Mesa City Council with Mesa community celebrating Mesa winning All American City award

Mesa Honored Again as an All-America City

Mesa has once again achieved national recognition by winning the prestigious All-America City award for the second time in its history. This award, bestowed by the National Civic League, honors municipalities demonstrating outstanding civic accomplishments. Mesa's win highlights the city's commitment to engaging and supporting its youth, ensuring their well-being and success.

In celebration of this notable achievement, Mesa invites everyone to join the All-America City Day festivities on Saturday, January 27th. This throwback-themed event in downtown Mesa at 1 N. Macdonald, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is set to be a vibrant blend of nostalgia and community spirit. The day will be filled with community performances, interactive games, and food vendors.

Mesa's journey to becoming an All-America City is showcased through special exhibits at various Mesa Public Library locations. These exhibits, created by Valley artist Jayarr Steiner, provide a deeper understanding of the initiatives that propelled Mesa to this prestigious status. The displays feature Mesa's successful efforts in youth engagement, highlighted in programs like Hacktivate Mesa, Project Lit, SPARC Youth Programs, the Mayor’s Youth Committee, and Mesa College Promise.

This year's All-America City Award focused on communities enhancing the health and well-being of young people. Mesa's strategic approach to youth programs, which foster education, engagement, and service, resonated strongly with the National Civic League's criteria. Mesa's commitment to its youth is not just a policy but a deeply ingrained part of the city's fabric.

Mesa last won this award in 1979, making this year's win a reconfirmation of the city's continuous efforts toward community betterment. Join us on January 27th to celebrate this incredible achievement and be part of Mesa's thriving community spirit.