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In 2010, the City of Lynwood was one of ten cities nationwide to receive an All-America City Award. The National Civic League announced the winners of the 61st annual All-America City Award during a ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. The City competed against 25 other cities for this award. Lynwood last received this honor in 1961 and become a finalist in 1991.
The National Civic League's 61-year old awards program recognizes neighborhoods, villages, towns, cities, counties and metro regions for outstanding civic accomplishments. To win, communities have to demonstrate an ability to address serious challenges with innovative, grassroots strategies that promote civic engagement and cooperation between the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The award is an honor achieved by more than 600 communities.
This highly coveted accolade initiates a renewed civic spirit and pride plus a significant local, state and national attention that is a proven boost for recruitment of industry, jobs and investments to communities” says City Manager Roger L. Haley. “I challenged my team to bring this national recognition to our community and they met the challenge.” The City submitted an application for the competition to showcase its Advanced Surveillance and Protection Program, A Brush with Kindness (partnering with Habitat for Humanity), and the volunteer membered Lynwood Youth Sports Association.
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