June 22, 2009
Phoenix Mayor and City Council Celebrate Fifth All-America City Award
Mayor Phil Gordon and the Phoenix City Council will recognize the city’s fifth All-America City Award. Community members and staff involved in the award application and presentation will attend the City Council Policy meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, in the City Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.
The National Civic League (NCL) selected Phoenix as a recipient of the 2009 All-America City Award on Friday, June 19. A delegation of 20 Phoenix community members and employees presented at the competition last week in Tampa, Fla. NCL judges chose Phoenix as one of 10 winners out of 29 finalists who presented. More than 100 cities completed written applications in the spring, seeking to become a finalist.
No tax dollars were used for any expenses.
Phoenix previously won the All-America City Award in 1950, 1958, 1980 and 1989. It is the country’s most prestigious community recognition award, honoring communities of all sizes for collaborative projects addressing critical issues. Phoenix and three other cities have won five times, more than any other community.