Grand Forks, North Dakota is not just your average city. Nestled along the Red River, and home to The University of North Dakota, it offers its 60,000 residents a vibrant downtown, a bustling art scene, convenient access to quality hockey games, and a never-ending list of family-friendly community activities.
With a growing population of over 25,000 residents, Elbert County is located just to the southeast of the Denver metro area in Colorado.
Cherokee County, GA is known as being the community “Where Metro Meets the Mountains.” Only 45 minutes true north of Atlanta, Cherokee County, Georgia is enjoying a boom of population growth.
Hurricane City, Utah is a city with a rich history and a reputation for being the type of community where people want to raise a family. Don’t call it “Her-i-cane” though, because the locals know it correctly as “ Hur-ah-kun" a pronunciation that pays homage to its early settlers and local heritage.
With over 300,000 residents across 13 municipalities and over one thousand acres of public parkland, the Spartanburg County Parks Department and its 150 employees have a large responsibility to deliver quality recreation programming across a wide footprint.
The citizens of Manter, Kansas are the type of caring residents who look out for one another. With a population of only about 180 citizens, Manter locals are hardworking farmers who are fiercely loyal to one another, and protective of their land and their families.
It was a Sunday morning—Easter morning—in Blount, Tennessee. Lance Coleman, Blount County Emergency Management Director, was visiting with family when he received a phone call—the type of phone call any emergency manager would dread.
Located in the northeast corner of Kansas, Shawnee County plays a vital role in the lives of its nearly 200,000 residents.
Spartanburg County, South Carolina is a growing community with no signs of stopping. Home today to approximately 300,000 residents, this former mill community is developing a second identity as a forward-thinking industrial hotspot.
Managing the parks, facilities, classes, and activities in Gwinnett County, GA is no small task, especially in a county that is one of the largest in the state of Georgia and home to over 900,000 residents.
Located in the Southeast corner of the State of Pennsylvania, the Township of Radnor offers its residents inspiring parks and opportunities for a wide variety of recreational activities, beautiful open and natural spaces, a vibrant shopping and restaurant district, convenient public services, and some of the highest quality schools in the region.
They say that Virginia is for lovers, and in the City of Portsmouth, there is much to love. With three centuries of historic neighborhoods nestled along the Chesapeake Bay, The City of Portsmouth is the type of community families love to visit, and that residents never want to leave.
When they think of Pinellas Park, Florida, visitors and tourists picture the City’s proximity to Florida’s pristine gulf coast beaches, its idyllic weather, and its welcoming atmosphere.
For outdoor enthusiasts and residents of New Jersey, there can be no better place to live than the Township of Morris. This beautiful, residential community is home to over 22,000 residents and several of the most idyllic parks and natural resources in the area.
The City of Gulfport, Mississippi, nestled along the Gulf of Mexico, is known for its outstandingly beautiful coast, and for being the type of community where families want to raise their children and citizens want to take part in the public dialogue.
The City of Port Orange, FL maintains a population of over 57,000 citizens. With a Clerk Department of four staff members, a City Council of four plus the Mayor, 18 boards and committees, and over 1,000 meetings per year, the City of Port Orange has significant amounts of agendas, meeting minutes, and transparency documents to manage.
Home to over 52,000 Louisianans, the history of St. Charles Parish dates back to the eighteenth century. Originally established by German settlers, the Parish straddles the Mississippi River and today offers residents an idyllic community to call home.
From the plains to the foothills, life is beautiful in Jefferson County, Colorado. It offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, making it a popular tourist destination, and home for active, outdoor enthusiasts.
The city of Bullard, Texas is an idyllic, residential community that approximately 4,000 people call home. With its borders stretching into both Cherokee and Smith counties, it offers the highest quality schools and a convenient commute to both the cities of Tyler and Jacksonville.
The City of Weatherford, Texas is the kind of community where people want to live, work, and do business. That’s in part why its population of 30,000 is set to double in the next five to ten years.
When James City County, VA says that it’s the “Birthplace of America,” it’s no marketing spin. James City County is where the legendary explorer, John Smith, landed and set up the British colony of Jamestown.
There is always a reason to celebrate life in Denton, Texas. For this growing city that’s part of the recent boom of northern Texas communities, residents of Denton enjoy being part of a close-knit community, their two local colleges, their eclectic artists, vibrant downtown, and expressive music scene.
The City of Manistee has been called the best-kept secret in Michigan. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and situated in convenient proximity to Traverse City, Muskegon, and Grand Rapids, there is everything to love about life in Manistee.
Chestermere has earned the title of Alberta’s Oasis. This dynamic, recreational city, situated outside of the Calgary next to the pristine Chestermere Lake, offers its residents a laid-back, but active lifestyle.
The City Fairview Heights, IL is known as the crossroads of prosperity. What does that mean for the residents and businesses that call Fairview Heights home? It means the city is dedicated to the personal prosperity of its residents, and the economic development of its business partners.
The City of Plattsburgh is known as the Lake City, and for good reason. It sits nestled against Lake Champlain, the pristine fresh water lake that separates Northern New York, from Northern Vermont.
The City of Burlington is located snugly in the heart of North Carolina. The community of approximately 52,000 citizens is proud to boast the presence of some of the state’s greatest water resources, as well as its heritage as a city born on the railroad in the late 1880s.
The City of Hallandale Beach marks the southernmost point in Florida’s Broward County. The vibrant beach community, which is home to 40,000 residents, including many part-time residents looking to escape the winter months back north, is also home to the famous Gulfstream Park Race Track.
Athens-Clarke County, GA has a lot to offer its residents. The beautiful community is home to the idyllic University of Georgia and its over 36,000 students.
Walton County, Florida, has a lot to be proud of. Located in the Florida Panhandle, its northern region has a pastoral charm unlike anywhere else in the state of Florida, while its southern region provides visitors and residents with a beach destination uncluttered by hotels and high rise condos.
The County of Loudoun, Virginia is the third most populous county in the state. Located just 25 miles west of Washington, D.C., it offers residents beautiful rural landscapes and scenic mountains.
Located in the beautiful land of lakes, the City of Lakeville, Minnesota stands out. Approximately 25 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, this thriving community offers residents a small-town feel with convenient access to the larger metropolitan area of the Twin Cities.
The town of Fuquay-Varina, located in Wake County, North Carolina, is all about delivering more. For the charming community that’s home to a growing population of 27,000 residents, living in Fuquay-Varina means being part of a growing municipality where citizen engagement is high, volunteerism is strong, and opportunities are unfolding rapidly.
Located one hour north of San Francisco, in the lush, idyllic wine region of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, California is a community expanding to keep pace with its developing agritourism industry.
The City of Kirkland, Washington is known as the Jewel on the Waterfront, and for good reason. This progressive suburb of Seattle is situated along the east side of Lake Washington.
Durham, North Carolina is on an upward trajectory of growth, expansion, industry, and total population. Having established itself as a hub for the convergence of education, technology, and entrepreneurship, it still manages to maintain its small-town feel.
In the county of Fulton, in the state of Ohio, there’s something for everyone. Comprised of seven distinct communities that are home to over 42,000 individuals, Fulton, Ohio offers the beauty of pastoral charm, and the convenience of being a short drive from the metropolitan area of Toledo.
Cranberry Township encompasses an area just over 23 square miles in size, and is home to a population of more than 28,000 citizens. As the fastest growing suburb of Pittsburgh, the community is situated at the intersection of two major interstate highways
Located outside the bustling metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, Cherokee County is a diverse community of approximately 230,000 residents.
“Stay here. Play everywhere.” It’s the slogan for Montrose, Colorado, a rural community of 20,000 citizens ideally nestled between national forests, rugged mountains, and winding rivers.
The community of Marble Falls, Texas is a small town conveniently located near two of Texas’ largest cities. Located 48 miles northwest of Austin, and 85 miles north of San Antonio, Marble Falls is home to under 7,000 citizens.
Frederick, Colorado is a tight-knit community situated on the beautiful front range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This historically small town is growing rapidly, adding approximately 1,000 new residents to its community each year.
Located in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) area, Irving, TX is an integral contributor in a huge Metroplex population of seven million residents.
West Valley City, a suburb of Salt Lake City, is the second largest city in Utah. A relatively young city with a culturally diverse population, West Valley City began as a collection of farming communities that evolved into suburbs.
Nestled among the rolling hills of the Ozarks, you might be surprised to find an unexpectedly modern city. Springfield, MO is known as the big city with a small town feel, offering 102 parks, including an integrated linear trail and bike route system
The fourth largest county in Texas, Bexar County is best known for its rich cultural history, including the Alamo and the San Antonio Missions.
Eugene, OR is often considered one of the country’s most livable cities. Nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Oregon Coast, the City is known for its festivals and thriving arts scene, world-class sporting events
Plano, Texas is a city that's getting noticed, having been named America’s Safest City (Forbes), one of America’s Healthiest Places (TIME Magazine), and one of the Best-Run Cities in America ( 24/7 Wall Street).
Nestled between the waters of Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains is a mixture of small to large communities that all call Snohomish County home.
Nothing about the Town of Banff is ordinary. The first of only two municipalities in Canada to be located wholly within a national park, Banff is a global destination, welcoming over three million visitors from around the world each year.
Athens-Clarke County may be Georgia’s smallest county in area, but it’s certainly not lacking in allure. Since the 1970s, Athens has been known as a cultural melting pot.
Beaverton is a very diverse community, with more than 100 different languages spoken. Involving residents in civic planning is a high priority and has brought acclaim to the city, not only in the way of awards, but also from citizens.
Located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, Frederick is a community that just keeps growing. Nearly quadrupling in population in just over a decade, the town has a mixture of legacy residents and new families who enjoy the perks of small-town life while being just a stone’s throw away from major urban areas.
Gulf Shores is accustomed to wearing two hats. On the one hand, it’s a small, tight-knit community known for its Southern hospitality and family-friendly atmosphere.
At first glance, Oskaloosa may seem like your typical small Midwestern town, but in their case, appearances can definitely be deceiving.
Known as "America's Home of Heroes," the City of Pueblo is proud of its people and dynamic history. Evolving from humble beginnings as a small fort in 1842, Pueblo’s ore mines established it as the backbone of Colorado, once making it a contender for state capitol.