St. Johns County Accolades

2012

  • American Bus Association – Named St. Augustine’s Ponce de Leon Commemorative events among the “Top 100 Events in North America.”
  • Association of Energy Engineers – Recognized St. Johns County for “Leadership in Energy Education.”
  • American Heart Association – Awarded St. Johns County Fire Rescue the “Regional Emergency Cardiac Care Committee Award for Best Practices.”
  • American Water Works Association – Awarded St. Johns County the “Water Conservation Award for Excellence - Best in Class.”
  • CNN Travel – Named St. Augustine’s Memorial Presbyterian Church among the “Top 8 Religious Wonders to See in the U.S.”
  • Florida Beach Patrol Chiefs Association – Awarded St. Johns County “Beach Patrol of the Year.”
  • Florida Department of Children and Families – Awarded St. Johns County’s Family Integrity Program the “Award of Distinction” for its Outreach Taskforce Unit.
  • Florida Department of Education – Ranked St. Johns County School District #1 in the State out of 67 districts in total FCAT points.
  • Folio Weekly – Named St. Augustine Amphitheatre Best Place to Attend a Concert on its list, “Best of Jax.”
  • Forbes Magazine – Named St. Augustine among the “10 Prettiest Towns in the United States.”
  • Government Finance Officers Association – Awarded St. Johns County the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.”
  • National Geographic Traveler Magazine – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 20 World’s Must-See Places.”
  • National Geographic Traveler Magazine – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 10 Places in the World to View Holiday Lights.”
  • Reuters News Group – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 10 Places in the World to See Holiday Lights.”
  • Seventh Judicial Circuit Court – Recognized St. Johns County's Family Integrity Program for its professionalism and good work in protecting families.
  • Society of American Travel Writers' Where to Travel – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 10 Lesser Known (But Just as Bright) Holiday Lights in the U.S.”
  • St. Johns Builders Council – Recognized St. Johns County for service above and beyond to the building industry.
  • St. Johns County Builders Council and the Northeast Home Builders Association – Recognized St. Johns County for the highest professional standards and dedicated service to the community and building industry.
  • Sunshine Review – Awarded St. Johns County the “Sunny Award” honoring the most transparent government websites in the nation.
  • TripAdvisor.com – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 15 Destinations on the Rise.”
  • Triple Crown Sports – Recognized St. Johns County Parks and Recreation for “Outstanding Facilities and Staff.”
  • University of Wisconsin Study and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Ranked St. Johns County the “Healthiest County in Florida.”
  • VOID Magazine – Named St. Augustine Amphitheatre Best Concert Venue on its list, “#1 in the 904.”
  • Yahoo! News and Reuters Middle East – Ranked St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights #9 on its list, “Top 10 Christmas Decorations in the World.”