• 2003 All-America City Award Winner

    2002 All-America City Award Finalist 


    City Manager’s Office:

    City Manager of the Year - The Florida League of Cities announced that Jorge M. Gonzalez, City of Miami Beach has been selected as the City Manager of the Year.

    2002 Miami Dade County and City Management Association's Leadership Award presented to City Manager Jorge M. Gonzalez.


    Office of Budget and Performance Improvement (OBPI)

    City Honored with Distinguished Budget Presentation Award - Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the City of Miami Beach its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget for the years 2003, 2004 and 2005. This reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.


    Office of Communications:

    2005 Savvy Award for the "Best Citizen Participation Program" for the Vote Miami Beach campaign.

    2003 Savvy Award from the City, County Communications and Marketing Association for the creative marketing and communications efforts honoring the City’s website.

    2002 Savvy Award from the City, County Communications and Marketing Association for the creative marketing and communications efforts of the Veterans Day Benefit Concert with NSYNC.


    Tourism and Cultural Development Department:

    Miami Beach’s Convention and Tourism Liaison and Chief of Protocol Michael Aller received the 2003 Travel & Tourism Hall of Fame Award from the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.


    Building Department:

    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded Syed Mehdi Ashraf the 2003 Florida Section Government Engineer of the Year.


    Neighborhood Services:

    President’s Award from Participate America (2002). The City of Miami Beach was the only governmental entity in the country to receive an award for their outstanding civic participation.



    Outstanding Agency Accreditation Award from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (2002). The City was the 40th award recipient in the agency’s 56-year history and currently the only South Florida department to hold such an accreditation.


    Property Management:

    TOBY Award from Building Owners and Manager’s Association (2002).  The City was awarded the TOBY, the highest award given for excellence in commercial real estate management, in both the local and southeastern United States regional competitions. In winning the regional award, the City placed in the top six governmental property management organizations in the entire US and Canada.


    Public Works/Transportation/Concurrency Management Division:

    2002, Award of Merit from the America Planning Association (2002). For the successful creation of the Miami Beach Transportation Concurrency Management Areas, a coordinated approach to land use and transportation development.

    City of Miami Beach "City Hall Building" regional award (Southeast US) in the "Government Office Building" category, from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).

    Property Management received the "2001 Energy Project of the Year" award from the National Association of Energy Engineers for our work on energy conservation performance based contracts. So far, over $2,500,000 of energy saving projects, including retrofits and equipment have been put under these contracts by Property Management with the entire amount paid for through guaranteed energy savings.

    International Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Property Management Department, 2000, Best Historic Building, Historic City Hall.

    Regional Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Property Management Department, 2000, Best Governmental Building, City Hall, and Best Historic Building, Historic City Hall.

    Tree City USA,City of Miami Beach, 1999, honors the City’s continuous efforts in expanding its urban forest canopy by planting shade and palm trees and its dedication to beautification through landscaping.


    Miami Beach Convention Center (SMG):

    Prime Site Award from Facilities & Destinations Magazine (2002). For the fifth consecutive year for exemplary service.


    Economic Development:

    Roy F. Kenzie Awards, Florida Redevelopment Association, 2000, City of Miami Beach, "Outstanding Rehabilitation, Renovation or Reuse Building Project" for the St. Moritz Hotel project and "Management Programs and Creative Partnerships" for the Loews Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel project.


    Police Department: 

    Dade Partners Award, Police Department, 2000, for the partnership with Feinberg Fisher/Cool School Project.

    Governors Corporate Honor Roll, Police Department, 2000, Governor Bush’s award for a mentoring initiative at Miami Beach Senior High School.


    Planning Department: 

    Florida Successful Community Award, 1999, Planning Department, for a project or a community that shows extraordinary effort to create a special place to live.

    Official Project of Save America's Treasures, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1999, Community/Economic Development Department, Historic Preservation of Old City Hall.

    1000 Friends of Florida, 1999, as one of the state's leaders in growth management recognizing communities that enhance Florida's quality of life through smarter planning for the future.


    Fire Department:

    Life Safety Achievement Award (2003). The Fire Department received this award from the Residential Safety Institute.

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