2022 Mississippi Municipal Excellence Awards

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The Mississippi Municipal League Excellence Awards program recognizes cities and towns for meeting the challenges of municipal government through innovative problem solving, excellence in management, citizen participation and striving to provide a higher level of service. Each year, awards are given in the areas of public safety, planning and economic development and city spirit. Winners are chosen by a committee of judges outside of the MML and are recognized at the MML Annual Conference.

Applications are due April 29, 2022.

Click here to download a 2022 Municipal Excellence Awards Application.

Curious to see what a winning application looks like?

Click the links below to view applications from some of our past winners!


2021 Overall Winner

Hernando - Hernando Dickens of A Christmas


2021 Winner - Public Safety, Under 10,000 in Population

Columbia - Safe and Secure Neighborhood Initiative


2021 Winner - City Spirit, Over 10,000 in Population

Pascagoula - Pascagoula Pride


2020 Overall Winner

Gulfport - "Mississippi Aquarium"


2020 City Spirit, Under 10,000 in Population

Carrollton - "Pilgrimage and Pioneer Day Festival"


2019 Overall Winner

Picayune - "Buddy Ball"


2019 Planning & Economic Development, Under 10,000 in Population

Farmington - "Heritage Community Park"


2018 City Spirit, Over 10,000 in Population

Indianola - "Restoration of Vintage City Christmas Decorations"


2018 City Spirit, Under 10,000 in Population

Walnut - "Find Your Healthy Place"


2018 Public Safety, Over 10,000 in Population

Columbus - "Thousands of Persons Helped by New Specialized Emergency Medical Vehicles"


2017 Planning and Economic Development, Over 10,000 in Population

Southaven - "City of Southaven's Pavement Management Plan"


2017 Public Safety, Under 10,000 in Population

Richland - "Ranger Cadet Program"


2017 Overall Winner

Gulfport - "Our Urban Living Room – A Community Project"