By John Greenberg, Town of Mount Pleasant Social Media & Marketing Manager
Mount Pleasant, S.C. (June 13, 2023) - For the third time, the Town of Mount Pleasant has been named an All-America City by the National Civic League at the All-America City Awards in Denver, Colorado. The local delegation, represented by members of the community that make up the heart of Mount Pleasant, demonstrated a variety of showcases and presentations that displayed the town's efforts to create a thriving and diverse community. The award recognizes Mount Pleasant's work in improving the well-being of the town's youth and, by extension, all residents.
“We are grateful that our third All-America City award was bestowed upon the Town of Mount Pleasant in Denver, but we won it by telling the extraordinary stories of what our citizens and our Youth Council are doing to make our town the best," said Mayor Will Haynie. "They are the story here and they are the true winners."
The 2023 All-America City motto for the Town of Mount Pleasant was "Together We Weave", incorporating the uniqueness of the art of sweetgrass basket making. The delegation illustrated how Mount Pleasant weaves diversity into the workforce and business community by connecting neurodivergent people with sensory-friendly places, how Mount Pleasant weaves light into dark by making youth mental health a high priority, and how Mount Pleasant weaves bonds of trust by investing in programs designed to foster bonds between police officers and young people. These undertakings have fashioned an engaged community working in harmony where weaving bonds of hope and trust makes the fabric of the community stronger and more colorful.
Doug Linkhart, President of the National Civic League stated "We are happy to designate Mount Pleasant as an All-America City. Through their application and presentation, they showed that they are among the best in America at engaging youth and other residents to address important challenges."
View the Mount Pleasant All-America City Presentation and the Cultural Showcase.
The Town of Mount Pleasant has been designated with this honor twice before in 2010 and 2018.
About the National Civic League:
The National Civic League advances inclusive civic engagement through our community assistance programs, including tools, trainings, and facilitation services, our award and recognition programs, and nationally recognized research and publications. They promote efforts that seek to listen to, and to learn from residents in ongoing conversations and leverage those insights to help reshape communities so they will thrive.