Awards & Recognition

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In an effort to develop and sustain a unified, positive identity with an overall sense of community pride to energize our Town and help realize our vision in a faster and more effective fashion, below is a list of community awards and recognition received by the Town.

FGBC Certification
CAACE Awards
GIU Unit of the Month Award
Caribbean Blvd. Roadway Improvements
2015 Tree City USA Designation
Old Cutler Road Grand Opening
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OCR Project of the Year Award
APWA Awards
Cutler Bay Muni Award Winner
2015 Relay for Life Banner Award
2015 APWA Awards

 Finance Department

  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Fiscal Year 2014-15 "Distinguished Budget Presentation" Award
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Fiscal Year 2015-16 "Distinguished Budget Presentation" Award

General Government

  • Florida Green Building Coalition "Certified Silver" City (2005 to Present)
  • Florida Green Building Coalition "Green Local Government" Designation (2009 to Present)
  • Florida Department of Elder Affairs' 2010 Communities for a Lifetime Designation
  • Florida League of Cities' "2012 Environmental Stewardship Award" for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) District Program
  • Florida Council on Aging's "2015 Quality Senior Living Award for Service to Seniors by an Organization"
  • 2015 Relay for Life of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay Best Team Banner Award
  • 2015 Sustainable Florida Finalist for Best Practice Government Award
  • 2016 AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities Designation
  • Florida League of Cities' 2016 Home Rule Hero Award

Parks & Recreation Department

  • 2016 Certificate of Appreciation for Providing Quality After-School Services to Youth in Miami-Dade County
  • 2016 Recognized by the Advocacy Network on Disabilities "All Children Together" Project for Completing Step 2 of 5 on the Inclusion Readiness Tool (IRT)
  • 2016 Healthy Weight Community Champion
  • 2017 Certificate of Appreciation for Supporting the Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida, Inc. - Cutler Ridge Park
  • 2017 Healthy Weight Community Champion

Public Works Department

  • Old Cutler Roadway Improvements Project - A Joint Participation Agreements (JPA) with Miami-Dade County - Completed 2014
    • Florida Chapter American Public Works Association (APWA) "Stormwater Contractor of the Year" - Acosta Tractors Inc.
    • Florida Chapter American Public Works Association (APWA) "Project Manager of the Year" - Alfredo Quintero, Public Works Director
    • Community Image Advisory Board Honorable Mention
    • Cuban American Association of Civil Engineers (C-AACE) "2014 Project of the Year Award"
  • Caribbean Boulevard Roadway Improvements Project - In Progress - Commenced 2015
    • Florida Chapter APWA "2015 Contractor of the Year" - Acosta Tractors Inc.
    • Florida Chapter APWA "2015 Consultant of the Year" - Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
    • Florida Chapter APWA "2017 Stormwater Contractor of the Year" for Gap 1 (from Canal C-100 Bridge to Coral Sea Road) - Acosta Tractors Inc.
    • Florida Chapter APWA "2017 Stormwater Consultant of the Year" for Gap 1 (from Canal C-100 Bridge to Coral Sea Road) - Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
  • 2009 The Arbor Day Foundation's "Tree City USA" Designation
  • 2010 The Arbor Day Foundation's "Tree City USA" Designation
  • 2011 The Arbor Day Foundation's "Tree City USA" Designation
  • 2012 "Tree City USA" Growth Award Designation
  • 2013 "Tree City USA" Growth Award Designation
  • 2014 "Tree City USA" Growth Award Designation
  • 2015 "Tree City USA" Growth Award Designation
  • 2016 "Tree City USA" Growth Award Designation
  • SW 212 Street Drainage and Roadway Improvements Project - Completed 2016
    • South Florida Branch APWA "2016 Professional Manager of the Year Award: Stormwater" - Yenier Vega, Stormwater Utility Manager
    • Florida Chapter APWA "2016 Florida Chapter Young Leader Award" - Yenier Vega, Stormwater Utility Manager
    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) "2015-16 Project of the Year Category I for Outstanding Engineering Achievement"
    • Florida Chapter APWA "Stormwater Contractor of the Year" - Acosta Tractors Inc.
    • South Florida Branch APWA "Branch Contractor of the Year" Acosta Tractors Inc.
    • Florida Chapter APWA "Consultant of the Year" Kimley-Horn & Associates Inc.
  • 2017 Complete Streets Community Award for Old Cutler Road and Caribbean Boulevard (from Canal C-100 Bridge to Coral Sea Road) Roadway Improvements Projects

Cutler Bay Policing Unit

  • Miami-Dade Police Department's 2014 "Unit of the Month" Award - General Investigations Unit (GIU)

 

 Note: Awards and recognition listed above in Departmental order.