Walsh was cited for efforts including the 10-year master plan for supporting arts in the city developed through a year-long study process known as Boston Creates.
Preliminary estimates show the state added 6,600 jobs in December, for a total of 75,000 jobs added in 2016.
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The president commuted more than 200 sentences, including the sentence of Oscar López Rivera, a member of a militant group blamed for several deaths in its fight for Puerto Rican independence.
In his third State of the City address, Walsh announced plans to spend $1 billion to renovate Boston's school buildings, and said he will file legislation this week laying out a plan for offering free pre-kindergarten to all 4-year-olds in the city.