Mt. Pleasant named a National Civic League All-American city

DENVER (AP) - The National Civic League has announced the 10 winners of its 2010 All-America City awards, and a Lowcountry city is among them.

The Denver-based group announced the winners Friday of the award recognizing communities that have addressed issues with innovative, grassroots efforts among public, private and nonprofit entities. League President Gloria Rubio Cortes says the cities represent what is working in American communities.

This year's winners are: Chandler, Ariz., Lynwood, Calif., Rancho Cordova, Calif., North Miami, Fla., Acworth, Ga., Des Moines, Iowa, Salisbury, Md., Gastonia, N.C., Mount Pleasant, S.C., and El Paso, Texas.

To qualify, communities had to submit three examples of successful community-based problem-solving. This year's winners addressed such issues as homelessness, obesity, economic development, low-income housing, improving schools and diversity and inclusion.

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