Lakewood named All-America City

Lakewood won the coveted 2011 All-America City Award tonight from the National Civic League, recognizing the City’s collaboration with a wide range of community organizations and residents to accomplish three significant projects.

The All-America City Award is a long-standing and prestigious award given by the National Civic League to 10 communities each year to recognize their ability to bring residents, organizations and government together to solve the challenges in their communities. The announcement of the 10 cities was made June 17 at a ceremony in Kansas City, Mo.

“This is a meaningful award for the City of Lakewood and all its partners in the community,” said Mayor Bob Murphy. “This award reflects the culture of Lakewood, which is that our residents, our businesses and our nonprofit organizations work together to find better ways to serve those who live and work in the city. That culture remains unchanged from the time when the city’s incorporation was founded on our eclectic neighborhoods coming together to create Lakewood.”  Read more


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