Posted on: 2012-03-16

Awards and Distinctions

The City of Loveland prides itself on providing excellent services to residents and leading excellence in the local government profession. Below are a list of awards and recognition the City and City officials have received in recent years.

2014

GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

  • The City of Loveland received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its 2014 Budget. This is the City’s first such award. The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meet the highest principles of government budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. These guidelines are designed to address how well an entity’s budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device. In 2012, the most recent year that GFOA published award results, there were just 13 municipalities that received this award in the State of Ohio.

2013

Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was awarded to the City of Loveland by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its 2013 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. This is the City of Loveland’s first Certificate of Achivement.

Certificate of Excellence in Performance Measurement

  • The City of Loveland was recognized for superior performance management efforts with a Certificate of Excellence from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Center for Performance Measurement on September 24, 2013.
Loveland Symmes Fire Department Accreditation
  • On August 9, 2013, the LSFD received their Fire Accreditation from the Center for Public Safety Excellence Commission on Fire Accreditation International. The accreditation process provides a well-defined, internationally recognized benchmark system to measure the quality of fire and emergency services. With this achievement, the department joins an elite group of fire departments across the globe.
Insurance Service Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification for Building and Zoning Division
  • ISO reaffirmed the City of Loveland Class 3 rating for both residential and commercial properties. Among communities in Ohio, the Class 3 rating places Loveland in the 72nd percentile for residential and the 87th percentile for commercial, meaning the City of Loveland is a clear leader in ensuring the safety of our residential and commercial structures when compared to our peers.

2012

Certificate of Excellence in Performance Measurement

  • The City of Loveland was recognized for superior performance management efforts with a Certificate of Excellence from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Center for Performance Measurement on August 23, 2010. Loveland is among 26 jurisdictions receiving the highest level of distinction this year.

Citizen Participation Award

  • The City of Loveland was recognized by the Ohio City/County Managers Association (OCMA) at its annual conference in February for its budget sustainability focus groups.
Criminal Investigator of the Year
  • Then detective Kevin Corbett received the Criminal Investigator of the Year Award from the Clermont County Citizen Law Enforcement Association.
Gold Service Award
  • The Loveland Police Division was recognized by the American Automobile Association (AAA) for traffic safety initiatives and programs.

2011

Northeast Fire Collaborative (NEFC)

  • The NEFC received the prestigious award for intergovernmental cooperation from the Ohio City/County Management Association (OCMA) at their annual Conference held in Columbus on February 24, 2011.

Award of Excellence from the Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association (OHPELRA)

  • The City of Loveland’s Human Resources Manager Douglas E. Duckett received the Award of Excellence from the Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association (OHPELRA) at its 27th Annual Training Conference on February 8, 2011.

Award of Excellence from the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA)

  • The City of Loveland’s Human Resources Manager Douglas E. Duckett received the Award of Excellence from the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA).