City of Excellence Awards

Submit your 2019 entries now!

The League is now accepting entries for the 2019 City of Excellence Awards. The deadline to enter is May 6.

—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. For 2019, the Topical Category is “Creative Programs and Services in Public Works."

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.

Last year's winners

—Read about the 2018 City of Excellence Award winners

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