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Teresa Ball, mayor’s Liaison to the Huntington Diversity Advisory Committee; courtesy of the city of Huntington Huntington Mayor Steve Williams (center) stands with Teresa Ball, mayor’s Liaison to the Huntington Diversity Advisory Committee (left) and Mitzi Sinnott, member of the Diversity Advisory Committee (right) after Huntington was awarded a first-place award in the National League of Cities’ (NLC) City Cultural Diversity Awards Program during a conference in Washington, D.C., on Monday, March 12.

The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON - The City of Huntington and its Open to All diversity campaign received the first-place award in the 50,000-and-under population category for the National League of Cities' (NLC) City Cultural Diversity Awards Program during a conference Monday in Washington, D.C.

Designed to promote and reward inclusive policies in the nation's cities, towns and villages, the awards program recognizes communities that have developed innovative ways of supporting diversity.

The Open to All diversity campaign actively promotes an inclusive environment for all people in the City of Huntington.

It is a product of the Huntington Mayor's Diversity Advisory Committee. The Committee's mission is to build communitywide relationships; to be a voice on issues of diversity and inclusion through education, communication and advocacy; and to facilitate positive change.

To learn more about the campaign and how your organization can become involved, visit

Submissions for the awards program were grouped by size and evaluated on how the program increased citizen participation in government and community activities, as well as the overall scope and impact of the program.

Huntington was joined by Tallahassee, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada, in receiving first-place awards in the awards program.


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