David Condon, Mayor, No Phone Number Available
Monday, June 29, 2015 at 12:41 p.m.
For only the third time in 40 years and first time in 11 years, Spokane has been designated an All-America City! Spokane was recognized for our community's work with youth engagement and educational support.
Our great city was selected as one of 14 finalists earlier this spring by the National Civic League. Just recently in Denver, Spokane was honored as one of 10 All-America Cities throughout the country, (including another Washington city, Yakima).
This year's award focused on community efforts to engage and support vulnerable young men and boy. We presented three programs that illustrated Spokane's leadership in youth engagement and intervention programs to the National Civic League:
The All-America City competition is a tough one. Over the years, more than 2000 have been named finalists and only 600 have become winners. Spokane is fortunate enough to have won three times now: 1974, 2004 and now 2015.
In recognition of earning All-America City status, we will be updating the signs you see around town noting that honor.
As happy as we are to have won the All-America City award – a tremendous honor – the delegation is even more excited about the stories of youth engagement that we are able to tell! That's what this is really all about – creating opportunities for youth in Spokane to pursue their talents and passions.
Spokane Jeopardy – Spokane's presentation at the 2015 All-America City Award conference in Denver, Colorado (June 12-14, 2015)