Town named as All-America City Runner-Up

Community By The Miami Laker staff Friday, July 19, 2013

The Town of Miami Lakes was honored as an All-America City Finalist and Runner-Up in Denver, Colorado, from June 13-16, by the National Civic League.

The prestigious award recognized the 20 most successful municipalities in the country, measured by innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and cross sector collaboration. The All-America City Award is the oldest community recognition program in the nation.

The town was honored for its civic achievements including the Just Run Program to combat childhood obesity, the Safe Housing Assistant Program for the Elderly (SHAPE), and Veteran’s Affairs Care Package program, among others.

The town’s delegation included Mayor Michael Pizzi, Town Manager Alex Rey, Director of Community and Leisure Services Tony Lopez, and residents George and Marie Deming, Adam Fowler, Broderick Schwinghammer, Victor and Elsa Marina and their children Annabela and Sophia, Alex and Yaquelyn Sanchez, Charles James and Jacqueline Simpson.

Pizzi heralded the award as “a testament to the phenomenal work being done by our residents and volunteers, youth, seniors and veterans, working together to make sure Miami Lakes is the best place to live, work and play.”