Sumter Named Finalist in 2020 All-America City Award

On  March 17, 2020, the National Civic League announced the finalists of the 2020 All-America City Award (AAC). Each of the finalist communities demonstrated civic engagement practices that are inspirational, inclusive and promising in their ability to unite members of the community to collectively and collaboratively help solve our country’s most pressing and complex issues. This year’s finalists focused specifically on enhancing health and well-being through civic engagement.

Congratulations to the 2020 All-America City Award Finalists

in alphabetical order by city 

Algoma, WI

Aurora, CO

Belleville, IL

Danville, VA

Douglasville, GA

El Paso, TX

Franklin, TN

Harlingen, TX

Highland Park, IL

Hopkinsville, KY

Logansport, IN

Mason City, IA

Miami Gardens, FL

Miami Lakes, FL

Muncie, IN

Pitt County, NC

Portsmouth, OH

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Roanoke, VA

Rochester, NY

Sumter, SC

Topeka, KS

The All-America City awards are an awards ceremony and networking event unlike any other! Through concrete examples, interactive discussions, and finalist presentations – you will walk away with the knowledge, skills, contacts, and inspiration you need to better strengthen your community.

"These finalist communities are building local capacity to solve problems and improve their quality of life," said The National Civic League’s President, Doug Linkhart. "The National Civic League is honored to recognize these communities, and views their efforts as critical in addressing the challenge to communities issued by the 1968 Kerner Commission, ‘to make good the promises of American democracy to all citizens – urban and rural, white, black, Spanish surname, American Indians, and every minority group.'”

The award, given to 10 communities each year, celebrates and recognizes neighborhoods, villages, towns, cities, counties, tribes and regions that engage residents in innovative, inclusive and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges.