A group of representatives from Eau Claire competed with25 other cities, which were selected as finalists, and 10 were recognized with this prestigious award.

All representing delegations competed with a presentation to tell the judges the story of their city. Eau Claire's selection as a finalist was based on an application which was completed by members of the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce 2014 Leadership Eau Claire class. Topics within Eau Claire's application included the Phoenix Park project, Clear Vision Eau Claire, and the Health Chapter of the Eau Claire Comprehensive Plan.

2014 is Eau Claire's first time being selected as a finalist for this outstanding award and the delegation is honored to return home with an award that accurately describes the city.

Visit Eau Claire effectively markets the Eau Claire area as a destination for conventions, group tour, sporting events, and leisure markets; to promote regional economic growth; to enhance the area's overall identity and image; to sell fun, promote fun, and most importantly - Have FUN!