This national awards program encourages residents, businesses, and organizations to come together to collaborate on common goals that benefit the whole community, including economic development, improved quality of life, greater civic pride, and a renewed sense of community vitality.
Judges evaluate the community’s work in the areas of community vitality, environmental efforts, celebrating heritage, landscaped areas, urban forestry, flowers, and overall impression, as well as assessing community involvement. A written evaluation provided by the judges includes observations and suggestions in all of the evaluated criteria and provides a valuable roadmap and planning tool for future projects and improvements. At a national Symposium held later this year, population category winners will be chosen, and Outstanding Achievement Awards will be presented to one community in each of the judging categories. Click HERE to learn more about America in Bloom.