The League each year honors the special achievements of cities and city leaders with the City of Excellence Awards, C.C. Ludwig Award, James F. Miller Leadership Award, and Sustainable City Award.

The 2021 award submission window is now closed. Winners will be announced this summer.

About City of Excellence Awards

The City of Excellence Awards recognize cities for programs that have helped their cities progress in some way. Awards are given in three different population categories and in one special topical category, which is different each year. The 2021 Topical Category is “COVID-19 Response.”

View the 2021 City of Excellence Award brochure and application

Read more about the City of Excellence Awards

About the C.C. Ludwig Award and James F. Miller Leadership Award

The C.C. Ludwig Award recognizes elected officials who have made significant contributions to Minnesota city government. Similarly, the James F. Miller Leadership Award honors appointed city officials who have gone above and beyond the call of duty for their city and all Minnesota cities.

View the 2021 C.C. Ludwig Award and James F. Miller Leadership Award brochure and application

Learn more about the C.C. Ludwig Award & James F. Miller Leadership Award

About Sustainable City Awards

Cities currently participating in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program are eligible for the League of Minnesota Cities/GreenStep Cities Sustainable City Award.

View the 2021 Sustainable City Award brochure and application

Learn more about the Sustainable City Awards