Our beautiful city of El Paso was named a 2020 All-America City last night at the annual All-America City awards.

The El Paso All-America City delegation represented the city yesterday morning during a virtual competition amongst 19 other cities.

The City of El Paso competed to be named an All-America City for the fourth time since winning the award first in 1969, in 2010 and again in 2018.

Each year the National Civic League recognizes ten communities for outstanding civic accomplishments. In order to win the prestigious award, each community must “demonstrate innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and cross-sector collaboration by describing successful efforts to address pressing local challenges.”

El Paso’s delegation represented our community by detailing how our community rallied in support of our immigrant population, banning together after the Walmart massacre and even now during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.

The City of El Paso won by highlighting three community developments that address the community’s most pressing challenges and the improvement in the quality of life of its residents.

  • El Paso’s Response to the Humanitarian Crisis at the Border
  • Community-Wide Mental Health and Emergency Response
  • People and Pets – Reaching Community-wide “No-Kill” Status

El Paso is a city like no other. Our rich culture, cuisine, landscapes, and its diverse and resilient people are what make this city so wonderfully unique, and why we call it home.