St. Johns County Accolades 2008-2010

2010
  • AAA – Named St. Augustine among the “10 Best Cities for Holiday Cheer in the U.S. and Canada.”
  • Florida Association of County Attorneys – Awarded St. Johns County Attorney's Office the “Ethics in Government Award.”
  • Florida Department of Education – Ranked St. Johns County #1 in the State out of 67 districts in total FCAT points.
  • Florida Water Environmental Association – Awarded St. Johns County the “Albert B. Herndon Award for Outstanding Performance and Professionalism.”
  • Government Finance Officers Association – Awarded St. Johns County the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.”
  • Miami Herald – Named St. Augustine among “Florida’s Seven Wonders.”
  • Northeast Florida Regional Council – Awarded St. Johns County for “Excellence in Environmental Stewardship – Bio Diesel Project.”
  • Northeast Florida Regional Council – Awarded St. Johns County for “Excellence in Economic Development Tourism for the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.”
  • St. Augustine Record – Named St. Johns Golf Club among the “Best of St. Augustine.”
  • St. Augustine Record – Ranked St. Augustine Amphitheatre #2 Best Live Music Venue on its list, “Best of St. Augustine.”
  • St. Johns Builders Council – Recognized St. Johns County for its dedicated service.
  • Travel and Leisure Magazine – Ranked St. Augustine #1 on its list, “Americans Can Enjoy a European Atmosphere Without Leaving the U.S.”
  • United States Coast Guard – Awarded St. Johns County the “Certificate of Merit for Contributions to the USCG Search and Rescue Mission in Northeast Florida.”
2009
  • CNN Money Magazine – Ranked St. Johns County #12 on its list, “Top 25 Counties for Where the Jobs Are.”
  • Department of Children and Families – Ranked St. Johns County #1 in “Family Engagement.”
  • Florida Association of County Attorneys – Awarded St. Johns County the “Legal Writing Award.”
  • Florida Department of Education – Ranked St. Johns County School District #1 in the State out of 67 districts in total FCAT points.
  • Florida Department of State – Awarded St. Johns County Public Library System’s Bookmobile service with a “Library Services and Technology Act Exemplary Project Recognition” for the Library Express Outreach Project.
  • Florida Law Enforcement Liaison – Recognized St. Johns County Sheriff's Office for “Traffic Safety Education and Enforcement Actions.”
  • Florida Library Association – Awarded St. Johns County Public Library System the “Florida Website of the Year Award.”
  • Florida Water Environmental Association – Awarded St. Johns County the “Public Education Award in Organization.”
  • Government Finance Officers Association – Awarded St. Johns County the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.”
  • Northeast Florida Regional Council – Awarded St. Johns County for “Excellence in Environmental Stewardship – Bio Diesel Project.”
  • Northeast Florida Regional Council – Awarded St. Johns County for “Excellence in Economic Development Tourism.”
  • St. Augustine Record – Named St. Johns Golf Club among the “Best of St. Augustine.”
  • U.S. News and World Report – Named St. Augustine among the “10 Best Places to Live in the United States.”
2008
  • AAA – Named St. Augustine among the “Ten Most "Walkable" Cities in North America.”
  • CNN Money Magazine – Ranked St. Johns County #20 on its list, “Top 25 Counties for Best for Job Growth.”
  • First Coast Chapter of the Florida Planning and Zoning Association – Awarded St. Johns County the “Before Its Time Award” for Interstate 95 / County Road 210 Interchange improvements.
  • Florida Department of Children and Families – Ranked St. Johns County #1 in the State for safely reducing the number of children in out-of-home care by 50 percent.
  • Florida Department of Education – Ranked St. Johns County School District #1 in the State out of 67 districts in total FCAT points.
  • Florida Government Communicators Association (FGCA) – Awarded St. Johns County the 1st place Crystal Award for “Buckled for Life,” a locally produced video about “Project Buckle Up” car seat education and inspection program.
  • Government Finance Officers Association – Awarded St. Johns County the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.”
  • St. Augustine Record – Named St. Johns Golf Club among the “Best of St. Augustine.”
  • Travel and Leisure Magazine and CNN – Named St. Augustine among the “Top 10 Historical Destinations in the United States.”
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Awarded St. Johns County the National 1st Place Clean Water Act Recognition Awards for the following programs: “Pretreatment Program Excellence” and “Regional Pretreatment Program Excellence.”