Pasco is a 2nd Year Finalist to Be An “All-America” City!
Only 10 cities can receive the yearly award nationwide and this is the 2nd year in a row that Pasco has been named a finalist - it might be finally our year to win the award.
According to a press release from the City of Pasco, here are the details on the projects that the city submitted for consideration.
The 2019 spotlight for the Award is efforts focused on inclusive engagement practices that create healthy communities for all, and particularly for populations currently experiencing poorer health outcomes. Finalist communities’ presentations will bring their written application to life and demonstrate the positive effects of using equitable engagement strategies to address issues such as promoting mental health, addressing obesity, and building stronger neighborhoods. Pasco’s three projects for consideration are the Hot Spotters mental health program, Tri-Cities Community Health’s “Let’s Prevent Diabetes/Prevengamos las Diabetes”, and Pasco School District-Columbia Basin College’s Food Student Support.The 20 finalist communities will compete June 21-23 to be recognized as one of ten All-America Cities for 2019. Each community will bring a team to participate in presentations and workshops for three days in Denver, Colorado.“This second year of national recognition of the Pasco community’s work to build bridges and improve our community is most gratifying”, said City Manager Dave Zabell. “I look forward to the event in June where we can once again share the community’s story and hopefully bring home the “All-America City” award.”
You can check out more information on the award here