Winston-Salem is an Award-winning City

The City of Winston-Salem is 11th on the 20 best places to start a business list
Ranked as a Top 10 Digital City for 2015
Digital Cities Award - Winston-Salem ranked #1 in the nation

Planning and Development Department:
-American Planning Association’s Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan    Presented in April at the national conference.
-Great Main Street in North Carolina, for Fourth Street--Downtown, by the NC Chapter of the American Planning Association
-Lynne Mitchell, outgoing City-County Planning Board member, given the 2014 Outstanding Appointed Official Award by the NC Chapter of the American Planning Association
-Monty Sprinkle was recognized as the 2013-14 Zoning Official of the Year by the North Carolina Association of Zoning Officials.
-The Inspections Division was given the 2013-14 President’s Choice Award from the North Carolina Building Inspector’s Association.
-City/County Legacy 2030 Plan wins national award

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful wins Distinguished Service Citation and President's Circle Award.

Cultural Inclusion Program wins second place in the 2014 National League of Cities Diversity Awards Program.

Centennial documentary wins three Telly Awards.


Historic Bethabara Park Palisade Fort reconstruction won the Preservation North Carolina 2013 Minnette C. Duffy Landscape Preservation Award and Preserve Historic Forsyth’s 2013 Cultural Landscape Award.

Top 10 Digital City 2013

Dixie Classic Fair: Agricultural Award from the North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs; Youth Award from the North Carolina Association of Agricultural Fairs.

Finance: Financial Management Services won the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the preparation of the Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; NC Treasurer’s Award for Excellence in Accounting and Financial Management for a several projects completed as part of a business process automation initiative.

Fire Department: Housing Authority Award for the Stove-Top Fire Stop program

Sanitation Awards: Silver award from North Carolina Department of Labor for a low number of accidents; national recognition from the Solid Waste Association of America (SWANA), receiving a bronze award for the collection system for single-stream recycling.

Sustainability: “Community Champion” for ‘Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness’ by The NC Plug-In Electric Vehicle Taskforce which is funded by the U. S. Dept. of Energy.

Vegetation Management: Tree City USA; Tree City USA Growth Award


"Top 10 Digital City" 2012

"Citizen-Engaged Community" Award 2012-2014

City Productions Garner Three Telly Awards

City/County Planning Department won the NC-APA Innovations in Planning Services, Education, and Public Involvement Award for work on Legacy 2030.


Keep America Beautiful Honors Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful with Three Awards

Winston-Salem Receives Citizen-Engaged Community Designation

City Ranked Second in Digital Cities Survey

City Wins Two National Marketing Awards

Gang Unit of the Year” award for WSPD

George Stilphen Receives Statewide Big Sweep Award

Winston-Salem Again Ranked as a Top 10 Digital City


President's Circle Award, Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful

Winston-Salem Again Ranked as a Top 10 Digital City

Citizen-Engaged Community 2010-2012

Tree City USA Growth Award

Winston Lake Golf Course Selected for National Black Golf Hall of Fame

Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program Honored by State


Employee Safety Awards 2009

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful Wins Seventh Consecutive President’s Circle Award from Keep America Beautiful

City Again Ranked as a Top-10 Digital City

City Wins Three National Marketing Awards  

Award for Excellence in Government Finance

Best Places to Start Over #7 - Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem named Tree City USA

Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful Wins President's Circle Award


Employee Safety Awards from N.C. Department of Labor

Winston-Salem Again Ranked as a Top 10 Digital City

Winston-Salem Recognized for National Night Out Success

WSTV 13 Honored by Telly Awards

Winston-Salem Again Named Tree City USA

City Wins Four National Awards from 3CMA

Citizen Corps Council Award Presented

Dixie Classic Fair Cracks List of Top 50 Fairs in North America

MyCityofWS Receives National Recognition

Winston-Salem a Top 7 Intelligent Community of the Year
the Intelligent Community Forum web site


City, Piedmont Triad Research Park Awarded Grant

LJVM Wins Award

KWSB Wins Award 12/2007

KWSB Wins Award Fourth Year Dec 2006

Winston-Salem Digital City 2007

Winston-Salem Named Tree City USA


Mayor Joines, City Honored

W-S Municipal Excellence Finalist

WSTV 13 Award

W-S Safest Drivers

Winston-Salem Listed Among the “Hottest Cities” for Business  

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