The application/nomination process is very simple. There are no large research projects that need to be completed. Just get a small team together and provide a few short (250 words or less) written responses. Some of the incredible places that have already submitted 2022 nominations are Durango, Colorado; Brighton, Michigan; and downtown Santa Clara in California.
In 2020, Watertown, South Dakota, started a great run toward a win by talking about its culture of collaboration, community pride, fiscal responsibility and support for entrepreneurs in Round 1.
Last year’s winner, Lockport, Illinois, made a deep impression round after round. In their Round 1 questionnaire, we loved reading about the tangible steps the town was taking to improve walkability and bikeability, create diverse housing options, provide businesses maximum flexibility to weather the pandemic, and become more economically resilient.
Introduce the Strong Towns audience to your community. And, who knows, maybe we’ll crown your town or city the winner on April 8!
You can learn more about the contest and find the application by clicking the button below.