Recognition of Excellence

The Town of Weston has received the “Voice of the People Award” for Excellence in the following 3 categories:
  • Community Engagement
  • Natural Environment
  • Safety
This national recognition stems from the town-wide survey conducted in November 2013 in which Weston residents reported a higher than average satisfaction within these 3 categories.

About the Awards

The “Voice of the People” awards are given by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and National Research Center, Inc. to the communities with the highest rated services voiced on The National Citizen Survey (NCS) and compared to other communities’ survey results.

Nomination & Selection
The 3 communities with the highest levels of satisfaction are nominated and winners are selected from submitted award applications that tell the story of the city’s or town’s success. Weston’s applications can be seen in the videos below.

Receiving the Award
Town Manager Donna VanderClock received the awards at the ICMA conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on behalf of the town and presented them to the Board of Selectmen at their September 22nd meeting. Representatives from several departments and commissions were in attendance to take part in the special recognition.

Departments in Attendance
  • Conservation Department
  • Fire Department
  • Police Department
  • Recreation Department
Commissions in Attendance
  • Conservation Commission
  • Land’s Sake
  • Weston Forest and Trails
  • Weston League of Women Voters
  • Weston Media Center 
About the NCS
The NCS is a community assessment tool that reports resident opinions and satisfaction with local government and services based on a scientific and representative sample to inform budgeting, performance measurement, and program planning. Weston’s inaugural participation was to establish a baseline of opinion. Residents gave the highest levels of satisfaction within these 3  categories.

Survey Results
The results of Weston’s resident survey are available on the Resident Survey Results page.