2010 Athena Award for Business of the Year
The City of West Palm Beach received this honor in recognition of a strong record of leadership by and equal opportunities for women. Many women in City leadership roles dedicate much of their free time to civic organizations and charitable causes. The City was also recognized for its women-friendly business practices in order to attract, promote and retain female employees. Mayor Lois Frankel believes such practices benefit residents and businesses by fostering fresh ideas and innovative approaches “The City appreciates this honor and will continue to promote a diverse workforce which mirrors the many cultures of our community.” The Athena is a yearly award presented by the Chamber of the Palm Beaches.
Cultural Diversity Award
The City of West Palm Beach received the 2006 runner-up award for sponsoring diversity job fairs by the National Black Caucus of Elected Officials, a constituency group of the National League of Cities. The awards were presented to cities that have shown a commitment to promoting cultural diversity. The 2006 diversity job fair attracted 47 employers and approximately 500 job seekers.
Gold Pinnacle Award
Our CityFit Program received the November 2004 Gold Pinnacle Award in the Most Creative/Effective News Stunt category. The International Festivals and Events Association annually recognizes outstanding promotional programs and materials produced around the world.
Champions of the WorkPlace
The City’s Promote Yourself First training program was awarded the Champions of Workplace Learning from the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of ASTD in December 2005. The award recognized organizations for outstanding achievement in workplace learning and employee development.
The City’s Supervisory Management Resource Training program was awarded the Champions of Workplace Learning from the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of ASTD in December 2006. The award recognized organizations for outstanding achievement in workplace learning and employee development.
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