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Awards and Accomplishments

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services is honored to have received awards for its creative and comprehensive efforts to save lives, protect property, educate the public, and protect the environment.

Photo of staff receiving ASFPM Award
   Storm Water Services staff receives
James Lee Witt Award in 2009 from ASFPM

2014

National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies

  • First place award for Public Awareness of Flooding for the Sing the Jingle flood safety campaign

2013

National Association of County Information Officers -

   • ​​Superior Award for "Build an A.R.K."​ flood safety campaign

2012

Cityworks -

    • Exemplary Cityworks User Award
       (Mecklenburg County staff of Storm Water Services)
    • Exemplary Cityworks User Award
       (City of Charlotte staff of Storm Water Services)

Cityworks software company presents this award "in recognition of the Cityworks user who best demonstrates a positive contribution to the Cityworks user community."
      Glass plaque awarded by Cityworks 

2011

National Association of Counties -
  • Achievement Award (with Mecklenburg County GIS) for FINS Live

2010

National Association of County Information Officers -

2009

National Association of Flood & Storm Water Management Agencies -

  • Exceptional Merit Award for Communication Excellence 
  • First Place award for Public Awareness of Flooding and Flood Prevention Communication

The Association of State Floodplain Managers - 

  • James Lee Witt Award for excellence in local floodplain management. Award goes to an "overall program which epitomizes the best in floodplain management."

Hydrologic Warning Council - 

  • Operational Excellence Award jointly to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services and the US Geological Survey for the FINS system.    

2008  

National Association of County Information Officers -     

  • Meritorious Special Projects Award for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services' Joint Agency Public Relations Plan

American Advertising Federation (Charlotte Chapter) - 

2007

American Meteorological Society - 

  • Award for Excellence in Science Reporting by a Broadcast Meteorologist given to Meteorologist Terri Bennett for the Water Wise partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services.

National Association of Flood & Storm Water Management Agencies -

  • First Place for Excellence in Water Quality Education Communication for Storm Water Services" volunteer programs

2006

National Association of Flood & Storm Water Management Agencies – 

  • President's Award for excellence in communication

Centralina Council of Governments - 

   • Excellence in Environmental Planning and Conservation for 
      Hidden Valley Ecological Garden, stream restoration and
      wetland creation to improve water quality in Little Sugar Creek
 

Staff receiving Council of Governments' award 
Charlotte Tree Advisory Commission –

International Erosion Control Association – 

American Council of Engineering Companies of North Carolina -

2005

Centralina Council of Governments –     

  • Excellence in Environmental Planning and Conservation (in conjunction with Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation) for Little Sugar Creek Watershed stream restoration, wetland creation and greenway expansion project. 

2004

The Communicator -      

  • Award of Excellence for Keep it Clear radio commercials.
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