Edinburg Garners Fourth All-America City Award

Arnoldo Mata

Edinburg, TX — The City of Edinburg was awarded the esteemed All-America City title for the fourth time, a significant achievement announced at a conference hosted by the National Civic League in Denver, Colorado, on June 9, 2024.

“Winning our fourth All-America City Award is a remarkable honor that reflects the hard work, dedication, and unity of our residents,” said Mayor Ramiro Garza Jr. “This award is a celebration of Edinburg’s commitment to fostering a vibrant, inclusive, and resilient community. I’m so proud of the delegation that worked so hard to bring this win home to Edinburg.”

The All-America City Award is recognized as the nation’s most esteemed civic honor, celebrating communities that engage residents in innovative, inclusive, and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges and improve the quality of life for all. Edinburg is one of ten communities across the nation to earn this title in 2024, underscoring its dedication to civic engagement, inclusivity, and local innovation.

From June 7-9, finalist communities gathered in Denver to present their community-driven initiatives to a panel of nationally recognized civic leaders. Edinburg’s delegation included high school students, community leaders, members of the Capable Kids Foundation, and elected officials.

Edinburg locked down the victory by sharing compelling personal stories that highlighted the city’s commitment to addressing challenges and enhancing community engagement through innovative initiatives. The city’s forward-thinking 2040 Committees involved citizens in shaping the future, while the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council encouraged civic participation among younger residents. Additionally, events like the Miracle Mile and the newly established inclusive water park, Pirate’s Cove, promoted inclusivity. Celebrations such as Culture Fest showcased the city’s dedication to diversity.

“Our city’s ability to bring together individuals from all walks of life to work towards common goals is truly inspiring,” added Mayor Garza. “This award reaffirms our belief in the power of community-driven action and the importance of strong civic infrastructure.”

The National Civic League’s All-America City Award celebrates communities that exemplify the best in local innovation, civic engagement, and cross-sector collaboration. Edinburg’s recognition as a four-time winner serves as an inspiration to other communities striving to strengthen democracy and improve the lives of their residents.