The City of Springdale has been named a finalist for the 2018 All-America City Award. This award is the flagship program of the National Civic League. Springdale is one of 20 finalists in the country and the only city in Arkansas to be named a finalist.
Springdale won the award last year for community efforts for civic engagement and inclusiveness to help more children achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success, which was led by OneCommunity Reads, UnaComunidad Leyendo in partnership with the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and Springdale Public Schools.
The theme of the award this year is "Promoting Equity through Inclusive Civic Engagement." Springdale's application highlighted the City's Committee for Civic Engagement and Inclusion and successes with the Mayor's Youth Council, the Downtown Springdale Alliance and its work to revitalize our downtown, Springdale Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Springdale program, and the work done by EngageNWA and WelcomeNWA to promote inclusivity in our community.
The top 20 finalists will compete in Denver, Colorado and present their applications at the annual conference in June. The 10 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on the final day of the three-day conference.
A delegation representing the Springdale Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Springdale Alliance, Northwest Arkansas Council, and OneCommunity will attend the conference in Denver to present the City's application and to participate in workshops geared toward community cohesion and equality.
Learn more about the National Civic League by visiting their website at www.nationalcivicleague.org.