Crown Communities application

Crown Communities Awards


Any city or county government project in the United States substantially completed between September 2013 and September 2014 is eligible.

Projects can encompass virtually any aspect of city or county government, including — but not limited to — water supply, streets and highways, parks and recreation, wastewater collection and treatment, public finance, public transportation, stormwater and flood control, technology, solid waste collection and treatment, public safety, management, building maintenance and construction, and grounds maintenance. There are no restrictions on who can submit a nomination.

Projects will be judged on uniqueness, short- and long-term value to the community and effective/innovative financing.

3 steps to prepare the nomination form:

1. Identify the community, its population and the person nominating the project. The individuals responsible for submitting the winning nominations will be notified in November. The winning projects will be profiled in American City & County’s December issue.

2. Describe the project, costs, financing, agencies and companies involved
and when the project was completed.

3. Explain, in less than 1,500 words, why the project was needed, how it was completed and the results. If appropriate, send other supporting material, including newspaper or magazine articles, and photographs. The material will not be returned.

How to send the nomination:

Email applications to Editorial Director Bill Wolpin at and Assistant Editor Derek Prall at