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Safest Cities MN

Savage is consistently recognized as one of the best suburbs to live, work and play.

Continued Excellence

2018: AAA Bond Rating - Standard and Poor's

2014-2017: Distinguished Budget Presentation Award - Government Finance Officers Association

2009-2016: AA+ Bond Rating - Standard and Poor's

1997-2018: Achievement Excellence in Financial Reporting - Government Finance Officers Association

Recent Accolades

2020: First Place: Savage Scoop the Poop Campaign - Northern Lights Minnesota Association of Government Communicators (MAGC)

2020: Silver Award in Short Video/Social Media Campaign: Savage Fire Department Holiday Light Video - Northern Lights Minnesota Association of Government Communicators (MAGC)

2020: Bronze Award in Community Interest Video: Joel McColl Retirement Video - Northern Lights Minnesota Association of Government Communicators (MAGC)

2020: Tree City USA, 27th consecutive year - Arbor Day Foundation 

2020: 23rd Safest City in Minnesota - BackgroundChecks.org

2019: 20th Safest City in Minnesota - BackgroundChecks.org

2019: 23rd Best Small City in America - WalletHub

2017: 60th Best Cities for Millennials - Millennial Personal Finance No. 60

2017: Merit Award - Northern Lights MAGC

2017: 26th Safest City in Minnesota - LendEDC No. 26

2016: 27th Best Small City in America - WalletHub

2016: 60th Best Small City for Families - NerdWallet

 

Past Accolades

2013: Best Cities in Minnesota for Young Families - NerdWallet

2013: Best Place to Live - Money Magazine

2011: Best Place to Live - Money Magazine

2010: Best Affordable Suburbs - BusinessWeek Magazine