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

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4140

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3481

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3333

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2885

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2792

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15494

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8468

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 03, 2015 1339

Two Injured During Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1079

Teen Injured During Collision with Police Cruiser

by SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 1022

Faith Baptist Hosts Family Fun Day

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 706

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 690

Dave Says - May 3, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
May 02, 2015 637

Baptist Health Hosts Annual ‘Bike Safety Day’

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 02, 2015 596

Conquering the clutter: Cleanliness with kids is…

by SurfKY News
May 03, 2015 558

2015 Correctional Employees' Week Celebrated…

by Michael Caudill
May 03, 2015 523

Legislator's Log - Week of May 3, 2015

by Brent Yonts
May 03, 2015 458

Outdoor Truths – May 3, 2015

by Gary Miller