Pitt County Honored as an All-American County

The All-America City/County Award was created in 1949 by the National Civic League and was once called the “Nobel Prize for constructive citizenship.” When communities apply for the Award, they engage in a year-long process to reflect on their community’s story – its strengths, challenges and progress. The Award spotlights communities across the country that are the best in local innovation, civic engagement, and cross-sector collaboration. Congratulations to North Carolina’s very own Pitt County for being named a 2020 All-America County!

Engaging and listening to residents and working across sectors and silos is not new in Pitt County – it’s embedded in the government and community. Community members determine their needs, the county listens to their voices, and they work together to implement solutions. Successful initiatives that were highlighted in Pitt County’s Award package include the Local Reentry Council which supports released prison inmates in becoming financially independent and productive members of the community, Community Paramedic Program which expands the traditional EMS/paramedic role to reach and provide health care and services to underserved populations, and Farm and Food Council which offers a variety of programs that promote a healthy, sustainable, and economically viable local food system. Learn more about why Pitt County, NC is an All-America County.

Submitted by Joanne Lee