the years, the City of Midland has been recognized for
outstanding customer service, safety, and technological
innovations. Likewise, City staff continually prove - both on
and off the job - that they are committed to not only our
Midland customers, but also to the wider Great Lakes Bay Region
(and beyond) through community service.
As described in the YouTube video at right, we hope to spotlight the many ways in which your City government
and its employees are working to enhance the community.
Come back to this site often to learn about the new ways* your
municipality is going above and beyond, in service to others.
*Achievements listed in chronological order since the
beginning of 2013. For awards from previous years, click
on links at left.
CITY NAMED A "COMPANY THAT CARES" (April 30,
2013) The City of Midland was named one of Midland’s “Companies that Care” during the United Way-Midland County’s annual Spirit of the Community Celebration. Awardees are recognized for their commitment to United Way’s fundraising campaign, and the positive ways in which they impact the community. The City of Midland also received this award in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
MIDLAND ONE OF 100 SAFEST CITIES IN AMERICA (February 2013) In
late February, Midland was touted as the 71st safest city in the nation by NeighborhoodScout. Midland was the only Michigan city listed in the top 100 communities recognized for this distinction, which is based on the total number of crimes per 1,000 residents. This great honor can be attributed to Midland citizens and the Midland Police Department, all of
which work hard to maintain a high quality of life in our community.
LIBRARY DIRECTOR HONORED WITH YWCA AWARD (February 6,
2013) Grace A. Dow Memorial Library Director Melissa Barnard received the prestigious YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region’s Women of Achievement award for her work in
community education. She was one of nine area leaders recognized for their demonstrated volunteer or professional activities and outstanding contributions to
healthcare, entrepreneurship, business, and young woman & community leadership.
DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF HONORED FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS CONTRIBUTIONS (January 10, 2013)
Deputy Police Chief Rodney Roten received an award for outstanding fundraising efforts for the Michigan Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. He was the driving force behind the fundraiser, which - after a multi-year hiatus - brought the run back to Midland in 2011 and helped raise more than $1,200 for Michigan Special Olympics.