The 2024 All-America City Award – Strengthening Democracy through Local Action and Innovation

The 2024 All-America City Award theme is “Strengthening Democracy through Local Action and Innovation.”

The 2024 All-America City Award will recognize communities that are finding innovative ways to equitably engage community members in activities that strengthen local democracy, like making it easier to vote, engage in community affairs, and serve in leadership roles.

Areas of Focus Within the 2024 Theme

Projects adhering to this year’s theme include, but are not limited to, those that:

  • Removing barriers to participation in civic life
  • Improving public meetings through innovative practices
  • Undertaking reforms that give people a meaningful say in public decision-making
  • Increasing voter engagement, participation, and education
  • Reforming elections to be transparent, fair, and inclusive
  • Authentically engaging marginalized and/or historically disadvantaged populations
  • Bridging divides across political, social, and economic differences
  • Advancing equity & inclusion
  • Using civic technology
  • Promoting youth civic education and engagement
  • Providing opportunities for civic leadership and participation
  • Creating a stronger sense of belonging and community
  • Promoting deliberative forms of public decision-making

Visit the apply  page to learn more.


Jun 07 - 09 2024


8:00 am - 6:00 pm