Environment

  • Stormwater Management program recognized by DHR.
  • Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award - Gold Award for the “Clean and Green” Campaign
  • Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award - Gold Award for the “Carvins Cove Easement” (April 1, 2009).
  • Virginia Recycling Association - First Place for “Outstanding Municipal Recycling Performance” for outstanding efforts towards recycling and waste reduction efforts administered by city government (May 5, 2009).
  • 2009 Annual Awards in the Community Sustainability Program Excellence Award category (September 13, 2009). The city has been notified by I.C.M.A. (International City/County Management Association) that it will receive first place in the Community Sustainability category - ICMA recognizes local government programs or processes that demonstrate innovation, excellence and success in balancing that community’s social, economic, environmental and cultural needs.