Tallahassee in Final Stretch for All-American Designation

Michelle Bono
Posted at 5:55 PM, May 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-29 17:55:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) -- The city of Tallahassee was recognized as a finalist for the 2015 All-America City award presented by the National Civic League. And ahead of the big competition in June, the city is asking for you to share why you think Tallahassee is unique with a hashtag.


Post pictures that tell the community's story with the hashtags #Tally4AAC #AAC15. They will be highlighting the submissions leading up to the June 14th All-American City competition in Denver, CO.  The city says the social media promotion is a way for Tallahassee citizens to show the civic league what sets the community apart from other finalists.

"We're going to be sharing that with the national civic league that will give this reward", said Michelle Bono of the City of Tallahassee. "We can say our citizens were actively engaged in promoting that we think this is an All-American city. The reward is about this community. So it means people from throughout the community, the county, the city, even beyond that. That have worked together to solve problems."

The award is given to 10 communities each year that have engaged residents in innovative, inclusive and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges.

One focus of this year's All-America city award is community efforts that engage and support vulnerable young men and boys. Tallahassee was first recognized as an All-America city in 1999.