Honors, Awards & Recognition

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The City of Littleton has been recognized for a variety of notable accomplishments.









  • Ranked #2 Best Small City in America by Wallethub.com
  • Second Place, Documentary — Danny Dietz Littleton History Moment; NATOA Government Programming Awards
  • Third Place, Profile of a City/County Dept. — Littleton Conflict Resolution Center; NATOA Government Programming Awards
  • Award of Excellence, Community Scorecard and Annual Report, NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards
  • Ranked #2 in Movoto's Best Denver Suburb to Retire
  • Ranked #5 in Movoto's Best Denver Suburbs For Young Professionals
  • Ranked #10 in Movoto's Best Denver Suburbs
  • Ranked #9 in NerdWallet's Best Places for Millennial Job Seekers
  • Ranked #9 in ValuePenguin's Safest Places in Colorado
  • Nominee for Metro Denver Healthiest Employer; Denver Business Journal


  • First Place, Profile of a City Department — I Found My Dream Home in Littleton; NATOA Government Programming Awards
  • Second Place, Documentary — Littleton History Moment, Wolhurst; NATOA Government Programming Awards
  • Second Place, Documentary, Event Coverage — Coloradans Helping Coloradans: September 2013 Flood; NATOA Government Programming Awards
  • sm-Littleton-square-color-GIFSilver Circle Award for Branding/New Logo; 3CMA Savvy Award
  • APA Colorado Merit Award for Community Engagement — Inspire Littleton; Online community engagement project
  • Top 10 Cities on the Rise in Colorado (#7); NerdWallet.com
  • Second Place, Public Art & Points of Interest in Littleton; NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards
  • "Fit City," first city in Colorado to receive this designation from LiveWell Colorado's HEAL Cities & Towns campaign
  • Make a Splash Hero Award — Tim Woodward, LFR Water Rescue Team Leader; National Drowning Prevention Alliance
  • Top 10 Friendliest Small Cities (#6); Movoto Blog
  • Gold AVA Digital Award for Outstanding Digital Communication (Web site); Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals

2013 NAGW 1st Place Award2013

  • Member's Choice Award for Small Population — LittletonGov.org; NAGW Pinnacle Award
  • First Place, Promotional Video Campaign — Littleton History Moments; NATOA Government Programming Awards
  • Second Place, Ethnic Experience — Mapuche: The People of the Land; NATOA Government Programming Awards
  • First Place, Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award — READ Posters; NAGC Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards

2012 NATOA 1st Place Award


  • First Place, Public Safety Programming — Littleton Fire Rescue Ice Rescue Training; NATOA Government Programming Awards


  • First Place, Documentary — Pivotal Points: A Maps Exhibit at the Littleton Museum; NATOA Government Programming Awards
  • Best Places to Raise Kids in Colorado (#7); Bloomberg Businessweek