Alabama Community of Excellence

Oneonta To Be Designated an “Alabama Community of Excellence”

Oneonta will be designated as an “Alabama Community of Excellence” at the Opening Session of the Alabama League of Municipalities Annual Convention to be held in Birmingham, AL on May 20, 2017. The Mayor’s and ACE Local Coordinators of each community will be recognized and receive a plaque for their achievements. Oneonta has successfully completed the Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) comprehensive three-phase approach to economic and community development.

            The two main criteria used in selecting ACE participants are 1) the level of local commitment to the ACE program, and 2) the community’s capacity to support the ACE program. ACE’s three-phase approach to community development includes: Phase I – the assessment phase; Phase II – the Leadership Development and Strategic Planning Phase; and Phase III – implementation of the Strategic Plan and Comprehensive Planning segment. ACE principles include the active involvement by community stakeholders across a broad spectrum coupled with development of local leaders and leadership capacity and an emphasis on the importance of developing and implementing short- and long-term plans to further the realization of the municipality’s vision.  The graduation of Oneonta brings the total number of Alabama communities that have achieved designation as Alabama Communities of Excellence to 35.


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