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Community Awards
The City of Beaverton and our community partners continuously receive recognition for our innovative efforts to create a safe, livable, and welcoming community. These awards and milestones highlight some of the many reasons Beaverton represents The Best of Oregon.

Building a Vibrant and Welcoming Community

Top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes magazine - 2011
Recognized for clean air and close proximity to transportation and hospitals, Beaverton is one of the top 25 places to retire

100 Best Places to Live in America by Money Magazine - 2010
Beaverton was named one of the top 100 places to live for providing ample opportunities for its residents to stay active

Top 10 Best Places to Raise Your Kids by BusinessWeek - 2009
Beaverton was named the best place to raise kids because the community features parks located within a half-mile of every resident, 25 mile network of bike paths, and highly regarded public and private schools.

Bicycle Friendly Community- Bronze Award by the League of American Bicyclists - Since 2008
Beaverton actively supports bicycling in the community and was recognized for promoting bike transportation

Top 100 Walking Cities by Prevention Magazine
Beaverton is one of the nation’s most walker-friendly communities

Delivering Responsible Public Services

Public Involvement Project of the Year by the International Association for Public Participation- Cascade Chapter - 2011
The Beaverton Community Vision plan was recognized for its achievements in civic engagement

Savvy Award for Beaverton Community Visioning by the City County Communications and Marketing Association - 2011
The Beaverton Community Vision plan was recognized for its outstanding achievements in marketing and communications

“Smarter City” green energy leader by the Natural Resource Defense Council - 2010
Beaverton is recognized for taking the initiative in sourcing green energy power and using it wisely

One of the Safest Cities in the Pacific Northwest by the City Crime Rankings Report 2008, 2009, 2010
According to this published report by CQ Press, Beaverton continues to be one of the safest communities in the Pacific Northwest

Recycler of the Year Award by the Oregon Association of Recyclers - 2008
Awarded for its innovation and commitment to the field of recycling, Beaverton won in the government category

Innovations in American Government Award by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government for the Beaverton Central Plant - 2007
This award recognized Beaverton’s central plant for integrating both economic development and energy conservation into its operations, demonstrating the City’s strong commitment to sustainability

Green Power Community by the EPA - Since 2007
Beaverton has been a progressive leader in the use and installation of renewable energy, demonstrating its strong commitment to sustainability

All America City Finalist by the National Civic League - 2005
The National Civic League recognizes 10 communities every year for outstanding civic accomplishments

Tree City by the Arbor Day Foundation - Recognized every year since 1994
The long-standing recognition from The Arbor Day Foundation recognizes Beaverton as a Tree City for its strong commitment to urban forestry