City Awards and Recognitions

Healthy Lifestyles 

  • Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) Lafayette Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department
  • National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management – 2002, 2014
  • HEAL City (Healthy Eating, Active Living) from LiveWell Colorado
  • American Heart Assn – Gold Fit Friendly Worksite
  • Lafayette Skatepark: ACI (American Concrete Institute) Award of Excellence for Parks and Open Spaces
  • Starburst Award from the Colorado Lottery - Lafayette Skatepark, Greenlee Wildlife Preserve
  • Indian Peaks Golf Course: Golf Digest, Best Places to Play
  • CPRA (Colorado Parks and Recreation Assn) Columbine Award for the Innovative Junior Ranger Program, Kids “Try”athlon, and Rocky Hockey Inline Hockey Programs

Sustainable Living

  • US Dept of Energy SolSmart Award - Gold designation
  • Colorado Association for Recycling’s Outstanding Elected Official Award - 2015 Mayor Christine Berg
  • Gold Level Solar Friendly Community
  • Xcel Energy Sustainability Commitment Award –for outstanding leadership in sustainability and commitment to energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Center for Resource Conservation ‘Conservation Community Leader’ ReWard Winner
  • Eco-Cycle ‘Local Government Award’ Zero Waste Community Partner
  • Colorado Dept of Health: Environmental Leadership Program Bronze Achiever Award for work in promoting Zero Waste
  • Colorado Dept of Health: Environmental Leadership Program Bronze Achiever Award for work in promoting Non-toxic Algae Solutions
  • Tree City USA: 1995-present
Community Life

Department Certifications and Awards

Accreditation by the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police
Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Class 2 - Fire Department
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR) - Finance Department
Colorado Manager of the Year - Gary Klaphake, City Administrator - by the Colorado City/County Management Association
Colorado City Clerk of the Year – Susan Koster, City Clerk – by the Colorado Municipal Clerks Association
AAA Standard and Poors Rating for Water Bonds
AA+ Standard and Poors Rating for General Obligation Bonds