Arlington and Darrington finalists in America's Best Communities contest

This afternoon folks in Darrington and Arlington were up for a big national prize: 3 million dollars and be to be named "America's Best Community".

Arlington and Darrington will learn Wednesday if they win the America’s Best Communities contest and $3 million in prize money for economic revitalization.

Darrington and Arlington were named finalists in April 2016 and received $100,000 to begin implementing their community revitalization plans. Part of those funds went towards Oso’s Ride to Remember, which honored the victims of the Oso landslide.

Communities will present to a panel how they will best use the cash award to create community engagement and long-term revitalization. Community improvements could be related to small businesses, education, housing, or infrastructure.

Second and third place winners will receive $2 million and $1 million, respectively.

The seven other finalists are from Valley County/Meadows Valley, Idaho; Tualatin, Ore.; Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; Madison, Ind.; Statesboro, Ga.; Chisago Lakes area, Minn.; and Huntington, W.Va.

The ceremony will be live streamed on the America’s Best Communities Facebook page April 19 at noon Pacific.

KING


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment