Annapolis Wins Livable City Award In Czech Republic

| October 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

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City Ties For Second In International Competition

Last week, five employees of the City and one Alderman were winging their way across the Atlantic to the Czech Republic to represent Annapolis in the International Awards For Livable Communities.

Today, Mayor Moyer announced that Annapolis tied for second place out of 10 nominees. There was a three way tie for first as well.

There were 16 countries represented at the awards in Pilsen and our delegation worked on bringing back business opportunities, tourism opportunities and exchange opportunities. Our delegation interacted with countries that share our vision of a clean-green future and met face to face with the political stakeholders looking for investment opportunities with those that share best practice initiatives.

Mayor Ellen Moyer, Annapolis

This award seemingly re-emphasizes what most of us already know–the Annapolis area is a great place to live work and play.

The full press release from City Hall can be found after the jump.

Mayor Ellen Moyer announced that Annapolis truly is one of the most livable communities in the world.  The city received the highest award given to any U.S. City in the Whole City category and will return home from the International Awards for Livable Communities with the Silver.

In our population category of 20,001- 75,000 three cities tied for the gold including: Newark, England; Chrudim, Czech Republic; and Canada Bay, Australia. Tabor from the Czech Republic tied with Annapolis for the Silver. The ten finalists in this population category represent six countries worldwide. The awards are endorsed by the United Nations Environment Program.

“Our delegation will bring back more than the silver to our citizens,” said Mayor Ellen Moyer. “There were 16 countries represented at the awards in Pilsen and our delegation worked on bringing back business opportunities, tourism opportunities and exchange opportunities. Our delegation interacted with countries that share our vision of a clean-green future and met face to face with the political stakeholders looking for investment opportunities with those that share best practice initiatives.”

This conference has made Annapolis internationally known as for:

  • Enhancement of Landscape
  • Environmentally sensitive practice
  • Heritage management
  • Community Sustainability
  • Healthy Lifestyles, and
  • Planning for the future

Annapolis may be considered as a Host City for future LivCom Awards as soon as 2012. The Awards attract approximately 250 representatives from communities around the world and bring international publicity to the Host City.

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