Submit your 2020 entries now!

The League is now accepting entries for the 2020 City of Excellence Awards. The deadline to enter is May 29.

—View the City of Excellence Awards entry brochure (pdf)

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. The 2020 topical category is “City Fire Department Staffing and Coverage.”

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.