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El Paso named ‘All-America City’ for Covid vaccination efforts

EL PASO, Texas -- For the fourth time since 2010, El Paso has been named an All-America City.

The Sun City received this latest prestigious designation on Wednesday evening at the 2021 edition of the annual All-America City awards, which recognizes just ten communities each year for outstanding civic accomplishments.

“I have always known El Paso is a City with strength,” said El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser. “Being named a 2021 All-America City places us among the great cities of our nation and reinforces the tremendous spirit of our beautiful City of El Paso.”

The National Civic League, which sponsors the All-America City awards, bestowed honors this year on El Paso, in part, for its successful Covid-19 vaccination efforts.

“This is wonderful news for our community which continues to be recognized for leading the nation. The Rockefeller Foundation and the CDC recognized us as one of the best in the nation for the vaccine roll out. We currently lead the nation by 10 percentage points on the number of vaccines administered. We exceeded the president’s goal to vaccinate 70 percent of our population with the first dose. We met his goal a full month early,” said El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez.

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