Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) works with local governments to help grow our region’s economy and jobs, control the cost of government and improve quality of life. CCOG celebrates the region’s outstanding achievements towards these goals through the Annual Region of Excellence Awards. Local governments are asked to nominate an innovative project, program, plan, or individual that has contributed to significant and positive advancements in the regional community.

 

2018 Award Nomination Submissions

The deadline for 2018 award nomination submissions is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018. Recipients will be notified of their selection by mid-November 2018.

Click here for more information about the award categories and criteria.

Click here to download the application form.

Award recipients will be honored during the Region of Excellence Awards Luncheon at the Speedway Club at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Click here to download a Region of Excellence Awards Luncheon flyer.

 

Past Region of Excellence Award Recipients

2017 Award Recipients

Controlling the Cost of Government

Town of Wadesboro – Renovated Wadesboro Police Station

Growing the Economy

Town of Mooresville – Workforce and Education Alignment Initiative

Improving Quality of Life

City of Bessemer City – Centennial Park Revitalization Project

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Woodstone Apartments – Woodstone After School and Mentoring Program

Clean Cities

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

 

2016 Award Recipients

Controlling the Cost of Government

Iredell County – Online Septic Record Search Engine

Growing the Economy

Gaston County – Social Services Customer Self-Help Resource Center

Improving Quality of Life

Gaston County – Teen Wellness Center

City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County – Cross Charlotte Trail

City of Salisbury – Salisbury Sculpture Show

Clean Cities

Town of Matthews

 

2015 Award Recipients

Controlling the Cost of Government

Gaston County – Radio Communication Tower Construction, Co-location and Interoperability Project

Growing the Economy

City of Kings Mountain – Downtown Kings Mountain Small Business Success Project

Town of Huntersville – Strategic Economic Development Plan

Improving Quality of Life

Town of Indian Trail – Resident Recreational Pass Program

Clean Cities

City of Concord

 

2014 Award Recipients

Controlling the Cost of Government

Cabarrus County – Collaborative Technology Services Initiative with Local Education Agencies

Growing the Economy

Town of Davidson – “PiES” Project (Project for Innovation, Energy & Sustainability)

Improving Quality of Life

Town of Matthews – Sewer Pipe Art Initiative

Town of Huntersville – “S.O.U.L.S.” Program (Seniors: Older, United & Living Stronger)

 

2013 Award Recipients

Controlling the Cost of Government

Town of Cramerton – Two Rivers Utilities Partnership

Growing the Economy

City of Gastonia – Gastonia Technology Park Initiative

Improving Quality of Life

City of Statesville – Downtown Streetscape Project

Clean Cities

Benfield Sanitation Services

 

2012 Award Recipients

Controlling the Cost of Government

Town of Marshville – Cost Savers Initiative

Growing the Economy

City of Belmont – Small Business Support, Retention and Recruitment Program

City of Charlotte – CharlotteBusinessResources.com Initiative

Improving Quality of Life

Town of Troutman – ESC Park Project

Clean Cities

Gaston County Schools

 

2011 Award Recipients

Excellence in Local Government Efficiency and Effectiveness

Iredell County – Project Access Initiative

Excellence in Service to Citizens

Town of Matthews – Library Volunteers Program

Excellence in Community Investment and Development

City of Gastonia – Gaston Mall Connector Road Project

Clean Cities

God Bless the USA, Inc.

 

2010 Award Recipients

Excellence in Local Government Efficiency and Effectiveness

Village of Wesley Chapel, Village of Marvin, Town of Waxhaw, Town of Weddington – Western Union County Local Area Regional Transportation Plan

Excellence in Service to Citizens

City of Belmont – “WOW Wednesday” Program

Excellence in Planning and Sustainability 

City of Bessemer City – Community Planning Project

Clean Cities

City of Monroe

 

2009 Award Recipients

Excellence in Local Government Efficiency and Effectiveness

City of Charlotte – Utility Right of Way Management Program

Excellence in Community Investment and Development

City of Mount Holly – Strategic Vision Plan and implementation of the Tuckaseege Park Expansion

Excellence in Planning and Sustainability 

Cabarrus County – Central Area Land Use Planning Project

Iredell County – Comprehensive Growth Management Report

Clean Cities

Piedmont Natural Gas

Area Agency on Aging Region F Distinguished Legislator of the Year

Representative Linda P. Johnson, N.C. House District 83

 

2008 Award Recipients

Excellence in Local Government Efficiency and Effectiveness

City of Gastonia – Partnering with local governments to form an integrated SWAT Team

Excellence in Service to Citizens

Gaston County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council – Gang Prevention Initiative

Excellence in Planning and Community Investment

City of Charlotte – Midtown Connectivity Project

Excellence in Environmental Planning and Conservation

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities – Integration of environmental considerations into planning and decision making

Clean Cities

UNC Charlotte

 

2007 Award Recipients

Excellence in Local Government Efficiency and Effectiveness

Stanly County – “One Stop Shop” Central Permitting Office

Excellence in Planning and Community Investment

Gaston County – Queens Road/Queens Court Community Improvement Project

Excellence in Environmental Planning and Conservation

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services Department – Hidden Valley Ecological Garden Project

Excellence in Economic Development

Town of Matthews – Matthews Station Street Project

City of Kannapolis – North Carolina Research Campus Project

Excellence in Aging and Elderly Services

Town of Stanley – Senior Citizen Contact Program

Clean Cities

City of Concord

 

2006 Award Recipients

Excellence in Local Government Efficiency and Effectiveness

Union County – Union County Public Library Hispanic Services Program

Excellence in Planning and Community Investment

Cabarrus County – Designing Cabarrus

Excellence in Environmental Planning and Conservation

Mecklenburg County – Liz Hair Nature Walk on the Little Sugar Creek Greenway

Excellence in Economic Development

Town of Huntersville (and its partners–Cornelius, Davidson, and Lake Norman Regional Economic Development Corporation) – North Mecklenburg Industrial Park