The All-America City Award recognizes communities that leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation to successfully address local issues.

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Announcing the 2021 All-America City Winners

2021 All-America City Winners

The National Civic League is excited to announce the winners of the 2021 All-America City Award (AAC). These communities represent the diversity of American communities from the largest cities to the smallest towns, from east to west and north to south.

Bellevue, WA
Carlisle, PA
El Paso, TX
Evanston, IL
Fort Wayne, IN
Kansas City, MO
Livermore, CA
Miramar, FL
Morrisville, NC
Wheat Ridge, CO

Congratulations also to the remaining 2021 finalists:

Barberton, OH
Dallas, TX
Englewood, CO
Fitzgerald, GA
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Miami Lakes, FL
Richmond, VA
Southfield, MI
Spokane, WA
Sumter, SC

Learn more about the All-America City Award

The Award

The All-America City awards are an awards ceremony and networking event unlike any other! Through concrete examples, interactive discussions, and finalist presentations – you will walk away with the knowledge, skills, contacts, and inspiration you need to better strengthen your community.

The award, given to 10 communities each year, celebrates and recognizes neighborhoods, villages, towns, cities, counties, tribes and regions that engage residents in innovative, inclusive and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges.

This year’s finalist communities have managed the compounding difficulties of the
past year, all while building equity and resilience. Their accomplishments are a testament to what can be achieved when government, residents, businesses
and other stakeholders collaborate.”- The National Civic League’s President, Doug Linkhart

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Interested in applying?

Communities have found civic strength and growth as a result of winning the award and gain a better understanding of civic excellence through the year-long application process. In applying communities reflect on their strengths, weaknesses, challenges and the progress they have made.

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Webinars, Interviews and Speeches

This page includes webinars, interviews and speeches covering promising practices around the country. The free monthly Promising Practices Webinar series highlights successful projects around the country with speakers from cities implementing creative strategies for civic engagement. These webinars are free and open to anyone who is interested in creating stronger communities. The National Civic League's interview series includes conversations with elected officials, civic engagement experts, figures important to our history and others. Recorded speeches allow you to re-live the keynote addresses of past All-America City awards events and conferences.

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