EL PASO NAMED A FINALIST FOR 2010 ALL AMERICA CITY AWARD
El Paso is a finalist for the 2010 All America City Award sponsored by the National Civic League. The All America City Award is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious civic recognition award.
Participants submit an award application outlining three community projects that address their communities’ most pressing challenges. This year 27 cities were named as finalists who will send a delegation to Kansas City in June to make a live presentation to a panel of judges.
El Paso is the only city in Texas named as a finalist this year. “El Paso is honored to receive this recognition and we are eager to share our story at the national conference and show the community in such a positive light,” said Joyce Wilson, El Paso City Manager.
More than 500 communities from around the country have earned this distinguished title. Some have earned it five times over the past 61 years. NCL is a 116-year-old nonpartisan nonprofit organization that strengthens democracy by increasing the capacity of out nation’s people to fully participate in and build healthy and prosperous communities across America.
Listed alphabetically by state, the 2010 All-America City finalists:
Chandler, AZ; Bentonville, AR; Dublin, CA; Lynwood, CA; Rancho Cordova, CA; Vernon Central (neighborhood) CA; Miami Lakes, FL; North Miami. FL; Acworth, GA; Belleville, IL; Canton, IL; Noblesville, IN; Des Moines, IA; Lenexa, KS; Scott County, KS; Bowling Green, KY; Salisbury, MD; Ferguson, MO; Riverside, MO; Lynbrook, NY; Gastonia, NC; West Chester, OH; Wyoming, OH; Mount Pleasant, SC; El Paso, TX; Abingdon, VA; Middleton, Wisconsin.