The City of Chandler often wins acclaim for its many programs, innovations and quality of life. Awards garnered by Chandler in 2020 included:
- 10 Recreation Division Staff Pursued Designation as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professionals | National Recreation and Park Association
- Best Marketing and Communications: #WaterYouDoing | Arizona Parks and Recreation Association
- Tree City USA: 8th Time | Arbor Day Foundation
- #5 Best Playgrounds: Playtopia at Tumbleweed Park | Best Things Arizona
- Healthy Arizona Worksites Award: Platinum Level | Maricopa County Department of Public Health and Arizona Department of Health Services
- High Performing Public Housing Authority for Housing Choice Voucher program and Public Housing | U.S. Housing and Urban Development
- Chandler Police Department Forensic Services Section Accreditation | American National Standards Institute National Accreditation Board
Chandler Public Works and Utilities Department 5th Consecutive Re-Accreditation | American Public Works Association
The Chandler Public Works & Utilities Department recently earned full accreditation from the American Public Works Association (APWA), an accomplishment that recognizes that the agency is in full compliance with the recommended management practices set forth in APWA’s Public Works Management Practices Manual.
Price Corridor Best of Arizona Award | Arizona Association for Economic Development
Chandler’s Price Corridor was honored with the Best of Arizona Award during the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) annual Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) awards event.
This award has been given out only a handful of times in AAED’s 45-year existence.
- Public Art at Chandler Museum: 2020 Lumen Award of Excellence | Illuminating Engineer Society
- Chandler Museum: Best Permanent Public Art Piece – Infinite Shade | Phoenix New Times
- Chandler Museum: Distinguished Building Citation Award | American Institute of Architects Arizona Chapter
‘Champions For Clean Air’
Valley Metro recognized Chandler’s travel reduction program and Transportation Coordinator Nancy Jackson as ‘Champions For Clean Air’ during a virtual ceremony that celebrated the 33rd Annual Clean Air Campaign Awards.
Incredible Women of Chandler
Melissa Deanda in the Chandler Police Department, Michelle Mac Lennan from the Chandler Center for the Arts, Kim Moyers in the Cultural Development Department and Jessica Westmiller in the Chandler Fire Department were among the Incredible Women of Chandler recognized by Chandler Lifestyle Magazine.