After hearing about this I thought it was great, but I didn’t know exactly what it meant to the City of Dublin so I decided to do some research and this is what I found out.
The National Civic League recognizes ten communities each year for outstanding civic accomplishments. To win, each community must demonstrate innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and cross sector collaboration by describing successful efforts to address pressing local challenges.
All-America Cities benefit by increasing community pride, networking with civic activists from across the country and gaining national recognition. The AAC designation has helped communities win grants and new resources and attract new employers.
So now that we know that it is a great honor and we know the benefits The City of Dublin must send a delegation to Kansas City, Missouri where the competition will take place. The City is responsible for raising private funding to send this delegation and so far the Delegation Committee, comprised of Mayor Sbranti and Vice Mayor Hildenbrand, has been able to raise nearly $30,000 with support from local businesses.
The All America City Competition is a three day event which will include a Rehearsal, a Spirit Day, the Competition, and The Award Ceremony.
These are some of the most innovative communities in the country,” notes National Civic League President Gloria Rubio-Cortes. “They give us hope and inspiration and teach us important lessons about leveraging the civic energy of ordinary people to address difficult challenges during some very tough economic times.”