St. Johns County Accolades

2012

  • Florida Beach Patrol Chief’s Association awarded St. Johns County with Beach Patrol of the Year.
  • Yahoo! News and Reuters Middle East listed St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights #9 on their Top 10 Christmas decoration spots list, which cited destinations from around the world.
  • National Geographic Traveler listed St. Augustine among the Top 20 World’s Must See Places.
  • National Geographic Traveler for the 2nd year in a row, named St. Augustine in its list of Top 10 Places in the World to View Holiday Lights.
  • Reuters listed St. Augustine as one of Top 10 Places in the World to See Holiday Lights.
  • St. Johns County School District rated first in the State out of 67 districts in total FCAT points.
  • Society of American Travel Writers' Where to Travel names St. Augustine to the Top 10 Lesser Known (But just as Bright) Holiday Lights in the U.S.
  • American Heart Association awarded St. Johns County Fire Rescue the Regional Emergency Cardiac Care Committee Award for Best Practices.
  • Triple Crown Sports recognized St. Johns County Recreation and Parks for Outstanding Facilities and Staff.
  • American Bus Association named St. Augustine’s Ponce de Leon Commemorative events a 2013 Top 100 Event in North America.
  • Sunshine Review, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to government transparency, names St. Johns County among the winners of the 3rd annual Sunny Awards honoring the most transparent government websites in the nation.
  • CNNTravel named Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine one of the Top 8 religious wonders to see in the U.S.
  • University of Wisconsin study ranked St. Johns as the Healthiest County in Florida.
  • Forbes Magazine named St. Augustine among the 10 Prettiest Towns in the United States.
  • Florida Department of Education ranked St. Johns County School District Number 1 in Florida with regard to student academic achievements.
  • TripAdvisor ranked St. Augustine among the Top 15 Destinations on the Rise in 2012.
  • American Water Works Association awarded St. Johns County with the Water Conservation Award for Excellence - Best in Class.
  • The Seventh Judicial Circuit Court recognized St. Johns County's Family Integrity Program for the professionalism and good work in protecting families.
  • The Florida Department of Children and Families recognizes the St. Johns County Family Integrity Program with an Award of Distinction for its Outreach Taskforce Unit.
  • St. Johns Builders Council recognizes St. Johns County for service above and beyond to the building industry.
  • St. Johns County Builders Council and the Northeast Home Builders Association recognize St. Johns County for the highest professional standards and dedicated service to the community and building industry.
  • The Association of Energy Engineers recognizes the County for leadership in energy education.
  • Government Finance Officers Association presents St. Johns County the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.