San Marino's Lacy Park, Old Mill, and Taiwanese Sister City

San Marino is home to one of the world’s greatest cultural, research, and educational centers the Huntington Library. A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California. Huntington was also a man of vision – with a special interest in books, art, and gardens.

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All-America City Winner

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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CITY TESTIMONIALS

Well Informed

 “We have worked with the City of Lynwood on numerous occasions and they truly understand the value of commerce. They care about its business community and keep us well informed of any significant...

Business Friendly

“Lynwood is home to dedicated companies such as Jones Lumber Company and Helen Grace Chocolates. We really have a good feel for what we have out here. We are accessible through multiple freeways...

Seeing the Big Picture

“I believe our City Council and City Manager are true professionals who stay focused on the big picture and improve governance in our small city. While our challenges have remained during this...

A Place for Leisure

“I love outdoor activities at Ham Park and City Park. So many memories with my family.” – Daniel Salazar, Lynwood Sports Association Board Member