Community Awards

Recognition for Innovative Efforts

The City of Beaverton and our community partners continuously receive recognition for our innovative efforts to create a safe, livable, and welcoming community. These awards and milestones highlight some of the many reasons Beaverton represents The Best of Oregon.

Building a Vibrant and Welcoming Community

Best Places to Live (2021) -

Neighborhood We Love: Hospitable Highland (2019) PDX Parent Magazine

Coolest Suburbs in America 2019 list

  • featuring the top 19 burbs bursting with cultural hotspots (Apartment Therapy)

Tree City USA 26th Year (2020), Growth Award 16th Year (2020) – Arbor Day Foundation

All-American City Award Finalist (2018) - National Civic League

Neighborhood of the Year Awards (2018) – Neighborhoods, USA

Best Cities for Entrepreneurs (2017) – Livability Magazine

Best Place to Raise a Family in 2018 (

Best Places to Live 2017 (Money Magazine)

Best Places to Live 2016 (Money Magazine)

Top 25 Suburbs for Retirement by Forbes magazine – 2011

  • Recognized for clean air and close proximity to transportation and hospitals, Beaverton is one of the top 25 places to retire

Top 10 Best Places to Raise Your Kids by BusinessWeek – 2009

  • Beaverton was named the best place to raise kids because the community features parks located within a half-mile of every resident, 25 mile network of bike paths, and highly regarded public and private schools.

Bicycle Friendly Community - Silver Award by the League of American Bicyclists – 2015

  • Beaverton actively supports bicycling in the community and was recognized for promoting bike transportation

Delivering Responsible Public Services

United States Census 2020 Community Partnership and Engagement Program

  • helping to achieve a successful 2020 Census.

Public Involvement Project of the Year by the International Association for Public Participation- Cascade Chapter - 2011

  • The Beaverton Community Vision plan was recognized for its achievements in civic engagement

Savvy Award for Beaverton Community Visioning by the City County Communications and Marketing Association – 2011

  • The Beaverton Community Vision plan was recognized for its outstanding achievements in marketing and communications

“Smarter City” green energy leader by the Natural Resource Defense Council – 2010

  • Beaverton is recognized for taking the initiative in sourcing green energy power and using it wisely

One of the Safest Cities in the Pacific Northwest by the City Crime Rankings Report 2008, 2009, 2010

  • According to this published report by CQ Press, Beaverton continues to be one of the safest communities in the Pacific Northwest

Recycler of the Year Award by the Oregon Association of Recyclers – 2008

  • Awarded for its innovation and commitment to the field of recycling, Beaverton won in the government category

Innovations in American Government Award by Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government for the Beaverton Central Plant - 2007

  • This award recognized Beaverton’s central plant for integrating both economic development and energy conservation into its operations, demonstrating the City’s strong commitment to sustainability

Green Power Community by the EPA – Since 2007

  • Beaverton has been a progressive leader in the use and installation of renewable energy, demonstrating its strong commitment to sustainability

All America City Finalist by the National Civic League – 2005

  • The National Civic League recognizes 10 communities every year for outstanding civic accomplishments

Tree City by the Arbor Day Foundation – Recognized every year since 1994

  • The long-standing recognition from The Arbor Day Foundation recognizes Beaverton as a Tree City for its strong commitment to urban forestry