ABAG - Association of Bay Area Governments - 2010 Growing Smarter Together Awards. Of the 6 awards presented, Richmond received the Building a Better Bay Area - Urban Design award. The City was recognized for revitalizing our 1950s-era Civic Center. The City surpassed the planned Silver LEED standards by reducing water use and runoff control, and installing solar panels and state of the art window glazing systems. The project resulted in a restored Timothy Phfulger designed Civic Center, new office space, and Gold LEED certification, while maintaining the building's complex historical significance. A public art project included historical renderings and work from recognized local arts, numerous paintings, elevator etchings, and a plaza sculpture and water feature. View the ABAG video.
California Society of Municipal Finance Officers Outstanding Finance Reporting 2005-06 Award. This program encourages local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence a spirit of transparency and full disclosure and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal. This award was received on March 6, 2007.
2006 CESA Presidents Award for Outstanding service and support to CESA and the profession of Emergency Management. CESA Presidents Award is awarded to organizations or individuals that have made a significant contribution to emergency management within the Coastal Chapter area of the California Emergency Services Association (CESA). Nominations are reviewed for application conformance by the Coastal Chapter Awards Chairperson. The Chapter Board then forwards nominations to the State Board to be considered along with the other two chapters’ nominees for the CESA awards. The Board determines the Appropriate award category for the nomination. This is the highest award presented to a member of the organization.
CSMFO Excellence in Capital Budgeting. The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) has awarded the City of Richmond this award for the Capital Improvement Plan Budget. For the second year in a row, the City has achieved recognition and was awarded the Meritorious Award for its fiscal year 2006-07 Capital Improvement plan Budget.
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Richmond has received this award two years in a row now which represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designated to assess how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device
CAPIO Award - The City of Richmond received an Award of Merit from the 2007 California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) Awards of Excellence statewide communications competition in the Web Site category. This is a first for the City’s web site as the City has not been nominated for a website award in the past. This year’s event was especially exciting as there was less than a point difference between the Award of Distinction and the Award of Merit. This award was received on April 19th, 2007
2007 Web Marketing Association Award of Outstanding Website (WMA) The WMA releases this award to set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the internet. This award allows the Web Marketing Association to recognize work, like the City of Richmond Website, above and beyond the standard of excellence.
2007 CALED Award of Merit - The Redevelopment Agency’s Office of Economic Development received an Award of Merit for Economic Development Promotions from CALED for the richmondca4business.com website, which is in English and Spanish. This website was one result of the economic development marketing initiative with Brand Design that produced the website and collateral materials, including a brochure, handouts and a CD that is linked to the website.