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All-America City Award
Logo used for All-America City Award
Awarded forcommunities that leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness, and innovation to successfully address local issues
Location Denver, Colorado
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Civic League
First awarded1949 [1]

The All-America City Award is a community recognition program in the United States given by the National Civic League. The award recognizes the work of communities in using inclusive civic engagement to address critical issues and create stronger connections among residents, businesses and nonprofit and government leaders. Once called by the organization the " Nobel Prize for Constructive Citizenship," it has been awarded to more than 500 communities across the country. [2] The award is open to all American communities ranging from major cities and regions to towns, villages, counties, neighborhoods and tribes. [3]

Since the program's inception in 1949, more than 500 communities have been named "All-America Cities". [4] Each year, interested communities submit a comprehensive package based on published criteria that are evaluated in the award selection process. [5] Deserving communities are named as finalists, and the year's ten award winners are named from that pool of applicants. [6] Representatives from the finalist communities then travel to Denver to present the story of their work and their community to a jury of national experts. The awards conference includes workshops on promising practices.

Welcome sign in Santa Clara, California, highlighting its award in 2001


  1. ^ "History". National Civic League. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  2. ^ "The All-America City Award". National Civic League. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  3. ^ Ries, Brian (June 16, 2017). "Sarasota-Manatee wins All-America City Award". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "Past Winners". National Civic League. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  5. ^ "National Civic League". Archived from the original on July 7, 2010. Retrieved January 22, 2010.
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 8, 2010. Retrieved January 21, 2010.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)

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