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Oct 6, 2023
AIB announces National Award recipients at annual symposium

Top honors for the prestigious 2023 America in Bloom program were announced at the annual symposium and awards celebration held Sept. 28-30 in South Carolina.

All participants were evaluated on seven criteria: community vitality, floral impact, landscaped areas, urban forestry, environmental initiatives, heritage celebration, and overall impression.

America in Bloom is the only program that sends specially trained advisors to personally visit participants. In addition, each participant receives a detailed written evaluation that can be used as a guide to future improvements.

  • Community Champion Award: Tim France, Coshocton, Ohio
  • Youth Involvement Award: Castle Rock, Washington
  • Best Community Garden Program: Brewton, Alabama
  • Best Mural Program: Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Better Together – Best Example of Public/Private Partnership: Mundelein, Illinois
  • Eye-Popping Pots – Best Use of Containers in the Landscape: Coshocton, Ohio
  • Coolest Downtown: Tavares, Florida
  • Innovation in Action – Most Impressive New Project or Program: Carthage, Missouri
  • Coolest Place for Kids: Orion Township, Michigan
  • Best Volunteer Recognition Program: Logan, Ohio
  • Best Youth Gardening Program: Howard, Wisconsin
  • What’s Old is New Again – Best Adaptive Reuse Project: Logan, Ohio
  • Catching Community Spirit – Digital & Social Media Communications: Castle Rock, Washington
  • The Sunbeam Award: Worcester, Massachusetts
  • YouTube Award: Orion Township, Michigan
  • YouTube People’s Choice Award: Orion Township, Michigan
  • Community Vitality Outstanding Achievement Award: Madison, Mississippi
  • Environmental Initiatives Outstanding Achievement Award: Edmonston, Maryland\
  • Floral Impact Outstanding Achievement Award: Lewisburg, West Virginia
  • Celebrating Heritage Outstanding Achievement Award: Orion Township, Michigan
  • Landscaped Areas Outstanding Achievement Award: Groveland, Florida
  • Overall Impression Outstanding Achievement Award: Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
  • Urban Forestry Outstanding Achievement Award: Washington, Missouri
  • Community Involvement Outstanding Achievement Award: Howard, Wisconsin
  • Under 3,500 Population Category Award: Castle Rock, Washington
  • 3,5000 – 6,000 Population Category Award: Lakeside, Ohio
  • 6,000 – 10,000 Population Category Award: Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
  • 10,000 – 15,000 Population Category Award: Washington, Missouri
  • 15,000 – 20,000 Population Category Award: Portsmouth, Ohio
  • 20,000 – 25,000 Population Category Award: Tavares, Florida
  • 25,000 – 33,000 Population Category Award: Mundelein, Illinois
  • 33,000 – 65,000 Population Category Award: Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • Over 65,000 Population Category Award: Cicero, Illinois