June 15, 2014 - The City of Hampton received the 2014 All-America City Award from the National Civic League. The award is given annually to communities that demonstrate innovation, inclusiveness and civic engagement. The focus of the award in 2014 was on successful efforts to address underlying conditions that affect the health of a community.
Hampton submitted three projects in its award application:
The annual "I Value" public input and involvement campaign for the city budgets
The Mayors Book Club
Hampton's high school dropout reduction programs
Hampton was one of 10 recipients chosen from 25 finalists. A delegation from the city went to Denver for the final part of the competition, which included a lively and creative presentation for a panel of judges. Hampton was also named All-America City in 1972 and 2002.
Digital Cities Award
Nov. 13, 2014 – Hampton has been named one of the top cities in the country for best practices in public sector information and communications technology. Hampton has been ranked among the survey's top 10 for 13 of the past 14 years. This year Hampton tied with Durham, N.C. for 4th place among cities with a population of 125,000-249,000. Details.