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Community Recognition

Woodbury is consistently recognized nationally as a great place to live, work and thrive.

Continued Excellence
AAA Bonding 2009-2016ICMA Performance Measurement Excellence Excellence in Financial ReportingAmerican Heart Association Fit Friendly Gold Award
Recent Accolades
Fusion Most Prosperous CitiesNational Civic League All-America City FinalistMoney Magazine Best Places to Live
PSA Northern Lights Award MAGCState of Minnesota Best of B3 BenchmarkingMinnesota Parks and Recreation Standard of ExcellenceEnergy Star Community Best Places to Live
Family Circle Magazine Best Towns for FamilesMoneyMagazine Best Places to Best Places for Job SeekersMovoto Best Place in MinnesotaPersonal Class 4 Building Code
Past Accolades

  • No. 4 City in Minnesota for Young Families,, 2013
  • “Step 3 City,” Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Green Step Cities Program, 2013
  • City of Excellence Award for TakeHeart Woodbury, League of Minnesota Cities, 2013
  • No. 11 Best Place to Live, Money Magazine, 2012
  • Top 10 Best Places to Buy A Home,, 2011
  • Northern Lights Award: Best Overall Website Design, Minnesota Association of Government Communicators, 2011
  • Best Place to Raise Kids,, 2010
  • City Hall EnergyStar Certification, EPA’s EnergyStar Program, 2010
  • Environmental Stewardship Award, Minnesota Chapter of the America Association of Public Works, 2010
  • Land Manager of the Year, Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists, 2010
  • Seven Wonders of Engineering Award: ERHS-BSC Master Plan, MN Society of Professional Engineers , 2010