2014 All-America City Awards
The 2014 All-America City Awards- spotlighting healthy communities, will be held June in Denver, Colorado. This year-round program, through its written application process and jury presentation, gives people a unique opportunity to step back and identify their community’s assets and vision.
At the June event, people are energized and transformed. They fall in love with their community, again. The June event is three days of peer-learning workshops, community presentations and award ceremony.
NCL invites applications from communities that are playing a leadership role in making their communities healthier by addressing obesity, health equity, disease prevention and health promotion, health access, healthy eating, sustainability, livable, regional transportation and other issues.
Applicants may be neighborhoods, towns, cities, counties, or regions. Twenty applicants will be named finalists and invited to present their challenges and best practices to a national jury in June 2014 in Denver. Each applicant is asked to describe three community projects to address local challenges with one focusing on healthy efforts.
“For more than 20 years NCL has been a leader in helping communities become healthier,” said NCL President Gloria Rubio-Cortes, who noted that the 25th anniversary of the “healthy communities” movement would be celebrated in an upcoming special edition of the National Civic Review, NCL’s quarterly journal.
Immediately recognizable for the stars and bars shield logo found on water towers and city limits signs across the country, the All-America City Award is given to ten winners each year for community-based problem solving, grassroots civic engagement and joint efforts on the part of the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Submit your application by March 18, 2014.
The honor has been achieved by more than 650 communities across the country. Some have won the award multiple times. Learn more about the award program and follow events leading up to the June 2014 Denver event on our All-America City blog and the All-America City Awards Facebook page.
- September 2013-Feb 2014 monthly conference calls to discuss the application and to feature All-America City leaders talking about how they approached the application, raised funds, engaged the community, presented to the jury, and leveraged the AAC designation.
- November 15, 2013–Submit a letter of intent
- March 18, 2014--Applications are due.
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