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Posted on: January 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] The City of Grand Junction Recognized in 2022 for Accomplishments

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The City of Grand Junction continues to implement the strategic priorities developed by City Council which are to support economic development, mobility and infrastructure, housing, public safety, and quality of life. The year 2022 brought success in these areas, as well as unique accomplishments by many city departments. The city has been recognized by regional and national professional associations, and accrediting bodies. In addition, Grand Junction has been identified by a number of national media outlets as a notable destination for tourism and an ideal place to live.

“We are very proud of all that our city staff has achieved this past year,” stated Greg Caton, city manager. “We are thrilled that the work performed on behalf of the Grand Junction community has received this level of recognition. Having our beautiful city and the surrounding area featured in so many national publications serves to reinforce our belief that Grand Junction is a very special place to visit, live, work, and play,” Caton continued.     

2022 Recognition for Projects/Departments/Divisions

  • Grand Junction Parks & Recreation received the Columbine Award for Innovation for the River Park at Las Colonias from the Colorado Parks & Recreation Association
  • Visit Grand Junction was awarded Outstanding Marketing Program at the annual Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference 
  • Grand Junction won “best tasting water” competing in the American Waterworks Association Rocky Mountain Section 
  • Grand Junction received the Innovative and Collaborations Merit Award from the Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) for the Riverfront at Dos Rios
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) presented Grand Junction with the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
  • Grand Junction Finance received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from GFOA
  • Grand Junction Fire Department was accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International 

National/Regional Recognition for Grand Junction

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