Thursday, April 2, 2009

Albany Named As Finalist for 2009 All-America City Award

I am proud to announce that the City of Albany has been named as a finalist in the 60th Annual All-America City Awards competition.

The All-America City Award is the oldest community recognition program in the nation, and hundreds of cities are considered for this award each year. Thirty finalists were recently named, and, in June, ten cities will be selected as official "All-America Cities."

Albany is the only city in the State of New York to have received this honor. For a full list of cities nominated, please click here.

The All-America City Award recognizes the efforts of entire communities, especially in regard to collaboration, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and innovation. Some of the criteria used for selecting finalists include working to create jobs, revitalizing spaces, initiating environmental sustainability programs and reducing crime. An All-America City has a proven capacity for problem solving, grassroots civic engagement, and cooperation between both public and private sectors.

It is an incredible honor to be named as a finalist for this prestigious award. I am very proud of our City, our citizens, and everyone who works hard each day to make the City of Albany a better place to live, work, and raise our families. This nomination is truly an example of what can be achieved when we come together as a community.

Congratulations, Albany.

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