Federal Bureau of Investigation Recognition - 2011
The Federal Bureau of Investigation recognized Marietta's technology and police departments as the first law enforcement agency in the United States to use the National Data Exchange (NDEx) database, enhancing America's ability to fight crime and terrorism.
Top 25 Places to Retire - 2011
CNN Money judged Marietta one of the best places to retire in America citing the Square, community events, farmers market, theater productions, boutiques, restaurants, art galleries and museums.
Silver Circle Award - 2011
City-County Communications and Marketing Association award for Digital/Interactive - Social Media. Best use of social media to communicate with citizens about specific issue; all local American government population sizes.
Savvy Award - 2010
City-County Communications and Marketing Association first place award for Digital/Interactive - Social Media. Best use of social media to communicate with citizens; all local American government population sizes.
Certified City of Ethics - 2009
The Georgia Municipal Association certified Marietta as a City of Ethics in 2000 for adopting an ethics ordinance and following key ethical principles: serve others, not ourselves; use resources with efficiency and economy; treat all people fairly; use the power of our position for the well being of our constituents; create an environment of honesty, openness and integrity. GMA recertified Marietta in 2009.
Savvy Award - 2007
City-County Communications and Marketing Association first place award for Communication Technology - External Newsletter; all local American government population sizes.
Website Award - 2007
The National Association of Government Webmasters (NAGW) awarded the city of Marietta with the NAGW Excellence Award for runner-up for best small population government website.
All-America City Award - 2006
The National Civic League crowned the city of Marietta one of the 10 best communities in the nation as a 2006 All-America City, the oldest and most-respected community recognition award in the country. Approximately 600 communities began the application process, and Marietta beat other national finalists for the award, which recognizes exemplary grassroots community problem-solving. Winners in previous years have been honored at the White House.
Trendsetter Award - 2005
The city of Marietta was awarded the first-ever "Trendsetter Award" when the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) and Georgia Trends magazine presented awards at GMA's 47th annual Mayors' Day luncheon.
Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award - 2005
The city of Marietta's Geographic Information Services Department was awarded the 'Special Achievement in GIS Award' at the International ESRI User's Conference.
International Association of Chiefs of Police/iXP (IACP/iXP) Award - 2004
The city of Marietta was presented the 2004 International Association of Chiefs of Police/iXP (IACP/iXP) Award for Innovation in Information Technology at the 28th annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Information Management (IACP/LEIM) Conference. 2004 marks the first year that this award was presented, making the city of Marietta the first recipient of the award.
City of Excellence Award - 2002
Marietta was judged by a 12-member panel on 14 separate grading sections on issues such as administration, citizen participation, community and economic development, cultural arts, education, fiscal management, infrastructure, intergovernmental cooperation, planning, public safety, recreation and leisure services, social services and technology.