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The Coppell community, for the third year in a row, earned the top spot in the mid-sized city category for the 'It's Time Texas' Community Challenge. The statewide competition encourages Texas communities to compete in order to see which communities can demonstrate the greatest commitment to healthy living! Coppell received a custom trophy and a banner recognizing the communities achievements and a $1,200 check was presented to fund a healthy project at school.
The awards are judged nationally, and given to those sites that display creative excellence on the web. In determining winners, website entries are judged on the following factors: creativity, usability, navigation, functionality, visual design, and ease of use. While both awards recognize coppelltx.gov as among the best government sites on the web, the Davey Award is specifically for smaller design agencies.
Each year, the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association (TMLDA) recognizes public libraries for service to their communities with the Achievement of Library Excellence Award. The Coppell Public Library is a recipient of this award for 2015, which is the 10th consecutive year it has been recognized for service to the citizens of Coppell. To receive recognition, libraries must demonstrate excellence in a variety of categories, including summer reading programs, services to underserved populations (such as teens or senior adults), supporting literacy, offering cultural and educational programming, and providing training opportunities for all library staff. Out of 556 public libraries in Texas, the Coppell Public Library was one of 41 to receive this award.
Coppell’s 2015 National Night Out won 1st place in Texas, and 3rd in the nation in the 15,000 - 49,000 population category for the 10th year in a row!
In the rankings, Money's Best Places also names Coppell as the number three spot for Best Places to Be A Kid, citing recreational opportunities, special events and great schools as a few of the considerations.
The article specifically recognized Coppell’s several community events, outstanding schools, and Old Town Coppell development as reasons for the rise from number 32 to number 8 on the ranking.
Movoto names Coppell #2 in the Best Dallas Suburbs To Live In (January 2016) citing "spacious craft and Tudor style homes , peaceful suburban streets, great parks and the Coppell Farmers Market." According to Movoto, "To figure out which Dallas suburbs would make the cut, we took a look at the following criteria: amenities per capita, standard of living (cost of living, median home value, median rent, median household income, and high school graduation rate), total crimes per 100k, unemployment rate, and average commute time."
Money Magazine, published by Time Inc., has named Coppell #8 on its annual list of “Best Places to Live in America.” This year, the magazine ranked cities with population sizes between 10,000 and 50,000, and Coppell was rated in the top ten, first among Texas cities. The last time that Money ranked small cities, Coppell ranked 32.
The rankings considered several factors including health, taxes, real estate, diversity, culture, and the economy. The top 50 cities were visited by Money magazine to interview citizens and assess other factors such as parks and gathering places, traffic, and community spirit.
The City of Coppell supports an Open Government philosophy and has established a comprehensive online resource for citizens to review a variety of government documents and provide a forum to address any questions that arise. The City has chosen to participate in the Texas Comptroller’s Texas Transparency program, recognizing local governments in their pursuit for openness and accountability to their citizens. More information on this program can be viewed at www.texastransparency.org.
The City of Coppell has earned the Platinum Leadership Circle Award from the Texas Comptroller.
Wallethub.com named Coppell as the 2nd best city in (described as The Great American Job Machine) Texas! WalletHub’s analysts therefore compared 122 cities in the state to find its most promising employment hubs. It examined each city across a total of 16 metrics, ranging from the number of job opportunities to median annual income to housing and transportation costs.