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 28, 2023.
Click here to download a 2023 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!
2022 Overall Winner
Oxford - East Jackson Avenue Streetscape
2022 Winner - City Spirit, Under 10,000 in Population
Diamondhead - City of Diamondhead's 2nd Annual Dog Park Day
2022 Winner - Public Safety, Over 10,000 in Population
Natchez - V.I.P.E.R. Illegal Gun Confiscation Operation
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"