Back to list June 10, 2021 Carlisle Named 2021 All-America City Carlisle was one of 10 communities across the country to receive a 2021 All-America City Award from the National Civic League. This year’s theme was “Building Equitable and Resilient Communities.” The award recognized communities that overcame the overwhelming challenges of the past year to unite during difficult times and build equity and resilience. Equity is the fabric that allows communities to achieve broad-based economic prosperity and other goals. Resilience enables communities to face challenging times by not only preserving what makes their community great but adapting and growing stronger. Both qualities depend on inclusive civic engagement. Since 1949, the National Civic League has recognized and celebrated the best in American civic innovation with the prestigious All-America City Award. The Award, bestowed yearly on 10 communities recognizes the work of communities in using inclusive civic engagement to address critical issues and create stronger connections among residents, businesses, and nonprofit and government leaders. The winning communities leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness, and innovation to successfully address local issues. Click here to see the list of winning communities and learn more.