Awards

2018

Engineering Excellence Award for Innovation and Outstanding Engineering 
— American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas (ACEC Kansas)

Distinguished Public Service Organization Award (Downtown Merriam Partnership)
— Kansas Recreation and Park Association

#1 Tax-Friendly Retirement Spot in Kansas 
— SmartAsset


2017

Top Tourist-Friendly Cities 
— Expedia

Award of Excellence Innovative Project (Brown Park improvements)
— Kansas Recreation and Parks Association

#1 Tax-Friendly Retirement Spot in Kansas 
— SmartAsset

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award 
— Government Finance Officers Association

Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting 
— Government Finance Officers Association

Best Cities to Start a Small Business 
— LendEDU

Most people in a #CityHallSelfie 
— Engaging Local Government Leaders


2016

Best Public Redevelopment Project in Kansas  (Johnson Drive Bridge)
— American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award 
— Government Finance Officers Association

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting 
— Government Finance Officers Association

Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting 
— Government Finance Officers Association

Visitors Guide, 2nd Place  
— Travel Industry Association of Kansas

Community Awareness Campaign, 2nd Place  (Merriam Historic Plaza, 10-year celebration)
— Travel Industry Association of Kansas


2015

Top 100 Small Towns Across America (#76)
— Livability

Best Place to Start A Business in Kansas
— Nerd Wallet

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award 
— Government Finance Officers Association

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
— Government Finance Officers Association

Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting 
— Government Finance Officers Association