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ACE Presents 2019 Star Awards at Annual Community Reunion

CLANTON, ALABAMA. The Alabama …

ACE Designates Three Cities as Alabama Communities of Excellence and Announces the 2019 Incoming Class

The Alabama Communities of Exc …

ACE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS 2019 CLASS

Contact: Ms. Sidney Hoover, (2 …

Application Training Workshop

2019 Application Training Work …

ACE develops a path to improve walkability in towns

  Jasper is among the Ala …

Thomasville, AL A Regional Model for Rural Success

Located 100 miles from the nearest urban center in one of Alabama’s poorest regions, Thomasville is shifting the narrative for a multi-county area within the Black Belt through collaboration, forward-thinking and steadfastly refusing to accept the status quo.

Heflin Announces Transformation of Former High School into a State of the Art Assisted Living and Memory Care Community

Heflin, AL – Heflin Main Stree …

Developing Workers by Working Together

Recent ACE Reunion focused on …

Walkable Communities Workshop 2018

ACE Communities Workshop: Walk …

ACE Presents the 2018 Star Awards at the Annual Community Reunion

The Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) presented the 2018 ACE Star Awards at the Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) Annual Community Reunion July 20th in Montevallo, Alabama at the Liberty Hall Ballroom at the American Village. This was the fourth annual ACE Community Reunion, with highlights on WORKFORCE.

ACE Reunion 2018

Event Presentations Agenda – 2 …

Gulf Shores is an Alabama Community of Excellence adjusting to shifting sands for growth

By Cary Estes, July 18, 2018 T …

ACE Designates Geneva as an Alabama Community of Excellence

Rufus Lee – Geneva Mayor Pro-T …

Foley uses its location to become an Alabama Communities of Excellence destination

The Centennial Park Plaza is t …

Spirit of cooperation enables Fayette to flourish as an Alabama Community of Excellence

Downtown Fayette has blossomed …

What does it take to be an Alabama Community of Excellence?

By Sidney Hoover Sidney Hoover …

ACE Elects New Officers as Program Celebrates 16th Anniversary

As the Alabama Communities of …

Leeds steers course to being an Alabama Community of Excellence

Leeds is an old railroad town, …

Guntersville is an Alabama Community of Excellence basking in a lake-effect glow

It is easy to see the appeal of the Guntersville area. All one has to do is look around. Nestled on the edge of a picturesque 69,000-acre lake with lush tree-lined mountains in nearly every direction, Guntersville is a place that puts the “great” in the great outdoors, which is why it is one of the top tourist draws in Alabama.

Heflin is happening, thanks to Alabama Communities of Excellence

Ever since graduating from the Alabama Communities of Excellence program in 2007, Heflin officials have embraced the ACE approach of establishing connections with a variety of entities, and then collaborating toward a common goal to strengthen the town’s long-term economic success.

Montevallo puts the pieces together as an Alabama Community of Excellence

“ACE provided us with a platform to consolidate our vision as a community,” second-term Montevallo Mayor Hollie Cost said. “They brought us together to develop a strategic plan, and then we had direction.”

There’s no doubting Thomasville as an Alabama Community of Excellence

The town of Thomasville sits about 100 miles away from Mobile to the south, Montgomery to the east and Tuscaloosa to the north. Some might say this places the rural community in the middle of nowhere. Longtime Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day prefers to say that the city actually is “in the center of everything.”

Haleyville answers the call as an Alabama Community of Excellence

“ACE gives you the structure of how to work on these things, then it goes through the steps of how to accomplish them,” said Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri, who was elected in 2008 and is serving his third term.

ACE 2017 Reunion

ACE Reunion 2017 Documents AGE …

Alabama Communities of Excellence marks 15 years of boosting towns across the state

Small towns throughout Alabama …

Three Cities To Be Designated an Alabama Community of Excellence

Three Alabama communities, Jas …

ACE Applications for 2017 Class Now Closed

Alabama Communities of Excelle …

Strategic Planning Session for Spanish Fort

Photos from Spanish Fort Strat …

ACE Elects New Officers as Program Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Contact: Ms. Sidney Hoover, (2 …

ACE Towns Love Your Town Alabama

Earlier this month, the Alabam …

ACE Announces New Web Tool

The Alabama Communities of Exc …

ACE Reunion 2016

June 17, 2016, ACE held our 20 …

ACE 2016 Star Awards Announced

CLANTON, ALABAMA. The Alabama …

Community Capacity Building Thru a Sustaining Partnership

April 2016 ACE Meeting Present …

City of Helena Designated an Alabama Community of Excellence

The City of Helena has been de …

Red Bay’s ACE Assessment to enter Phase II

Vol. 64, No. 12 1 Section, 12 …

ACE Program Update at the EDAA Winter Conference

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATI …

ACE and Your Town Alabama

What a great turnout for Your …

ACE 2015 Star Awards Announced

AUBURN, ALABAMA- The Alabama C …

2015 ACE Star Nominations

It’s ACE Star Award time!  The …

Five New Towns Become Alabama Communities of Excellence

Tuscaloosa, Alabama—Alabama Co …

Knowledge is Power: Preparing Leaders for Alabama Economic Development

Originally contributed to the …

Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) Training Workshop Attended by Nine Alabama Communities

Mayors, City Clerks, City Coun …

ACE Communities Application Now Closed

2015 Application Process and S …

ACE Makes the Alabama League of Municipalities Magazine

Visit their magazine (link bel …

Wrapup: Economic & Community Development Incentives: Nuts & Bolts and Small Town Perspectives

Tapping potential through taxe …

ACE 2014 Star Awards Announced

The Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) presented the 2014 ACE Star Awards at the annual Alabama Community Leadership Network (ACLN) Conference Award Luncheon on October 7, 2014 in Auburn, Alabama. The ACE Star Awards recognize those individuals who have performed above and beyond the call of duty and embody the principles of the ACE Program, which is a comprehensive development program designed to assist Alabama’s smaller communities in their efforts to plan, grow and prosper.

City of Heflin Industrial Development Board Receives Best Regional Website WebAward

Heflin, Ala. – The City of Hef …

ACE Towns at Your Town Alabama 2014

Great crowd of ACE Towns at th …

ACE STAR AWARD Nominations

Once again it is time to recog …