Daily Archives: June 19, 2009
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[Source: Scott Wong, Arizona Republic] — Phoenix on Friday was named an All-America City, the fifth time it has won that distinction. The city was one of 10 winners in this year’s national competition hosted by the National Civic League in Tampa, Fla. The award recognizes cities that have developed programs promoting innovation and community involvement.
During its presentation, Phoenix showcased its downtown education and biomedical campuses, parks and desert preservation efforts, and library system’s teen spaces. “It’s a recognition of our community in terms of civic participation of our youth, our seniors, and our residents that support education,” Mayor Phil Gordon said from Tampa, where he was leading a 15-member delegation from Phoenix.
Other winners included: Inglewood, Calif.; Richmond, Ind.; Somerville, Mass.; Albany, N.Y.; and Statesville, N.C. The last time Phoenix entered and won the competition was in 1989. [For more information, click here.]