Livermore receives a national award for its efforts to build more equitable, resilient communities
Since 1949, the National Civic League has celebrated the best in American civic innovation with the prestigious All-America City Award.
This year, Livermore was one of 10 communities nationwide — and the only one in California — to receive the National Civic League prestigious All-America City Award. Held virtually in June, this year’s awards recognized communities working to improve equity and resilience. The winners were chosen because they effectively used inclusive civic engagement to address critical issues and create stronger connections among residents, businesses, nonprofits, and government leaders.
As part of the competition, a delegation of students, community members, and staff from the city, the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, Las Positas College, and the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District highlighted how the city has been creating awareness of, and identifying solutions to, mental health concerns, racial tension, and homelessness for over a decade.
The All-America City judges were impressed by the passionate commitment of Livermore youth, most notably Owen Fidler, Will Taggart, Emma Goulart, and Kassandra Torres, who shared their involvement in projects related to youth mental health and anti-tobacco and anti-vaping education.
The city’s comprehensive and collaborative approach to addressing homelessness, affordable housing, and food insecurity also set Livermore apart. The city is working to ensure that residents have an affordable place to live through four affordable housing projects, including Goodness Village, a tiny homes community that welcomed its first residents in June 2021.
The ongoing collaboration between the city and its community partners and agencies was key to Livermore’s success. Congratulations to the city of Livermore for being named an All-America City and working hard to build an equitable and resilient community.
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