The city of New Britain has been designated a 2016 All-America City by the National Civic League, one of 10 in the nation.
The All-America City Award recognizes communities that engage residents in “ trail-blazing efforts to bring all aspects of the community together to tackle the most pressing local issues,” according to the National Civic League website. A team of New Britain community leaders had been preparing for the past month to complete against the 19 other AAC finalists and presented before a jury of community leaders from across the nation at a 3-day event this weekend.
National Civic League evaluators pointed to New Britain’s approach to creating child-friendly environments and focus on solving community-wide challenges as reasons for the award.
“This is another major feather in New Britain’s cap and representative of so many wonderful things happening here in our community,” Mayor Erin Stewart said of the award.
For more information and for a full list of winners visit the National Civic League website.