City of Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the 2018 winners: Clarkfield, Falcon Heights, Duluth, St. Louis Park, and Bloomington!

The awards were presented during a special award show and dinner on June 21 at the League's 2018 Annual Conference in St. Cloud.

—Learn about the projects of the winning cities

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