Wheat Ridge Wins All-America City Award!

Kate Cooke is the Executive Director of LocalWorks

Congratulations to the City of Wheat Ridge and the Wheat Ridge community for being named a National League of Cities All-America City. What an incredible honor!

The National Civic League’s All-America City Award recognizes communities that leverage civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation to successfully address local issues. Wheat Ridge submitted a strong application that highlighted the development of local leaders to bring about positive change in the community, the resident-led creation of the Sustainability Committee and sustainability programs, and the creation of the Race and Equity Task Force. These three areas exemplify the ability of the Wheat Ridge community to work together to address issues in an inclusive and respectful manner. Receiving the All-America City Award is a national honor and also a celebration of the work of the community. Localworks is proud to be a partner in the Wheat Ridge community to connect and engage residents and support our local businesses to advance Wheat Ridge as a sustainable, vibrant community. Congratulations Wheat Ridge!

In July, Localworks has a number of ways for you to connect with your neighbors, “Live Local” and enjoy all that Wheat Ridge has to offer.

Localworks’ July Cruiser Ride will take place on July 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. With a focus on increasing community connections and active living opportunities, Cruiser Rides are a win-win for our community! Starting at The Green on 38th, we will cruise through the neighborhood, spend some time at the new food truck at Mestizo Brewpub and Cantina, and then head to iPie. See the Localworks website www.wearelocalworks.org for more information.

Porches and Patios is popping up at Colorado Plus, 6995 W. 38th Ave., to celebrate Christmas in July! On July 22 from 4 to 6 p.m., swing by and enjoy holiday drink specials, festive music, art for the kids, games and vendors. From Friday through Sunday, businesses on 38th Avenue will be celebrating Christmas in July with all sorts of deals and specials. Be sure to check out downtown Wheat Ridge and support our local businesses!

Chalk of the Town is back again this year! This fun, community-based art program brings together community volunteers and local businesses to produce fun, bright and original chalk art creations. Gather your friends and family and sign up to chalk the town with Localworks! You can still sign up: see the Localworks’ website – www.wearelocalworks.org – for information.

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community, make our town sparkle and meet your neighbors? Join us as we clean up West 38th Avenue on July 24 from 8 to 10 a.m. We’ll meet at the Chase Street Plaza and work our way west. Afterwards, plan on enjoying all the fun holiday deals and specials that will be taking place during the Christmas in July celebration on 38th Avenue.

Our community connections are what make Wheat Ridge such a special place. The Localworks team looks forward to connecting with you and your family at an upcoming event. Visit www.wearelocalworks.org for more information and to sign up to volunteer. You can also follow Localworks on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date.

Kate Cooke is the executive director of Localworks.

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