2023 All-America City Award Event


Fri Jun 09 2023 at 09:00 am to Sun Jun 11 2023 at 09:30 pm


Hilton Denver City Center | Denver, CO

Join us for the 74th Annual All-America City Award Event!
About this Event

The National Civic League invites you to join us for the 2023 All-America City Award Event! The event will be held in Denver, CO from Friday, June 9th, to Sunday, June 11th.  

The event includes workshops, panel discussions, keynote speeches, peer learning opportunities, and community presentations around the year’s theme, “Creating Thriving Communities through Youth Engagement.” The event is one of the most uplifting and patriotic activities in America and consistently serves as a hopeful reminder of the complex issues communities can solve when they come together.

Communities named as finalists will assemble teams of residents, nonprofits, businesses, government leaders, young people, etc. to present their efforts to a jury of nationally recognized civic leaders. The transformational experience equips, inspires, and supports leaders and communities to achieve more than they ever believed possible.

**Finalists: If you are part of a finalist community, your registration is being managed separately. Reach out to your community captain for registration details.

Keynote Speakers

  • Scott Warren, Co-Founder, Generation Citizen
  • Mayor Jaylen Smith, Earle, AR
  • Mayor Malik Evans, Rochester, NY

Workshop Topics:

  • Engaging Youth in Civic Life
  • Innovative Models for Increasing Voter Participation
  • Roundtable Idea Exchange on: youth leadership; voting and elections; civics education; public safety; mental health and trauma systems; economic vitality and job readiness; equity and inclusion; and climate change.
  • Motus Theater Presents Stories of Marginalized Voices
  • Elected and Appointed Officials Dialogue

2023 Finalist Communities: 

Charlotte, NC

Dallas, TX

Davie County, NC

Decatur, GA

Fayetteville, NC

Franklin Township, NJ

Fulton, MO

Gardena, CA

Gonzales, CA

Hampton, VA

Independence, OH

Mesa, AZ

Monrovia, CA

Mount Pleasant, SC

New York, NY

Port St. Lucie, FL

Redwood City, CA

Saginaw, TX

San Antonio, TX

Wellington, FL


For more information about The 2023 All-America City Award, click here.


Award History

Since 1949, the National Civic League has recognized and celebrated the best in American civic innovation with the prestigious All-America City Award. The Award, bestowed yearly on 10 communities, recognizes the work of communities in using inclusive civic engagement to address critical issues and create stronger connections among residents, businesses, and nonprofit and government leaders.

The 2023 All-America City Award will recognize communities that are working to improve the health and well-being of young people, with particular attention to efforts that engage young people in this work. Democracy thrives when all residents are active and engaged in the policies and decisions that shape their lives. The 2023 award program seeks to identify communities that are breaking down barriers to meaningful youth participation and enacting programs that will improve quality of life for youth, and, by extension, all members of the community.

The All-America City Award Event is an awards ceremony and networking event unlike any other! Through concrete examples, interactive discussions, and finalist presentations, you will walk away with the knowledge, skills, contacts, and inspiration you need to better strengthen your community. 

Thank you to our sponsors: 

Southwest Airlines, the official airline of the All-America City Award, CGI Digital, MissionSquare Retirement, Colorado Health Foundation, Comcast, HealthOne, City of Aurora, CO, City of Fort Lauderdale, FL, City of Kansas City, MO, City of Las Vegas, NV, Town of Morrisville, NC, City of Phoenix, AZ, City of Tallahassee, FL.


Where is it happening?

Hilton Denver City Center, 1701 California Street, Denver, United States

Event Location & Nearby Stays:


USD 100.00 to USD 150.00

National Civic League

Host or Publisher National Civic League

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