City of Chicago Awards and Distinctions

City of Chicago


Named "U.S. City of the Future" for 2005-2006 by FDi (Foreign Direct Investment) Magazine Most Internet-accessible city in the United States, according to Ohio State University study

Named "Top Metro" for business investment by Site Selection magazine four out of past five years.

One of the 10 Best Places to Live, Money Magazine, 2002 A Top-10 bicycling city, Bicycling Magazine

"One of the best walking cities" AOL Travel/Travel & Leisure Top Honors in City Livability Award from U.S. Conference of Mayors and Waste Management, Inc.,2002 

Extreme City 'Digie' (Digital Innovation) Award, 2002

National Trust for Historic Preservation National Preservation Award, 2000, 2002

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) Human Dignity Award, 2001

Openlands Project Conservation Leadership Award, 2000

National Trust's Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Policy, 2000


Mayor Richard M. Daley


Elected Official of the Year Award from the Alliance for the Great Lakes (2006)

"One of the five best big-city mayors."

Time magazine (2005) Kevin Lynch Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology "to an individual or organization whose work has improved our understanding of the built environment" (2005)

Lifetime Achievement Award for support of the arts from Americans for the Arts and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (2005)

Catalyst Award for Urban Park Leadership from the Urban Parks Institute (2001)

Education Excellence Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice (1999)

Public Service Leadership Award from the National Council for Urban Economic Development (1999)

J. Sterling Morton Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation (1999)

Keystone Award from the American Architectural Foundation (1999)

Martin Luther King/Robert F. Kennedy Award from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence/Education Fund To End Handgun Violence (1999)

Garden Club of America award (1999)

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Award of Excellence for commercial and industrial development efforts (1999)

Trade Show Exhibitors Association Distinguished Service Award (1999)

Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year (1997)

American City and County magazine’s Municipal Leader of the Year (1997)

Library Journal’s Politician of the Year (1997)

President, U.S. Conference of Mayors (1996)

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