Kenmore has been selected to compete in The Strongest Town Contest, a national competition sponsored by Strong Towns, an organization whose mission is to recognize innovative towns and support the thousands of people across the United States and Canada who are advocating for a radically new way of thinking about the way we build our world.
The Strongest Town Contest celebrates the towns and cities doing the hard work of becoming stronger, responding to local challenges—and addressing local opportunities—with creativity, intelligence, humility, and courage.
"It's thrilling to see the enthusiasm and positive spirit that emerges from each city that participates in the Strongest Town Contest," Rachel Quednau, Strong Towns Program Director, said. "The competition consistently generates transformative ideas that inspire communities around the country to grow more financially resilient."
Kenmore's affordable housing policies, pedestrian and cyclist friendly projects, financial sustainability planning, and pandemic response programs are a few examples of Strong Towns values.
Voting begins today in the 6th annual Strongest Town Contest, and the City of Kenmore is in the running. Kenmore was selected nationally for embodying the Strong Towns approach to building stronger and more financially resilient communities. Kenmore is one of 16 cities chosen to show off its strength alongside thriving, hard-working cities and towns across the United States and Canada. View the full lineup.