All-America Cities is 70 Years Old!

This is the 70th Anniversary of the All-America City Awards, founded in 1949 by George Gallup and others, who saw the value of replicating the “All-America” football team with a set of All-America Cities.

This year’s All-America City awards will include a one-day conference, during which we will highlight the successes of the 537 communities named as All-America Cities during the past 69 years. To celebrate the Award’s 70th anniversary and continue recognizing the great work of past All-America Cities, the National Civic League has created a Hall of Fame Award to recognize an outstanding civic engagement initiative in the community since winning the All-America City Award.

All applicants will be invited to attend the 2019 All-America City Conference and Award Event in Denver, Colorado, June 21-23. Winners will be invited to present their projects during workshops at the conference, will be featured in the League’s Promising Practices Database and potentially in the National Civic Review

Learn more and apply for the Hall of Fame Award.

The 2019 All-America City theme is “Creating Healthy Communities Through Inclusive Civic Engagement”The 2019 All-America City Award is focused on celebrating examples of civic engagement practices that advance health equity in local communities. We are looking for projects that demonstrate inclusive decision-making processes to create healthy communities for all, and particularly for populations currently experiencing poorer health outcomes.

Applications for the 2019 All-America City Award are due March 6th. Apply today!


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