In celebration of the City of Pasco’s status of as one of 20 finalists for the prestigious national “All-America City” Award (AAC), Mayor Matt Watkins will proclaim June 22-24 as “All-America City Days” in Pasco at the City Council meeting on June 18.  The City’s delegation will be in Denver, Colorado June 22-24 competing for the 2018 All-America City designation.
 
The award, given to 10 communities each year by the National Civic League, celebrates and recognizes neighborhoods, villages, towns, cities, counties, tribes and regions that engage residents in innovative, inclusive and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges.  The 2018 award theme is “Promoting Equity Through Inclusive Civic Engagement” and the communities involved are nationally recognized for their inclusive engagement processes, projects and community vision.
 
The AAC application involved a description of three community projects with a clear community-wide commitment to inclusiveness, equity, impact, innovation, civic engagement and cross-sector collaboration. The City, for its three projects, chose “Police-Community Relations”, “Better Representation through City Council District-Based Elections”, and “Somos Pasco (We Are Pasco)” to highlight the community’s civic engagement.
 
“This national recognition of the Pasco community’s work to build bridges and understanding to make us “one Pasco” is most gratifying”, said City Manager Dave Zabell. “I look forward to the event next week where we can share the community’s story and hopefully bring home the “All-America City” award.”
 
The proclamation will be made during the Pasco City Council Meeting on Monday, June 18, at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers in City Hall, 525 N. 3rd Avenue.
Members of the City’s delegation will be in attendance and the public is encouraged to attend.  The meeting will be broadcast live on PSC-TV, Channel 191, on Charter cable in Pasco and Richland.  Pasco City Council meetings are also broadcast via PSC-TV on the City’s Facebook page and via YouTube.
 
More information on Pasco’s All-America City Award entry can be found at: www.nationalcivicleague.org/2018-all-america-city-finalist-pasco-wa/.  The proclamation is attached here. All-America City 2018
 
The City of Pasco strives to continue improving the quality of life in the community.  
 
For more information about the City of Pasco, visit their website at www.pasco-wa.gov.