The City of Roswell will reopen City Hall (38 Hill Street) and their facility at 1810 Hembree Road on Monday, June 15, 2020. Both facilities will resume normal business hours and will be open for walk-in appointments, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please visit for details and for information regarding the City of Roswell coronavirus response.

City Awards & Achievements

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City Recognition

  • 2017 GMA Live, Work, Play Award
  • Named a Gold Certified Green Community by the Atlanta Regional Commission for leadership in its environmental and sustainability efforts
  • Named One of the Top Three Cities in the Nation to Raise Your Family: Roswell was listed third in the book, "Best Places to Raise Your Family," released by Frommer's
  • Roswell is ranked as the 18th Safest City in the United States according to City Crime Rankings
  • Named the 6th Best Place to Retire in the United States by Black Enterprise Magazine
  • City of Excellence: Only 50 cities in the state have been honored with the designation by the Georgia Municipal Association
  • Designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community in 2006 by the League of American Bicyclists
  • "Money Magazine's" 19th Best Eastern U.S. City to Live: Roswell was ranked 19th for cities with populations under 100,000
  • "Atlanta Magazine's" Best Place to Live in Metro Atlanta: Roswell was honored twice by "Atlanta Magazine" as the best place to live in the metro area
  • Internationally Accredited Police Department: Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
  • State of Georgia Law Enforcement Certification: Roswell Police Department
  • Nationally Accredited Recreation and Parks Department: Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies
  • Preserve America Community Designation: Honored for its efforts in preserving our historic, cultural, and natural heritage


  • 2017 National Gold Medal Award: Presented by the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) for excellence in parks and recreation management
  • Trendsetter Award 2006: Roswell received the award for the Big Creek Wetlands demonstration project from the Georgia Municipal Association
  • Create Community Award 2005: The Atlanta Regional Commission's most prestigious award. Roswell was honored for its efforts in environmental sustainability
  • Achievement of Excellence in Procurement: The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting: City of Roswell has received a Certificate of Achievement for the last 24 consecutive years, since June 30, 1989
  • Georgia Recreation and Parks Agency of the Year: 1974, 1979, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2011 and 2017
  • Budget Presentation Award: Government Finance Officers Association 10 consecutive years since June 30, 2004
  • Tree City USA Award: The National Arbor Day Foundation