Crown Communities Awards

2020 Crown Communities Awards
Deadline: Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on December 6, 2020.


Any city or county government project in the United States substantially completed between May 2019 and November 2020 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. The individuals responsible for submitting the winning nominations will be notified in January. The winning projects will be profiled in American City & County’s January 2020 issue.

There is no specific application or nomination form. However, nominations must be submitted, and there are three steps to prepare the nomination that you will submit

1. Identify the community, its population and the person nominating the project.

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 submit the nomination:

Email nominations to both Editorial Director Bill Wolpin at and Associate Editor Jason Axelrod at Please submit nominations in either Microsoft Word document or PDF formats. Images may also be sent.