34 cities selected as finalists for the 2009 Awards for Municipal Excellence.
Thirty-four projects and programs, listed below, have been selected by a panel of judges to move into the finalist stage in the awards process.
The Awards for Municipal Excellence identify and showcase outstanding city and town programs that improve the quality of life in America's communities. Winners of this award exemplify excellence in city governance, best practices in municipal policy, and established model programs that improve the lives of their citizens.
The nine judges will convene in September to choose the winners. Two winners, Gold and Silver, will be selected from each population category.
The winners will be announced at NLC's Congress of Cities and Exposition in San Antonio, November 10-14.
Population less than 50, 000
Apex, N.C.: Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex
Carbondale, Ill.: Carbondale Home Ownership Program
Estes Park, Colo.: Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership
Highland Village, Texas: Police Involving Parents "PIP"
Hopkins, Minn.: Blake Road Corridor Project
Queen Creek, Ariz.: Green Building Policy
Rock Valley, Iowa: Riversbend Campground
Romeoville, Ill.: Foreclosure Mitigation Program
Sierra Vista, Calif.: City of Sierra Vista Watertight Project
Signal Hill, Calif.: Revenue Diversification Strategy
Slidell, La.: Strengthening the Community and the Economy through the Arts
Population 50, 001-150, 000
Bellflower, Calif.: Downtown Bellflower Revitalization
Burnsville, Minn.: Burnsville Surface Water Treatment Plant Project
Fort Collins, Colo.: City of Fort Collins Climate Wise Program
Indio, Calif.: Foreclosure Mitigation Program
Medford, Mass.: Medford Energy Independence Project
Mountain View, Calif.: Graham Reservoir & Sports Complex
Roanoke, Va.: City of Roanoke "Clean and Green" Campaign
Savannah, Ga.: Neighborhood Renaissance Savannah
Skokie, Ill.: Know Your Neighbor Week
Sunrise, Fla.: Computers for Disadvantaged Students Program
Surprise, Ariz.: Creative Collaboration
Tyler, Texas: Tyler Texas Smoking Ordinance Communication Project
Anchorage, Alaska: F Street Connectivity Project
Fremont, Calif.: Community Ambassador Program for Seniors
Garland, Texas: Customer 3 Sixty, A Technology and Communications Initiative
Long Beach, Calif.: Creating a Youth-Driven Career Center
Orlando, Fla.: Parramore Kidz Zone
Reno, Nev.: Community Assistance Center
St. Louis: St. Louis Alliance for Homeownership Preservation
Population more than 500,000
Louisville-Jefferson County, Ky.: Louisville Public-Private Sector Partnership to Promote Energy Efficiency
New York City: Homebase
Seattle: Green Seattle Partnerships
Seattle: Race and Social Justice Initiative
Details: For more information about the Awards for Municipal Excellence, visit NLC's website at www.nlc.org, select Resources for Cities and then select Awards & Recognition.
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|Title Annotation:||National League of Cities|
|Publication:||Nation's Cities Weekly|
|Date:||Jul 27, 2009|
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