The Post and Courier reports

DENVER — Mount Pleasant is among more than two dozen communities named finalists for the National Civic League’s 2010 All-America City Awards.

The Denver-based organization says the cities were selected for addressing such issues as diversifying the labor force and funding services during the recession.

Finalists are:

  • Chandler, Ariz.
  • Bentonville, Ark.
  • Dublin, Lynwood, Rancho Cordova and the Vernon Central neighborhood, Calif.
  • Miami Lakes and North Miami, Fla.
  • Acworth, Ga.
  • Belleville and Canton, Ill.
  • Noblesville, Ind.
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Lenexa and Scott County, Kansas
  • Bowling Green, Ky.
  • Salisbury, Md.
  • Ferguson and Riverside, Mo.
  • Lynbrook, N.Y.
  • Gastonia, N.C.
  • West Chester and Wyoming, Ohio
  • Mount Pleasant, S.C.
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Abingdon, Va.
  • Middleton, Wis.

Ten winners will be announced on June 18. 

And I couldn’t be more excited because I proudly call two of the finalist cities home, Ferguson, MO and Mount Pleasant, SC.  Good luck to both! I think you are wonderful and great places to call home.