The All-America City Award is a community recognition program in the USA given by the National Civic League. The award recognizes the work of communities in using inclusive civic engagement to address critical issues and create stronger connections among residents, businesses and nonprofit and government leaders. Once called the “Nobel Prize for Constructive Citizenship” – it has been awarded to more than 500 communities across the country.
The award is open to all American communities ranging from major cities and regions to towns, villages, counties, neighborhoods and tribes.
Since the program's inception in 1949, more than 500 communities have been named All-America Cities.
Each year, interested communities submit a comprehensive package based on published criteria that are evaluated in the award selection process.
Deserving communities are named as finalists, and the year's ten award winners are named from that pool of applicants.
Representatives from the finalist communities then travel to Denver to present the story of their work and their community to a jury of national experts. The awards conference includes workshops on promising practices.
It's Time for Palm Bay to become a Sister City
Sister cities or twin towns are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.
The modern concept of town twinning, conceived after the WWII in 1947, was intended to foster friendship and understanding among different cultures and between former foes as an act of peace and reconciliation, and to encourage trade and tourism.
By the 2000s, town twinning became increasingly used to form strategic international business links among member cities