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April 11, 2018 Decatur a finalist for All-America City Award by Bill Banks – For the AJC
“In its application to the NCL Decatur included several examples matching this criteria: its Better Together Initiative, its many civic dinners this spring relating to the United Methodist Children’s Home master planning, last year’s police department strategic plan and the “I Am Decatur” project featuring photographs and stories from a cross section of residents.”

March 23, 2018 Columbia in the running for this ‘All-America’ honor given to only 10 cities BY EMILY BOHATCH
“‘All-America City Finalist status speaks volumes about the charming, cosmopolitan, entrepreneurial and community focus of our beautiful city,’ City Manager Teresa Wilson said in a statement. ‘Columbia epitomizes the character and spirit that any American holds dear for the community in which he or she lives. We are honored to be recognized'”

March 21, 2018 El Paso in the running for National Civic League’s All-America City Award by Elida S. Perez
“‘We are pleased that the city of El Paso is once again a finalist for the All-America City Award. The city won in 1969 and 2010, and I am confident we will do well this year,’ said Mayor Dee Margo.”

April 2, 2018 Decatur one of 20 finalists for All-America City Award by Dan Whisenhunt
“‘The award, given to 10 communities each year, celebrates and recognizes communities that engage residents in innovative, inclusive and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges,’ a press release from the city says. ‘AAC Award recipients serve as models in practicing inclusive civic engagement and creating community connections.'”

Mar 26, 2018 Beaverton named finalist for nationwide All-America City Award by FOX 12 Staff
“’I’m thrilled for our city,’ said Mayor Denny Doyle. ‘It’s a testament to our community members and their combined contributions. It’s truly a privilege to be recognized.’”

April 3, 2018 Longmont Named a Finalist for One of 10 All-American City Awards in 2018 by Macie May
“‘Being named the only City in Colorado named as a finalist for an All-America City award by the National Civic League is an amazing honor. We are so proud of our community and look forward to highlighting Longmont at the competition in June,’ said Sandi Seader, Longmont assistant city manager.”

Mar 27, 2018 Town named finalist for top national award
“The Town of Mount Pleasant was named as a finalist for the 2018 All-America City Award in an announcement Wednesday by the National Civic League. Mount Pleasant, the 2010 All-American City Award winner, was selected along with 19 other communities as finalists for the award. The award is given to the top 10 communities each year.”

March 25, 2018 Columbia 2018 All American City Finalist contributed by City of Columbia
“All-America City Finalist status speaks volumes about the charming, cosmopolitan, entrepreneurial and community focus of our beautiful city,” said City Manager Teresa Wilson. “Columbia epitomizes the character and spirit any American holds dear for the community in which he or she lives. We are honored to be recognized!”

Mar 30, 2018 Roanoke celebrates gains in childhood reading, All-America label by Alicia Petska
Celebrating a record seventh year as an All-America City, Roanoke leaders came together Friday to redouble their commitment to a citywide education initiative that has boosted childhood reading levels. Star City Reads — a program that spurred the 2017 All-America recognition from the National Civic League — has deployed a wide range of strategies to get more children reading at an earlier age.

March 29, 2018 Kershaw County a finalist for All-America City award by Jim Tatum

“We are so excited about this – Kershaw County is a wonderful place – and now the entire nation will know it,” Carpenter said. Carpenter noted that Kershaw County’s giving spirit and willingness to collaborate are two major factors in the decision. An example of this is the partnerships that have gone into the mission of the Community Medical Clinic. In fact, the Community Medical Clinic is one of only three in the entire nation that provides child healthcare in schools, she said.

March 28, 2018 City of Miami Beach Chosen as a Finalist for All-America City 2018 by Community News
“I’m proud to see our great city recognized for our proactive efforts and build the momentum in our community as we move forward in the competition,” expressed City Manager Jimmy L. Morales. “This designation truly presents a unique opportunity to evaluate our efforts in addressing our community’s challenges and gain support by fostering new community partnerships.”

March 26, 2018 Tacoma named a finalist for 2018 All-America City Award by Tacoma Weekly Staff
“It is an honor for the City of Tacoma to be named a finalist for this prestigious award this year,” said Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards. “Our incredible strength comes, in part, from the importance we place in making value-driven, community-informed decisions. The development of the city’s Tacoma2025 strategic visioning framework, which provides overarching direction for the city’s progress over the next decade, was fueled by this collaborative, inclusive approach and equity emerged as one of our major focus areas in this process.”

April 4, 2018 Decatur Chosen as Finalist for All-America City Award
“The city’s Communication Specialist Renae Madison writes in, ‘I am happy to announce that the City of Decatur has been chosen as one of 20 finalist for this year’s All-America City Award.'”

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