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By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications ManagerMOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (June 12, 2018) - In a few days, the Town of Mount Pleasant will celebrate the one-year anniversary of their 2018 All-America City Win. A year ago, the fourth largest municipality in South Carolina was recognized as one of 10 All-America City Award winners. The National Civic League presented this honor in Denver, CO, in recognition of Mount Pleasant’s work in inclusive civic engagement to address critical issues and create stronger connections among residents, businesses and nonprofit and government leaders.
Mount Pleasant was one of 20 cities competing for the 2018 All-America City Award. Walking in to Mount Pleasant’s version of “Hold My Hand," the Mount Pleasant delegation theme of building bridges.
Mount Pleasant demonstrated its commitment to inclusive civic engagement and equity through three projects it submitted. The Reading Patrol Program brings officers and children together for reading and arts and crafts. Bridging the Gap connects residents directly with the planning department. And, the Shem Creek project utilized public and stakeholder conversations to guide equitable economic development along the creek.
Mount Pleasant was also designated as an All-America City in 2010.
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