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Past Community Assessment and Recognition Program Recipients

Fifteen Communities Recognized for their Commitment to Improving Community Outcomes

Read our November 21st, 2022 Press Release

This year we recognized 15 communities that are on this journey to excellence.  Some of these communities are prioritizing access to health care, and some are working on education and workforce development as a root indicator of prosperity. Some are uplifting a need for social justice and fair and equitable access to housing, high-speed Internet access, clean water, and affordable utilities. Still, others are addressing the need for an entrepreneurial ecosystem that better supports innovation and connects their economic opportunity to national and global markets.

Every community is unique in its needs. Therefore the strategic programs and projects they implement will be different. Our purpose with this program is to help communities ensure that their actions and processes reflect true collaboration and the inclusion of as many diverse voices as possible in a coordinated, organized, empowered, and aligned synchronous manner, and that they are making meaningful progress toward the vision they agreed upon together.

Hear what this experience has meant to these communities in their own words:

San Diego South Region, California - 2022 Silver Recipient

West Kendall, Florida - 2022 Silver Recipient

Excelsior Springs, Missouri - 2021 Silver Recipient

Kanawha County, West Virginia - 2022 Bronze Recipient

Keep reading to watch the entire recognition ceremony from the 2022 Baldrige Fall Conference, as well as to see all 15 recipients.

Commitment to Community Excellence - Level 1

Journey to Community Excellence - Level 2

Community of Excellence - Level 3