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Danville, VA and Pitt County, N.C. Announced as 2020 All-America City Award Winners

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NC Public Power Shines Bright in National Civic League Awards

Danville, VA and Pitt County (including ElectriCities members Ayden, Farmville, Fountain, Greenville, and Winterville) were among the 10 finalists in this year’s award round. Awarded by the National Civic League, the awards highlight communities across the country enhancing the health and well-being of its residents through local civic engagement and collaboration.

Winning communities faced the added challenge this year of fostering collaboration and creating change in their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Danville’s submission highlighted their efforts to create an inclusive, healthy community by providing free fitness and nutrition tips through their Fit Mobile program. The city’s submission also focused on their Youth Health Equity Leadership Institute (pictured left) and their work helping students plan for their future, as well as community health worker efforts in managing chronic illness. Details on Danville’s programs and initiatives can be found here.

In Pitt County, programs centered around helping incarcerated individuals through their Reentry Council, providing healthcare to the underserved in the area through the Community Paramedic Program, and establishing a healthy sustainable food system in the community. To read more about what Pitt County is doing to foster well-being in their community, click here.

A full list of 2020 All-America City Award winners and finalists can be found here.

Congratulations to All-America City Award Winners Danville, VA and Pitt County, N.C.!

 

 

About the National Civic League

The National Civic League advances inclusive civic engagement through our community assistance programs, including tools, trainings and facilitation services, our award and recognition programs, and nationally recognized research and publications. We promote efforts that seek to listen to, and to learn from residents in ongoing conversations and leverage those insights to help reshape communities so they will thrive.


About the All-America City Awards

Since 1949, the National Civic League has recognized and celebrated the best in American civic innovation with the prestigious All-America City Award. The 2020 awards event, held virtually for the first time in its 71 year history, reflected the concept that good health for the entire community requires a focus on mental, physical, spiritual, cultural and economic well-being.

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