Awards & Honors

North Richland Hills employees are dedicated to providing the best service to our citizens. This dedication can be seen in the many regional, state and national awards and honors the city has received.

2016 Awards & Honors

North Richland Hills was recognized by the Dallas Morning News as one of the 10 best neighborhoods in DFW. The newspaper scored more than 300 neighborhoods on several factors including safety from crime, affordability of homes, good schools, well maintained and quiet neighborhoods, rising home values, pet-friendliness, places to shop and things to do, commute, walkability, trees and landscaping, and parks and greenspaces. North Richland Hills was the only Tarrant County community included in the top 10 ranking. Read the article here.
Keep North Richland Hills Beautiful was awarded the Keep Texas Beautiful Governor's Community Achievement Award for outstanding community improvement and a $250,000 grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. Keep NRH Beautiful was also honored with Keep Texas Beautiful’s Sustained Excellence Award and Gold Star Affiliate Award.
The Police Department was again awarded "Recognized" status from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program. This recognition indicates the city is in compliance with 166 best business practices for Texas law enforcement. 

The city received the Green Crystal Award from the Cook Children's Health Care System Center for Children’s Health for our role with the Safe Kids Drowning Prevention Program and the creation of the NRH Water Safety 365 program. 

NRH2O Family Water Park was recognized as one of America's Best Water Parks by and one of the Best Water Park in the Country by 

NRH was honored with the American Heart Association's Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite Award. This award recognizes the city as an employer that champions the health of employees and creates a culture of physical activity and health in the workplace. 

The city was presented with the Gold Level recognition from the Scenic City Certification Program. This program acknowledges communities that implement strong scenic standards for roadways and public spaces. 

The Texas Municipal Library Director's Excellence in Library Services Award was presented to the NRH Library. The Library also earned the Branding Iron Award from the Texas Library Association for its branding of The Maker Spot. 

The Planning Department was honored with the 2016 Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association

The Economic Development Department received the Economic Excellence Award from the Texas Economic Development Council.

Purchasing Division has been awarded the 2016 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for the seventh consecutive year and the Budget Department received the Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

Prior Awards & Honors