City of Hartsville Announced as Finalist for All-America City Award
The City of Hartsville has been named a finalist for the 2016 All-America City Award. Hartsville joins the ranks of twenty finalist cities from across the country whose representatives will convene this summer in Denver, CO to compete in the final round.
The award will then be given to the ten communities that best exemplify the awards criteria: civic engagement and collaboration, inclusiveness and diversity, innovation, and impact and vision. This year’s award spotlights initiatives focused on ensuring that all children are healthy and supported to succeed in school and life. The City of Hartsville and the greater community have focused on these key areas in the last few years with numerous community programs.
The City’s application highlighted several organizations and initiatives whose mission it is to support local children and their families through quality of life improvements. Emphasis was placed on collaborative efforts between private and public institutions and local non-profits.
The City of Hartsville’s Historic Butler District Neighborhood Revitalization Plan was also integral to the success of this application. This plan further exemplifies the collaboration and partnerships that the community forges in order to enhance all aspects of the city. Under this plan, several projects have been put in place in order to improve this area of the city.
This honor is especially meaningful as Hartsville celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its first All-America City Award, received in 1996. Planning and fundraising efforts for the final presentation and trip will soon be underway. For more information, please contact Assistant to the City Manager Mary Catherine Farrell at (843) 383-3015.
WHAT: All-America City Award
WHERE: Denver, Colorado
WHEN: June 2016