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Awards & Recognition

Parks Gold Medal 2017
(cities 50,000 – 100,000 population)
Texas Recreation and Park Society
Gold Medal award announcement

Great Public Space
Georgetown Square
Great Places in Texas, 2017
American Planning Association, Texas Chapter

Fastest-growing city in the U.S.
(cities 50,000 population or more)
U.S. Census Bureau
Growth rate of 7.8 percent from July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015

State Champions in Mock Trial Competition
Georgetown Teen Court, April 2, 2016
Teen Court Association of Texas

100% Renewable Energy in 2018
Georgetown Utility Systems
One of the first utilities in the U.S. to be 100% renewable

Reliable Public Power Provider
Georgetown Utility Systems
One of 219 of more than 2,000 public power utilities in U.S. to earn RP3 designation
April 2016
American Public Power Association

Safest Cities in Texas 2015
SafeWise
Ranked 27 among the 50 Safest Cities in Texas, May 26, 2015

Scenic City
Gold level re-certification, 2015
One of 58 cities in Texas to be certified as a Scenic City
Scenic Texas

Best Long-Range Plan 2015
Sidewalk Master Plan
American Planning Association, Texas Chapter

Purple Heart City
First Purple Heart City in Texas, 2013
Military Order of the Purple Heart, Texas Capital Chapter 1919

Great American Main Street City
Georgetown became the first city in Texas to be named a Great American Main Street City, the highest honor given by the National Trust, 1997