We are proud to be a community continually recognized for excellence. In 2002, the City became an American Crown Community. In 2006, the City received an International City/County Management Program Excellence Award for Community Sustainability. In 2007, the City became the smallest city in Iowa to receive the Government Finance Officers' of United States and Canada's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

In 2009, Windsor Heights was a finalist for the All-American City designation. This video shows the presentation the City gave the judges in Tampa during the competition.