City of Excellence Awards

Every day, city officials throughout Minnesota do outstanding work that promotes quality of life in our communities. The League of Minnesota Cities offers cities an opportunity each year to showcase that work through the annual City of Excellence Awards. The awards are designed to recognize accomplishments—large and small—that enhance the vitality and quality of life in Minnesota cities.

Winners are chosen in each of three general population categories. A single award is also presented in a Topical Category. For 2017, the Topical Category is "Promoting Civility in Your City." Winners will be announced during the LMC Annual Conference, happening June 14-16 in Rochester.

Each first place-winning city receives a cash prize of $1,000, a commemorative plaque, and special recognition at the LMC Annual Conference. Winning cities are also featured in League press releases and publications.

Past City of Excellence Award winners

Get info about the C.C. Ludwig Award and the James F. Miller Leadership Award