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
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, 
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
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
Mass. Municipal Association
Municipal Website Award
category 3
Recognizes excellence in customer service, functionality, convenience and government transparency
delivered by a municipal website.
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 
MassDEP Public Water Systems Award - Beyond Compliance 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