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Below are citywide awards recognizing the City of Moorhead. This is a general list and may not include all accolades.

 Award Year
Awarded By
Awarded To
For
AdWheel Awards
2017
American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
City of Moorhead (MATBUS)
Honors marketing projects and campaigns created by transit members
Best Cities for Outdoor Lovers (#261 of 5,000+)
2017
Millennial Personal Finance
City of Moorhead
Outdoor friendliness ranked by campsites, outdoor reservations, and parks -- millennial personalfinance.com/best-cities-outdoor-lovers
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
2017
Government Finance Officers Association
City of Moorhead (Finance)
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year ended December 31, 2015
Certificate of Commendation
2017
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

City of Moorhead (Engineering)

Wastewater Treatment Facility Operations and Maintenance -- Awarded 1990-1997, 1999-2007, 2009-2017
Good Neighbor Award
2016
River Keepers

City of Moorhead

(Parks and Recreation)

Efforts in river conservation
Project of the Year  2016
City Engineers Association of Minnesota 

City of Moorhead (Engineering)

City of Moorhead Comprehensive Flood Mitigation Improvements 
Tree City USA
2016
The Arbor Day Foundation
City of Moorhead
30th year of receiving award
#1 Best Small City in America
2015
NerdWallet.com
City of Moorhead
Among 1,300 cities with less than 75,000 residents
Healthiest Housing Market in Minnesota
2015
SmartAsset
City of Moorhead
#1 in housing stability and affordability factors
Planning in Context  2015
American Planning Association Minnesota Chapter  City of Moorhead  Moorhead River Corridor Master Plan 
#2 Best Budgeters  2014
WalletHub.com  Fargo-Moorhead  Local residents have sound financial practices 
Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community  2014
League of American Bicyclists  Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area  Commitment to improving conditions for bicycling 
Gold Level Award
2013
Water Environment Federation -- National Biosolids Partnership
City of Moorhead (Engineering)
Achievement in Biosolids Management and Enviornment Stewardship 
Certificate of Recognition  2011
Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County  City of Moorhead  25+ years of support of history and cultural heritage in our community 
Playful City USA  2011
KaBOOM!  Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo  City streets to play streets at StreetsAlive! Festival 
Exceptional Performance in Adversity Award  2010
American Public Works Association

City of Moorhead (Engineering)

2009 Red River Spring Flood
#1 Most Secure Places to Live  2009
Farmers Insurance  City of Moorhead  Safety 
Seven Wonders of Engineering Award  2008
Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers  City of Moorhead (Engineering)  Fargo-Moorhead Railroad Quiet Zone Project 
Friends of Habitat Award  2006
Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity  City of Moorhead  Partnership 
Award of Excellence  2003
United States Environmental Protection Agency (Region 5)  City of Moorhead (Engineering)  Outstanding Operation and Maintenance of the Wastewater Pollution Control Facility, Medium Advanced Category 
Champions of Diversity  2003
Cultural Diversity Resources, Inc., of Fargo-Moorhead  City of Moorhead  Support in building communities that value diversity 
Good Neighbor Award  2001
River Keepers  City of Moorhead  Role in celebrating the recreational potential of the Red River 
All-America City Award  2000
National Civic League sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company  Fargo-Moorhead  Achievement through citizen action 
"The More You Look at Moorhead" Ad Campaign  1999
F-M Advertising Federation ADDY Award Competition  City of Moorhead  Flint Communications, Inc. Local Campaign 
All-America City Award  1999
National Civic League sponsored by Allstate Insurance Company  City of Moorhead  Achievement through citizen action 
Treescaping Award  1999
Minnesota Society of Arboriculture  City of Moorhead  Efforts and support to plan living snow fences 
Vision Award 1999
West Central Initiative  City of Moorhead  Bringing people and resources together 
Partnership Minnesota Special Achievement Award
1998
State of Minnesota Governor's Office  City of Moorhead  Outstanding leadership and effective cooperation  during the 1997 Flood Efforts
William D. Hatfield Award  1998
Water Environment Federation  City of Moorhead (Engineering)  Oustanding wastewater treatment facility operations 
Treatment Facility Operations Award  1997
Central States Water Environment Association  City of Moorhead (Engineering)  Oustanding wastewater treatment facility operations 
Top Ten Cities for Working Mothers  1996
REDBOOK Magazine  City of Moorhead  Superior professional, educational, and recreational opportunities for women and their families 
Award of Excellence  1994
United States Environmental Protection Agency (Region 5)  City of Moorhead (Engineering)  Outstanding Operation and Maintenance of the Wastewater Pollution Control Facility, Medium Advanced Category 
National Second Place Award  1994
United States Environmental Protection Agency  City of Moorhead (Engineering)  Oustanding Wastewater Treatment Facility Operations and Maintenance, Medium Advanced Category 
Star of the North Summer Games  1992
Special Olympics  City of Moorhead  Generosity and commitment
Certificate of Commendation  1991
State of Minnesota Governor's Office  City of Moorhead  Efforts and commitment to MN Housing Finance Agency's Reahbilitation Loan Program