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Posted on: September 30, 2022

NATOA Government Programming Awards | 2022

Nationally recognized video programming

The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) recognizes excellence in broadcast, cable, multimedia and electronic programming produced by locoal government agencies. 

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Posted on: September 5, 2022

Pinnacle Awards | 2022

Excellence in Government Web Design

The National Association of Government Web Professionals (NAGW) recognized McKinneyTexas.org with a Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Government Web Design. Entries are judged on content, organization, design, performance...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

The TAMI Awards | 2022

Open and responsive public communications

Every year, The Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) recognizes the work of its members who communicate on behalf of municipal governments throughout the state of Texas. 

This year, t...

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Awards & Recognitions
Posted on: June 17, 2022

City-County Communications & Marketing Association | 2022

The Savvy Awards

Social Media - Best Use Campaign | Trash Talk2022 Savvy Award Winners

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

The Telly Awards | 2022

The Telly Awards

Social Video: Workplace Culture | On the Job - McKinney National Airport2022 Telly Award Winners

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Building Inspections Department recognized by ICC

The City of McKinney Building Inspections Department is now accredited by the International Code Council (ICC) as a Preferred Provider of continuing education. The department already has a well-developed internal training program, providing code-based tra...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

McKinney National Airport FBO Top 20% | 2022

McKinney National Airport FBO in Top 20% in the Americas

For the second year in a row, Aviation Internation News has ranked the FBO at the McKinney National Airport in the top 20% of FBOs in North and South America.

Aviation International News (AIN) is one ...

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Aviation International News Awards & Recognitions
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Best Instagram Presence - Golden Post Award | 2022

2022 Golden Post Award Winner for Best Instagram Presence

The Government Social Media (GSM) Professional Association was founded in 2015 and is the first professional association for public sector social media professionals in the United States. They suppo...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

I Am Unique By Nature Campaign - Hermes Platinum Award | 2022

I Am Unique By Nature Campaign Wins 2022 Hermes Platinum Award

Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals and is one of the oldest and largest creative competitions in the world. Judges evaluate the creative industry'...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

McKinney Ranked Second Safest City in the U.S. for 2022

SmartAsset Ranks McKinney, Texas #2 Safest City in U.S.

SmartAsset examined data from 200 of the largest cities in the country (violent crimes, property crimes, vehicular mortality rates, etc.).

Thanks to everyone in the City of McKinney who makes safety a ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Public Works | 2021

Chandler Bass, Maintenance Crew Leader

  • Won first place at the Texas American Public Works Association (APWA) equipment operator competition, making him the best public works equipment operator in Texas.
  • The award allows him to travel to the National Confere...
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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Development Services | 2022

Suzanne Arnold | Cheif Building Official

  • Reappointed by Governor Abbott to serve on the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council for a two-year term. The council oversees the state program regulating industrialized housing and buildings.

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Designated Tree City USA | 2021

For the 16th year in a row, McKinney received the designation Tree City USA

This certification is a testament to all the hard work city departments put into our community for tree planting and tree care. It also acknowledges the love and joy we get from tr...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

Housing and Community Development | 2021

Shirletta Best

  • Appointed to Executive Board of Junior League of Collin County
  • Appointed to Board of Directors, National Community Development Association

Janay Tieken

  • Texas Economic Development Certification

Dana Riley

  • Spirit of McKinney Volunteering Award: MIS...
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Posted on: December 20, 2021

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, North Texas | 2021

MADD Commitment Hero Award

Officer Aaron Wilbanks - in recognition of strong commitment to DWI education / enforcement.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Awards & Recognitions
Posted on: December 20, 2021

NRA Shooting Competition, Whittington Center, Raton NM | 2021

McKinney Police Department

World Record (cold bore) | Officer Lindsey Paul

  • Three impacts on the first target of the day at a distance of 1.4 miles 

NRA Whittington Center Awards & Recognitions
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution, Chapter 63 | 2021

McKinney Fire Department

  • Heroism Medal | Capt. Pieter Wasserman
  • Life Saving Medal | Capt. Tony Jones
  • Fire Safety Medal | Fire Inspector Josh Detzel
  • Emergency Medical Services Medal | Firefighter / Paramedic Matt Ball

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Texas Society Sons of the American Revolution Awards & Recognitions
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Aviation International News | 2021

McKinney National Airport (TKI)

  • FBO ranked in Top 20% of all FBOs in the Americans
  • Line Service ranked in Top 10%
  • Above & Beyond | Jenna Emerizy

Aviation International News Awards & Recognitions
Posted on: December 20, 2021

American Association of Airport Executives | 2021

General Aviation Airports

Training Excellence | McKinney National Airport (TKI)

American Association of Airport Executives Awards & Recognitions
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Texas Recreation & Park Society, North Region | 2021

Parks and Recreation Department

  • Excellence in Programming | Night Hikes at Rec Center at Towne Lake
  • Excellence in Senior Programming | Grandparents Camp at Senior Rec Center
  • Excellence in Maintenance Award | Parks Academy
  • Horizons Award | Alex Copeland, Apex ...
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Texas Recreation and Park Society, North Region Awards & Recognitions
Posted on: November 15, 2021

City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) | 2021

Savvy Award

  • Social Media: Parks & Recreation Country Dance Class Reel

Award of Excellence

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Awards & Recognitions
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) | 2021

TAMI Award

  • Internal Communications - Cascade of newly adopted vision
  • Marketing Plan/Campaign - I am Unique by Nature
  • Special/One-time Programming - McKinney Stories: George Webb

Award of Excellence

  • Best use of Social Media
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Posted on: November 15, 2021

The Telly Awards | 2021

The Telly Awards

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

#1 Best Place to Live in America by Money Magazine | 2014

In 2014, Money Magazine ranked McKinney #1 in its “Best Places to Live in America” list.

McKinney earned this distinction based on housing affordability, education, arts and culture, safety, health care, diversity and the economy, including the fiscal stre...

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