Join us Friday for a discussion on Cedar Rapids’ All America City nomination

Come back to this page Friday, June 13, at 1 p.m. CST for the live conversation. 

The City of Cedar Rapids is going head to head with communities around the nation for an award.

The All America City award, presented to 10 communities annually by the National Civic League, has been granted to more than 600 communities since 1949. The award focuses on grassroots problem solving and civic efforts, and brings with it the potential for economic development and citizen engagement.

Cedar Rapids has never won the award before. Des Moines was one of the original honorees in 1949; Dubuque, Marshalltown and the Quad Cities were honored in 2012, and a handful of other Iowa cities have picked up the award along the way.

A delegation of around 40 city employees and community representatives, including our own Quinn Pettifer, are traveling to Denver for the award presentation. (Get a sneak peek of their pitch via KCRG, here.)

What does this award really mean for Cedar Rapids? Join us Friday at 1 p.m. for a conversation with city representatives via Google Hangout. Post questions in the box below.

You can also Tweet us questions using the hashtag #WeAreCR.