Awards and Recognition

Town personnel pride themselves in providing excellent services to Weston residents and sometimes this brings in additional recognition from state and national organizations. 

Here is a list of a few recent acknowledgements received through this work.

Award  Purpose Year Received
Common Cause for Open Government
e-Government Award with Distinction
Recognizes the transparency in municipal websites based on the ease of access of governance information.
With distinction recognizes those that offered additional transparency for its residents.
2008, 2009, 2010*
*final year given
Government Finance Officers Association
Distinguished Budget Presentation
Recognizes local governments who prepare budget documents of the very highest quality that reflect both the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOA's best practices on budgeting. For Fiscal Years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 - see application
MassDEP Public Water Systems Award - Outstanding Performance Recognizes public water system for excellent compliance with state and federal drinking water regulations, no violations in the past 5 years, department goes beyond compliance by testing for secondary contaminants and by having adequate capacity. This shows exemplary efforts to attain such an excellent record. 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020
Mass. Municipal Association
Innovation Award: Regional Coalition to Monitor Affordable Housing
Recognizes municipalities that have developed unique and creative projects and programs to increase the effectiveness of local government. 2012
Mass. Municipal Association
Municipal Website Award
category 3
Recognizes excellence in customer service, functionality, convenience and government transparency delivered by a municipal website. 2017
Outstanding Annual Town Report
category 2
Recognizes the visual appeal, material arrangement, presentation of statistics and data, and a summary of the year’s achievements. 2002, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2015
Voice of the People Award
Community Engagement
National awards given in local government based on the opinion of community residents and are given to communities that display commitment to best practices in moving their communities forward. 2014 - see application
Voice of the People Award
Natural Environment
see above 2014 - see application
Voice of the People Award
Public Safety
see above 2014 - see application