Awards

The Cosumnes Community Services District continually wins awards and receives recognition for emergency and medical support, park design and construction, recreation and event programming, innovation, use of technology and more.

2019 Awards
  • Cosumnes Fire Department
    • Firefighters Burn Institute: Thirty Grand Club Award (raising over $37,000 for satellite Boot Drive)
    • Firefighters Burn Institute: Satellite Boot Drive Award
    • Zoll Pulse Award: EMS Division
  • Firefighters Tianna Kearsing and Jamie Ebert
    • Rotary of Elk Grove: Hometown Hero
  • Giant Pumpkin Festival
    • Elk Grove’s Best of Business: Best Event
  • Tiny Tot Preschool
    • Elk Grove’s Best of Business: Best Preschool
2018 Awards
  • Bartholomew Sports Park
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Sports Facility
  • Cosumnes CSD Finance
    • Government Finance Officers Association: Excellence in Financial Reporting
    • CA Society of Municipal Finance Officers: Excellence in Operating Budget
  • Cosumnes Fire Department
    • Zoll Pulse Award: EMS Division
  • Cosumnes Fire Department Next Generation SMART Concept
    • Revolutionary Technologies Expo: Revolutionary Technology Award
  • Engineer Joe Guardino and Firefighter Julie Rider
    • Rotary of Elk Grove: Hometown Hero
  • Giant Pumpkin Festival
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Community Event/Festival
    • California/Nevada Festivals & Events Association (CalFest): Wearable Souvenir Award of Excellence
    • Guinness World Record: Largest Jack O’lantern at 942.11 kilograms (October 6, 2018)
  • Summer 2018 Activity Guide
    • California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS): Agency Showcase Marketing Award
  • Tiny Tot Preschool
    • Elk Grove’s Best of Business: Best Preschool
  • Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Place to Learn to Swim
2017 Awards
  • Bartholomew Sports Park
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Sports Facility
  • Cosumnes CSD Finance
    • Government Finance Officers Association: Excellence in Financial Reporting
    • CA Society of Municipal Finance Officers: Excellence in Operating Budget
  • Giant Pumpkin Festival
    • California/Nevada Festivals & Events Association (CalFest): Best Promotional Poster
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Community Event/Festival
  • Healthy Kids Extravaganza 
    • California/Nevada Festivals & Events Association (CalFest): Best Digital Marketing Campaign
  • Horseshoe Park
    • American Public Works Association: Project of the Year, Parks and Trails Category
  • Hot Summer Nights Concert Series
    • California/Nevada Festivals & Events Association (CalFest): Best Newspaper Ad
  • Making Lives Better Tote Bag
    • California/Nevada Festivals & Events Association (CalFest): Best Promotional or Souvenir Item
  • Parks & Recreation Month Marketing Campaign
    • California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS): Agency Showcase Marketing Award
  • Summer 2017 Activity Guide
    • California/Nevada Festivals & Events Association (CalFest): Best Magazine
2016 Awards
  • Cosumnes CSD Finance
    • Government Finance Officers Association: Excellence in Financial Reporting
    • CA Society of Municipal Finance Officers: Excellence in Operating Budget
  • Giant Pumpkin Festival
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Community Event/Festival
  • Island Park
    • American Public Works Association: Project of the Year, Parks and Trails Category
  • Jack Williams, Hampton Village
    • California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS): Champion of the Community
  • Wackford Community & Aquatics Complex
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Place to Learn to Swim
2015 Awards
  • Bartholomew Sports Park
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Sports Facility
  • Battalion Chief Kevin McLean, Captains Scott Clark and Kirk McKinzie, Engineers Rob Henkens and Mike Slaight, and Firefighters Adam Braziel, Gabe Flores, Joel Hickman and Jason DeCou
    • Rotary of Elk Grove: Hometown Hero
  • Cosumnes CSD Finance
    • Government Finance Officers Association: Excellence in Financial Reporting
    • CA Society of Municipal Finance Officers: Excellence in Operating Budget
  • Cosumnes CSD
    • California Urban Forests Council: Exceptional Urban Forestry Program
  • Elk Grove Rain Garden Plaza
    • Honorable Mention Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Award
    • A success story for the new Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan for Water and Energy Conservation
  • Emerald Lakes Golf Course
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Golf Course
  • Giant Pumpkin Festival
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Community Event/Festival
  • Island Park
    • American Public Works Association: Project of the Year Award
  • Wackford Community & Aquatics Complex
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Place to Learn to Swim
2014 Awards
  • Bartholomew Sports Park  
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Sports Facility
  • Comedy Night
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Place for Adult Fun
  • Cosumnes CSD
    • California Urban Forests Council: Exceptional Urban Forestry Program
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Customer Service
    • Sacramento County Environmental Management: Excellence of Food Safety
    • Government Finance Officers Association: Excellence in Financial Reporting
    • CA Society of Municipal Finance Officers: Excellence in Operating Budget
  • Discover the Water Marketing Campaign
    • California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS): Award of Excellence - Marketing and Communications
    • California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS): Agency Showcase Marketing Award
  • Elk Grove Rain Garden Plaza
    • Featured in the Western City Magazine 
    • Recognized by Senator Pan, California Legislature Assembly Resolution
    • Recognized by Congressman Bera, Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
    • Recognized by the State Water and Regional Water Board 
  • Emerald Lakes Golf Course
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Golf Course
  • Firefighter Robert Brouwer
    • Rotary of Elk Grove: Hometown Hero
  • Giant Pumpkin Festival
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Community Event/Festival
  • Hot Summer Nights Concerts
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Place for Live Music
  • Laguna Town Hall   
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Event Venue 
  • Special Events  
    •  Best of Elk Grove: Best Event Planner
  • Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Place for Adult Fun
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Place for Kids Fun
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Place to Learn to Swim
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Sports Facility
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Event Venue
2013 Awards
  • Captain Steve Zehnder
    • Rotary of Elk Grove: Hometown Hero
  • Elk Grove Rain Garden Plaza
    • League of California Cities Helen Putnam Award: Excellence for Planning and Environmental
    • American Society of Civil Engineers Region 9: Sustainability Project of the Year
  • Giant Pumpkin Festival
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Community Event/Festival
  • July is Parks & Recreation Month
    • California Parks & Recreation Society (CPRS): Award of Excellence - Marketing and Communications
  • Special Events
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Party Planner
  • Tiny Tot Preschool
    • Best of Elk Grove: Best Preschool
2012 Awards
  • Elk Grove Rain Garden Plaza
    • California Stormwater Quality Association: Outstanding Sustainable Stormwater Project Award
    • American Society of Civil Engineers: Sustainability Project of the Year
    • Sacramento Environmental Commission: Award of Leadership
    • California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS): Award of Excellence
    • California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS) District 2, Sacramento Region: Award of Excellence for Facility Design and Park Planning
    • Laguna Creek Watershed Council; Green Seal Award
    • Sacramento Magazine: Best New Park
2011 Awards
  • Firefighter Tianna Kearsing
    • Rotary of Elk Grove: Hometown Hero
2010 Awards
  • Firefighter Richard Ibarra
    • Rotary of Elk Grove: Hometown Hero
  • Jordan Family Park
    • California Parks & Recreation Society (CPRS): Achievement Award for Park Planning and Design
2009 Awards
  • Firefighter Julie Rider
    • Rotary of Elk Grove: Firefighter of the Year  
  • Kunsting Family Park
    • California Parks & Recreation Society (CPRS): Achievement Award
2008 Awards
  • Machado Dairy Park
    • California Parks & Recreation Society (CPRS): Achievement Award for Facility Design and Park Planning
2004 Awards
  • Wackford Community & Aquatic Complex
    • California Parks & Recreation Society (CPRS): Award of Excellence for Facility Design and Park Planning