SOURCE: News release from Dave Kitchell
LOGANSPORT — For the first time in its history, the City of Logansport will be vying this week for a prestigious national honor.
The city is among 22 finalists chosen for the All-America City Award, presented by the nonpartisan National Civic League.
The league’s annual conference begins Monday and will be held virtually for the first time. Logansport will make its formal presentation to an 11-member national panel of civic leaders at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday. The 10 All-America Cities selected from the finalist round will be announced Wednesday evening.
“We’re in some exclusive company,” said former mayor Dave Kitchell, who chairs the Logansport All-America City Initiative. “It’s an honor to represent our city and our state in this competition which acknowledges progressive communities of all sizes across the country. The communities promote an inclusive quality of life. All these cities have people who work together to solve problems and move their communities forward. It’s a compliment to everyone in Logansport who has taken part in the initiatives that have taken us to this point.”
In addition to Kitchell, the presenting team for the city will include Logansport Memorial Hospital President and CEO Perry Gay, Security Federal Savings Bank’s Jon-Myckle Price and Little Turtle Waterway Chair Mercedes Brugh.The presentation and Wednesday award presentation will be livestreamed through the NCL Website, www.ncl.org.
Additionally, the Logansport Children’s Choir and the Grace Scott Band are featured in a virtual cultural entertainment showcase. Logansport is one of only five cities with two entrants in that competition. Local can residents can vote for either group. Logansport’s Whitney Jennings has been nominated for the John Parr Leadership Award, which recognizes the outstanding leader 25 and younger from participating communities. She is one of 12 candidates for that honor.
More information is available on the Logansport All-America City Facebook page.