City of Excellence Awards

Submit your 2018 entries now!

The League is now accepting entries for the 2018 City of Excellence Awards. The deadline to enter is April 30.

New! Awards will be presented—and cities will be celebrated—at an extended awards show and dinner on June 21 at the 2018 LMC Annual Conference in St. Cloud.

About the 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 2018, the Topical Category is "Promoting Leadership and Career Opportunities in City Government."

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