All-America City Award Process

Gather a group of diverse community leaders (collaboration from nonprofits, local government, chamber of commerce, libraries, schools, community organizations, and neighborhood associations) to explore the successes your community has accomplished together in the past 5 years.

Choose 3 outstanding projects that display civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness, innovation and impact (the award criteria). Keep in mind we do encourage at least one project to reflect the theme “engaging and supporting vulnerable boys and young men."

Complete the written application with your community's story and the details of your 3 projects to be submitted by March 10, 2015. Finalists will be announced early April 2015.

If your community is chosen as a finalist you will travel to Denver June 11- 14 to present to a jury of civic experts. See 2014 presentation examples for inspiration.

Go back to your community and adapt what you learned from other finalists and leverage your success as a finalist or winner!

Interested in past award winners?  Check out past winners by state.

Past All-America City Presentations