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Roseville wins multiple awards for outstanding service
Last Updated: 8/4/2014
The City of Roseville and members of the city staff have been the recipients of several awards recently.
- Outstanding Librarian in Support of Literacy Award from the California Library Association to Roseville City Librarian Natasha Casteel. In past year, the library's adult literacy program has worked with 42 adult learners and 34 volunteer tutors, resulting in over 1100 hours of tutoring.
- Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the city’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded to Roseville for the 14th consecutive year.
"This is a very prestigious award and represents the extraordinary time, care and effort given to producing our budget each year," said Monty Hanks, City of Roseville Finance Director. "We continually strive to create budget documents that clearly communicates Roseville’s finances making it easier for our residents to find and understand this important information."
- 2013 Regional Project of the Year from the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) awarded to the South Placer Transit Information Center. Roseville Transit was one of the lead agencies involved in the formation of the center.
South Placer Transit Information Center serves more than 345,000 residents by providing transit information, customer service, and trip planning for Local fixed-route, Commuter, and Dial-A-Ride services for five transit agencies through one phone number, (916) or (530) 745-7560.
- 2014 Outstanding Coordination Award from the California Association for Coordinated Transportation for advancing transit coordination and services in the Roseville region. This includes launching the South Placer Transit Information resource, part of the South Placer Transit Information Center program.
- Playful City USA for the second year sponsored by the Humana Foundation, honoring cities and towns that champion efforts to make play a priority through establishing policy initiatives, infrastructure investments and innovative programming.
- Tree City USA for the 32nd year and the Tree City USA Growth Award for the 19th year, both from the Arbor Day Foundation. These awards were given in honor of the city’s commitment to effective urban forest management and demonstrating environmental improvement and higher-level tree care.
- Creating Community Award from the California Park and Recreation Society for the Operation Swim program. Operation Swim serves the underserved with community supported by providing income eligible children with swimsuits, beach towels and free swimming lessons each summer.
- Recreation and Community Program Award for Wine Down Wednesday and the Park Planning Award for the Vernon Street Town Square from the California Park and Recreation Society.
The Recreation & Community Program Award recognizes excellence in recreation and community services programs that encourage participation in recreation activities and builds loyalty for parks and recreation services.
The Park Planning Award Recognizes excellence in the park planning that promote participation in recreational experiences, strengthens community image and sense of place, strengthens safety and security, increases cultural unity, protects environmental resources, and facilitates community problem solving.
- Excellence in Communications Award from the California Association of Public Information Officers for the video "Hands Only CPR Saves Lives". The video was produced, directed and edited by the Roseville Public Affairs and Communications Department and the Roseville Fire Department.
- Excellence in Media Campaign, Photography and Newsletters from the Northwest Public Power Association for Roseville Electric’s public outreach campaign.
- Excellence in Campaign Illustration from the Sacramento Public Relations Society for Roseville Electric’s Count Watts character.
- Award of Distinction from the California Association of Public Information Officers for the Sake of the Lake public and media outreach event at Folsom Lake.