City Achievements

Over the years we have been recognized for many outstanding achievements. Here are some of our most recent accomplishments.

Awards and Accolades

Canada's Top 25 Best Places to Live in 2018

Red Deer placed 12th in MoneySense Magazine's yearly ranking.  

YearAccolade/AchievementRankAwarded by:
2017 Award of Merit, RISE Campaign N/A International Association of Business Communicators - Edmonton (IABC)
2017 Emergency Medical Dispatch Centre of Excellence N/A International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED)
2017 Commission on Fire Accreditation International N/A Centre for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE)
2017 Award of Excellence, Books on the Bus Campaign N/A Family & Community Support Services
2016 Certificate of Excellence - The City of Red Deer Human Resources Department N/A Alberta Global Talent
2016 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement - The City of Red Deer Procurement Section N/A National Procurement Institute
2016 Diversity Award - Cultural Diversity in Public Sectors N/A Diversity Magazine
2016 Blue Skies Award - Clean Air Technology - Collicutt Centre N/A Parkland Airshed Management Zone 
2015/2016 Top 10 Micro Cities - Cost Effectiveness 4 American Cities of the Future
2015/2016 Top 10 Micro Cities - FDI Strategy 6 American Cities of the Future
2015 Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility N/A Alberta Museums Association (AMA)
2015 Sustainability in Action N/A Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA)
2015 Canada's Top Entrepreneurial Cities 23 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
2015 Community Economic Development Award N/A Economic Developers Alberta (EDA)
2015 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement N/A National Procurement Institute (NPI)
2015 Social Marketing Award N/A Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA)
2014 Canada's Hottest Job Markets 8 Express Employment Professionals
2014 Canada's Top Entrepreneurial Cities 8 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
2014?? Easiest Cities for Jobseekers in Canada 2 adzuna
2013/2014 Top 10 Micro Cities - Business Friendliness 9 American Cities of the Future
2013 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada 10 Alberta Venture Magazine
2013 Best Places to Live in Canada 38 Money Smart
2013 Canada's Top Entrepreneurial Cities 4 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)
2012 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada - Five biggest gains 1 Alberta Venture
2012 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada - Ten best places to live in Canada 9 Alberta Venture
2012 25 Best Communities for Business in Western Canada - Top five places to raise kids 4 Alberta Venture
2012 Canada's Top Entrepreneurial Cities 6 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

News & Notices

Plows are ready to roll into...

January 16, 2020

City crews are gearing up to start Snow Zone Plowing and residents are reminded to sign up for Snow Zone Alerts to get text, email, and phone call reminders before they need to move their vehicles off the street.

Red Deer to launch digital archives...

January 14, 2020

Red Deerians are invited to explore our city’s heritage via the digital archives collection that will launch this month on a new web site hosted by Preservica.

2020 Operating Budget approved with dire

January 13, 2020

After five days of deliberations, City Council approved a $389 million Operating Budget, reducing the proposed 2.49 per cent tax increase to 1.26 per cent with direction to identify further savings to reduce to 0.97 per cent.