Check out the latest issue of Rancho Cordova's city newsletter.  Local residents were asked what their New Year's wishes were for the 2010 All-America City.

For example, Shelly Blanchard executive director of the Cordova Community Council, hopes: “That we live up to our All-America City promise and continue to build a vibrant town we can all be proud of. I hope our kids giggle louder at Kid’s Day, our fireworks shine brighter on the Fourth of July, and jets fly higher at the Airshow. I hope we make great memories for our families.”

Synthia A. Smith Rancho Cordova Planning Commisioner & Cherish the Possibilities business owner, says:  "My New Year’s wish for the City of Rancho Cordova is that it shows itself in every possible way to other cities, the region, the state, and the country as an All-America City that continually seeks and implements ways to provide the best environment, services, support, and opportunities for businesses, tourists, and citizens to work, play, and thrive.”

My hope: That every All-America City Award winner in 2011 displays the same level of creativity and community pride that Rancho Cordova has shown in 2010. They really got into the spirit of the award and have excelled in finding new ways to celebrate it.