - Horizons North Credit Union and the Police Department
  • Park: E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park