Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award - Gold Award for the “Clean and Green” Campaign
Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award - Gold Award for the “Carvins Cove Easement” (April 1, 2009).
Virginia Recycling Association - First Place for “Outstanding Municipal Recycling Performance” for outstanding efforts towards recycling and waste reduction efforts administered by city government (May 5, 2009).
2009 Annual Awards in the Community Sustainability Program Excellence Award category (September 13, 2009). The city has been notified by I.C.M.A. (International City/County Management Association) that it will receive first place in the Community Sustainability category - ICMA recognizes local government programs or processes that demonstrate innovation, excellence and success in balancing that community’s social, economic, environmental and cultural needs.