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Edinburg named finalist in 2024 All-America City Award

Media Contact: Roxanne Lerma
Director of Communications & Media
rlerma@cityofedinburg.com, (956) 388-8927

Edinburg, TX- The City of Edinburg has been named one of the twenty finalists for the prestigious 2024 All-America City Award by the National Civic League. This recognition highlights Edinburg's dedication to strengthening democracy through local action and innovation.

"Being named a finalist is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our residents, community leaders, and organizations. Together, we have implemented innovative initiatives that have transformed our city and empowered our citizens,” Mayor Ramiro Garza Jr. said. “We are eagerly working towards securing our fourth title, and we are determined to showcase the spirit that makes Edinburg truly exceptional."

For 75 years, the All-America City Award has honored communities across the nation for their civic innovation and commitment to building strong, resilient communities. The finalists were selected after a rigorous review process, evaluating criteria such as shared vision, civic engagement, inclusiveness and equity, collaboration, innovation, and impact.

Doug Linkhart, President of the National Civic League, emphasized the importance of local initiatives in strengthening democracy, stating, "We can and must strengthen our democracy so that it is resilient in the face of challenges and better serves all Americans. This year’s finalists aren’t waiting for federal action. They are innovating and acting locally to improve their communities for anyone who calls them home."

Edinburg joins a distinguished group of finalist communities from across the United States, ranging in size from 3,000 residents to over 700,000. The finalists will compete for the title of All-America City in June in Denver, Colorado, where they will showcase their community-driven efforts and innovative solutions.

Regardless of the outcome, being named a finalist is a testament to Edinburg's commitment to building a stronger, more resilient community for all. The City of Edinburg has already earned the title of All-America City in 1968, 1995, and 2000.

Finalist Cities Include:
  • Boulder, CO
  • Danville, VA
  • Edinburg, TX
  • Henderson, KY
  • High Point, NC
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • La Marque, TX
  • Lakewood, CO
  • Lexington, KY
  • Monroe County, IN
  • Monrovia, CA
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Newport News, VA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Punta Gorda, FL
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Saginaw, TX
  • Seattle, WA
  • Watkinsville, GA
  • Wilton Manors, FL