The City of El Paso was named a 2021 All-America City tonight at the annual All-America City award held live Wednesday evening.
“I have always known El Paso is a City with Strength,” said Mayor Oscar Leeser. “Being named a 2021 All-America City places us among the great cities of our nation and reinforces the tremendous spirit of our beautiful City of El Paso.”
The National Civic League recognizes ten communities each year for outstanding civic accomplishments. To win, each community must demonstrate innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and cross sector collaboration by describing successful efforts to address pressing local challenges.
“This is wonderful news for our community which continues to be recognized for leading the nation. The Rockefeller Foundation and the CDC recognized us as one of the best in the nation for the vaccine roll out. We currently lead the nation by 10 percentage points on the number of vaccines administered. We exceeded the president’s goal to vaccinate 70 percent of our population with the first dose. We met his goal a full month early,” said City Manager Tommy Gonzalez. “El Paso is an All-America city because WE ARE EL PASO STRONG!”
The City of El Paso won by outlining three community projects that address the community’s most pressing challenges and improving the quality of life and place for its residents.
- El Paso United Family Resiliency Center
- COVID Response for Vulnerable Population
- Equity Response to Tragedy
The City of El Paso had previously won the award in 1969, 2010, 2018 and 2020.