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The City of Lancaster excels in a variety of areas, and that excellence has been recognized by numerous state and national organizations.  Here, just a few of the awards Lancaster has earned in recent years are listed.

2013
American Public Works Association - High Desert Branch
-     Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year
      Solar Lancaster Program
-     Outstanding Public Works Employee of the Year
      Kathy Renee
-     Best Improvement for Public Safety
      Neighborhood Traffic Calming Project

Califonia Resource and Recovery Association
-     Most Outstanding Household Hazardous Waste / Universal Waste and E-Waste Program
      24 Hour Recycling Center

City Clerks Association of California
-     Award of Distinction for Organization, Administration, and Communications
      Geri Bryan

International Downtown Association
-     Pinnacle Award - Public Space Category
      The BLVD Transformation Project

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation Eddy Awards
Most Business-Friendly City

2012
California Downtown Association
-     Award of Excellence for Physical Improvement
      The BLVD Transformation Project

California Redevelopment Association
-    Award of Excellence
     The BLVD Transformation Project

Environmental Protection Agency
-     National Award for Smart Growth Achievement
      The BLVD Transformation Project

Government Finance Officers Association
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

2011
American Planning Association 
-    Award of Merit for Planning Excellence in Implementation
     Downtown Lancaster Specific Plan
American Public Works Association - High Desert Branch
-   Outstanding Project of the Year
    The BLVD Transformation Project
  Best Use of Technology
    City of Lancaster Facility Solar Shade Structure Project

2010
CDA (California Downtown Association) Crystal Eagle Awards 
-    Special Events and Promotions 
      Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix

California Society of Municipal Financial Officers
Excellence in Operating Budgeting

Government Finance Officers Association
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Excellence in Financial Reporting

2009
American Public Works Association – High Desert Branch
-     Outstanding Public Works Project of the Year
       Division Street Corridor Recycled Water Project
-     Best Use of Technology
       Graffiti Truck
-     Outstanding Public Works Employee of the Year
       Steve Dassler

California Society of Municipal Financial Officers 
Excellence in Operating Budgeting

Government Finance Officers Association 
-     Distinguished Budget Presentation Award 
      Excellence in Financial Reporting

Southern California Association of Governments
-     Furthering the Regional Vision Award
      Honorable Mention - Downtown Lancaster Specific Plan

2008
AEP (Association of Environmental Professionals)
-    Outstanding Public Involvement Program
      Felt Board City

CAPIO (California Association of Public Information Officials Awards)
-    Writing 
      Living in Lancaster: Your Guide to Creating a Better Community - First Place
-    Photography 
      Reflective Helmet - First Place
-    Community or Special Audience Newsletter
      OUTLOOK Magazine and OUTLOOK Lite Newsletter - Second Place
-    Internal or Employee Newsletter
      Lancaster: Positively Clear Employee - Second Place
-    Special Innovation
      The Felt Board City - Second Place
-    Public Safety Program or Campaign
      CSI (Crime Stopping Initiatives): Lancaster - Honorable Mention

California Society of Municipal Financial Officers
Excellence in Operating Budgeting

Government Finance Officers Association 
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award 
Excellence in Financial Reporting

2007
American Public Works Association - High Desert Branch
-   Best Environmental Project
    Amargosa Creek Detention Basin De-sedimentation and Habitat Preservation Project
-   Best Use of Technology
    City of Lancaster Pavement Management Program
-   Outstanding Public Works Employee of the Year
    Marissa Diaz, Senior Civil Engineer

California Association of Public Information Officials Awards - Community Newsletter 
Outlook Magazine - Third Place

California Parks and Recreation Society
-   Agency Brochure/Activity Guide
    Spring 2007 Outlook - Best of the Best
-   Web site
    Poppy Festival Web site - Award of Excellence

California Society of Municipal Financial Officers
Outstanding Financial Reporting Award

Government Finance Officers Association
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

International Festival and Events Association
-   Best Newspaper Insert
    California Poppy Festival TAB - Silver Pinnacle Award
-   Festival T-Shirt site
    Kids T-Shirt Design - Bronze Pinnacle Award

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation Eddy Awards
Most Business-Friendly City

National Association of Government Webmasters Pinnacle Awards
City Web site

2006
American Academy of Environmental Engineers - Excellence in Environmental Engineering
The Power of Innovation - Antelope Valley Green Energy Program

California Association of Public Information Officials Awards - Community Newsletter 
Outlook Magazine - Second Place

California Parks and Recreation Society - Agency Brochure/Activity Guide
Spring 2006 Outlook - Best of the Best

California Society of Municipal Financial Officers
Outstanding Financial Reporting Award

Government Finance Officers Association
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

International Festival and Events Association - Festival Web site
California Poppy Festival Web site - Gold Pinnacle Award

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation Eddy Awards
Finalist, Most Business-Friendly City