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Park City Municipal Corporation has set the goal for Park City, Utah to become "The Best Resort Town in America.” We strive for excellence in our day-to-day operations, financial stewardship and employee development. We are delighted when our efforts to preserve and enrich Park City's community, heritage and environment are recognized. It is an honor to share these recent awards with the community and our extended family of visitors and guests.


 ICMA COA   ICMA Center for Performance Analytics
  • Park City is being recognized for its performance management efforts with a Certificate of Achievement from the ICMA Center for Performance Analytics.

    The certificate program recognizes the principles of performance management. Jurisdictions meeting the qualifications h ave demonstrated leadership in continuous improvement and community engagement and serve as examples for other governments to follow. Certifications are awarded at the levels of Achievement, Distinction and Excellence. Park City is among ten jurisdictions receiving the Certificate of Achievement and one of 50 recognized overall.


 UEMA   Utah Emergency Management Association
  • Hugh Daniels was chosen as the Utah Emergency Management Association’s (UEMA) President for. Daniels has previously served on the UEMA Board of Directors including positions as an At-Large Member, Treasurer and President-Elect. UEMA is a statewide non-profit professional organization representing over 250 emergency managers from both the public and private sector.

 NWMOA   Northwest Membrane Operators Association
  • Park City’s water treatment operators were honored at the Fall Northwest Membrane Operators Association (NWMOA) in Vancouver Washington. Chad Busch, Park City’s Water Treatment Superintendent, was nominated by top ranked water treatment professionals and his peers as President of the organization. Eric Williams, a long time Park City water department team member, was honored with the Operator of the Year award.

 ULI  Urban Land Institute National Housing Award
  • Park City Municipal received the prestigious Robert C. Larson Workforce Housing Public Policy Award from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing. The Larson Award is given to exemplary state or local governments that provide ongoing and sustainable support for the production, rehabilitation, or preservation of workforce housing.

    Park City Municipal was recognized for its efforts over the past two decades to create workforce housing choices in a resort community. The Larson Award is based on a number of factors, including impact on the supply of workforce housing, comprehensiveness of the tools and programs employed. Park City was one of three 2013 Larson Workforce Housing Public Policy Award recipients.

ILEAD   Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply & Discover
  • Tegan is involved in a collaborative state-wide project, ILEAD USA (Innovative Librarians Explore, Apply and Discover) in which she is gaining recognition. Utah is one of five states participating in. ILEAD USA is a competitive, application-only program that benefits the overall library profession.

    Tegan's ILEAD team has developed a website called Creative Libraries Utah to provide collaboration between Utah libraries to share innovative programs, ideas and developments.

 PCA  People's Choice Award
  • Park City Municipal is proud of the Golf & Recreation departments for being recognized by the Park Record’s People Choice Awards. The PC MARC was recognized as the best fitness center/gym. The golf course was recognized as having two of the top three best golf holes in Park City. Hole #18 was recognized as the best hole while hole #6 was selected the third best hole.

Ski Town Showdown   Ski Town Showdown
  • Park City defeated Aspen in the “Ski Town Showdown”, a challenge that encouraged municipal employees to adopt green behaviors in their daily lives. The showdown occurred May 1-31, 2013, and included 21 action items across the categories of home energy use, water consumption, transportation, waste & recycling, and dietary choices. A total of 149 Park City Municipal employees participated and completed new actions with the potential to prevent nearly one million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

UCPA   Utah Chiefs of Police Association
  • Park City Chief of Police Wade Carpenter was elected President of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association on March 26, 2013, at their annual conference. It is noteworthy that Chief Carpenter’s colleagues indicated their confidence and respect by electing him to this very important office.

    As President of the Association, Chief Carpenter represents all municipal chiefs of police on matters of statewide law enforcement interest. He will serve on statewide committees and will respond to media inquiries and other law enforcement agencies.

 URPA  Utah Recreation & Parks Association
  • PC MARC was the recipient of the “Outstanding Facility” Award given each year to a recreation facility that the URPA Board deems the most deserving. There were eight facilities nominated across the state with PC MARC being the winner.

AWWA   American Water Works Association
  • Michelle De Haan, Water Quality and Treatment Manager, has been named a Trustee of the American Water Works Association Water Science and Research Division. She was selected from a field of highly qualified candidates. As the authoritative resource on safe water, AWWA unites the water community to protect public health and provide safe and sufficient water for all.

 PAII  Professional Association of Inn Keepers
  • Joined by hundreds of her peers at the 2013 Innkeeping Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Liza Simpson, former Innkeeper at The Old Miners' Lodge in Park City, Utah, received the 2013 Hardy Bell Award. Simpson was awarded for significant and long-lasting contributions to the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII). 

Google eCity Award 
 Google eCity Award
  • Google eCity Awards recognizes the strongest online business community in each state. Congratulations, Park City.

    Park City's welcoming downtown and great outdoors make it a destination for all types of visitors. Utah's top digital city boasts eclectic businesses that virtually connect with film-fest fans, skiers and snowboarders.

 Outside  Named Best Active Town
  • Outside Magazine has selected Park City,  Utah, as the winner in its search to determine the best active town in America after a selection process that included an online voting competition via Facebook. As the "Best Active Town", Park City will be honored in the September issue of Outside Magazine which hits newsstands on August 13, 2013.


    Voice of the People Awards for Excellence
  • The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) the premier local government leadership and management organization and National Research Center, Inc. (NRC), the nation’s leading survey research firm for local government, recognized 17 communities for their use of citizen surveys to influence service quality. Park City was one of the jurisdictions to receive the Voice of the People Award for Excellence.

    Communities receiving the Voice of the People Award for Excellence had a service quality rating that was in the top three among all eligible jurisdictions in 2011. To qualify for this award these communities also had to be in the top ten percent among over 500 jurisdictions in the NRC database of citizen surveys.

Office for Victims of Crime
    Awarded Victims of Crime Act Grant 
  • Park City Municipal Corporation has been granted just under $25,000 in a VOCA (Victims of Crime Act) Grant and will be able to hire a Victim Advocate.

Tour of Utah
    Hosted Final Stage of 2012 Tour of Utah
  • As a world class destination for road cyclists, Park City hosted the final stage of this year’s Tour of Utah on August 12th. The Tour of Utah is the premier showcase of International professional cycling competition in North America. The Tour is the continent’s first and oldest UCI America Tour stage race that follows the Tour de France, in early August, and combines magnificent scenery, relentless climbs over high mountain routes and has earned the title of “America’s Toughest Stage Race.”

Recycle Utah - Park City
    Thomas A. Martin Utah Recycler of the Year  
  • Park City Municipal Corporation received the 2012 Thomas A. Martin Utah Recycler of the Year Award from the Recycling Coalition of Utah in the municipal organization division. The award was presented at the Recycling Coalition of Utah’s annual awards meeting at the Airport Marriott in Salt Lake City on June 7, 2012. Recycling at PCMC events is not currently mandated, but strongly suggested. Estimates from the past year indicate that 360 cubic yards of recyclable materials were removed from event related venues.

GFOA - Budget
   GFPA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award 
  • Park City Municipal Corporation has received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFPA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. The award represents a significant achievement and reflects Park City Municipal’s commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. The award is given out bi-yearly and this is the 7th consecutive time Park City has received the award.

    Selected for Utah Solar Case Study 
  • Park City, Utah is leading by example when it comes to solar. The city of 7,558, located southeast of Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Mountains is installing solar on municipal facilities, and working collaboratively with other jurisdictions in Northern Utah through the Wasatch Solar Challenge, one of the Department of Energy’s 22 Rooftop Solar Challenge teams.

    Since 2009, Park City has installed four solar projects on municipal facilities and the city is planning to complete two additional projects in 2012. This is the first in a series of case studies, identified through ICMA’s Solar Survey of Local Governments.

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    Leaders for Life an Anti-bullying Program established by PCPD 
  • Leaders For Life which has been introduced into several schools, serves to educate and enlighten young adults, teach them to celebrate their differences, protect one another, and to embrace love and friendship. PCPD also teamed with the Utah Chiefs of Police Association, Utah Sheriffs Association, and local State Legislators to establish a legislative house bill that prevents bullying and hazing in elementary and secondary schools; the bill was passed during the 2011 State of Utah General Session. 

League of American Bicyclists
   Bicycle Friendly Community Award 
  • The League of American Bicyclists, a nationally recognized bicycle advocacy organization, named Park City and the Snyderville Basin as a ‘Silver Level’ Bicycle Friendly Community. The award is a step up from the Bronze Level designation in 2009. The BFC program provides a roadmap to building a Bicycle Friendly Community and the application itself has become a rigorous and educational tool in itself. The platinum, gold, silver and bronze levels of the award provide a clear incentive for communities to continuously improve.

    Gold Level Ride Town 
  • The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) has awarded Park City Gold-Level Ride Center designation, its highest honor for a mountain biking community. IMBA’s regional Director Ryan Schutz states, “The gold-level status stems from Park City’s commitment to its trails system master planning and cohesive network including signing and trail connections that create a model riding area. From standout beginner-to-intermediate trails to technical challenge and expert-only terrain, the options are expansive.” Congratulations Park City Municipal Corporation, Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District, Summit County and Mountain Trails Foundation!

    President’s Award from Utah Emergency Management Association 
  • The President’s Award is a special recognition as determined by the UEMA President annually. Park City is consistently dedication to the organization contributed to receiving the award and has upgraded UEMA’s financial system to a new and improved level and was instrumental in UEMA becoming a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.


Recycle Utah - Park City
    Recyclers of the Year  
  • Public Works Operations staff has been recognized by Recycle Utah as “Recyclers of the Year” for varying the Citywide Cleanup program to a smaller multi-weekend event, partnering with Recycle Utah to capture a greater concentration recyclable materials and reduce hazardous waste being introduced into the landfill. Becoming an increasingly sustainable community has been a focus of City Council particularly over the last several years with a spotlight on recycling, energy conservation and environmental stewardship. By reducing the material which makes it to the landfill, several environmental benefits including extending the life of the landfill and reducing cost to residents.

GFOA - Financial Reporting
    Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to Park City Municipal Corporation by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. The Award of Financial Reporting Achievement has been awarded to the Finance Department, which is primarily responsible for preparing the award-winning CAFR.

    Certificate of Recognition from Recycling Coalition
  • The Park City Special Events Department received a Certificate of Recognition from the Recycling Coalition of Utah for Outstanding Achievement to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle in the State of Utah.

    Selected to participate in the ICMA's  Fellows program  
  • Park City was selected to participate in the International City/County Manager’s Association (ICMA) inaugural international professional fellows program on creating more sustainable communities. There are five or six other US communities participating in this program that is funded by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and run by ICMA. This program will bring individuals from over thirty counties and territories worldwide. 

Best of State Medal
    Best of State Medal – Leadership Park City 
  • Leadership Park City, now in its 17th year, has once again been recognized with a 2011 Best of State Medal for its outstanding contributions to community development in Utah. The community-based leadership program was previously awarded a Best of State Medal in 2009. The Best of State Awards program was created nine years ago to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in the State of Utah by building awareness of people and organizations that are "Excelling and Surpassing All Else".

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    Green Fork Sustainability Award
  • Summit County Beef is the first project of Summit County Food Coalition, made up of ranchers, government officials, concerned citizens and non-profit organizations who worked to bring grass-fed beef from eastern Summit County to western Summit County grocery stores, restaurants, and consumers. February 2011, Salt Lake Magazine awarded the program the Green Fork Sustainability Award - exactly one year from the first meeting of the group.

New York Times 2
    Park City is on Big Apple’s top places to go list. 
  • According to an article in the January 7, 2011, New York Times, Park City is number 9 on the list of top 41 places to go in 2011. Skiers and boarders alike have always been lured to Park City for the snow. With terrain expansion and new hotels at area resorts, on-mountain exploration is a not-to-be-missed experience.


Green Power Partnership
   EPA Green Power Community of the Year  
  • This award recognizes the hard work of Park City’s environmental non-profits, our local media, local businesses that have gone green, Park City Municipal’s Mayor, City Council and staff, and the environmental commitment of individual citizens. In addition to recognizing the commitment to purchasing renewable energy made by the City, local businesses, full time residents and part-time residents, it also highlighted environmental community outreach programs conducted by both local non-profits and the City. Included in those efforts highlighted were the My Sustainable Year campaign and the website.

    Certified Emergency Manager Credential  
  • Park City’s Emergency Manager, Hugh Daniels, is one of 59 candidates approved in September for CEM status by a Commission of 25 respected professionals in the emergency management field. Credentials requirements include experience, references, education, training, and contributions to the profession.
    The CEM designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).

Utah Housing Coalition
    Project of the Year from the Utah Housing Coalition 
  • The award is given annually to an affordable housing project that demonstrates leadership in design, financing and targeting community needs.  Park City Municipal developed the Snow Creek Cottages project to address a pressing need for affordable home ownership opportunities for its local workforce. Snow Creek Cottages is a 13-unit sustainable community incorporating renewable energy, green building materials and energy efficient building technologies.


    Awarded the Savvy Award and the 3CCCMA Award of Excellence 
  • Park City’s website redesign received the prestigious Savvy award presented annually by the national City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA). The judges commented that the website is beautiful and easy-to-use that fits both residents and tourists well. “The unique and picturesque feel of the homepage and the use of photos and graphics throughout the site really capture the essence of Park City.” The redesigned website Park City was selected from other communities under 45,000 in population. The website also received an Award of Excellence for its beautiful and clean site design.

   Environmental Milestone Recognition 
  • Park Ciity was recently recognized for its progress on climate protection and environmental sustainability. ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, the leading local government association addressing climate change, presented Park City with an award for completing Milestone 3 of its 5 Milestone process. 

Rotary International
    PC Transportation System earns Professional Citizens of the Year Award 
  • Park City's free public transportation system is the 2nd largest in Utah and carries up to two million passengers a year. Jerry also stressed how the system now covers the entire Snyderville Basin and operates 24/7, 365 days a year, and most importantly that our bus drivers are usually one of the first locals tourists encounter when they visit Park City.