- Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its annual budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2012
- FASD District of the Year 2010
- Received an both Image Award and a Judge’s Award in Public Relations Programs, Institutional, from the Florida Public Relations Association for the District’s Inaugural Wings Over Water (WOW) Festival. The WOW Festival was designed to help community members discover Southwest Florida’s water, land and wildlife.
- Image Award and a Judge’s Award, in the division for Public Relations Tools, from the Florida Public Relations Association for the design of the District’s Stormwater Opportunities PowerPoint Presentation. The District was also awarded a 2013 Grand Image Award.