Scott City is among 27 finalists NATIONWIDE who emerged from a pre-screening process. The only other Kansas finalist is Lenexa.
Contributing factors to be considered in this are the fact that Scott Citians take pride in their community--from a newly renovated high school to a new business development on South US83 Highway including the new renovations and additions to St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Scott County Library.
A committee consisting of School Superintendant Don Wells, Ryan Roberts, Karma Huck, Brenda Davis, Jeannie Cutler, Barbi Winderlin and Katie Eisenhour compiled the necessary information for the AAC application. Deva Cupp prepared the written report which highlighted Scott City's accomplishments.
The committee focused a great deal of attention on new construction ranging from the El Quartelejo Inn to the Law Enforcement Center and downtown Streetscape project. The report showcased plans for the new Scott County Hospital and renovation of Park Lane Nursing Home.
Scott County will send a delegation along with the other 25 finalists to Kansas City where they will give presentations to a panel of civic experts and participate in an interview process.
The 10 All-American Cities will be announced June 18th.
More than 500 communities have been designated as All-American City since the program began 61 years ago.
Go, Scott City!!!
Information courtesy of the May 8th, 2010 edition of The Tri-County Advocate.