nat civic league NCL 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (6/17/13) – The National Civic League named the city of Owensboro one of its 10 All-America City finalists at an award ceremony Sunday night in Denver, Colo..

In a statement issued by the NCL, the All-America City award, started in 1949, has been presented to “more than 650 communities for addressing local challenges with innovative, grassroots strategies that promote civic engagement and cooperation between the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.”

Over the past weekend (June 14-16), civic leaders and community volunteers attended the three day NCL conference in Denver, where those in contention for one of the 10 awards also had the opportunity to make their case for why their city should be one of the chosen.

NCL is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that strengthens democracy by increasing the capacity of groups and individuals to participate in and build healthy and prosperous communities. NCL publishes the Model City Charter and the National Civic Review, and conducts programs, research and technical assistance on topics like fiscal sustainability, transportation-oriented development, environmental stewardship, racial equity and immigrant integration.

SurfKY News
Information provided by City of Owensboro

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Seniors Celebrate with Cook-out, Games, Fellowship

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/25/15) — The Senior Citizens Center hosted “Celebrate Older American’s Day” Friday, May 22. SCS… Read More

Teen Faces Charges for Alleged Assault

PADUCAH, Ky. (5/25/15) — According to a Paducah Police Department report, two young women reportedly were injured in an… Read More
1 DOW 18,020.09
-211.93 (-1.16%)    
2 S&P 2,103.38
-22.68 (-1.07%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,026.81
-62.55 (-1.23%)    

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7315

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 6929

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 3554

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Holding Beach…

by Gil Lawson
May 21, 2015 3300

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3146

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10721

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7526

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 25, 2015 3146

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 25, 2015 1893

Hopkins Man Injured in Muhlenberg Motorcycle…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1806

UPDATE - MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 1075

Damascus Road House Leads Young People to Christ

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 972

Seniors Celebrate with Cook-out, Games, Fellowship

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 755

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 700

Advice from Caregiver Offered during Brain Cancer…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 687

Deep in the Brain: Why Some Smokers Can Quit

by Melissa Patrick
May 25, 2015 589

New State Police Cadets Report for Training

by Stu Recke
May 25, 2015 546

Wounded Warrior Returns to UK for Journalism…

by Rebecca Stratton, Jenny Wells, Blair Hoover, Elizabeth Baunach