Congratulations to the 20 Finalists of the All-America City Awards!

Announcing This Years’ Finalists! These 20 communities get the chance to be named an All-America City!

DENVER, COLORADO – March 21, 2018 – The National Civic League is proud to announce the finalists for the 2018 All-America City Award (AAC). These finalists represent the diversity of American communities from the largest cities to the smallest towns, from east to west and north to south.

  • Springdale, AR
  • Placentia, CA
  • Stockton, CA
  • Longmont, CO
  • Miami Beach, FL
  • Decatur, GA
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Battle Creek, MI
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Beaverton, OR
  • Allentown, PA
  • Columbia, SC
  • Kershaw County, SC
  • Mount Pleasant, SC
  • El Paso, TX
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Pasco, WA
  • Tacoma, WA

Finalist communities include the 7th largest city in America (San Antonio) and a town of only 22,000 people (Decatur, GA). The 20 finalists share a common bond of working to create equitable communities through inclusive civic engagement.

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.

The National Civic League’s President, Doug Linkhart explains the importance of using inclusive civic engagement: “These finalist communities are building local capacity to solve problems and improve their quality of life. The National Civic League is honored to recognize these communities, and views their efforts as critical in addressing the challenge to communities issued by the 1968 Kerner Commission, ‘to make good the promises of American democracy to all citizens – urban and rural, white, black, Spanish surname, American Indians, and every minority group.'”

Thank you to our event sponsors:

  • Kaiser Permanente, National Health Partner
  • Southwest Airlines, the official airline of the All-America City Award
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
  • CGI Communications
  • Delta Dental
  • City of Aurora, CO
  • City and County of Denver, CO
  • City of Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • City of Lakewood, CO

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