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In June of 2014 the City of Eau Claire had the extraordinary opportunity of competing for a title as an All-America City. The National Civic League's All-America City Award is the United States' most prestigious award for impressive civic and community accomplishments. Along with 24 other cities Eau Claire was selected as a finalist through an application completed by the 2014 class of Leadership Eau Claire through the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce.
The 2014 All-America City Awards were held June 13 - 15 in Denver, Colorado. A delegation consisting of Visit Eau Claire staff members and interns joined nine community leaders to compete and represent the City of Eau Claire. Topics within Eau Claire's application included the Phoenix Park project, Clear Visiton Eau Claire, and the Health Chapter of the Eau Claire Comprehensive Plan. Eau Claire was selected as a recipient of the award along with 9 other finalists.
All-America Cities benefit from economic stimulus including national attention, a boost for recruitment of industry, and jobs and investments. This status has helped winners attract new and retain business that means jobs and a stronger tax base. Winners have also seen an increase in tourism and grants. This program promotes hope and energizes people with a can-do spirit. All-America Cities are national models, inspiring others who face similar critical challenges and provide increased civic engagement.
Here you'll find a toolkit of information about the All-America City Award including the presentation video, logos, press releases, and top media stories.
Check out Eau Claire's 2014 presentation here: