union city shines in a number of highly visible, competitive award processes

Awards include: 

All America City 1999

California Redevelopment Association Award PSSC

Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence, Station Center, 2013

Congress for New Urbanism, Charter Award, Best of Show, 2014

ABAG Growing Smarter Together, Public Private Partnership, Station Center, 2015

ABAG's Growing Smarter Together Award – Public Private Partnership – City of Union City and MidPEN Housing Corporation, Union City Station Center Mixed-Use Housing

Engineering Award for Line M Box and Station District Detention Basin

ABAG "Building a Better Bay Area" Urban Design Award for the Intermodal Station District project.

US Department of Labor Certificate of Appreciation for Contribution to National Occupational Information Network, 2010

California Cities: Helen Putnam Award for Excellence in:

  • Children, Youth, and Family Partnerships, 1996
  • Know Your City Week – Community Engagement, 1999
  • Planning and Environmental Quality, 2007

California Redevelopment Association Award of Excellence for Community Revitalization – Pacific States Steel Corporation Project, 2008

The Arc Business of the Year – Community Services – City of Union City Public Works Department, 2013

Government Finance Officers Association award for Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, 2013 and Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, 2012, 2013

National Civic League's All America City Award – Recognition of Achievement through citizen action, 1999

Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California (CELSOC) Engineering Excellence Merit Award for Line M Detention Basin, 2008

Forbes Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year Clinton H Severson, President and CEO of Abaxis Inc, 2007

Silicon Valley Leadership Group's Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet – Enhancing economic vitality, best practices, and innovative government services

Zero Graffiti International's Graffiti Fighter Award: Wayne Cruz, 2014

Chevron Energy Solutions Energy Conservation Measures Project, 2012

AT&T's Lightspeed Medallion, 2008

California State Senate's Certificate of Recognition – Union City Intermodal Station – Innovative Transportation Solution Award, 2011

American Public Works Association's Project of the Year – Union City Fire Station #3, 2010


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