Ten communities were recognized last week for outstanding governmental accomplishments by The National Civic League. These are 2014’s All-America Cities:

Montgomery, Ala.
San Pablo, Calif.
Brush, Colo.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Chelsea, Mass.
Independence, Ore.
Brownsville, Texas
Hampton, Va.
Eau Claire, Wis.

According to program materials, to win, each city must demonstrate innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and cross sector collaboration in efforts to address pressing local challenges. All-America Cities have innovated in areas such as job creation, neighborhood revitalization, crime reduction, low-income housing, improving education and engaging youth.

Since the award’s inception, more than 600 communities have been honored.

Click here to read breakdowns of each city’s winning projects.

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