2014

  • Roanoke was recognized with the Outstanding Achievement Award in the 2014 City Livability Awards Program by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The Parks and Arts initiative was the city program highlighted for the award.
  • The 100 Best Fleets in North America Contest selected the city’s Fleet Management Division as one of the Top 100 Fleets in North America, out of 38,000 fleets in the United States and Canada.
  • Government Fleet magazine announced the Leading Fleets for 2014, and the City of Roanoke was among the top 50 named for this honor.
  • Roanoke Fire-EMS Swift Water Rescue Team received the coveted Higgins & Langley Award for their heroic efforts during the July 2013 flash flooding.
  • The City of Roanoke received the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
  • The Finance Department received the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the city and its pension plan.
  • USA Today named the Roanoke Valley (including the City of Roanoke) as one of the 10 Best Bike-friendly Cities in the country.
  • Roanoke was named one of America's Best Small Cities on the Rise by Smarter Travel in July.
  • Roanoke was included in the Top 10 Valentine's Getaways - World Property Channel
  • Convention South Magazine selected Roanoke as one of the Top 5 in its 2014 list of "The South's Cool Spots for Summer Meetings"
  • The City of Roanoke's main Facebook page, City of Roanoke, VA - Communications won the Savvy award, first place, in the social media category from City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA).
  • Gold Summit Award for the 2014 Social Media Snow Event (Public Relations Society of America - Blue Ridge Chapter)