St. Johns County Accolades 2008-2010

2010
  • AAA named St. Augustine as one of the 10 Best Cities for Holiday Cheer in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Miami Herald readers chose St. Augustine as one of Florida’s Seven Wonders.
  • Travel+Lesiure Magazine selected St. Augustine its Number One Choice for a city where Americans can enjoy a European Atmosphere Without Leaving the U.S.
  • Florida Association of County Attorneys presented St. Johns County Attorney's Office with Ethics in Government Award.
  • The Northeast Florida Regional Council presented an award to St. Johns County for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship – Bio Diesel Project.
  • The Northeast Florida Regional Council presented an award to St. Johns County for Excellence in Economic Development Tourism for the St. Augustine Amphitheater.
  • Florida Water Environmental Association awarded St. Johns County with the Albert B. Herndon Award for outstanding performance and professionalism.
  • United States Coast Guard presented St. Johns County with a Certificate of Merit for Contributions to the USCG Search and Rescue Mission in Northeast Florida.
  • St. Johns Builders Council recognized St. Johns County for their dedicated service.
  • St. Augustine Record listed St. Johns Golf Club in their “Best of St. Augustine” survey.
  • Government Finance Officers Association presented St. Johns County the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
  • St. Johns County School District rated first in the State out of 67 districts in total FCAT points.
2009
  • CNNMoney Magazine ranked St. Johns County #12 of Top 25 Counties for Where the Jobs Are.
  • U.S. News and World Report ranked St. Augustine as one of 10 Best Places to Live in the U.S.
  • Florida Association of County Attorneys awarded St. Johns County with Legal Writing Award.
  • The Northeast Florida Regional Council presented an award to St. Johns County for Excellence in Environmental Stewardship – Bio Diesel Project.
  • The Northeast Florida Regional Council presented an award to St. Johns County for Excellence in Economic Development Tourism.
  • Florida Water Environmental Association presented St. Johns County with the Public Education Award in Organization Category.
  • Florida Department of State awarded St. Johns County Library’s bookmobile service with a Library Services and Technology Act Exemplary Project Recognition for the Library Express Outreach Project.
  • St. Johns County School District rated first in the State out of 67 districts in total FCAT points.
  • Florida Library Association presented St. Johns County with the Florida Website of the Year Award for its Public Library System website.
  • The Department of Children and Families recognized St. Johns County for the highest statewide performance in Family Engagement.
  • Florida Law Enforcement Liaison recognized St Johns County Sheriff's Office for Traffic Safety Education and Enforcement Actions.
  • St. Augustine Record recognized St. Johns Golf Club in their Best of St. Augustine survey.
  • Government Finance Officers Association presented St. Johns County the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
2008
  • Travel+Leisure Magazine and CNN selected St. Augustine as a Top 10 historical destination in the United States as part of CNN's special report on family vacation travel.
  • CNNMoney Magazine ranked St. Johns County #20 of Top 25 Counties for Best for Job Growth.
  • The First Coast Chapter of the Florida Planning & Zoning Association presented St. Johns County with Before Its Time Award for I-95 / CR 210 Interchange improvements.
  • 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.
  • St. Johns County School District rated first in the State out of 67 districts in total FCAT points.
  • The Florida Department of Children and Families recognized the St. Johns County for being the 1st in the state to safely reduce the number of children in out-of-home care by 50%.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented St. Johns County with the National 1st Place Clean Water Act Recognition Award for Pretreatment Program Excellence.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 awarded St. Johns County the Pretreatment Program Excellence Award for untiring effort and dedication in achieving Clean Water Act goals.
  • St. Augustine Record recognized St. Johns Golf Club in their Best of St. Augustine survey.
  • Government Finance Officers Association presented St. Johns County the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.