2010 Awards

  • Digital Cities Designation: For the ninth year in a row, Hampton was acknowledged as one of the most technology-advanced cities in the nation by the Center for Digital Government. This designation is based on its 2010 Digital Cities Survey.

  • Pinnacle Award: The City of Hampton was honored by the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America at its annual Pinnacle Awards Gala. The City’s Media & Community Relations office received an award in the Public Relations Tactics category for its employee newsletter, Hampton Notes.

  • Governor’s Technology Award for Innovation in Local Government: The most ground-breaking projects in government information technology were honored by Governor Bob McDonnell. The city received its award for the use of audience polling technology during the citizen budget engagement process.
  • 3CMA Savvy Award: The City of Hampton took top honors at the national City-County Communications and Marketing Association's (3CMA) Annual Conference. The City received a 3CMA Savvy award in the "Citizen Participation and Community Visioning" category for its "I Value Campaign," a citizen-focused engagement campaign implemented during the budget cycle.

  • 3CMA Silver Circle Award: The City of Hampton received this award for "The Hampton 400 Oral History Project." This four DVD set was produced to commemorate the city's 400th Anniversary.

  • PTI Citizen-Engaged Community: The Public Technology Institute has designated the City of Hampton as a Citizen-Engaged Community for its efforts to provide the public with multi-channel access to government services and information. Hampton, the only city in Virginia to receive the designation, was specifically highlighted for its website, 311 Customer Call Center, citizen participation efforts, and use of social media sites such as Facebook.

  • Silver Communicator Award: The City of Hampton's Media & Community Relations (MCR) department was a recipient of the Silver Communicator Award for Hampton City Print ads. The Communicator Awards is an international awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. There were more than 9,000 entries in this year’s competition.

  • Winner of the Governor’s Technology Award Innovation in Local Government for the project titled “Technology Enabled Civic Engagement”. The Governor’s Technology Award honors outstanding achievements and recognizes innovative technology initiatives in the public sector throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • Digital Cities Survey award winner 5th place nationwide, the 2010 Digital Cities Survey examined how city governments have progressed in adopting and utilizing digital technologies to improve the delivery of services to their citizens.

  • VFW Post 5500 EMT of the Year was awarded to Medic Firefighter Syril Gillies.

  • VFW Post 5500 Firefighter of the Year was awarded to Medic Firefighter Doug Davis.

  • Department of Human Services Awards
    • Payment Accuracy Achievement Award for having 98.52% (out of 100%) in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP) which is the food stamp program
  • Youth Education and Families Awards
    • 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance and ING
      (asked to not continue to reapply because we have won for so many consecutive years)