Award Winning Community

Our City has won many different awards throughout its existence. However, Kingsburg has seen an increase in the amount of awards it's received over the last three years.  From transparency, budgeting and economic development, Kingsburg has been honored for being a progressive organization. 

Small Business Revolution - Top 5 National Finalist

Kingsburg competed with 14,000 entries nationwide in the second annual Main Street Small Business Revolution. Kingsburg was ultimately selected as one of eight semi-finalist, and eventually named one of the top 5 final Cities, representing the only City in the US west of Minnesota. A nearly six-month process helped build our community, promote small business, and shine a light on what makes Kingsburg a great place to live, work and play. 

Government Finance Officers Association - Certificate of Achievement for Excellence if Financial Reporting (FY16)

This program requires local governments to go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles to prepare comprehensive financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure. 

International Economic Development Council Award - Marketing Brochure (2016)

Kingsburg received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2016 Economic Development Brochure project in the category of General Purpose Print Brochure.  The brochure effort is part of the City's overall marketing plan, including City website, centralized staff and an aggressive incentive program.   

40 under 40, Alexander J. Henderson (2015)

The 40 Professionals Under 40 Years Old Award is given out to 40 leaders of the Central Valley who are all under the age of 40. City Manager, Alex Henderson was a recipient of the award as part of the 2015 class.

Citizen Engaged Community (2015-2017)

This is an award given by the Public Technology Institute and is given to communities and local governments who have quickly adapted to use technology in order to keep in contact with their citizens. The City of Kingsburg received this award in late 2015 and was one of nine cities in the country to receive such an award. Some of the other cities include Los Angeles CA, Philadelphia PA, and San Antonia TX.

Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Award (FY16 & FY17)

This award is given to local governments that have prepared budgets that exceed expectations and reflect the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the Government Finance Officer's Association (GFOA). The City of Kingsburg received this award in 2015 for the City's 2015-2016 & 2016-2017 budgets.

Constant Contact All Star Award (2015, 2016)

This award is given to Constant Contact users who are within the top 10% in customer satisfaction, have regular communication with their audience, have a high rate of opened and clicked links, and low bounce rates. Constant Contact is the company that the City uses to send out the weekly Kingsburg Carrier.