Most All-America Cities have Professional Manager - Application Open

The National Civic League is taking applications for its All-America City designation.

BLOG POST | Sep 5, 2017
skyline of All-America city winner Kansas City Missouri

In case you missed it, cities with a professional manager are more likely to achieve the prestigious All-America Cities designation than those that don’t. An examination of the 40 jurisdictions that earned the designation from the National Civic League between 2013 and 2016 revealed that 75 percent of those communities were also professionally managed. On the Life, Well Run website, you can find this and more stories about how professional managers make a difference here.   

Want to become an All-America City?

Here’s how -- begin your community’s application today. Since 1949, the National Civic League has designated ten communities each year as All-America Cities for their outstanding civic accomplishments.

All-America Cities are:

  • collaborative innovators willing to put in hard work to tackle pressing local issues -- cities are at the forefront of this work
  • innovative, impactful, inclusive, civically engaging, and cross sector collaborative
  • successful with three specific community projects addressing local challenges

The Award program celebrates innovation and excellence in the full diversity of American communities – from neighborhoods, small towns and tribes to cities, counties and metropolitan regions. The smallest towns and largest counties compete on equal footing – judged on the impact of their work and the excellence of their engagement, not reputation or size.

The 2018 award will spotlight programs promoting equity through inclusive civic engagement. Unlike any other event, the All-America City Experience, provides participants with lasting connections with community members and peers across the country, in-depth learning opportunities, and fun, energizing events!

The National Civic League is an ICMA Strategic Partner


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