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National Gold Medal Award Finalist

Category: Excellence in the Field of Park and Recreation Management
Governing Body: National Recreation and Park Association
Year: 2015
The Gold Medal Award honors communities throughout the United States that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management, and agency recognition.
Department: Office of the Chief Executive
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Clean state audit report

Category: Clean state audit report
Governing Body: Ohio Auditor of the State
Year: 2014
Cleveland Metroparks achieved the seventh consecutive year (2007-2013) of a clean State Audit report.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Finance
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2014 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Category: Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Associations
Year: 2014
Cleveland Metroparks received the national Government Finance Officers Associations 2014 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 22th consecutive year.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Finance
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2014 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

Category: Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award
Governing Body: National Purchasing Institute
Year: 2014
Cleveland Metroparks is the only governmental agency in Ohio and only park district in the United States to receive the National Purchasing Institute’s 2014 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award.
Recipients: Ronald Ciancutti, MBA, Director of Procurement
Department: Finance
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Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Category: Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Governing Body: National Government Finance Officers Associations
Year: 2014
Cleveland Metroparks received the national Government Finance Officers Associations Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for Cleveland Metroparks first ever Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for year ended December 31, 2012.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
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Innovation in Public Finance Award

Category: Innovation in Public Finance
Governing Body: Ohio Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2014
Cleveland Metroparks received the Ohio Government Finance Officers Association’s 2014 Innovation in Public Finance Award.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks Purchasing Division
Department: Finance
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Ohio Auditor of State Award of Distinction

Governing Body: Ohio Auditor of the State
Year: 2014
In 2014, Cleveland Metroparks received the first ever Ohio Auditor of State Award of Distinction for exemplary financial reporting in Cleveland Metroparks 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Finance
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Clarion Awards

Category: Newsletters - Print
Governing Body: The Association for Women in Communications
Year: 2014
Clarion winners represent media companies large and small, leading corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit associations and institutions.
Recipients: Emerald Necklace
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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Clarion Awards

Category: Advertising & Marketing - Marketing Communications Campaign/Budget of $50,000 or less
Governing Body: The Association for Women in Communications
Year: 2014
Clarion winners represent media companies large and small, leading corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit associations and institutions.
Recipients: Dinosaurs!
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Awards for Publication Excellence Awards (APEX)

Category: Blog Campaign
Governing Body: Communications Concepts
Year: 2014
An annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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Awards for Publication Excellence Awards (APEX)

Category: Trails App
Governing Body: Communications Concepts
Year: 2014
An annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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The Communicator Awards - Silver Award of Distinction

Category: iNaturalist - Interactive Multimedia
Governing Body: The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts
Year: 2014
Honoring excellence in marketing and communications.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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The Communicator Awards - Silver Award of Distinction

Category: Cleveland Metroparks Twitter
Governing Body: The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts
Year: 2014
Honoring excellence in marketing and communications.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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The Communicator Awards - Silver Award of Distinction

Category: Mobile App
Governing Body: The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts
Year: 2014
Honoring excellence in marketing and communications.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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The Communicator Awards - Silver Award of Distinction

Category: Most Improved Content Marketing
Governing Body: The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts
Year: 2014
Honoring excellence in marketing and communications.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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The Communicator Awards - Silver Award of Distinction

Category: Blog Campaign
Governing Body: The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts
Year: 2014
Honoring excellence in marketing and communications.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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The Communicator Awards - Silver Award of Distinction

Category: Trails App
Governing Body: The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts
Year: 2014
Honoring excellence in marketing and communications.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Green Certification

Category: Green Certification
Governing Body: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Year: 2013-2015
The Green Initiative Committee's (GIC) purpose is to promote efficient energy use and other environmentally responsible programs for adoption by law offices/departments in an effort to lessen the cumulative effects on the environment.
Department: Legal
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WebAward

Category: Government Website
Governing Body: Web Marketing Association
Year: 2013
The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web.
Recipients: clevelandmetroparks.com
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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Interactive Media Awards - Best in Class

Category: Government Website
Year: 2013
The Interactive Media Awards™ recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievement.
Recipients: clevelandmetroparks.com
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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W3 Awards - Silver

Category: General Website/Government
Governing Body: International Academy of the Visual Arts
Year: 2013
The W³ Awards honors creative excellence on the web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning sites, videos and marketing programs.
Recipients: clevelandmetroparks.com
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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Savvy Award

Category: Digital Interactive - Overall Website
Governing Body: City-County Communications and Marketing Association
Year: 2013
The Savvy Awards competition recognizes outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships.
Recipients: clevelandmetroparks.com
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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Davey Awards - Silver

Category: Homepage
Year: 2013
The Davey Awards is an international creative award focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small firms worldwide.
Recipients: clevelandmetroparks.com
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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Davey Awards - Silver

Category: Government Website
Year: 2013
The Davey Awards is an international creative award focused exclusively on honoring outstanding creative work from the best small firms worldwide.
Recipients: clevelandmetroparks.com
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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MarCom Awards - Platinum

Category: Design (Web)/Website Redesign
Year: 2013
MarCom Awards is a creative competition for any individual or company involved in the concept, writing and design of print, visual, audio and web materials and programs.
Recipients: clevelandmetroparks.com
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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MarCom Awards - Honorable Mention

Category: Design (Web)/Website Home Page
Year: 2013
MarCom Awards is a creative competition for any individual or company involved in the concept, writing and design of print, visual, audio and web materials and programs.
Recipients: clevelandmetroparks.com
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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MarCom Awards - Gold

Category: Website/Government
Year: 2013
MarCom Awards is a creative competition for any individual or company involved in the concept, writing and design of print, visual, audio and web materials and programs.
Recipients: clevelandmetroparks.com
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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MarCom Awards - Gold

Category: Design (Web)/Website
Year: 2013
MarCom Awards is a creative competition for any individual or company involved in the concept, writing and design of print, visual, audio and web materials and programs.
Recipients: clevelandmetroparks.com
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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2013 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement

Category: Achievement of Excellence in Procurement
Governing Body: National Purchasing Institute
Year: 2013
Cleveland Metroparks is the only governmental agency in Ohio and only park district in the United States to receive the National Purchasing Institute’s 2013 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Finance
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Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Category: Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Associations
Year: 2013
Cleveland Metroparks received the national Government Finance Officers Associations 2013 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 21th consecutive year.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Finance
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Ohio Museums Association Silver Award

Category: Annual Report
Year: 2013
The Visual Communication Competition recognizes creative excellence in Ohio museums by its field professionals and organizations producing material for museums.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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Clarion Awards

Category: Marketing Communications Campaign/Budget of $50,000 or less
Governing Body: The Association for Women in Communications
Year: 2013
Clarion winners represent media companies large and small, leading corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit associations and institutions.
Recipients: The RainForest 20th Anniversary Celebration
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Clarion Awards

Category: Special Event
Governing Body: The Association for Women in Communications
Year: 2013
Clarion winners represent media companies large and small, leading corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit associations and institutions.
Recipients: Boo at the Zoo
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Brass Ring Award

Category: Public Relations Programming - Class 2
Governing Body: IAAPA
Year: 2013
Founded in 1918, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide.
Recipients: The RainForest 20th Anniversary Celebration
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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Cleveland Rocks Awards – Silver

Category: Special Events (seven or fewer days)
Governing Body: Public Relations Society of America
Year: 2013
PRSA awards recognize outstanding public relations campaigns, programs and tactics, and the dedication and contributions of public relations and communications professionals.
Recipients: The RainForest 20th Anniversary
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Cleveland Rocks Awards – Silver

Category: Press Kit
Governing Body: Public Relations Society of America
Year: 2013
PRSA awards recognize outstanding public relations campaigns, programs and tactics, and the dedication and contributions of public relations and communications professionals.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Cleveland Rocks Awards – Silver

Category: Interactive Communication
Governing Body: Public Relations Society of America
Year: 2013
PRSA awards recognize outstanding public relations campaigns, programs and tactics, and the dedication and contributions of public relations and communications professionals.
Recipients: Mobile App
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Cleveland Rocks Awards – Silver

Category: Integrated Communications
Governing Body: Public Relations Society of America
Year: 2013
PRSA awards recognize outstanding public relations campaigns, programs and tactics, and the dedication and contributions of public relations and communications professionals.
Recipients: The RainForest 20th Anniversary Celebration
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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CAPRA Accreditation

Year: 2013
Cleveland Metroparks is proud to announce it has been accredited by CAPRA, the most prestigious organization for certifying standards of excellence in park districts in the U.S.
Department: Office of the Chief Executive
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Awards for Publication Excellence Awards (APEX) - Grand Award Winner

Category: Mobile App
Governing Body: Communications Concepts
Year: 2013
An annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media.
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Awards for Publication Excellence Awards (APEX)

Category: YouTube Publications
Governing Body: Communications Concepts
Year: 2013
An annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media.
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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Awards for Publication Excellence Awards (APEX)

Category: Marketing & Public Relations Campaigns, Programs & Plans
Governing Body: Communications Concepts
Year: 2013
An annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media.
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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NorthCoast 99 Winner

Category: Top 99 Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio
Governing Body: ERC
Year: 2013
NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. The program was developed and is presented by ERC.
Department: Human Resources
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National Apex Competition Award of Excellence

Category: Most Improved Website
Governing Body: Communication Concepts
Year: 2013
An annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media.
Recipients: clevelandmetroparks.com
Department: Finance
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18th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement

Governing Body: The National Procurement Institute, Inc.
Year: 2013
This prestigious award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria.
Department: Finance
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2012 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award

Category: Achievement of Excellence in Procurement
Governing Body: National Purchasing Institute
Year: 2012
Cleveland Metroparks is the only governmental agency in Ohio and only park district in the United States to receive the National Purchasing Institute’s 2012 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Finance
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Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Category: Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Associations
Year: 2012
Cleveland Metroparks received the national Government Finance Officers Associations 2012 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 20th consecutive year.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Finance
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Ohio Auditor of State Award

Category: Ohio Auditor of State Award
Governing Body: Ohio Auditor of the State
Year: 2012
Cleveland Metroparks received the 2012 Ohio Auditor of State Award from Auditor of State Dave Yost for exemplary financial reporting where he cited that “The citizens you represent are well-served by your effective and accountable financial practices.”
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Finance
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CFO of the Year

Category: CFO of the Year
Governing Body: Crain's Cleveland Business
Year: 2012
David J. Kuntz received the Crain’s Cleveland Business 2012 CFO of the Year Award in the Medium Non-Profit/Government category.
Recipients: David J. Kuntz
Department: Finance
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Auditor of the State Award

Category: Auditor of the State Award
Governing Body: Ohio Auditor of the State
Year: 2012
Cleveland Metroparks received the 2012 Ohio Auditor of State Award from Auditor of State Dave Yost for exemplary financial reporting where he cited that “The citizens you represent are well-served by your effective and accountable financial practices.”
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks
Department: Finance
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Brass Ring Awards - Marketing Excellence

Category: Public Relations Programming - Class 2 (Zoos and aquariums)
Governing Body: International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
Year: 2012
Founded in 1918, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide.
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Ohio Museums Association Silver Award

Category: Budget Level 6
Year: 2012
The Visual Communication Competition recognizes creative excellence in Ohio museums by its field professionals and organizations producing material for museums.
Recipients: Souvenir Book
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Association of Zoos & Aquariums Exhibit Award - Significant Achievement

Category: Institutional budget more than $5 million
Year: 2012
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums recognizes outstanding achievement in educational program design judging programs on their ability to promote conservation knowledge, attitudes and behavior, show innovation, and measure success.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for African Elephant Crossing
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Association of Zoos & Aquariums Education Award - TOP HONORS

Category: Institutional budget more than $5 million
Year: 2012
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums recognizes outstanding achievement in educational program design judging programs on their ability to promote conservation knowledge, attitudes and behavior, show innovation, and measure success.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for African Elephant Crossing Education Program
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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National Professional Women’s Writers Award

Category: Social Media
Governing Body: National Association of Professional Women
Year: 2012
The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is an exclusive network for professional women to interact, exchange ideas, educate, and empower.
Recipients: Dianna Kall
Department: Rangers
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National Apex Competition Award of Excellence

Category: Social Media
Governing Body: Communication Concepts
Year: 2012
An annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media.
Recipients: Dianna Kall
Department: Rangers
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Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Silver Award

Category: Honor Guard
Governing Body: Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Year: 2012
Cleveland's Parade is Ohio's oldest and finest comprising approximately 10,000 participants in 125 units.
Department: Rangers
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17th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement

Governing Body: The National Procurement Institute, Inc.
Year: 2012
This prestigious award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria.
Department: Finance
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Greater Cleveland Trails and Greenway Conference Awards

Category: Outstanding Trail Connection
Governing Body: Greater Cleveland Trails and Greenway
Year: 2012
Focusing on trail and greenway development in Northeast Ohio.
Recipients: Lake to Lake Trail
Department: Planning Design and Natural Resources
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Kaleidoscope Magazine 40 Under 40 Awards

Governing Body: Crain's Cleveland Business
Year: 2012
Crain's Forty under 40 program honors individuals for their professional success and civic contributions.
Recipients: Demetrius Lambert Falconer
Department: Park Operations
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Kaleidoscope Magazine 40 Under 40 Awards

Governing Body: Crain's Cleveland Business
Year: 2012
Crain's Forty under 40 program honors individuals for their professional success and civic contributions.
Recipients: Shan’ton Jones
Department: Park Operations
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Kaleidoscope Magazine 40 Under 40 Awards

Governing Body: Crain's Cleveland Business
Year: 2012
Crain's Forty under 40 program honors individuals for their professional success and civic contributions.
Recipients: Chlondra Hunter
Department: Finance
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NorthCoast 99 Winner

Category: Top 99 Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio
Governing Body: ERC
Year: 2012
NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. The program was developed and is presented by ERC.
Department: Human Resources
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United Cerebral Palsy - Employer of the Year Award

Governing Body: United Cerebral Palsy
Year: 2012
The award recognizes a business or agency that has made an outstanding contribution to employing people with physical disabilities or has supported the training and hiring of people with disabilities, and created an improved work environment.
Department: Human Resources
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Cleveland Rocks Awards - Silver

Category: Press Kit
Governing Body: Public Relations Society of America
Year: 2011
PRSA awards recognize outstanding public relations campaigns, programs and tactics, and the dedication and contributions of public relations and communications professionals.
Recipients: African Elephant Crossing
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Ohio Museums Association Honorable Mention

Category: Budget Level 6
Year: 2011
The Visual Communication Competition recognizes creative excellence in Ohio museums by its field professionals and organizations producing material for museums.
Recipients: African Elephant Crossing Campaign
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Ohio Museums Association Gold Award

Category: Budget Level 6
Year: 2011
The Visual Communication Competition recognizes creative excellence in Ohio museums by its field professionals and organizations producing material for museums.
Recipients: African Elephant Crossing Press Pack
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Cleveland Rocks Awards - Silver

Category: Integrated Communication
Governing Body: Public Relations Society of America
Year: 2011
PRSA awards recognize outstanding public relations campaigns, programs and tactics, and the dedication and contributions of public relations and communications professionals.
Recipients: African Elephant Crossing
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Cleveland Rocks Awards - Gold

Category: Special Events
Governing Body: Public Relations Society of America
Year: 2011
PRSA awards recognize outstanding public relations campaigns, programs and tactics, and the dedication and contributions of public relations and communications professionals.
Recipients: African Elephant Crossing and Cleveland Zoological Society
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Cleveland Rocks Awards - Silver

Category: Annual Report
Governing Body: Public Relations Society of America
Year: 2011
PRSA awards recognize outstanding public relations campaigns, programs and tactics, and the dedication and contributions of public relations and communications professionals.
Recipients: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Cleveland Rocks Awards - Gold

Category: Special Events
Governing Body: Public Relations Society of America
Year: 2011
PRSA awards recognize outstanding public relations campaigns, programs and tactics, and the dedication and contributions of public relations and communications professionals.
Recipients: African Elephant Crossing
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Cleveland Rocks Awards - Diamond

Category: Media Relations
Governing Body: Public Relations Society of America
Year: 2011
PRSA awards recognize outstanding public relations campaigns, programs and tactics, and the dedication and contributions of public relations and communications professionals.
Recipients: African Elephant Crossing
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Annual Awards of Excellence - Superior Award

Category: Natural Resource Programs
Year: 2011
Ohio Parks & Recreation Association is a non-profit, public interest organization striving to provide quality park and recreational facilities and opportunities for all Ohioans while protecting and preserving Ohio's natural resources.
Recipients: Natural Resources Enforcement Team
Department: Rangers
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Ohio Attorney General Award

Category: Ohio Distinguished Law Enforcement Group Achievement
Governing Body: Ohio Attorney General
Year: 2011
These award winners were chosen for their bravery and for their service to their profession.
Recipients: Operation Traverse Task Force
Department: Rangers
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National Apex Competition Award of Excellence

Category: Eco-Explorer - Public Service, Campaigns, Plans and Programs
Governing Body: Communication Concepts
Year: 2011
An annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media.
Recipients: Demetrius Lambert Falconer, Joe Day, Joe Lenkey and Bob Rotatori
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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National Federation of Press Women - First Place

Category: NaturEscape - Magazine, 4 color
Governing Body: National Federation of Press Women
Year: 2011
National Federation of Press Women is a dynamic nationwide organization of professional women — and men — pursuing careers across the communications spectrum.
Recipients: Marjorie Thomas and Donna Washington
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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National Federation of Press Women - First Place

Category: Partner for the Yogi Bear Movie - Social Media Campaign
Governing Body: National Federation of Press Women
Year: 2011
National Federation of Press Women is a dynamic nationwide organization of professional women — and men — pursuing careers across the communications spectrum.
Recipients: Bob Rotatori and Dan Crandall
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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Recognition for Budget Preparation from the Government Finance Officers Association

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2011
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Recipients: David Kuntz
Department: Finance
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16th Annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement

Governing Body: The National Procurement Institute, Inc.
Year: 2011
This prestigious award is earned by those organizations that demonstrate excellence by obtaining a high score based on standardized criteria.
Department: Finance
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Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2011
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Recipients: David Kuntz
Department: Finance
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NorthCoast 99 Winner

Category: Top 99 Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio
Governing Body: ERC
Year: 2011
NorthCoast 99 is an annual recognition program that honors 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. The program was developed and is presented by ERC.
Department: Human Resources
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Public Relations Society of America Diamond Award

Category: Special Events and Observances
Governing Body: Public Relations Society of America
Year: 2011
PRSA awards recognize outstanding public relations campaigns, programs and tactics, and the dedication and contributions of public relations and communications professionals.
Recipients: African Elephant Crossing Opening
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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Public Relations Society of America Gold Award

Category: Media Relations
Governing Body: Public Relations Society of America
Year: 2011
PRSA awards recognize outstanding public relations campaigns, programs and tactics, and the dedication and contributions of public relations and communications professionals.
Recipients: African Elephant Crossing Campaign
Department: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
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J. Henry Rushton Award

Category: Outstanding Achievements in Advancing Paddle Sport and the Mission of American Canoe Association
Governing Body: American Canoe Association
Year: 2011
Presented annually to an organization or other group for outstanding achievements in advancing paddlesport and the mission of the ACA.
Recipients: Dana Smith
Department: Park Operations
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Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Award of Excellence - Superior Award

Category: Urban Programs
Governing Body: Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
Year: 2011
Ohio Parks & Recreation Association is a non-profit, public interest organization striving to provide quality park and recreational facilities and opportunities for all Ohioans while protecting and preserving Ohio's natural resources.
Recipients: Nature Tracks Mobile
Department: Park Operations
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Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Award of Excellence - Superior Award

Category: Community Wellness Programs
Governing Body: Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
Year: 2011
Ohio Parks & Recreation Association is a non-profit, public interest organization striving to provide quality park and recreational facilities and opportunities for all Ohioans while protecting and preserving Ohio's natural resources.
Recipients: Institute of the Great Outdoors
Department: Park Operations
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Blue Wave Certification

Governing Body: Clean Beaches Coalition
Year: 2011
Blue Wave Program - America's first environmental certification for beaches.
Recipients: Huntington Beach - Huntington Reservation
Department: Park Operations
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Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Annual Awards of Excellence - Superior Award

Category: Law Enforcement - Emergency Drills and Table Top Exercises
Year: 2010
Ohio Parks & Recreation Association is a non-profit, public interest organization striving to provide quality park and recreational facilities and opportunities for all Ohioans while protecting and preserving Ohio's natural resources.
Department: Rangers
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National Apex Competition Award of Excellence

Category: Chalet Recreation Area - Tobogganing - Best Redesign
Governing Body: Communication Concepts
Year: 2010
An annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media.
Recipients: Marjorie Thomas and David Chernow
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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National Federation of Press Women - First Place

Category: Walking Works - Public Relations/Promotion/Publicity
Governing Body: National Federation of Press Women
Year: 2010
National Federation of Press Women is a dynamic nationwide organization of professional women — and men — pursuing careers across the communications spectrum.
Recipients: Marjorie Thomas
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Award of Excellence - Second Place

Category: Marketing Electronic Media
Governing Body: Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
Year: 2010
Ohio Parks & Recreation Association is a non-profit, public interest organization striving to provide quality park and recreational facilities and opportunities for all Ohioans while protecting and preserving Ohio's natural resources.
Recipients: Rocky River Fishing Report
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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Recognition for Budget Preparation from the Government Finance Officers Association

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2010
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Recipients: David Kuntz
Department: Finance
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Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2010
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Recipients: David Kuntz
Department: Finance
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Robert W. Crawford Young Professional Award

Governing Body: National Recreation and Park Association
Year: 2009
The Robert W. Crawford Young Professional Award is presented to a parks and recreation professional who exemplifies the qualities of Bob Crawford.
Recipients: Carolyn Hollingsworth
Department: Park Operations
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Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Award of Excellence - Superior Award

Governing Body: Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
Year: 2009
Ohio Parks & Recreation Association is a non-profit, public interest organization striving to provide quality park and recreational facilities and opportunities for all Ohioans while protecting and preserving Ohio's natural resources.
Recipients: Year of the Frog
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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National Federation of Press Women - First Place

Category: Hear Here! - Public Service Campaign
Governing Body: National Federation of Press Women
Year: 2009
National Federation of Press Women is a dynamic nationwide organization of professional women — and men — pursuing careers across the communications spectrum.
Recipients: Marjorie Thomas
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
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National Federation of Press Women - First Place

Category: Cleveland Metroparks Golf - Sleepy Hollow - Podcasts - Advertisement
Governing Body: National Federation of Press Women
Year: 2009
National Federation of Press Women is a dynamic nationwide organization of professional women — and men — pursuing careers across the communications spectrum.
Recipients: Bob Rotatori
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
Awards and Recognition

Recognition for Budget Preparation from the Government Finance Officers Association

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2009
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Recipients: David Kuntz
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2009
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Recipients: David Kuntz
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

National Federation of Press Women - First Place

Category: Website - Cleveland Metroparks Website
Governing Body: National Federation of Press Women
Year: 2008
National Federation of Press Women is a dynamic nationwide organization of professional women — and men — pursuing careers across the communications spectrum.
Recipients: Marjorie Thomas
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
Awards and Recognition

National Apex Competition Award of Excellence - Grand Award

Category: Government Agency Communications: Walking Works
Governing Body: Communication Concepts
Year: 2008
An annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media.
Recipients: Marjorie Thomas
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
Awards and Recognition

National Apex Competition Award of Excellence - Grand Award

Category: One of a Kind Publication/Non-Profit: Nature Tracks - Activity and Coloring Book
Governing Body: Communication Concepts
Year: 2008
An annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media.
Recipients: Jen Brumfield
Department: Marketing Special Events and Experiences
Awards and Recognition

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Award of Excellence - Honorable Mention

Category: Park Development
Governing Body: Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
Year: 2008
Ohio Parks & Recreation Association is a non-profit, public interest organization striving to provide quality park and recreational facilities and opportunities for all Ohioans while protecting and preserving Ohio's natural resources.
Recipients: Forbes Woods - Bedford Reservation
Department: Planning Design and Natural Resources
Awards and Recognition

Recognition for Budget Preparation from the Government Finance Officers Association

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2008
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Recipients: David Kuntz
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2008
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Recipients: David Kuntz
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Award of Excellence - Superior Award

Category: Senior Programs
Governing Body: Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
Year: 2008
Ohio Parks & Recreation Association is a non-profit, public interest organization striving to provide quality park and recreational facilities and opportunities for all Ohioans while protecting and preserving Ohio's natural resources.
Recipients: Silver Swim Club
Department: Park Operations
Awards and Recognition

Recognition for Budget Preparation from the Government Finance Officers Association

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2007
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Recipients: David Kuntz
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2007
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

National Gold Medal Award

Category: Excellence in the Field of Park and Recreation Management
Governing Body: National Recreation and Park Association
Year: 2007
The Gold Medal Award honors communities throughout the United States that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management, and agency recognition.
Department: Office of the Chief Executive
Awards and Recognition

Recognition for Budget Preparation from the Government Finance Officers Association

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2006
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Recipients: David Kuntz
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2006
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Recognition for Budget Preparation from the Government Finance Officers Association

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2005
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Recipients: David Kuntz
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2005
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Recognition for Budget Preparation from the Government Finance Officers Association

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2004
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Recipients: David Kuntz
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2004
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

American Red Cross - Hometown Hero

Governing Body: American Red Cross
Year: 2004
The Hometown Hero Awards is an opportunity to celebrate the spirit of humanitarianism by honoring the everyday heroes of our hometown communities.
Recipients: Carolyn Hollingsworth
Department: Park Operations
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2003
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2002
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Governor’s Excellence Award

Category: Public Employer
Governing Body: Bureau of Workman’s Compensation
Year: 2002
Each year the governor recognizes Ohio businesses and public employers who have demonstrated excellence in workers’ compensation management with the Governor’s Excellence award. These organizations provide a safe, cost-effective workplace for their employees, while supporting their injured workers.
Department: Legal
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2001
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

National Gold Medal Award

Category: Excellence in the Field of Park and Recreation Management
Governing Body: National Recreation and Park Association
Year: 2001
The Gold Medal Award honors communities throughout the United States that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management, and agency recognition.
Department: Office of the Chief Executive
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 2000
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 1999
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 1998
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 1997
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 1996
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 1995
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 1994
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Department: Finance
Awards and Recognition

National Gold Medal Award

Category: Excellence in the Field of Park and Recreation Management
Governing Body: National Recreation and Park Association
Year: 1994
The Gold Medal Award honors communities throughout the United States that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management, and agency recognition.
Department: Office of the Chief Executive
Awards and Recognition

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Governing Body: Government Finance Officers Association
Year: 1993
Encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.
Department: Finance