Awards & Recognition

City of Stockton employees are often recognized for their individual contributions to the City and their professions. The City also receives awards for projects, programs, and services provided to the public, plus positive recognition for the quality of life in our community.  We recognize and celebrate those accomplishments by sharing the information below.


The City of Stockton has been won the All-America City Award from the National Civic League in 1999, 2004, 2015 and 2017.  For more information about the award, please visit see External Links below.



March 2017 -- Stockton Among Top 12 cities to launch your tech startup

Verizon blog, Right Click, says, "Northern California’s fast-growing city of Stockton offers a unique blend of culture, history and nature. It’s a top destination for a tech-minded folks—but not just trendy digital companies. Condor Earth Technologies delivers tech-driven solutions for everything from chemical testing to construction. Weekend warriors, there’s more good news: Stockton is within driving distance of major destinations like Sacramento, San Francisco and Yosemite."

Read more on Stockton's ranking in External Links below.


February 7, 2017 – Stockton 98th of Top 100 best places to live in U.S. 

According to U.S. News & World Report, Stockton received an overall rating of 5.5 and is one of three Northern California cities to make the list. The revitalization of downtown is bringing new life to the city, which is home to a vibrant arts and growing small business artisans community.

Read more on Stockton's ranking in External Links below.


Employee Professional Awards - 2017

Captain Antonio Sajor, Stockton Police Department

  • Center for Digital Government, Best of California Awards 2017
  • Demonstrated Excellence in Project Management Award
    • 9-1-1 System Upgrades, CAD and RMS

Employee Professional Awards - 2016 

Erie Luces, Information Technology Department

  • Center for Digital Government, Best of California Awards 2016
  • Outstanding IT Service and Support Award
    • Office 365 Implementation

Gretchen Olsen, Public Works Department

  • American Public Works Association
  • Manager of the Year 2016, Solid Waste Category
    • Leadership in the industry, Solid Waste Association of North America, and greater Sacramento Region

Christian Clegg, City Manager's Office

  • League of California Cities
  • 2016 John H. Nail Memorial Award
    • Extraordinary contribution during bankruptcy and implementation of the Marshall Plan on Crime



External Links

Stockton 98th of Top 100 Best Places to Live in U.S. -  U.S. News & World Report via KCRA News

Top 12 cities to launch your tech startup - Verizon blog, Right Click

National Civic League

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 9/13/2017