Middleburg Heights residents have reason to be proud of their city. Our community, facilities and individuals have been recognized with many awards over the years, a few of which are listed here.


Making Your Tax Dollars Count Award
Auditor, State of Ohio

AAA Community Safety Award, 2006
For Fatality-Free Pedestrian Safety

Tree City USA
National Arbor Day Foundation
Recognizing the work of elected officials, staff and citizens who plant and care for the community forest. Awarded to Middleburg Heights every year since 1996.


Outstanding New Facility Award, 2000
Ohio Parks and Recreation Association

Builder’s Exchange
Craftsman Awards (4)
For glasswork, masonry, stairways and flooring

Golden Trowel Award
Masonry Institute
For “Masonry Design and Construction”

Best New Building Design, 2000
Middleburg Heights Planning Commission


Program Innovation Award
Ohio Parks and Recreation Association
Recognizing the department’s efforts in Adaptive Sports for Kids, Tot Sports, Bocce Leagues and the “Summer Club.”

Economic Development Department

Outstanding Member Award, 2009
Business Advisory Council

Certificate of Recognition for Business Retention
Economic Development Impact Awards, 2008
Team NEO and Inside Business Magazine

Economic Development Impact Award, 2007
Team NEO and Inside Business Magazine

Police Department

First Place
Multi-Jurisdictional Category
Law Enforcement Challenge, 2006
International Association of Chiefs of Police
(Middleburg Heights police department joined forces with other law enforcement departments to form the Cuyahoga County DUI Task Force, which was presented this award)

Certificate of Achievement
Cuyahoga County DUI Task Force

Fire Department

EMS Star of Life Award, 2006
American College of Emergency Physicians, Ohio Chapter
(For Fire Department’s life-saving efforts involving Middleburg Heights Police Officer Ryan Nagy.)

Public Service Department

Innovation in Floodplain Management Award, 2010
Ohio Floodplain Management Association

Composting Award, 2010
US Composting Council/Ohio EPA

Tree City USA, 2010
National Arbor Day Foundation

Trash Oscar Recycling Award, 2007
Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

Finance Department

Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting
Government Finance Officers Association
For meeting the highest standards for financial reporting.
Awarded to Middleburg Heights every year since 1996.