In 2015, the City of Benbrook received or maintained various awards and recognition for exemplary municipal services. These awards highlight Benbrook’s commitment to exceed the expectations of our citizens.
In 2015, Benbrook again received the Certificate for Planning Excellence from the Texas Chapter of American Planning Association. This award recognizes cities that demonstrate professional planning standards, increase awareness of professional planning, and aide in economic development and community image.
Recognized Law Enforcement Agency
The Benbrook Police Department is a Recognized Law Enforcement Agency by the Texas Police Chiefs Association Law Enforcement Recognition Program. This award indicates the department compares most favorably with the very finest in the state, regardless of department size. An agency becomes recognized by meeting or exceeding 163 best practices and voluntarily undergoing an exhaustive review of its operations by an independent assessment team. Benbrook was the 36th law enforcement agency in Texas, and the first in Tarrant County to earn this coveted award.
Community Rating System for Flood Insurance
The City of Benbrook participates in the Community Rating System for the National Flood Insurance Program, which rates communities on their efforts to prevent flooding occurrences and/or damage associated with flooding events. Benbrook received a rating of six (6), putting it in the top 24% of cities in the nation for reducing flood hazards.
Storm Ready Community
The City of Benbrook is recognized as a Storm Ready Community. The National Weather Service presents this recognition to communities that demonstrate severe weather readiness through advanced planning, education, and awareness. Less than 1% of cities in the Unites States receive this recognition.
Government Finance Officers Association Award
For the 31st consecutive year, Benbrook received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) award for Distinguished Budget Presentation for its annual budget. In order to receive the award, a government unit must publish a budget document that meets criteria as a policy document, an operations guide, a financial plan, and as a communication device. Similarly, Benbrook also received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
Texas Certified Scenic City
Benbrook is a Texas Certified Scenic City. The mission of the Scenic City Certification program is to support and recognize Texas municipalities that implement high-quality scenic standards for public roadways and public spaces, with the long-term goal of improving the image of all cities. At the time of recognition, Benbrook was one of 11 cities in Texas to receive Gold/Platinum status.