Norristown Finalist in City Cultural Diversity Awards


Washington — 3/7/18— The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced six cities as a finalist in the City Cultural Diversity Awards. Designed to promote and reward inclusive policies in the nation’s cities, towns and villages, the awards program recognizes communities that have developed innovative ways of supporting diversity.

“Cities across America are celebrating and supporting diversity and inclusion in innovative ways,” said National League of Cities (NLC) President Mark Stodola, mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas. “NLC is proud to honor six communities as pioneers that have demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness and inclusive values in their approach to governing.”

Submissions for the awards program were grouped by size and evaluated on how the program increased citizen participation in government and community activities, as well as the overall scope and impact of the program.

The other five communities selected include:  


50,000 and Under:

  • Huntington, W. Va.
  • Norristown, P.A.

50,001 — 200,000

  • Jacksonville, N.C.
  • Tallahassee, Fla.

200,000 and Over

  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Las Vegas, Nev.

One winner from each category will be chosen in March at NLC’s Congressional City Conference. NLC will host a Diversity Awards Breakfast on Monday, March 12, where finalists will celebrate their multicultural initiatives.

The awards program is co-sponsored by NLC’s constituency groups, which are five member caucuses within NLC that promote inclusive policies both nationally at the local level.

NLC Constituency Groups:

  • APAMO—Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials
  • HELO—Hispanic Elected Local Officials
  • LGBTLO—Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Local Officials
  • NBC-LEO—National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
  • WIMG—Women in Municipal Government.

Press contact: Meri St. Jean (202-626-3167 |


About the National League of Cities 
The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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