Adam Robison | BUY AT PHOTOS.DJOURNAL.COM Tupelo residents and city officials gather at the Tupelo Police Department for the All-American Conversation, where Mayor Jason Shelton, Police Chief Bart Aguirre and other police department officials answered questions submitted by city residents that attended on Monday night.

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Tupelo residents and city officials gather at the Tupelo Police Department for the All-American Conversation, where Mayor Jason Shelton, Police Chief Bart Aguirre and other police department officials answered questions submitted by city residents that attended on Monday night.

Tupelo, Mississippi became the first city to hold an All-America Conversation last week, when residents were invited to meet with city officials about community safety and other issues. Tupelo is a five-time All-America City, and is well-known for its community development and civic engagement activities.

Click here to read an article about Tupelo's All-America Conversation.

All-America Conversations are designed to help cities and other groups understand residents’ aspirations for the community, the divisions facing the community and, most importantly, the small, specific actions that give people a sense of confidence that we can work across dividing lines.

Click here to learn more about the program and how to host your own All-America Conversation.