Awards & Recognition

The Town of Glastonbury is known for its excellent municipal management and is proud to have been recognized for the following achievements:

  • Safest Cities in CT (2019, 2017)
  • Silver Certified Sustainable CT Community (2018)
    • Sustainable CT selected Glastonbury as one of 5 communities in the state to receive the Silver level certification for their Sustainable Communities program. Glastonbury earned 495 points for achieving sustainable action items in over 10 diverse categories. For more information on the program, visit the Sustainable CT website or click here to view Glastonbury's certification report.
  • Safest Cities to Raise a Child (2017)
    • SafeWise selected Glastonbury among the best cities in the U.S. who excel at creating safer environments for families. Supporting data included Glastonbury's award-winning, bicycle-friendly community, the Youth & Family Services program, and the abundance of well-maintained town parks.
  • Silver-Level Clean Energy Community (2015)
    • Recognized by Energize CT at the 2015 Awards ceremony for implementing energy-reducing and energy-saving initiatives community-wide that meet their 2nd highest tier of achievement.
  • HEARTSafe Community (2015)
  • Bronze-Level Bicycle Friendly Community for second consecutive term (2019-2023)
    • One of 475 communities recognized countrywide by the League of American Bicyclists for 2019-2023 term
    • Recognized for first time June 2015 for 2015-2019 term
  • GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award (FY beginning July 1, 2019)
  • GFOA Excellence in Financial Reporting Certificate (26th consecutive year)
  • Nationally Accredited Police Department
  • Nationally Accredited Senior Center Program
  •  Rated Among Top Places for First-Time Home Buyers (2016) - NerdWallet study analyzed factors such as housing costs, prosperity and safety of each community. 
  • Transportation ACE Award of Merit (2015)
    • CT Society of Civil Engineers' presented Glastonbury with this award for the Main Street Traffic
      Signal Project.
  • State of CT Power of Change Award (2013-2014)
    •  Received Top Honors for our water pollution control facility
  • Young Professional of the Year Award- CT Recreation & Park Association: (2014) - Awarded to Liz Gambacorta, Recreation Program Coordinator
  • New England Water Environment Association Waste-Water Utility Award (2013) 
    •  In recognition of Outstanding performance as a waste-water division in New England
  • Life Safety Achievement Award (2013) 
    •  Recognized Glastonbury's Fire Marshal's Office for outstanding efforts on behalf of fire and life safety
  • Outstanding Tree Warden of the Year - Tree Wardens Association of CT: (2013) 
    •  Awarded to Tree Warden and Park Superintendent Greg Foran

We're also proud to report that we have maintained our status of:

  • Aaa and AAA ratings with Moody's and Standard and Poor's respectively
  • Energy Star building since 2009


safest cities 2019 

Tree Warden's Assoc.   GFOA budget award image

 Power of Change Award logo

Glastonbury Energy Star Status  NE Water Assoc. Logo 
BFC Bronze Award 2015  Glastonbury Heartsafe community 2015  Glastonbury safewise recognition 2017