Police Department Receives Body Armor Grant: The Police Department received a grant for $13,165 for rifle resistant body armor. These funds will be used to replace SWAT vests that are due to expire this year. This grant is funded through the state by the Office of the Governor; no matching funds are needed from the City.

City Continues Legacy of Financial Excellence; Earns S&P Upgrade to AA: S&P Global Ratings, a division of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, has upgraded Missouri City’s bond rating from AA- to AA “while affirming a stable outlook” for the municipality.

“Show Me City” Earns Budget Transparency Award: The Texas Comptroller’s office announced that the City of Missouri City earned a star in the area of Traditional Finances, which recognizes entities for their outstanding efforts in making their spending and revenue information easily accessible online.

City Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting: For the 36th consecutive year, Missouri City received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

City Earns Prestigious GFOA Budget Award for 30th Consecutive Year: Missouri City is once again among an “elite group” of U.S. cities honored for their exceptional fiscal stewardship. In awarding the “Show Me City” its 30th consecutive Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada noted that the City succeeded in preparing and presenting a budget of the highest quality for Fiscal Year 2018.

City Receives 2018 Supplier Diversity Champion Award: Mayor Owen and staff attended the “Top 25 Prime and Sub Contractors and Supplier Diversity Champions Luncheon” and accepted the 2018 Supplier Diversity Champion Award from Keith Davis, Sr. (Mr. D-MARS) on behalf of Subcontractors USA. The company highlighted those who are contributing to Texas’ economic growth and prosperity by taking pride in honoring top primes and agencies who open doors for small businesses.

City Receives State Comptroller’s Transparency Star For Online Clarity, Details In Area of Debt Obligations: Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced that Missouri City is the latest local government to achieve specific transparency goals through the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program. City received a Transparency Star in the area of debt obligations, which recognizes entities whose websites show visual and narrative detail on outstanding debt, tax-supported debt obligations, historical bond elections and more.

City Earns $15,000 Rebuild Texas Fund Grant: The Rebuild Texas Fund has awarded the Office of Emergency Management a $15,000 grant to be used for emergency preparedness training and continued Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

National Verizon Economic Study Ranks the “Show Me City” As One of America’s Best Locales to Open a Small Business: A recent Verizon “Best Small Cities for Small Businesses” report positions the “Show Me City” as one of America’s best places to operate a company in, ranking the area as No. 42 in a list of the nation’s top 50. Evidence of this achievement and the area’s thriving economy was visible last month when City officials and staff hosted a “Doing Business With the City” Leadership Luncheon that drew more than 150 business owners, managers and stakeholders who are interested in seeing the pace of growth and development continue at a steady pace.

MCTX Wins KaBOOM! Grant: The City’s ongoing commitment to enhancing greenspaces for residents and visitors has received another national award; this time through a KaBOOM! playground grant funded through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas that will be used to replace the aged children’s recreation area at Roane Park.