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.

2016 APWA Awards 3
FGBC Certification
CAACE Awards
2016 APWA Awards 2
GIU Unit of the Month Award
Caribbean Blvd. Roadway Improvements
2015 Tree City USA Designation
2016 APWA Awards 1
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
  • Florida Chapter American Public Works Association (APWA) "2017 Administrative Support Award" - Town Manager Rafael G. Casals

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.
    • Florida Chapter APWA "2016 Consultant of the Year" for Hap 1 (from Canal C-100 Bridge to Coral Sea Road) - Stantec Consulting Services Inc.
    • Florida Chapter APWA "2016 Stormwater Contractor of the Year" for Gap 1 (from Canal C-100 Bridge to Coral Sea Road) - Acosta Tractors Inc.
    • Florida Chapter APWA "2017 Contractor of the Year" - Acosta Tractors 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.