The National Civic League invites you to apply for the All-America City Award - the nation's most prestigious community award, now in its 69th year. The AAC Award offers the opportunity for both recognition and reflection. Applications require communities to come together to assess their strengths and challenges. The process of applying for the award provides an opportunity to mobilize local groups to work together and display on a national stage the people and projects that make your community a great place to live, work and play.
NCL recognizes that no perfect communities exist. The All-America City Award does not honor perfection. It does honor a community's courage to recognize its challenges along with commitment to face those challenges with the same spirit exhibited in the highlighted projects.
2018 is the 50th anniversary of the Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (more commonly known as the Kerner Commission). The report concluded with words that fit easily within our own times, "it is time to make good the promises of American democracy to all citizens - urban and rural, white, black, Spanish surname, American Indians, and every minority group."