Bridlington Town Council is the first in East Yorkshire to be given the Local Councils Quality Award.
It recognises that a council demonstrated good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement.
The award was presented to Bridlington Mayor Cllr Cyril Marsburg and town clerk Paula King, by Cllr Gordon Thurston, a member of the National Association of Local Councils.
Cllr Thurston said: “It was a pleasure to return to Bridlington, I have such fond memories of many happy family holidays in the resort.
“It is also a pleasure to be here to present the Quality Award to Bridlington Town Council, Bridlington is the first council in the East Riding to achieve this national accolade that recognises the hard work and dedication of the council, its staff, led by Mrs King, and the councillors who have shown throughout the assessment process that the council has met and exceeded the criteria required to be awarded the Quality Award.
“Speaking to councillors and staff here today, the commitment and dedication of all involved it the organisation shines through, the residents of Bridlington town can be proud of their council, and its commitment to continue to strive to improve the town for its residents and visitor alike.”
The mayor said: “It is a proud day for the town council and I am pleased to see the council realise this achievement.”