Months of anticipation and hard work all come down to this: Will the Town be among the chosen 10 tonight at the All-America City Award competition?
Sixteen communities have been in Denver the past few days giving their presentations to the National Civic League panel and learning best practices from their fellow local governments. Marana is the only city or town from Arizona.
“The Town has joined 15 other amazing communities from across the country sharing stories about what makes us unique yet so similar,” Town Manager Gilbert Davidson said.
The Town team includes representatives from Arizona Youth Partnership, Marana Junior Rodeo and the Marana Unified School District. All had inspiring stories to share during the Town presentation, which took place early Saturday morning.
“Just being a part of this competition is an honor for our community and reflects all the great things going on in Marana,” Davidson said.
The All-America City Award is given by the National Civic League, a 120-year old nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in Denver. The league’s mission is accomplished by fostering and sharing promising practices of local government and public engagement and celebrating the progress that can be achieved when people work together.
The award has been given annually since 1949. The Town also was a finalist in 2008.