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All-America City Competition - Wicomico
by - Andrew Koch
06/14/2010

SALISBURY, Md. - Salisbury representatives are off to Kansas City for the All-America City Competition. The delegates got a send-off from Mayor Jim Ireton and city administrators at a press conference on June 14 before leaving this week for the National Civic League competition. The group will leave on June 15 for Kansas City, and will find out on June 18 if Salisbury will be named one of the 10 All-America cities. For the second year in a row, Salisbury is seeking to become first All-America city on the Eastern Shore since Ocean City earned the distinction in 2001.

"I think it would be really exciting not only for the city of Salisbury, but would be also exciting for the Shore, because it does show that there are a lot of good things happening down here, and I think it could draw businesses and draw folks to the area," said All-America Committee Chair George Whitehead. The delegates will present a vinyl banner "book" to tell the story of projects designed to improve Salisbury's quality of life. The projects the city chose to showcase are Salisbury University's Youth Leadership Academy, the HALO Cafe, and the Rose Street Revitalization Project.