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

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Strengthening Democracy through Local Action and Innovation

Sponsoring the All-America City Award connects organizations with the nation’s most prestigious civic award and hundreds of leaders from across the county.

The All-America City award is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious recognition of civic engagement in local communities. Established in 1949, this event brings together hundreds of community champions from across the United States to celebrate innovative community partnerships, inspiring local action that results in nation-wide results.

All-America Title Sponsor – One available
This sponsorship is featured year-round in All-America City program activities, in addition to being featured as the title event sponsor. This sponsorship ensures that communities are given the resources they need to achieve excellence in civic engagement, and given the tools to fully articulate their path. Your sponsorship will ensure the engagement of 5 members of 10 different communities.

  • Chief event sponsor with maximum marketing and visibility in all aspects of AAC before and during the event
  • Participation in the awards ceremony at the event
  • Media opportunities in the winning communities
  • Visibility with more than 7,000 local leaders throughout the U.S.
  • Direct connections with 500+ All-America City award winning communities throughout the U.S.
  • (plus all benefits listed in levels below)

Stars Sponsor – Two available
This sponsorship is also featured year-round in All-America City program activities. This opportunity provides support for civic engagement resources for cities through workshop and plenary sessions during the event.

  • Branded AAC marketing opportunities throughout the event
  • Full-page ad in a prime placement in the event program
  • Recognition as a sponsor in an issue of the National Civic Review journal
  • Opportunity to address participants
  • (plus all benefits listed in levels below)

Stripes Sponsor – Four available
This level is for the supporter who believes in the strength of communities and civic engagement. This sponsorship will ensure the engagement of 5 members of 2 different communities.

  • Placement of name and logo on all AAC marketing (online, social media, website with links, and print)
  • Full page ad in the event program
  • Exhibit table during the awards recognition event
  • (plus all benefits listed in levels below)

Community Sponsor – Unlimited
This level is for cities, nonprofits, and local community foundations and corporations who wish to see inclusivity and equity woven into the fabric of all civic activities. This sponsorship will help to raise awareness of equity in health.

  • Half-page ad in the event program
  • Listing on the NCL website and monthly newsletter as a community member
  • (plus all benefits listed in levels below)

Sustaining Member Sponsor – Unlimited
Dozens of cities choose to support the program at this level each year, celebrating the benefits of the All-America City award, and ensuring the award remains available for future communities.

  • Quarter-page ad in the event program
  • Listing on the NCL website and monthly newsletter as a sponsor

The All-America City Award speaks the language of community health and success to business leaders, and was the legitimacy boost we needed to take partnership to the next level!

Reg Cox, City Connector
Lakewood Connects
Lakewood, CO

National Civic League
Sponsorships Contact:
Amy Sarrazin
Director of Development
Tel.: (303) 571-4343
[email protected]

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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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