2024 All-America City Award

The National Civic League invites you to apply for the 2024 All-America City Award, the nation’s most prestigious community recognition. This award, now in its 75th year, offers a moment for reflection, celebration, and recognition.

As the 2024 elections approach, many communities are experiencing some of the same threats to democracy we see at the national and international levels, including polarization, economic inequality, anti-democratic activities, and racial and ethnically motivated violence. We are at a decisive moment in history, and strengthening and improving democracy begins locally. When people have meaningful opportunities to help make decisions and solve problems, they build trust, create a stronger sense of community, and help address important challenges.

The 2024 All-America City Award will recognize communities that are finding innovative ways to equitably engage community members in activities that strengthen democratic processes, like making it easier to vote, engage in community affairs, and serve in leadership roles.

Cities, counties, towns, and tribes wishing to apply have until February 13, 2024, to submit their application. Civic leaders from local government, schools, nonprofits, community foundations, libraries, chambers of commerce and youth have all led their communities to win the All-America City Award.

The All-America City Experience is truly one-of-a-kind, forging enduring connections with fellow participants from coast to coast, providing in-depth learning opportunities, and immersing attendees in fun, energizing events! 

Begin your community’s application today to become a 2024 All-America City!

Important Dates:
December 14, 2023 – Letters of Intent Due
February 13, 2024 -Application Due
March 2024 – Finalists Announced
June 7-9, 2024 – AAC Competition and Event, Denver, CO