We want to congratulate the Town of Garner for being named one of 10 All-America Cities for 2013. Garner was competing against 19 other finalists to win the All-America City award, which is administered by the Denver-based National Civic League. The award recognizes citizen engagement, cross-sector collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness; it also showcases grassroots solutions to meeting pressing challenges and critical needs in communities across the country. Garner’s nomination highlighted its citizen-led effort to build the Garner Veteran’s Memorial; to create and sustain Community of Hope’s after-school program, food pantry, and other activities; and to boost the performing arts scene at the Garner Performing Arts Center. Garner is the first Triangle locale to win this distinction since 1982-3! Congratulations to the fantastic Town of Garner, go visit and see what makes Garner so great! Read more on this award here.