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The City of Chula Vista is proud of the many accolades it has received from various entities. From fiscal responsibility to climate and environmental awards, we strive to do our best for our residents, businesses and visitors. Some of the most recent are listed below:

March 15, 2019 - The National Wildlife Federation selected Chula Vista as part of its 81st annual National Wildlife Week of the most wildlife-friendly cities. Chula Vista ranked #5. 

March 11, 2019 - California Police Chief’s Association Awarded Chula Vista Police Department the 2019 CPCA & Motorola Technology Innovation Award for ground-breaking work on Drone as a First Responder program.

March 11, 2019 -  Connected Communities Collaborative recognized the city with the Smart City Blueprint Award for innovation in creating and implementing the Chula Vista Smart City Strategic Action Plan.

December 17, 2018 - League of American Bicyclists designates Chula Vista as a Bicycle Friendly Community at the Bronze level.

November 2018 - The Chula Vista Police Department received a $425,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program to educate the public on safe roadway habits and deter people from violating traffic laws.

November 2018 - A Chula Vista Fire Department firefighter/paramedic was certified elite FEMA canine search team along with his four-legged partner.

November 2018 - City awarded Public Agency of the Year by the Institute of Transportation Engineers San Diego Section granted for notable contribution to the enhancement of the local and regional transportation industry.

November 7, 2018 -  The Chula Vista Police Department was awarded the international 2018 Hermon Goldstein Award for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing for a new domestic violence program.

October 2017 - The Chula Vista Police Department received a $530,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program. 

October 25, 2018 - Bernays Award from Public Relations Society of America (San Diego Chapter) for the THISisChula Video

December 7, 2017 - Bike Coalition 2017 Public Partner of the Year. This award is presented for the efforts to make bicycling better for all in the City of Chula Vista.

February 6, 2017 - The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), announced that the City of Chula Vista has received their Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.  This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and must meet strict criteria for budget presentation including a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device.  

February 2 2017 - The City of Chula Vista has been named one of ten finalists for a Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant. The Smart Cities Council, the world’s largest smart cities network, is awarding Smart Cities Council Challenge Grants to help five American cities apply smart technologies to improve urban livability, workability and sustainability.

November, 2016 - The Chula Vista Police Department received a $330,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special reinforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.
October 27, 2016 - CVPD Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) was selected as one of two teams receiving the 2016 California Narcotic Officers Association Team of the Year award. Our NET team investigations resulted in over 80 arrests in 2015, most for street level narcotics violations. The team seized close to $25,000 in cash and assisted the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) targeting street level narcotic dealers for seven months.

October 20, 2016 - The Otay Ranch Branch Library has received a Ribbons and Shovels award for best commercial renovation. 

July 2016 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter EMMY Community/Public Service (PSAs) - Single Spot/Campaign: 3,000 Mile Myth (oil recycling)

July 2016 - 38th Annual TELLY Award, Honoring the Best in Film and Video: Bronze, Commercials: 3,000 Mile Myth (oil recycling)

May 2016 - Assistance to Firefighters Award (DHS, FEMA) FOR $680,000

2016 – City awarded Platinum Beacon Spotlight Award for Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions by the Local Government Commission

July 21, 2015 - City received Vision's What’s Next Award in Transparency

June 2015 - Office of Traffic Safety Award for $210,000

February 3, 2015 – City  honored with Diamond Award from iCommute San Diego

January 14, 2015 – City named Semifinalist in $5 Million Competition for the Georgetown University Energy Prize (GUEP)

2015 – City presented with the Outstanding Public Involvement Award from the Association of Environmental Professionals, San Diego Chapter

December 23, 2014 – Recreation Department recognized for its WARN (Water Awareness in Residential Neighborhoods) program by Aquatics International as “Best of Aquatics 2014: Community Outreach”

September 25, 2014 – City receives Spotlight Award from the Institute for Local Government and the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative

May 21, 2014 – City honored as Energy Champion by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

May 2014 – San Diego Earthworks: Sun Catcher Award

May 19, 2014 – City named Bronze Level Winner in Bicycle Friendly Community by League of American Bicyclists

February 25, 2014 – City receives the Organizational Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

January 30, 2014 – Finance presented the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada

January 28, 2014 – City and Port of San Diego receive National Planning Achievement Award for the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan from American Planning Association (APA) for Urban Design

2014 - “Kinder Ready Go” Kindergarten Boot Camp, the Chula Vista Public Library’s successful introduction to kindergarten, won an international award from Altrusa.

2014 - City awarded Platinum Beacon Spotlight Award for Agency Electricity and Natural Gas Reductions by the Local Government Commission

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